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I Lost Weight: Fabiana Passoni, Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor And Mother To Triplets, Lost More Than 125 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | I Lost Weight: Fabiana Passoni, Two Time Breast Cancer Survivor And Mother To Triplets, Lost More Than 125 PoundsName: Fabiana Passoni

Age: 35
Height: 5’11”
Before Weight: 294 pounds

How I Gained It: I started gaining weight in my teenage years, and like many people, I tried diet after diet without results. I finally got to a point where I just accepted the fact that I was fat and that nothing I could do would change that. From that point on, I really started to gain weight. I moved from Brazil to the United States to try to further my singing career and in no time at all I doubled my weight, going from just plain old fat to super fat. I was a size 28 and was fine with it.

I’m not sure what happened but one day I made the decision to at least stop eating crap. I was tired of eating fast food and junk food, so I decided to eat healthier. Fried foods were replaced by baked and raw foods. I cut back on breads and made sure I ate plenty of vegetables and fish, chicken or meat for protein. I still ate like a starving bear in the wild, but I noticed that just through a healthier diet I was losing weight! I dropped 35 pounds quickly — at least that’s what the scale told me. I still felt fat and looked fat, but I could begin to see a floppiness in my skin. The next step I decided was to go to the gym and at least firm up where I had lost that weight. I tried the StairMaster, treadmill and Spinning, but I really didn’t know much about exercising. In the beginning it was very painful, but I felt good working out and I got thinner. Each week the scale gave me more confidence. I still missed my morning donuts and coffee but after two years of just eating healthier and exercising I lost 100 pounds. Then the roller coaster ride began.

A few years later I got married which was good for another 20 pounds. Then I got sick with breast cancer. I started eating more again to counter what happened during each week of chemotherapy and more weight came back. Once I became a breast cancer survivor, I became even more determined to lose the weight again and stay thin. But then, a year later I was pregnant with triplets, so I was eating for four. I gained more than 100 pounds during the pregnancy. On top of that, one week before I delivered, I found another lump in my breast — another reason to seek solace in food. The cancer was back.

Breaking Point: I delivered the babies (each under four pounds), had the cancer removed, went through radiation and beat cancer for a second time. Just after that, when I weighed in for my appointment with the oncologist, I was shocked to see 294 on the scale again.

How I Lost It: I wasn’t 25 years old anymore and that made the weight even more difficult to lose. Then a miracle life saver came into my life — the BodyMedia. I heard about it from a friend and immediately ordered one. I could track every morsel of food I ate, every minute of exercise and even whether I was getting a good night’s sleep. It was like having a doctor, nutritionist and personal trainer supporting me right there on my arm!

Each day I tried to burn more calories than I ate. I would also try to trick my metabolism by changing the amount of times that I would eat. One week, I would eat five small portions a day of vegetables, almonds, egg-white omelets, chicken and fish, and the next week I would eat bigger portions but three times a day. I included some plyometric exercises and different weight routines in my workouts this time around. The weight melted like butter on a hot summer day. It was absolutely amazing, and after about four months I had lost that 100 pounds again.

Then another event occurred that would affect my weight. I was selected as the Best Brazilian Female Singer living in the U.S. by the Brazilian International Press Awards. So I decided to lose another 20 pounds so I could get into the finest dress I could buy for the red carpet event before the awards ceremony. Now I am a healthy, cancer free, mother of triplets having the best time of my life — and in the best shape.

Current Weight: 168 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-08 21:16:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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