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I Lost Weight: Maddy Dilawar Was Determined To Make A Change And Lost 105 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: Maddy Dilawar Was Determined To Make A Change And Lost 105 PoundsName: Maddy Dilawar

Age: 25
Height: 5’6″
Before Weight: 245 pounds

How I Gained It: I have always been overweight, but piled on the pounds after my father’s death. When I was in the 12th grade, I fell ill for a year. Staying home for a year made me gain a lot of weight. During that year, food was my only friend. I isolated myself from the world, didn’t go out or buy clothes for myself. It was the worst time of my life.

Breaking Point: Let’s face it, the world ain’t too nice to fat people. I can remember the day someone mistook me for my best friend’s mum even though we are the same age. Incidents like these made me realize that I needed to lose weight. Originally, I decided to lose weight before my graduation ceremony.

How I Lost It: I started eating boiled eggs, grilled chicken and fruit, and I started walking. I started out slowly. I could hardly walk for 10 minutes continuously. My knees hurt all the time. After a month or so, the pain became better and my stamina increased. This made me realize that I had been making excuses all my life and that when a person really wants to do something nothing can stop them.

I lost an initial 15 pounds, but then stopped dieting. But last year on March 2, I took a vow to change my life. Having PCOS made my journey even harder, but I was determined.

I started doing crunches and bought a pair of dumbbells. I gradually started running when I hit a plateau. After a long run, I feel like I am on top of the world. It’s important to choose an exercise that you enjoy, and running is my kind of thing. One day I want to run a marathon.

I stay away from soft drinks and fried food now. I used to love friend chicken, but once you don’t eat something for a long time, it doesn’t taste as good as it used to.

In seven months, I lost 90 pounds. There were times when I cried at night because I was so hungry, but I didn’t let anything stop me. The first month was the hardest, but then I got used to my new lifestyle. I have been maintaining my current weight for the last five months. I love how people praise me and how happy my family is for me. I find it funny when people say they never thought that I could lose the weight, because deep down inside I knew this day would come. When I show people my before and after pictures, they can’t believe I used to weigh that much, but I will never forget. This journey has not been an easy one, but it has been worth it.

After Weight: 140 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

30 Comments

  1. Amanda

    August 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Your heavily inspirational! PCOS is killing my health and motherhood dreams. I hope I can find the strength to succeed like you did.

    • The Weigh We Were

      August 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Amanda, I have PCOS, too, and I HIGHLY recommend working with a nutritionist that will run FULL bloodwork. The guy I work with runs tests that are far more comprehensive than any doctor I’ve ever seen, and the difference it’s made in my health and daily life is like night and day. You can always ask questions over at SoulCysters.net . ~kat

  2. Keke Moahloli

    July 23, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Wow! This is fantastic

  3. Ann Brady

    July 23, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Maddy you are such an inspiration to me! Thank you.

  4. Tracy Ewald

    July 23, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Wow!

  5. Chana Marie WynneSwan

    July 22, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I wonder what tools were the most helpful.

  6. Chana Marie WynneSwan

    July 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations!! I cannot wait to reach my goal!

  7. Rosalind Brandon

    July 22, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    So wonderful proud Of you Sweetie

  8. Carol Halula

    July 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Beautiful and encouraging.

  9. Erika Diaz

    July 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Outstanding!!! Great Job! You are an inspiration!

  10. Lashonda Battle

    July 22, 2015 at 11:40 am

    U look great keep up on all the hard work u did

  11. Rene Wainwright

    July 22, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Wonderful transformation. Keep up the lifestyle and go for that marathon. …you will be so proud you did

  12. Crystal Lindblad-Beebe

    July 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Congrats, i love walking

  13. Nicol Robertson

    July 22, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Way to go good job

  14. Trish Hardy

    July 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

    you are beautiful

  15. Jodie Card Nystrom

    July 22, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Fantastic work, you lo!

  16. Mary Hake Christman

    July 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

    You look amazing!

  17. Mary Lou Penne

    July 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

    What an amazing transformation.

  18. Pam Tweedie

    July 22, 2015 at 9:26 am

    You look great, good job

  19. Karen Enslin Dukerich

    July 22, 2015 at 9:07 am

    you look fantastic

  20. Mary Capasso-Newman

    July 22, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Great job you look amazing!

  21. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    July 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Good for you! You look fantastic!!!

  22. Wanda Roper

    July 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

    What an accomplishment!! You are so beautiful!!

  23. Billie Sanders

    July 22, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Awesome

  24. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    July 22, 2015 at 7:54 am

    You look great

  25. Clorindaj Johnson

    July 22, 2015 at 7:27 am

    So proud of you

  26. stephanie

    December 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    I just love this story, i also suffer from PCOS. I started my weight loss journey January 2014, i have had my ups and downs but i wilbe finishing the year of weight loss 50 pounds. I have 60 more to.go.to.reach goal

    Thank you
    Stephanie

  27. Sadia

    June 25, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Shabaash! You look great MashAllah! Several years younger and better skin tone too! Keep it up and and never stop being active.

  28. Linda Rolf

    March 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Losing weight has made Maddy look several years younger and much healthier! Great job Maddy!

  29. vikee

    March 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I love that you kept going, I have been making excuses too…..now I can change that.

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