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I Lost Weight: Melody Regnary Made Over Her Eating Habits And Lost 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: Melody Regnary Made Over Her Eating Habits And Lost 125 PoundsName: Melody Regnary

Age: 40
Height: 5 feet
Before Weight: 260 pounds

How I Gained It: I was big throughout my childhood and into my teen years and adulthood. It has been quite a struggle to lose weight. In high school, I met a good friend who told me how she saw it. She told me how pretty my face is and that I just needed to lose a little bit of weight. I was 188 pounds as a high school junior and lost 33 pounds when I met my first husband my first year of college. Well, that weight loss was very short-lived (just like my first marriage). After seven years together and two children later, I weighed 260 pounds.

Breaking Point: I wasn’t feeling very sexy and had a feeling my husband wasn’t attracted to me anymore. By controlling what I ate, I lost 10 pounds in a month. I guess that wasn’t good enough for him, because he was gone. His leaving did not deter me from losing weight. It was the best thing that he could have ever done. He gave me strength and endurance to lose it and keep it off, for my children, and of course, for me.

How I Lost It: The first year was super easy. Just controlling what I ate and doing my everyday activity (I’m a pre-school teacher) was good enough to have the fat melt off me. I cut out fast food and red meat, always ate before six, made breakfast larger than lunch and dinner.

I think I lost 50 to 60 pounds the first year. It wasn’t enough, though. I was determined to lose more. I joined a local 24-Hour Fitness. More weight came off, as much as 10 pounds a month. I went to the gym at least five days a week, doing mostly cardio on the stepper, elliptical and treadmill. It wasn’t until I lost more than half of the weight that I started incorporating weight machines two days a week.

I would also go out of my way to get any extra movement I could, such as parking farther away and walking or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. I started working out every morning before work, which gave me more energy to play with the kids in my class. Most vital to my weight loss was the encouragement of my family and friends.

I was down to 135 when I met my wonderful second husband and true love. I did gain some of the weight back, but after I had my third child went back to controlling what I ate and exercising when I could. I love that my husband loves doing all this with me, and, no matter if I gain or lose, he will be right there supporting me.

After Weight: 133 to 135 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-07 06:02:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

30 Comments

  1. Melanie Dominick

    October 25, 2014 at 12:01 am

    What an amazing inspiration thank you

  2. Opal Crews Phelps

    October 24, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I like reading about people who lost weight and how they did it. I especially if the person is 5′ tall like myself!

  3. Michelle Ezell

    October 24, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Awesome

  4. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    October 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    You look great

  5. Michelle Harwood Dero

    October 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome!!

  6. Carole Mostella Ertel

    October 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Awesome

  7. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    October 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Woot!!! Woot!!!

  8. Sammy Jo

    October 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    You go girl

  9. Strong Motivated Sista

    October 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Congrats.. I Lost 126lbs And Feel Great!

  10. Freda Stevenson

    October 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Awesome!

  11. Amanda Koontz-Fields

    October 23, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Good for u congrats!!

  12. NickandTorrie Herrera

    June 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

    You inspire me! Congratulations! You look amazing!

  13. Sheila Brooks

    June 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I’m going to try this I no I can do this I no I can starting tomorrow

  14. Melissa Moreno

    June 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Congratulations

  15. Cindy Colvin

    June 9, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    So happy for you, and so glad you found a better man!

  16. Janet Caballero

    June 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulation! You look great.

  17. Teri Garber George

    June 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Way to go !!!

  18. Rashonda James

    June 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Congrats..WTG

  19. Rehannah Alam

    June 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Same height same starting weight same marriage issues..This girl is me and she has motivated me even more to keep working

  20. Rose Hegele

    June 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    WOW

  21. MarLa Jandreau Landry

    June 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    inspiration!!

  22. MyWorld Djsanji

    June 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Congrats, Melody!!!

  23. TamaraMichael Clevenger

    June 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful!

  24. Tina M. James-Smith

    June 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing that you just watched what you are eating and gradually moved up on your exersice, and the fact that you lost 10 pounds a month. THIS helped me keep my goals in perspective. I was falling into a All or nothing trap and have failed to really start. I have been downing myself for just starting slow. My hubs does not see that I have already started by cutting out thing from my diet, and moving more around the house. He just focuses on my NOT starting my walking plan. He will be MY obsticle. 🙁 I feel ENCOURAGED with THIS article. Thanks again for posting.

  25. Dawn Tighe Grant

    June 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Great Job.

  26. Lanieya Jones

    June 9, 2014 at 11:47 am

    thats wonderful… im going to try that. you look great congrats

  27. Marla Gonzales

    June 9, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Congrats

  28. Mia Sanders

    June 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Good job!

  29. Rhonda Boyd

    June 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Congrats….you look amazing and what I loved most about your story is that you did it for you….proud of you!

  30. Beverly Hughes

    June 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations

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