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I Lost Weight: Pamela D. Cut Out Processed Foods And Lost Nearly 80 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: Pamela D. Cut Out Processed Foods And Lost Nearly 80 Pounds
Name: Pamela D.
Age: 42
Height: 5’4″
Before Weight: 224 pounds

How I Gained It: I joined the military right out of high school and always struggled to be within a healthy weight. I wasn’t overweight in high school, but always two or four pounds over what the Army wanted me to be. After I got out of the Army, my weight began to increase because I didn’t have those regular weigh-ins to hold me accountable. By 26 years old, I was about 40 pounds overweight. By 34, I was 60 pounds overweight and joined Weight Watchers and lost 44 pounds. When I left the teaching field to work for a non-profit, I began to regain the weight I lost and more. By the age of 40, I was weighing in at 224 pounds on a 5’4″ frame. I was embarrassed and depressed and feeling like I could do nothing to change this. I ate lots of takeout in large quantities. I wasn’t aware that I was an emotional eater.

Breaking Point: In May 2010, after seeing a photo of myself, I said “no more” and rejoined Weight Watchers. I was just so depressed. I couldn’t believe how I had let myself go and I knew I had to do something.

How I Lost It: Over the course of two years, I have lost 75 pounds using the plan and working out diligently. Now, I try to eat food that isn’t processed. I eat fish and lean meats, like chicken, and try to stay away from red meat and take out. I do indulge occasionally, but I try to do it sensibly. It is still a struggle, but I am in a better place with it now.

I work out six days a week. I do three days of strength training and cardio, and three days of high-intensity cardio (running, incline walking, elliptical). Being more fit now and watching my body tone and muscles develop is just an empowering and awesome feeling. I have lost 11 inches off my hips and 11 off my waist. I am now a healthy size 4/6, down from a 16.

I still struggle with making good food choices, which is why I continue to go to my meetings, but I am focused on living a healthy, happy and adventurous life. I feel younger than ever and more at peace.

After Weight: 146 pounds

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: Pamela D. Cut Out Processed Foods And Lost Nearly 80 Pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-08 20:35:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

27 Comments

  1. Audrey Wheeler

    August 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    <3

  2. Dawn Blake-Hartung

    August 9, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    You were gorgeous before but now your healthy and happier I’m sure! You’re beautiful!!

  3. Tina Civill Abbott

    August 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    You are an inspiration to many!!!

  4. Joanne Jones Demmin

    August 2, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Your before pic is beautiful. Now youre downright stunning!! Congrats! You are truly an inspiration. Good for you, Madam!

  5. Lisa Nothwang

    August 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Thank you Kim. Good info.

  6. Lakisha Yavonne

    August 2, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Awesome

  7. Jackie Wofford

    August 2, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Great job you look wonderful !!

  8. Patricia Lowney

    August 2, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I’m trying to cut out processed food ,not only to lose weight but to reduce salt intake and lower blood pressure. You have to read all labels, there is salt in everything even milk.

  9. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    August 2, 2015 at 8:09 am

    If I cut out processed food I would weigh nothing. You are to be admired!

  10. April Spraggins

    August 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Great job Pamela!

  11. Elizabeth Kavalaskas

    August 2, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Looking good girl

  12. Olga Pak

    August 2, 2015 at 2:10 am

    She looks stunning.

  13. Michelle Reames

    August 2, 2015 at 12:59 am

    That smile says it all!

  14. Sharon Wallace

    March 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    What a great story, I’m about the same height and weight and age give a few yrs. LOL, and it is so hard to stay on track, but I will not give up, kudos to u! U look great!

  15. Yaya Berenice Fregoso

    March 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    So proud of you and great motivation for me.

  16. Sandie Brown

    March 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Now that’s I like to hear……congrats! Proud of u….keep up the great work. 🙂

  17. Sean Griffith

    March 16, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Its a good lesson everyone should learn. Anything PROCESSED is not FOOD…its a treat or snack at its best !

  18. Elizabeth Hamada

    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Congrats, Pamela!!! You look fabulous!!!

  19. Gladys Lebron

    March 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Way to go, you look gorgeous.

  20. Lia Libre

    March 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    is she in this group? id love to connect with her. its so hard! 🙁

  21. Lynda Fed

    March 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Congratulations! …. Wow you can shrink boobs …. I need to what exercise program’s you using?

  22. Karen

    March 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    awesome!!

  23. Anne Cetti Youngblood

    March 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous transformation!

  24. Teuta Bauta Ljuso

    March 15, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Congrats!!!!

  25. Tina Marie Brignac-Judon

    March 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    That is awesome!

  26. Freda Stevenson

    March 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Congratulations!

  27. Sherry Parker-East

    March 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome!!! I bet she feels soooo much better too.

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