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I Lost Weight: Peg Bradford Started Counting Her Steps And Lost 70 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: Peg Bradford Started Counting Her Steps And Lost 70 PoundsName: Peg Bradford

Age: 47
Height: 5’10”
Before Weight: 225 pounds

How I Gained It: I had a hysterectomy and went into surgical menopause. I was on hormone replacement therapy for one year and gained a lot of weight. I would drink two or three cans of soda a day and eat until I was busting — lots of breads and pastas and candy bars.

Breaking Point: I was in the dressing room crying, saying, I’m not going to the next level. I was a size 18 at that point. And then I saw pictures of myself, which were frightening. I was a mess physically and emotionally, and I felt very alone.

How I Lost It: I made a lifestyle change, I didn’t diet (I don’t like that word). I purchased a pedometer and aimed for 10,000 steps a day, and have built myself up to between 20,000 to 30,000 steps a day now. At first it was overwhelming, but now I get lots of steps in, like marching in place while doing dishes, folding laundry, watching TV, talking on the phone, etc. The steps add up fast! I lift 15 pounds weights while jogging in place. I cut out soda. I still eat ice cream and other treats — it’s about portion control and leaving the table satisfied, not busting.

I feel so much better. My cholesterol and blood pressure came down. My menopause symptoms have been cut in half. I have so much more energy.

I wanted to help others, so I started a Facebook support group called STEPS TO GOOD HEALTH. I never want anyone to feel alone on their journey. I tell everyone to set realistic goals, like five pounds at a time, and to acknowledge every single milestone. If you have a bad day, it’s fine. Tomorrow is a new day. One day, one step, one pound at a time.

After Weight: 155 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-06 06:42:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

12 Comments

  1. Heidi Kay

    August 16, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Great job Peg!

  2. Jackie Altuna

    August 15, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Yay!!

  3. Glenna Whitehurst Markham

    August 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Lisa Whitehurst Watson

  4. Debbie Lombardi

    August 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    I’m trying to Get into your Facebook page.. Won’t let Me…How can I?

  5. Peg Weber Bradford

    August 15, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Thank you so much for sharing my story!!! It means so much to me!!! All I want to do is help and support others. We truly would love to have you join our group. Its a positive place, you can go 24/7 and be yourself. Have have close to 20,000 men, women, seniors and tweens. Thank you so very much. Peg Weber Bradford

  6. Christina Chapman

    August 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Love it! This is my method right now. Excited to see it can work!!! Up to 10, 000 3-5 days per week right now. Building up to do more on a consistent basis.

  7. Kathryn Jasmine

    August 15, 2015 at 10:55 am

    That is wonderful. I gained due to medical issues too and it is so frustrating when it isn’t coming off.

  8. Barbara Lacey Weber

    August 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Such encouraging words that I need to hear. Thank you for sharing

  9. Debbie Lombardi

    August 15, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Glad to hear A story Related to My issues

  10. Barbara J Fields

    August 15, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Our neighbor lost 55 by walking everywhere. Even during the cold winter mos.

  11. Wendy C. Volkmar

    August 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Wow great job – persistence pays off !

  12. Linda Jo Royal

    August 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Awesome, Peg! Here’s to health & contentment 4 you!

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