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I Lost Weight: Sue Thompson Found An Eating Plan That Worked And Lost 227 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: Sue Thompson Found An Eating Plan That Worked And Lost 227 PoundsName: Sue Thompson

Age: 40
Height: 5’6″
Before Weight: 386 pounds

How I Gained It: I’d been overweight since childhood, and as I got older I started to gain more. Still, even embarrassing situations — like the time I cracked a bed at a tanning salon — didn’t motivate me to do something about it. It wasn’t until I became a mom 15 years ago that I seriously began to worry about my size. I hated the idea that I might be an embarrassment to my daughter or husband. They never said anything, and I know they loved me whatever my size, but I always worried about how my weight affected them. So I avoided school events like plays or parents’ nights, because I worried that other moms would think I’m a bad parent for being the size I was.

Breaking Point: I’d sort of accepted that being overweight was my fate. One of the breaking points was realizing that I believed my weight was going to be the thing that killed me — which is scary, looking back, because I was only 37. I’d go to bed at night and wonder if that might be the night I didn’t wake up. So in March 2010, I decided to try to change my fate.

How I Lost It: Two of my friends had joined Slimming World, a weight-loss program that originated in the UK but is now available online across America. My friends were having success with it, so I decided to join, too. Still, I kept it a secret from everyone at first because I didn’t know if it would work or not.

The eating plan did work for me, though. As I lost weight, I was still able to satisfy my appetite on foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, even pasta and potatoes. I started swapping takeout food for meals I made at home, cooked in healthy ways. A family favorite now is salmon with a baked potato and vegetables, whereas before I would have had high-calorie Chinese food or fried chicken.

I’m not on a diet — I just eat healthy now. I’ve got a completely different relationship with food. It doesn’t feel like a battle anymore; if I want a treat I’ll have it, but I’ve discovered that a lot of times, you only want it because you think you can’t or shouldn’t.

What also worked for me on this plan was the level of support I felt at all stages. Even during weeks when I didn’t lose anything or even gained, I never felt like giving up because of the constant encouragement. They believed in me, so I was better able to believe in myself that I could do it.

As for exercise, before I couldn’t even walk very far without getting out of breath. But as I started losing weight, I also began walking and even horseback riding with my daughter. I feel like she missed out on some things because of my weight, so I’m making up for lost time now.

I’m still getting used to the changes -– someone recently described me as a cougar, and I couldn’t believe they meant me! Life really has begun at 40. Before, I’d go to bed and worry about whether I’d wake up or not, but now I find it hard to sleep because I’m thinking about all of the exciting things I have planned for the future.

After Weight: 159 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 15:10:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

34 Comments

  1. Angela Eudy Cody

    January 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Wow! Impressive!

  2. Tina Sears

    January 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Whoo. Awesome

  3. Claudette Stanley

    January 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I wanna be her.. I am! 🙂

  4. Kay Cole

    January 27, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    you are such a strong woman and I admire you.

  5. Anthony Bowles

    January 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Outstanding

  6. Sue Foster

    January 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This is an amazing story !! Thanks for sharing

  7. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    January 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome! Congrats!

  8. Amy Villafuerte Golde

    January 27, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Myra Izaguirre follow this page. Theweighwewere. It has many encouraging stories.

  9. David Nevarez Felix

    February 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    no kreo

  10. Ingrid Vanessa Luna

    February 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Wow!

  11. Marjie Fields

    February 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

    You are so inspiring thank you for sharing your story I have little more than half that to lose so I feel all of a sudden like I have it easy having done it before. God Bless you and everyone here praying all needs are met in every way and that you are your best chance at success today.

  12. Heather Carnes

    February 28, 2014 at 10:32 am

    That is awesome!

  13. Carole Sunde

    February 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Good for you.

  14. Milly Camacho

    February 28, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Wowww. Look. Amazing. good. Word!!!

  15. Lorenzo McDonald

    February 28, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Just awesome!!!!

  16. Jeanne Taff Tichenor

    February 28, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Congrats. How long did it take?

  17. Michelle Pollard-Vaughan

    February 28, 2014 at 2:02 am

    You look good!!!

  18. Sherri Russell

    February 28, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I am standing and giving you a standing ovation…BRAVO!

  19. Melissa Kamm

    February 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Congrats on your weight loss. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  20. Ruby Roberts

    February 28, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

  21. Dama Hanks Darby

    February 28, 2014 at 12:06 am

    You look great!

  22. Jim Masner

    February 28, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Good for you.

  23. Barbara Renfro

    February 28, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I just read 4 very inspirational weight loss stories here, This has really inspired me to continue my weight loss goal, Thanks for Sharing this It has been of great help to me, Congrats to this lady and the other individuals in their weight loss and life changes 🙂

  24. Leanne

    February 27, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Sue i have just read your inspirational story, you look amazing and congratulations on loosing the weight, what a champion you are!

  25. Leanne Flanagan

    February 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    congratulations on your weightless and change of lifestyle, you look amazing and yes i agree life really does begin at 40 🙂

  26. Jim Ringland

    February 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Healthy feels good. Nice work

  27. Tanya Zato

    February 27, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    She looks FABULOUS! !!

  28. Elizabeth Hamada

    February 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Congrats, Sue!!! You look awesome!!!

  29. Gail Miller

    February 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Wow! Congrats!

  30. Laura Celestine Alvarez

    February 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Incredible!

  31. Kimberly K Gregg Sommers

    February 27, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    So happy for u !!! U look amazing

  32. Jennifer Williams

    February 27, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Way to go!

  33. Sarah Villaseñor

    February 27, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Wow….What an inspiration!

  34. Kymberlee Bakker

    February 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    You look great

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