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I Lost Weight: Tanee Janusz Educated Herself About Healthful Eating And Lost 200 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: Tanee Janusz Educated Herself About Healthful Eating And Lost 200 Pounds

Name: Tanee Janusz
Age: 34
Height: 5’8″
Before Weight: 360 pounds

How I Gained It: I have been morbidly obese almost my entire teenage/adult life, but after I had my third child I was diagnosed with severe depression. I felt like I didn’t know who I was anymore. It got so bad that I almost ran my SUV into a tree and the only thing that stopped me was my children. I mainly gained because of how I was raised. If I was sad, there was food. If I was happy, there was food. Even when I was in college, I emotionally ate. When I got married, I became a closet emotional eater to hide it from my husband. I ate super-sized fast food, Coke, Hamburger Helper, Little Debbie snack cakes — my eating habits were horrible.

Breaking Point: I took my children to Wal-Mart. As we were leaving, my oldest son, who has Asperger’s, darted out into the parking lot. I couldn’t catch him, but luckily an older gentleman grabbed him for me. Later on, I beat myself up about it. Not being able to save my own child was terrifying. I couldn’t walk the entire the store, much less run after a 6 year old.

Shortly after, I went to a convention with the company I work with. They have some amazing motivational speakers, and I took some self-improvement classes that year that taught me I was worth it. I wanted to change before, I just didn’t think I could.

How I Lost It: I came home right after that full of determination. I deserved to have what I wanted! I still had no idea how to start but I knew why I wanted to! Taking care of myself is a win-win for everyone in my life, so being selfish on this was a very good thing!

So I researched. Weight loss surgery? Tempting but the lack of money and phobia of needles nixed that idea. Well, what about Weight Watchers? I did Weight Watchers several times with awesome results, until I stopped. I didn’t want to count points. It felt overwhelming, and I admitted I had no idea what eating healthy really was. I saw the Core Plan they offered and it was perfect. A food list of what I could and couldn’t have, that helped me really focus on my body’s hunger cues.

I did that for the majority of my weight loss, and when I felt restless I would switch to counting calories. Now, I eat lean meats, limited whole grains and lots of veggies and fruit. I don’t deny myself anything though. I just eat a serving and don’t feel guilty!

I didn’t start exercising right away. When I thought it was something I needed to do, I bought a cheap mini stair stepper. It totally kicked my butt! I also tried pool exercises and walking.

In total, I’ve lost 200 pounds and went from a size 32 to a size 6. To have done it without any surgery, magic pills, shakes or “voodoo” makes it that much sweeter to me! We all have that power within us.

After Weight: 159 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: Tanee Janusz Educated Herself About Healthful Eating And Lost 200 Pounds

Source: Huffington Post

80 Comments

  1. Carrie Wolfington

    August 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Does anyone know if she has a facebook page, I would LOVE to hear more of her story!!

  2. Michelle Reames

    August 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Fear of not being able to save your child? You not only can save theirs, you have saved yours! Congrats, Tanee!

  3. Nilda Herndon

    December 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    What a great story. Congrats and continue eating healthy for the rest of your life. You’re worth it!

  4. Denise Schaffer

    December 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Congratulations on your success!

  5. Pat Sudak

    December 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    what a great job,it is very hard work….

  6. Carrie Wolfington

    December 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Some of these incredible success stories really jump out at me, ones that I can personally relate to and leave me wanting to hear more about their journey. Does Tanee have a personal website or facebook page? Thank you for sharing this story 🙂 !!

    • April Vasquez

      December 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      She runs a group page. It’s called We are fit for life.

  7. Phyllis Blottenberger

    December 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Wow great job!

  8. Mary Capasso-Newman

    December 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Wow ! Amazing! You look awesome!

  9. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    December 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Fantastic!!! You look amazing!!!

  10. Michaela MacAleese O'Brien

    December 21, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Awesome. Job

  11. Janet Davies Siegel

    December 21, 2016 at 6:43 am

    OMG!!!!!!

  12. Cindy Rowe

    December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Bravo

  13. Gloria

    July 5, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    You look wonderful!!! You are such an inspiring woman. You continue to shine!

  14. Gen Frigon

    February 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I would love to know what the Core Plan is. I would love to try this.. Thank you!!!

  15. Jerilyn Sigler

    October 16, 2014 at 3:08 am

    AMAZING, AWESOME, and INSPIRATIONAL!

  16. Donna Gray

    October 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Awesome

  17. Bob King

    October 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Amazing transformation, Tanee. Congratulations

  18. Millie Orr

    October 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Looking great!!!!!

  19. Georgia Spriggs

    October 15, 2014 at 8:09 am

    You look amazing. Congrats. How long did it take you to lose the weight?

  20. Erin Dentinger

    October 15, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Girl!!! You look amazing!!!

  21. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    October 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  22. Susan M Hanks

    October 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    So awesome

  23. Bertha Perez

    October 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Wow congrats … If only i could

  24. Roberta Germain

    October 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    you look fantastic

  25. Jennifer Field

    October 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Gawdam! That is great. Keep it going. Inspiring to say the very least.

  26. Kristin Cabal Taylor

    October 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Tanee … you’re an inspiration to all, young lady! Keep up the good work, girl. You got it goin’ on!

  27. Trina Smith

    October 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    You are absolutely amazing!!!

  28. Stacey Painter Tyler

    October 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I would love to learn more and hear more about your meal plan. Where can I find or learn more about what I should be eating and how I should be eating. I too am an emotional eater and morbidly obese. I know what food are good and bad, but I just can’t seem to make a meal plan for me to follow. I did okay on Weight Watchers too, but the minute I stopped I gained it all back and than some. I too have thought about and been thinking about surgery again, but I don’t want to do that. Any input put on where you learn and how you learned to eat the right way would be great appreciated. Great job by the way.

  29. Deborah Seidner

    October 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!

  30. Tess

    October 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Tanne…you look great! What does one do if they don’t care for the majority of vegetables and,anything fish. Any help would be appreciated or a point in the right direction!!
    Thank you
    Tess

  31. Kathy O'Connor Haffner

    October 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Wish I can lose 2 lbs…congrats to you

  32. Destiny Carr

    October 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    You look amazing!

  33. Amy Banaszak

    October 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I want to learn how to eat correctly.. show me where you taught yourself

  34. Cynthia Levy

    October 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Terrific

  35. Terri Elaine Crane

    October 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome!

  36. Debbie McGee

    October 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Great Job…you look great and you probably feel better too

  37. Holly McDannell Gordon

    October 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Amazing

  38. Xenia Crow

    October 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    This is fantastic.

  39. Michelle Reames

    October 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Amazing!

  40. Tanee Janusz

    October 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Oh wow….thank you!

  41. Helen Blankenship

    October 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Awesome!

  42. Mandy Lynn Sanchez

    October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Very inspiring. You look great!

  43. Nashara Hadnot

    October 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    So inspiring

  44. Cyndi Heinz-Mendez

    October 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Your amazing.

  45. Carole Mostella Ertel

    October 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Awesome

  46. Vanessa Davis

    October 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    From Fat to Fit Chick 🙂

  47. Brittany Nicole Sandoval

    October 14, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I have 1/4 that to lose and still cant….good job

  48. Rhonda Crase Snyder

    February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Great job Tanee Janusz!!

  49. Tricia Marshall

    February 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    So Wonderful!!

  50. Laura Miller

    February 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Made me cry with happy thoughts. You look great, WTG!!!!!!!

  51. Christine Matos

    February 11, 2014 at 7:46 am

    love the biggest loser GAME…muy HOT!

  52. Kristy Winston

    February 11, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Wow amazing!!! 🙂

  53. Tanee Janusz

    February 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Thank y’all so much! And a big thank you to my awesome & loyal readers 😀

  54. Marlene Arnold

    February 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    You Are An Insperation To Help Others That Want To Lose I Don’t Know You But Can’t Give You Enough Praise. That Saying Where Their Is A WILL Their Is A WAY. Keep Up The Good Work. You Look GREAT.

  55. Teresa

    February 10, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Wow, your storys amazing, I’m Inspired by it, Im going to lose 100 pounds. Any tips would be helpfull

  56. Shelly Robinson

    February 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    wow. Great Job!

  57. Jillian @ babydoodah.com

    February 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    You are an inspiration to me. Every single thing you wrote in your “How I Gained It” section describes me to a “T.” I am a closeted binge eater, in fact I’ve blogged about it a few times, but still I struggle. I stop and start frequently, almost weekly, and still I continue to gain. My husband says I should talk to someone, that they’d be able to help with the emotional aspect of why I binge eat, but I’m truly afraid of what I will find out.

    Anyway, thank you for writing the post that you did. It was inspiring to read!

  58. Fereshteh Jafari

    February 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    wwwooowwwww

  59. Liz Camarillo Craig

    February 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Love it!

  60. Patsy Brown

    February 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Awesome…..

  61. Michaela Ross

    February 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Well done!!!! All done with common sense too!! How long did it take you to get where you are today?

  62. Amanda Naomi Hubert

    February 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    That’s awesome!!

  63. Trina Glenn

    February 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome job n great motivation Tanee!! Keep it up girl, u r worth it! ❤

  64. Rachel Roberts Tilburg

    February 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Love Tanee…have followed her journey for quite a while!

  65. Tania Roberts

    February 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Inspiring!

  66. Safiatou Anta

    February 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    She didn’t mention anywhere how long it took her. Not honest. Well done though.

    • Tanee

      February 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      What a pleasent surprise to see my story here 🙂 thank y’all!

      For those asking, it took me 3 years.

  67. Stacey Michelle Szanyi

    February 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    You go girl

  68. LINDSEY

    February 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE ALL YOUR WEIGHT!? i STARTED TWO MONTHS AGO DOING THE SAME THING YOU DID. LEAN MEATS, LOTS OF VEGGIES AND FRUIT, LITTLE TO NO CARBS. AND SUGARS. i HAVE JUST STARTED MY EXERCISE, WALKING/JOGGING AND HITTING UP THE POOL ONCE IT GETS WARMER OUT. i WEIGH 340 AND WOULD LIKE TO GET DOWN TO 200-150 LBS. i NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET! DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? RECIPES? THANKS

  69. Gretchen Sabel Hatcher

    February 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Judging from what she is wearing in the picture on the right she did Zumba too! Works every time!

  70. Erica Williams Lotte

    February 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Love her blog and fb page. .. she’s legit! !

  71. Vickie Mahan Poole

    February 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Amazing thank you for sharing. You look fabulous.

  72. Finding My Weigh

    February 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Love Tanee! Such an inspiration!

  73. Rhonda Boyd

    February 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats you look great…what an inspiration. …

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