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I Lost Weight: Toni Hone Lost 152 Pounds And Found Love

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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: Toni Hone Lost 152 Pounds And Found LoveName: Toni Hone

Age: 25
Height: 6’1″
Before Weight: 328 pounds

How I Gained It: I started gaining weight after my mom and dad split up when I was 15. I comfort ate — to the extreme. I’d eat slices of bread and butter with every meal and have a pizza most nights, which I’d always order with extra cheese and even have a chunk of cheese on the side. By the time I was a young adult, I was out partying three times a week, I’d drink lots of wine and always have a pizza and some fries topped with more cheese at 3 a.m. I didn’t exercise and, to be honest, I didn’t even realize I was putting on weight at first. I’d try fad diets but nothing was ever sustainable over the long term.

Breaking Point: It was because of a pair of size 30 jeans, which were three sizes larger than my previous pair. I remember lying on my mom’s bed and trying to get them buttoned — which I finally did — but then I carried on with my diet of cheese, pizza, butter and wine. Still, it was that day that I realized I had to do something different, or those jeans would soon turn into size 32s.

How I Lost It: I decided to join Slimming World. I have to say that it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I discovered that it was possible for me to lose weight and still enjoy bread, cheese and alcohol in moderation, because nothing is banned completely. At the same time, I learned how to replace many of my fattening habits with much healthier foods and recipes, without having to count, weigh or measure anything. It worked: I lost 14 pounds my first month.

Once I’d shed about 50 pounds, my self-esteem was on the rise. In the past, I’d felt terribly awkward around men because I was ashamed about the way I looked. But with that much weight gone, I felt so much healthier, lighter and more comfortable. That led to meeting a new boyfriend, Mat, who became my husband in 2011. I’d lost weight and found love.

I’ve since lost a total of 152 pounds and have stopped smoking along the way as well. But last year was a challenge, health-wise; I’ve had to deal with appendicitis, a severe throat infection and a slipped disc that eventually required spinal surgery. I was basically immobile for six months afterward, in a wheelchair and then on crutches. If I ever had an excuse to gain a few pounds, this was the time. If anything, though, my motivation to stick with Slimming World and my newly-healthy habits actually increased.

These days, the jeans in my wardrobe are a size 10. But I don’t really hate the old size 30s anymore. In fact, I’m grateful to them, because they prompted me to become the slim, healthy and happily married woman I am today.

After Weight: 176 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-07 09:13:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

7 Comments

  1. Robyne Chabant

    January 22, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Hope you stopped smoking too!! Well done on the awesome weight loss!!!

  2. Ranu Singhal

    January 22, 2015 at 1:43 am

    How

  3. Kristen Senior

    January 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    She was so beautiful before and glowing even more after!

  4. Rochelle Kert

    January 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    You look amazing keep up the good work

  5. Kristen Trimm Simmons

    January 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Thats just wow and i struggle to lose 5pounds

  6. Mary Capasso-Newman

    January 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Wow great job ! 🙂

  7. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    January 21, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Awesome !

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