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Motivated By Her Dad’s Slipping Health, Desiree Lost 230 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 | Motivated By Her Dads Slipping Health, Desiree Lost 230 PoundsName: Desiree

Age: 34
Height: 5’5″
Before Weight: 375 pounds

How I Gained It: At 19, I hurt my neck and back, and then injuries piled on top of that. I ended up having surgery on both knees. I couldn’t walk and most of my 20s was spent at physical therapy, sleeping or eating. I ate all junk food: pizza, sweets, breads. I was always looking for ways to eat. Food was my outlet to keep going. Combined with my dad being diagnosed with cancer, I became very depressed. Without being active, my weight just kept going up. I pretty much gave up on life.

Breaking Point: Plus-sized clothes no longer fit me, I now had to wear men’s clothing. On my 30th birthday, my mom bought me a pair of size XXXL men’s jeans — and they ripped. I was heartbroken. I wasn’t able to take care of myself or my dad.

How I Lost It: I cut out most carbs and dairy and started eating fish, brown rice, veggies, Special K snacks and meal bars and turkey.

I started fierce working out and weight training. I started out small, on the treadmill mostly, and then worked up to more intense workout videos, then weight training, then more extensive work with a trainer. I was hurting at first, but as I pushed myself it got easier. I became addicted to the results. Now, I do anything I can to keep exercise fun and exciting, like boot camps and burpees. It took me two and a half years, but I did it — and without surgery!

My life has improved dramatically!! I can play with my nieces and nephews and wear cute clothes. I’m a new, active woman and my health has completely improved. I work out three times a week, and I love pushing myself! Although I lost my dad in 2009, he saw about 100 pounds of my loss and told me he was proud of me. He was my motivation. I really miss him.

I kept those XXXL jeans — and I now fit into one leg!

After Weight: 145 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

Originally posted 2014-02-05 13:04:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

31 Comments

  1. Linda Pettigrew

    November 1, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Congratulations

  2. Gentry Fitness

    November 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats!!

  3. Carol Petrocelli

    November 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Amazing job!

  4. Patsy Crawford

    October 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Love it.

  5. Billie Sanders

    October 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Awesome

  6. Faith Moore

    October 31, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Kim Cowan

    October 31, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Looks like she’s a Zumba instructor! That helped me lose 50 pounds….and I’m still going…..

  8. Michelle Wallace Case

    October 31, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Needed this today! Congrats

  9. MyWorld Djsanji

    October 31, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful!!!

  10. Marianne Pinkston Abdulbaki

    October 31, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Wow. You are incredible!!!! A true inspiration.

  11. Myrtle Prater

    October 31, 2014 at 1:01 am

    awesome achievement,congratulations

  12. Tania Wallace

    October 31, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Awesome the motivation I need!

  13. Amy Copley

    October 31, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Awesome and so happy for you.

  14. Vero Mata

    October 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Wow!! would love to chat with Desiree kind of in that boat she was in =/

  15. Vanessa Cruz Torluemke

    October 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    VaVa Voom!

  16. Xenia Crow

    October 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    What an amazing story!

  17. Jennifer Ragonese

    October 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Amazing

  18. Tami Doty

    October 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    SOOO jealous!!!

  19. Kay Cole

    October 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    wonderful inspiration.

  20. Kara Celise Forbis

    October 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing!

  21. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    October 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    You look great !

  22. Kendra Casanova

    October 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Amazing wish I could do that!

  23. Janie Marie Garcia

    October 30, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Awesome blessings

  24. Freda Stevenson

    October 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome Transformation!

  25. Aurora Rubio-Duran

    October 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    You just look so beautiful.

  26. Kammy Williams Marski

    October 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Amazing!!!! Great job!!! What an inspiration!!

  27. Deb Epling

    October 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Way to go!!

  28. Stacy Bernard

    October 30, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I love to see people make these transformations to getting healthier!!

  29. Rube Tuesday

    October 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    You are AMAZING Desiree!~

  30. Ruby To You

    October 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Now that is not only remarkable but inspirational!! be my personal training you have that determination..

  31. Kathy Boone Wallace

    October 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Simply amazing! Very inspiring.

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