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129.2 Pounds Lost: Take Me The Weigh I Am

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NAME : Christine
BEFORE WEIGHT : 351.2
AFTER WEIGHT : 222 and counting
POUNDS LOST : 129.2

WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I have always been overweight, probably since kindergarten. I’ve never ever been able to wear a two piece bathing suit. I can remember getting my license and thinking ‘This is awesome, I don’t have to tell anyone that I am going to McDonalds’ because I could drive my own car. My whole life was focused around what meal I was going to eat next. During college, when I was really on my own and in a toxic relationship, was when I really gained most of my weight. I was always around 250 pounds during high school, and throughout the duration of college I gained over 100 pounds.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
My weight affected every aspect of my life. I wouldn’t go to certain places because I was afraid of the stairs and the walk to get to any destination. My weight defined who I was as a person. I settled for a toxic relationship with a person because I didn’t feel worthy of more. I feel like I missed out on part of my life, because I would have to say no to anything that involved activity.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I tried out for the Biggest Loser season 15 two years ago. I didn’t get past the second round, and I was devestated because I thought that this was going to be my defining moment, where I could show the world that I could change my life. I think I even ate fast food on my way home from the casting, terrible! After that, I got a membership at a local gym, started eating better and working out slowly. I decided to end my relationship and move back to my home town, and restart my life. I was still working out and dieting, but giving half my heart and effort to it. A friend of mine was working at an Ideal Protein clinic close to my town, and she kept asking if I would ever come to a seminar to see what the program was about. I put it off for months, saying I didn’t need that, I didn’t need “weight watchers”, I was doing “Christine watches what she eats…” That wasn’t working.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I decided after months of my friend showing me pictures of people from her clinic, and researching the program, that it was my time. I went to my first appointment, and haven’t looked back. It’s now been nine months of daily efforts and self control.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I would say it took about a month to see small results, and by three months, everyone had noticed changes in my body. I continue to see small changes in my body as I continue on this journey.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
The biggest thing I needed to overcome was being in social settings and not indulging. I have never let my “diet” interfere with my social life. I practive self control and willpower when I go out to dinner or out with my friends. I had to overcome the urge to drive by a fast food restuarant and not pull in and get food. That has been the hardest thing, but now, if I were to put that food in my body I would become so sick that it’s not worth it.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
I can’t say that I ever wanted to give up. There has been days where I’ve wanted to go into the pantry at my job and eat everything in there, but I haven’t. When I began loosing weight, I made a pact with myself that I would let myself have a cheat day every three months. So now, when I feel like giving up, I look at the countdown on my phone to see how long it is until my next cheat day. Other than the three times I have planned to have a cheat day, I have not deviated from my weight loss regiment.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I have not hit any plateaus, I have continued to loose between 2-6 pounds per week for the last 36 weeks.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
I have been on this lifestyle change for 36 weeks, and I have lost weight every week. So in nine months, I have lost 130 pounds and would still like to loose about 60 pounds.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I find non-scale victories all the time. ALL the time! I document them in my instagram page, where I have documented my weight loss journey. I would say my first HUGE NSV was fitting in a airplane seatbelt without an extension. Another one is being able to get into my friend’s car, and not having to worry about if the seatbelt will fit. I have gone from a size 28 to a 14, so shopping in the “normal section” of stores, and not the plus size section has been euphroic! There are non-scale victories all the time for me, it’s amazing!

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Before I started losing weight, I would sleep in until around 12pm, be to work for 2pm, and probably eat my first large meal around 4, and would have another large, carb filled meal at 10pm, and snack throughout the day. Now, I eat about six times a day, starting when I get up at 8am. I eat small portions throughout the whole day now, and I am never hungry.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
My physical activity has increased 100% since I started loosing weight. Before, it hurt for me to stand more than 20 minutes. Now, I work two jobs where I am very active. I work in a kindergarten class in the mornings, where I am always doing something with my students. At my full time job, I work at a therapeutic group home with troubled teens, where I am always challenging them to dance off’s on the wii, bringing them for hikes, or taking classes at the local YMCA. I have also been active on my own, finding new places to hike, being able to walk up flights of stairs without fears, and even climed a local mountain recently!

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. This works from the head down. You must be mentally ready to change your life, for it to become a long and fulfilling life.
  2. Meal Prep!!! I make all my meals for the whole week on Sunday afternoons. It keeps me on track and accountable.
  3. Find what works for you. I am on a certain program that works for me, and I know it would work for many if you dedicate yourself to it, but I believe that everyone makes their own choices on how to loose weight.
  4. Get a step tracker! I have a jawbone that counts my steps and tracks my sleep. I challenge myself daily with new goals.
  5. water, Water, WATER!!! Drink water all day. As a treat to myself, I buy myself a new water bottle about once a month, so I get excited to drink my water. Buy some funky colored, big water bottles!!

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 | 129.2 Pounds Lost:  Take Me The Weigh I Am

Originally posted 2015-06-08 21:12:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

68 Comments

  1. Neerzah

    January 6, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Hi,
    Just want to say that what you used to be, the weight you used to have is what i am now. I just started my journey since 1st jan this year and this is my 3rd big effort. I did lost almost 90 pounds but my willpower only last up to 3 months. I just hope this year, as my health is becoming worse… i hope i can pull through it until the end. I know what to do…what to eat..how to exercise . But my willpower really lacking. Tq for sharing your journey. You have inspired me 🙂 …all the way from Malaysia

  2. Kimberly Shelly Zamora

    June 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    She looks fantastic. Wish I knew what program she does because obviously it is a great one.❤❤❤❤

  3. Kim

    June 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Christine, you are awesome!Keep up the great work! you are inspirational!!!!

  4. JamieAnne Bailey

    June 10, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations!!!

  5. Kymber Perry

    June 9, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Faith Perry Bradford

  6. Connie Riley Roderick

    June 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Way to go girl very proud of you!

  7. Sheryl Jean Bunn

    June 9, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    If you make it a priority, you can make time to do it!

  8. Susan Nevius-Cleveland

    June 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Amazing!!! Keep on kicking ass!!!

  9. Stephanie Feld

    June 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Amazing.

  10. Christine Dole

    June 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    For anyone wanting to continue to follow my journey, please feel free to follow me on Instagram!!! My page is @takemetheweighiam
    Instagram.com/takemetheweighiam thank you so much for all the support!!!

  11. Christi Kurkjian

    June 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Debbie Kurkjian Kati Kurkjian

  12. Michelle Johnston

    June 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Great job you look awesome

  13. Elizabeth MzLiz Stroud

    June 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Christa, we can do this!!

  14. Nancy Morris

    June 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Christine, you rock! Would you mind sharing what you eat or you menu for the week? What products did you like from Ideal Protein? Thanks!

  15. Ginger Tansil

    June 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I wanna do that! Working at it now!

  16. Alisha Wiseley

    June 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Congrats I know personally how hard it is to lose weight as I am on the roller coaster

  17. Latresia Sullivan Johnson

    June 9, 2015 at 10:59 am

    You are very inspiring! Congrats!

  18. Mandy Smith Milsted

    June 9, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Way to go!!!

  19. Julie Brim

    June 9, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Wow!

  20. Cherise Brown

    June 9, 2015 at 10:21 am

    She looks awesome!!! Congrats!!

  21. Pamela Lynn Mittelsteadt

    June 9, 2015 at 10:17 am

    You go girl !

  22. Michelle LaNette Laughter

    June 9, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Wow amazing !!! Great job. You are amazing !!

  23. Stephanie Gressman

    June 9, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Who did you loose all the weight …your looking good

  24. Ellen Fischman Greenberg

    June 9, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Great job! Awesome!

  25. Renee Jones

    June 9, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Elizabeth Figueroa

  26. Mary Capasso-Newman

    June 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Amazing! !!!

  27. Rochelle Pierce

    June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations

  28. Alesha Poche'

    June 9, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Way to go!!!

  29. Angela Jennings

    June 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Congrats! Great job!! 🙂

  30. Jiadore Fightingwithfaith Loving

    June 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    @Christine your transformation is amazing.!! Whats your Instagram.?!

  31. Shayla King

    June 9, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Tatiana Scott

  32. Rhonda Rafuse

    June 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Wow inspirational or what

  33. Joyce Wilbur

    June 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Congratulations! ! Great work !!

  34. Cindy Kirn-Palmer

    June 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Awesome job!!!

  35. Andrea Varone- Carman

    June 9, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Christine you look amazing

  36. Missi Sherman

    June 9, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Did u have a tool?

  37. Gloria Harris Rhodes

    June 9, 2015 at 7:05 am

    A-MA-ZING!!! Congratulations Christine. You are truly inspirational.

  38. Cheryl Williams

    June 9, 2015 at 7:03 am

    One I am so proud of her

  39. Melodie Stanfield Smith

    June 9, 2015 at 6:54 am

    What an inspiration!!!

  40. Tammy Moore Teague

    June 9, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Awesome

  41. Laura Ives Hutto

    June 9, 2015 at 6:44 am

    you are amazing! keep up the good work. I would love to see another update in the future. I imagine your health has been improved dramatically as well.

  42. Margie Casanas

    June 9, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I know how hard it is….so proud of you….your story will inspire alot of people!

  43. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    June 9, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Congrats

  44. Jackie Isaacs

    June 9, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Well done!

  45. Angela HudsonWhitmore

    June 9, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Way to go! U look amazing!

  46. Nicole Allpress

    June 9, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Candice Davis

  47. Eli Marrero

    June 9, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Felicidades..Digna de admiración.

  48. Kelsey Egan

    June 9, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Way 2 Go Christine!! We all love you and are so proud of you!!! ❤️

  49. Sandy Dupree Lewis

    June 9, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Wow look at you! amazing. You have a waist! WTG! you have so much to be proud of. Condgrads on the new you. Be happy!

  50. Brita Case

    June 9, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Why would you bash Christine Dole extremely hard work? I know this girl personally and have seen her every step of this journey. This is far from a “lie” and “photoshopped”. Someone who has worked this hard to better her health and life doesn’t need your negativity and doubt, keep that for yourself Deidre Bridwell.

  51. Kimberly Kiley

    June 9, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Deidre, is this photo shopped too?

  52. Cherylonfire Green

    June 9, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Great story,congrats on you journey…you look fabulous

  53. Kimberly Kiley

    June 9, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Deidre, why do you say this?

  54. Deidre Bridwell

    June 9, 2015 at 1:41 am

    PHOTOSHOP

  55. Deidre Bridwell

    June 9, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Lie

  56. Yadira Velasco

    June 9, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Congrats! You’re beautiful

  57. Courtney Chambers

    June 9, 2015 at 1:23 am

    I don’t know you but Damn girl. I am proud of YOu!

  58. Carole Nostrand Genesi

    June 9, 2015 at 1:19 am

    congrats.. what program did you use.?

  59. Tasha Rothrock Coulter

    June 9, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Can anyone recommend a good website or book for meal prepping? I have no idea where to start!

  60. Asanda Lukwe

    June 9, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Wow u look amazing

  61. Kathryn Jasmine

    June 9, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Way to go. Which program did you use?

  62. Jamie Alexander Rico

    June 9, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Crystal Michelle, talk me into this prepping again. I’m going downhill! Andrea Draper, check this out!

  63. Karen Hill

    June 9, 2015 at 12:49 am

    I would love to talk with her

  64. Joy Joy

    June 9, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Stephanie Green

  65. Sandra Procario

    June 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Congratulations!!!

  66. LuAnn Hawkins VanBoven

    June 9, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Gorgeous!

  67. Cecelia Y Everitt

    June 9, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Excellent job!

  68. GailAnn Diaz

    June 9, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I love meal prepping! It helps you stay on track!

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