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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 | Skinny girl finally escapes!I have spent the last 18 months working hard to get my life back. I have successfully lost 100 pounds in 9 ½ months.

I was up to 135 pound loss at one year and now 18 months later I have lost 150 pounds. I actually lost 15 more pounds than my original goal!

When I lost my first husband in 1979 in a car accident, my weight slowly started to increase. Then when my 2nd husband lost his job in 2010, things spiraled out of control. He eventually found another, much lower paying job, however by then I had gained another 30 pounds and I weighed 280 pounds. By November 2012, I could no longer make my bed without getting winded and I knew something had to change.

On Thanksgiving Day ’12, I saw Charles D’Angelo, a weight loss coach, on a local news show and I wrote him a letter. I told him that I was tired of being the heaviest person in the crowd and I’ve always known I was a skinny girl trapped in a big girl’s body. He has helped me accomplish my weight loss by making wise food choices and incorporating walking in my daily routine.

At first I could only walk ten minutes at a time and I had to do 30 minutes per day. Each time I would walk, I would cry for an hour because my hips hurt so bad but I knew I couldn’t give up. I happy to report I now almost 5 miles each day. For the first 16 months, I never ventured off the program. Whether it was a holiday, vacation or another special occasion, I planned ahead and made sure I always made good food choices.

With Charles help, he has been teaching me how to incorporate other foods into my maintenance program. I am proud to say that I have had surgery twice in the last 18 months, once on my knee and most recently repairing my shoulder, and I still managed to continue to lose weight and maintain my healthily life style.

I went from a size 26 pants to a 5/6 pants and I can now shop in stores I never even knew existed! My only current obstacle is that I have approximately 25 pounds of excess skin and the plastic surgeon estimates the total cost will be almost $36,000 to remove it.

My insurance company will not pay for the procedures. It’s disappointing because I have lost so much weight and still feel like I need to hide my body. I am hoping to be able to dip into my 401K to pay for my arms to have the needed procedure to remove the excess skin sometime next year. Until then I am just going to keep a positive attitude and be proud of everything I have accomplished so far!  Source: iReports

Originally posted 2015-04-01 20:00:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

29 Comments

  1. Sarah Edwards

    August 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Have you thought of doing a go fund me account to help raise the funds?

  2. Claire Bellavia

    August 17, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Well done – amazing dedication 🙂

  3. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    August 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    You should start a gofundme account. That’s amazing!!

  4. Fetema Boyd Wilson

    August 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Teri Boyd some of her words reminded me of you.

  5. Jackie Altuna

    August 16, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Great job!!

  6. Erin Dentinger

    August 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    That is wonderful!!! Congrats!!!

  7. Patricia Lowney

    August 16, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Wonderful,,you look great!

  8. Shelly Enz

    August 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Way to go! You look beautiful!

  9. Melanie Saxton-Dempsey

    August 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Well done!

  10. Debbie Beattie

    August 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    U eve look younger

  11. Becky Ralph Hines

    August 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Woooohoooo u inspire me

  12. Charlotte Reid

    August 16, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Good luck. You look great.

  13. Suzanne McKinney

    August 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Does she have a facebook page we could follow to find out what foods she ate??

  14. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    August 16, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I love your perseverance. You look great!!!

  15. Karen Aydlett McMurray

    August 16, 2015 at 8:13 am

    So inspiring! Congratulations!!

  16. Shirley W Meskenas

    August 16, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Good luck with insurance company. Somehow doctors are able to describe the need for it will convince them to pay. My daughter in law is scheduled and insurance is paying some

  17. Audrey Wheeler

    August 16, 2015 at 7:38 am

    <3

  18. Megan Clark Leiva

    August 16, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Way to go. I hope you get your surgery! !

  19. Connie McLerran Holcomb

    August 16, 2015 at 5:22 am

    You look amazing! I bet you feel great! So happy for you!!! I hope and pray that my skinny girl can escape!!

  20. Rita Sanders-Riggins

    August 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations!

  21. Estela Sanchez

    August 16, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Pavel Sanchez

  22. Melody McCollister Kane

    August 16, 2015 at 1:17 am

    You Go Girl!!!!!!!! Phenomenal!

  23. Jillian Hubler

    August 16, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Think of the costs her insurance company would have to bear over the years if she stayed unhealthy and kept the weight on! Shame on them for not covering the operation to remove the excess skin. Smh

  24. Marie Scott

    August 16, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Congratulations to you!

  25. Lisa Renee

    August 16, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Awesome!!!

  26. Carmen Costello

    August 16, 2015 at 12:31 am

    You look fab. Wish I could!!!

  27. Tara Howell

    August 16, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Spectacular

  28. Melissa Donnellan

    August 16, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Congratulations to you!!

  29. Tina Marie Schalk-Lopez

    August 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

    You are doing great congrats

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