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Talia Wade loses 110 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 | Talia Wade loses 110 poundsFormer weight: 296 pounds

Current weight: 186 pounds

Pounds lost: 110 pounds

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

How long she’s kept it off: Wade started her weight loss in July 2009 and met her 100-pound goal in February 2010.

Personal life: “I’m a fifth-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Hall County,” said Wade, who lives in Demorest. “I live with my wonderful parents and my fabulous cats. I have a boyfriend named Eric Gray.”

Turning point: “My turning point was when I realized that I had no more excuses,” she said. “I was miserable. I hated myself. I felt weak and I wanted to feel strong. So when my friend Mike, exercise scientist and personal trainer, presented me with the opportunity to change, I took it.”

Diet plan: “Three servings of grains, six veggies, two fruits, two dairy and five proteins; I eat between 1,200 and 1,400 calories a day,” she said.

Exercise routine: “My exercise routine is one hour of cardio six times a week,” she said. “I also wear a pedometer and get at least 10,000 steps every day.”

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge has been finding a balance between super-mega diet machine and lazy sloth,” she said. “I tend to be sort of extreme in everything I do. So to keep my weight down, I have avoided a lot of things I used to do on a regular basis. … That’s been a huge challenge. Also, when I started this, I didn’t think about the loose skin that I would have. It seems unfortunate to have lost 110 pounds and still not feel confident about the way my body looks. However, I am not in this for looks. I’ve never been ugly and I am not ugly now. But, it could definitely be better.”

How life has changed: “My life has changed so much. I have to devote a lot of time to food preparation and planning. … I am not scared about the rest of my life anymore. I feel more comfortable now, physically and emotionally. I have prayed a lot and asked God to give me strength. I have gotten a lot of negative influences and people out of my life in this process.”

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Source:  AJC

Originally posted 2012-10-13 07:44:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

24 Comments

  1. Zandra

    February 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I love you story I have lost 97 pounds and it took me a little longer but now that I have done a total lifestyle change and I do cardio 5x a week which really keeps me motivated. Congrats to you. You look awesome.

    • KAT C

      February 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

      @Zandra, Congratulations on losing 97 pounds!!! I hope you’ll consider sharing your story here on TheWeighWeWere!!! (The link to submit is in the upper right hand corner of the blog)

  2. Stacey Williams

    February 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Inspiring!

  3. Billie Sanders

    February 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful,Awesome job too

  4. Laulau Gerwa

    February 23, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Waaaaw

  5. Veronis Chandler

    February 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Good for you keep up the work look beautiful

  6. Norma Johnston

    February 22, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    So awesome! I so wish I could loose! I’m proud of you!

  7. Dana Papaj

    February 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    she’s beautiful both sizes!

  8. Angela Heer

    February 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Good for you, Talia!!

  9. Mary Capasso-Newman

    February 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Beautiful !

  10. Erin Dentinger

    February 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You look great

  11. Michelle Winters

    February 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Sonya

  12. Jennifer Kuba

    February 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Gorgeous before and after
    Way to go!

  13. Allyson Zoto

    February 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Awesome job! You are an inspiration to all!

  14. Rhonda Sue Ramirez

    February 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Congratulations Talia, you are very beautiful. I’m having WLS Wednesday. I’m scared but know I have to succeed for my health. I hope to also lose 120 lbs and I’m also worried about the loose skin. But I figure I’d rather have loose skin than a lot of fat under that skin.

  15. Tonya Thomas

    February 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Beautiful before and after!

  16. Heidi Corkery

    February 22, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Amazing! Great job!

  17. Jody Bradshaw

    February 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  18. Susan Nevius-Cleveland

    February 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    You should be glowing with pride!!! Great work!! I understand the skin issue must be disappointing, but look at all the good you have done for your health and life….the rest can be fixed later! Here’s to your continued journey of health and happiness…you got this!!

  19. Tanya Michelle

    February 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Yesenia Santivanez

  20. Debra Avis

    February 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Congrats!!

  21. Stacey Barbeau

    February 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Love!!

  22. Jackie Martin

    February 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    You go girl !!!! Congratulations

  23. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    February 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Congrats

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