Weight Loss Before and After: Tara Lost 109 Pounds To Fight A Lifelong Battle Of Being Overweight

NAME : tara / BEFORE WEIGHT : 276 / AFTER WEIGHT : 168 / POUNDS LOST : 109
Tara Lost 109 Pounds


HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?  Couldn’t walk for long periods of time… breathing was a problem…depression… anxiety.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?  I just didn’t want to feel sick anymore…. I’d lost weight before and knew I could do it again.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?  Short walks at the park, eating low Carb, cutting sugar, joining a gym.

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?  Physically I began to feel better after six months of dieting and exercising… I could walk longer and do more things at the gym.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?  No support from family… I also had to them down junk food on a daily basis because it’s all anyone around me was eating.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?  Everybody gives up.. they eat a pizza, or buy a candy bar….. it isn’t the end of the world… you either jump back on the wagon the next day/week… or end up exactly where you were before, miserable and out of shape. You make the choice.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?  Getting under 200 lbs was the worst plateau EVER…. I actually joined two diet bets… I needed a challenge to drop down under 200, the diet bet worked for that…. haven’t used it since.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?  From Feb 2014 to Feb 2015 I lost 70 lbs… it just takes time.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?  Belts started fitting that never had before…… pants started falling off… bras became too big…. going shopping and finding out your two sizes smaller than the last time you went shopping….. finding out your in a size medium shirt…. tons of NSV.

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?  I used to eat fast food DAILY….and drink full sugar energy drinks daily….. now I only eat produce, meat, full fat condiments and water… coffee….. that too : )

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?  I am active at least one hour every day…. that doesn’t include standing on my feet at work 8 hrs at work….. I laid in bed sick, depressed and felt like I was dying when I was bigger. I didn’t leave the house unless I HAD to….


  1. Drink your water…
  2. Losing weight is more about what your putting in your mouth than what your doing (exercise)
  3. Don’t let a cheat meal turn into a cheat week/month/year………
  4. Don’t weigh yourself everyday……. try once a week.
  5. Move, daily.