116 Pounds Lost: I needed to save my life
NAME : Ivette
BEFORE WEIGHT : 231.8
AFTER WEIGHT : 115.2
POUNDS LOST : 116.6
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I started having problems with my weight around 22 years. Just after finishing college. I had about two years of dating my current husband . My obesity problems lasted 10 years.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
was depressed all the time, I did not want to go out or do anything. I had problems with my husband, we were fighting for everything and nothing, I was ashamed fix or go to a beauty salon . Not with him anywhere and I hide if I was unlucky if someone had convinced me to go somewhere . I was always tired and could not play or attend my two young daughters. I did not take pictures and I wanted almost never see in the mirror
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I ‘m Nicaraguan , a tropical and warm country . I currently live in Guatemala . Just over three years ago I went with my family for vacations. I felt so bad for climate change . I felt my heart was going out of my chest , I thought i could Died, so badly that I felt . So my husband begged me to go to the doctor as soon as possible to treat the pressure. Two days later I returned and I said goodbye to my family, my father whispered to me that please , please come down in weight. I had two young daughters and a husband who needed me and I did not want to happen to me like my mother. She just died of diabetes. And from that moment I decided to change my lifestyle . For them and above all for my.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
One day I woke up with the determination to change my lifestyle . I joined the gym and made an appointment with a nutritionist. I started it, with firm but slowly . On the treadmill 20 minutes, three times a week. But I was very strict with the diet. Gradually I improved my physical activity and now do three to four hours of exercise
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
Note the results from the start. In the first month comes to losing 24 pounds. And my process was lost in thirteen months. Getting to lose up to 120 pounds.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Overcome my depression . The first time I enter the gym, and all the shame of the world . I felt that everyone looked at me and gave them grief. Stick to the diet , it was very difficult to overcome dates as my birthday, my daughters , Christmas.
Some weeks I did not lose weight. The pain after having gone to the gym . Being alone in a country where you know no one . Finding the balance between taking care of my daughters and to devote myself to improve my health and fitness
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
In the past I had surrendered several times , but this time was different. This time I has my daughters and my husband. So failure was never an option . For as they say : Once you see the results it becomes an addiction
And now I am in my best shape in years…
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Sure, but I always kept true to my goals and objectives , my husband was very supportive .
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
My weight loss hard thirteen months. At that time I lost 120 pounds .
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
It’s funny, now I step food better and less hungry than when I was overweight. By mistake before I skipped meals. And only ate two or three times a day . And were most of the time few nutritious foods .
Now I feed five or six times a day. I never miss a meal time. My diet is 1500-1700 calories a day , and now I have more energy and enthusiasm when I was obese
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
It does not feel like , when you get to be my biggest weight not made me want to get up. Now I wake up very early to go to the gym every day. The exercise gives me energy and enthusiasm. I feel more motivated and happy than ever.
I can play every day with my daughters and to do many outdoor activities on weekends . In short I have my life back, my family . God gave me a second chance at life
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Do it for yourself
- Set yourself a goal and staying true and sign it
- understand that no one else will do it for you
- Seek professional advice, a nutritionist. Not all are equal , the diet that works for one may not be the best for you.
- Be patient , best results are achieved in the long term and are difficult , but it will be worth all the sacrifices
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