120 Pounds Lost: Healthy for baby
NAME : Lindsey
BEFORE WEIGHT : 300
AFTER WEIGHT : 180
POUNDS LOST : 120
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
When I started college September 2002
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I was always tired, couldn’t get a job, my knees and ankles always hurt, and I couldn’t get pregnant.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
Tired of being tired
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started walking with a friend, counting calories, and tracking my food on my fitness pal.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Adjusting my schedule to make time for the gym, also I became obsessed with my scale so learning not to over weigh.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
No, I dropped weight so fast it was really addictive
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I got pregnant with my daughter and took a year off, learning to juggle work, graduate school, a new baby and the gym was tricky. I set a goal to be pre baby size by her 1st birthday and that motivates me
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
Wrapping a towel around me, crossing my legs, getting pregnant
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Before: ate out 2 meals a day
After: from scratch home cooked meals everyday
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
After: gym fitness classes 5-6 days a week and 5k and 10k fun runs
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Weigh and measure everything you put in your mouth.
- Found an exercise you love and do it
- Don’t be embarrassed to try something new.
- Losing lots of weight makes you cold ALL THE TIME.
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