120 Pounds Lost: Healthy for baby

NAME : Lindsey / BEFORE WEIGHT : 300 / AFTER WEIGHT : 180 / POUNDS LOST : 120
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When I started college in 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?  3 months

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?  1 year

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 every day

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?

Before: never

After: gym fitness classes 5-6 days a week and 5k and 10k fun runs

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Weigh and measure everything you put in your mouth.
  2. Found an exercise you love and do it
  3. Don’t be embarrassed to try something new.
  4. Losing lots of weight makes you cold ALL THE TIME.