My weight problem developed around 13 years old for me after I went through some horrible life changing events.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE? It affected school, work, friendships, relationships. It affected my entire life.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? I was dying. Everyday a little more inside.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I took the plunge and decided to scope out weight loss surgery.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Family didn’t necessarily agree with surgery. A lot of backlash from friends as well thinking it was the easy way out.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? ABSOLUTELY! I cried for months. The thought that I would be alive again is what pushed me.
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM? I hit many of them. I went back to basics. Low fat low carb.
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 my whole body– a normal sized one!
No seatbelt extenders
Shopping in juniors
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? Oh man!! My daily diet was insane before. Anything in front of me went in me. Now my diet is protein and vegetables every day!
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? I couldn’t do much when I was heavier. I would get tired before and it was uncomfortable. Now I work out– cardio mostly every day
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Don’t rely on the scale to bring you happiness.
- Find like minded people and friend them!
- Love yourself even if the scale doesn’t move.