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How I Lost 136 Pounds: Krista’s Amazing Weight Loss Journey

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Name: Krista Guerrero
I lost 136 pounds! Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures at the website The Weigh We Were. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men. Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration!Age: 39
Height: 5’5″
Before Weight: 330 pounds

How I Gained It: Over the past 37 years I have tried to eat healthy (at times) and have been on every fad diet that has been invented. Some diets worked, but then I would get bored and fall off the wagon. After junior high school, exercise was not regularly in my life unless I was dieting.

I was a binge eater as well, hiding food and eating almost everything in site at times. I felt like I was born without an “off switch” for my hunger. I worked in radio for over a decade, going from event to event in the station’s van. I lived on fast food. I could easily go to Burger King and order a Double Whopper with cheese, another small cheeseburger, fries, onion rings and a large soft drink or milk shake.

Breaking Point: When I turned 38, it hit me that I would be 40 in just a couple of years. I knew that once I hit 40, health issues might arise. I finally had enough one day when I was trying on clothes that had once fit and now they were too tight.

How I Lost It: I had seen a friend on Facebook who dropped over 100 pounds with a local personal trainer. I really liked the trainer’s method, so I called to schedule a meeting. We discussed my issues and goals, and then I went home to discuss it over with my family. Everyone was very supportive of the investment.

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In December 2011, I started working out with my trainer three days a week in person. He created meal plans for me, which consisted of real food. No fads, no frozen entrees, just healthy, balanced meals, as well as a cardio workout plan for my off days. I got one cheat meal a week. I also started a blog to share my story and to help keep myself accountable. In the first month I dropped close to 30 pounds. That was very motivating for me.

I created challenges for myself, things I never thought I would ever be able to do. I did a rock wall climb after dropping about 50 pounds. I am deathly afraid of heights, but I wanted so badly to see how far I had come physically. I climbed up two three-story high walls without a problem. I also signed up for a few runs throughout the year. My first big challenge was a mud run. I trained for close to two hours every Saturday for two months — it was brutal! About halfway through the run, I injured my hand, but that didn’t stop me. I wasn’t going to give up after I had trained for months, so I held my hand close to my body. It turned out it was broken and the ER doctors were shocked that I had finished the race.

I did a few other small runs, and then I started training for a half-marathon. I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon, as I knew there would be a lot to keep me distracted, and I wouldn’t get bored and give up. I finished the entire race with help from my trainer who ran with me. One year later, I ran my final Disney race with my mom. We chose to do the inaugural 10K race together, so I have now completed all three of the Labor Day Run Disney races.

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During my journey I found a love for cooking. Eating the same thing every day got very boring, so I started experimenting with recipes, creating healthier versions of some of my favorite foods.

I have donated 25 bags of clothes that no longer fit. It was an emotional roller coaster but I learned so much during that time. I am human, and I did fall off the wagon, life does happen. But I always jumped back in without giving any excuses. Currently, I am trying to get to 180 pounds before I have surgery to remove my excess skin.

I no longer work out with my trainer, but I find things that I enjoy that are actually fun, like kayaking, kickball and soccer. You don’t always need to go to the gym for a great workout.

I take progress pictures every couple of months to keep me motivated and I find ways to reward myself when I lose weight. I couldn’t have done it without the support from my family and friends.

Current Weight: 194 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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