Weight Loss Before and After: Lindsey Became A Proud Momma And Lost 50 Pounds

NAME : Lindsey / BEFORE WEIGHT : 215 / AFTER WEIGHT : 165 / POUNDS LOST : 50
Lindsey Lost 50 Pounds

About 2 years ago I was in a deep depression. I came back from college and then found out my mom had terminal brain cancer. So I found the gym to help with my stress.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?  I never did anything fun, I hid in baggy clothing. I was always anxious, feeling down and I didn’t feel like I was actually living.

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?  I made a promise to my mom that I would be healthier and take care of my dad and brother after she passed.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?  My first step was moving. All I ever did was sit and watch TV, so I got a gym membership and actually went!

HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?  I didn’t see results physically until month 3, but I felt better instantly

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?  I wanted to be able to go out in public and not feel self conscious in everything I wore.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?  No! I look and feel so much better, so I just want to keep going and inspire people with my journey

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?  Yes! I just had to add more cardio and remember it’s normal and I’m not perfect.


DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?  Yes! I went down 4 pant sizes and I now wear size small tops!!

WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?  I ate when I was happy, sad, excited etc and it was a very social thing because it as comfortable.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?  I am sooo much better now then I used to be. I lift heavy in the gym and I can do cardio for hours more then I used to be able to. I ran a half marathon too!


  1. I meal prepped 3 meals and 2 snacks. I packaged them and put down times of when I could eat them.
  2. I set mini goals and long term goals so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed
  3. I made myself a gym calendar and planned my workout
  4. I rewarded myself with lunch boxes, tattoos and cute things when I met small victories
  5. I made myself a Pinterest board full of inspirational pictures to keep me motivated