75.4 Pounds Lost: Believing in myself.
NAME : Kayla
BEFORE WEIGHT : 284.2
AFTER WEIGHT : 208.8
POUNDS LOST : 75.4
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
7 months. 75 pounds. I don’t even recognize that girl on the left. But I remember everything she felt, the pain and embarrassment and all of her insecurities. I remember how badly she wanted to love and find herself but she didn’t know how. It took her an additional 7 months after that photo to wake up and realize that it was time to start. I was always tired and never wanted to do anything except sleep in, eat and watch tv. I had rapidly gained weight in 2015 and I was constantly buying bigger clothes. It wasn’t until I went back to TN in January that I realized it was time for a change. I came back to DC, went to the store and stocked the kitchen with healthy food. My eating habits completely changed and I kicked my ass in the gym everyday. It wasn’t always easy, and still isn’t. There are days where I just break down. Days that I can’t believe who I have become and days when I don’t know who I am becoming. Days where I feel I’ll always be that girl on the left. Days where I look in the mirror and I still see that girl on the left. And then I have days where I feel unstoppable. 6 months ago I couldn’t even run for 60 seconds without being completely out of breath, and now I can run 6 miles. I don’t always eat as healthy as I should, and there are days that I miss my workouts. But I don’t let it stop me, and I don’t let it bring me down. I am overcome by so many emotions looking at these two pictures. The biggest one(s) being happiness and gratitude. It is an amazing feeling to have accomplished this, and to hit 75! I definitely could have not done this alone though. I have received a lot of support from my friends and family. But the one person who has given me more support than I could have ever asked for is Andrew. He has been there for me when I didn’t even want to be there. He has pushed me to be great and has always stood by me. I couldn’t be more thankful to have him in my life. I still have a few more pounds to lose and I can’t wait to hit my goal! This has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to see what else I accomplish!
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
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