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77 Pounds Gone – From Severely Obese to Healthy, One Mom’s Story

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Read her success story! Before and after fitness success motivation from women who hit their weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Learn their workout tips get inspiration! | TheWeighWeWere.comI didn’t get a wake up call until my son was two years old. On November 12, 2011, we celebrated his second birthday by spending the day with our families at a local railroad museum. When I got home, I started going through all the pictures. That was the very moment I realized that I was done with it all. I was beyond devastated that I was actually balancing my son on my fat roll in pictures.

I was sitting on the sidelines of my life watching my little boy grow up. I wanted to be an active part of his life, not just standing behind the camera taking pictures. I wanted to run and play with my little boy, not be too exhausted and sitting in the recliner in the evenings. I was missing being a part of his childhood and that was enough to make me take control of my life.

I started counting calories and keeping a food journal. I would make one healthy change at a time and let it become a habit before introducing something else. It seemed so much more manageable that way! During the plateaus, I kept looking at my before pictures and realized how far I have come.

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It made all the difference in the world! It was my biggest motivator! When times were tough, I stayed accountable on my blog, A Daily Dose of Del Signore, and had the biggest outpouring of support! My readers kept me accountable and cheered me on.

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Slowly, I began eating clean. I dropped inches like crazy when I cut out processed foods from my diet!

I do two to four hours of Zumba each week (which I am completely addicted to). There’s nothing better to me than completing two hours of Zumba. When I walk out, I have a Zumba high! It’s an adrenaline rush that makes me feel like I can conquer the world.

I have also rediscovered my love of running! I can actually run now without feeling like I’m going to die! It feels so empowering to know that I am no longer held back from doing the things I enjoy. I’m always in awe of what my body can actually do now.

My life is simply amazing now! I am no longer living on the sidelines of my life. Instead of watching my little boy grow up, I am actively participating in his life. When you can finally do something as simple as swing next to your child or chase after him in the yard, you become so grateful for the ability to do that!

You notice all the little things….when your once too large behind can fit in a seat at the amusement park….when you can wear the latest fashions because you can find them in your new size….when your husband says that you just look so beautiful, but you realize he loved you no matter what size you were.

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There are just so many things we take for granted each and every day. I have my health back! I said goodbye to the daily heartburn, the constant back issues, and depression medications as I lost weight. I have been given a second chance to live since losing weight and I will cherish each moment now!

There will be times that you won’t see the number on the scale. Take before pictures so you can see how far you’ve come! Also, take measurements because as you replace the lost weight with muscle your inch loss will decrease and may not show when you weigh in.

I have lost 77 pounds, 50.5 inches overall so far. I’ve gone from a size 18 to a comfy size 8! In my waist alone, I have lost 12 inches! Now, I am looking to hit 100 pounds lost overall. That’s my number than I’m shooting for. I never imagined I could meet my original weight loss goal (60 pounds), but once I passed it I knew I could aim for greater things!

I am a busy wife and mom who works full time and runs a household. If I can find time to make healthier choices in life, anyone can. I struggle with weight loss, but there is not one moment of regret for any effort I put into this.  {Source: iReports}

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  1. Debra Texeira

    July 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful!!! What great accomplishment!

  2. Beth Hummel

    March 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Great story, thanks for sharing.

  3. Elaine Sexton

    March 18, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Love Zumba…. good for you

  4. Jennifer Brooks

    March 18, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Great going!!

  5. Jennifer Moss-Kottler

    March 18, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Awesome job congratulations

  6. Audrey Wheeler

    August 7, 2015 at 10:56 am


  7. Marie Scott

    August 6, 2015 at 12:56 am

    How do you post your weightloss story to this page, the weigh we were?

  8. Crystal Bethune

    August 6, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Lol i meant Zumbaholic not phobic!

  9. Penny Helms

    August 6, 2015 at 12:05 am


  10. Crystal Bethune

    August 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Felisa Cox

  11. Crystal Bethune

    August 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Felisa Cox “Zumbaphobic”

  12. Jackie Wofford

    August 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Wonderful !!!

  13. Gabriela Rios de Gonzalez

    August 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Inspiration! You look so young in the after… you’re awesome.

  14. Jess Diaz

    August 5, 2015 at 10:58 am

    thank you for sharing this

  15. Vera Bigman

    August 5, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Zumba does really work!!!

  16. Helene Stempler Lean

    August 5, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Yes Allison Whaites you can’t out exercise a poor diet

  17. Mary Hake Christman

    August 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

    You look amazing!

  18. Helene Stempler Lean

    August 5, 2015 at 8:49 am

  19. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    August 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

    What a huge difference! You look great!

  20. Allison Whaites

    August 5, 2015 at 6:46 am

    You look fantastic

  21. Allison Whaites

    August 5, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Eating right is the way to loose weight. Exercise is fantastic but healthy eating is the key

  22. Rachel Hanson Kennedy

    August 5, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Wow, you look like a different ( younger) person. Love your hair too!

  23. Tamara Nicole Morales

    August 5, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Oh wow this is Amazing. Thank you for sharing

  24. Monica Runher

    August 5, 2015 at 6:12 am

    Tamara Nicole Morales

  25. Mary Capasso-Newman

    August 5, 2015 at 4:11 am

    You look great !!! Also love zumba !

  26. Kim Brown

    August 5, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Sabrina Brown

  27. Sandra Sinclair Chittum

    August 5, 2015 at 12:23 am

    You look like a different person!

  28. Sf B

    August 5, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I love zumba…

  29. Alayne Boyce

    August 5, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Just proves Zumba rocks!

  30. Cindy Kirn-Palmer

    March 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    High five!! Great job!!

  31. Shakiesha Emerson

    March 18, 2015 at 2:15 am


  32. Helen Parker-Smith

    March 17, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Wow…this is AWESOME! I am going to follow in your footsteps!!!

  33. Shelby

    March 17, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Ur before pic could be ur mom’s pic. U look so much younger!!!! Good job!!!

  34. Shawn Abrams

    March 17, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Great job!

  35. Heather Manley

    March 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I love this story and this girl, Wendy Del Signore you still amaze me!

  36. Wendy Del Signore

    March 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    You can read more of this story at http://www.dailydoseofdelsignore.com!

  37. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    March 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    That makes sense to me about eating cleaner causing inches lost quickly. I’ve lost 7.25 inches all over with the scale only moving a few pounds in 1 month

  38. Ruth Woodson

    March 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm


  39. Suzan R Wilson

    March 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats to her !!!!

  40. Natasha Nastee

    March 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats!! Great way to balance family and personal needs!

  41. Charity Bogumill-Judge

    March 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    What a great attitude!

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