85 Pounds Lost: Wendy’s weigh
NAME : Wendy
BEFORE WEIGHT : 225
AFTER WEIGHT : 137
POUNDS LOST : 85lbs
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I’ve battled my weight my entire life. Went on my first diet at 12 years of age.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
It kept me from school sports, dating in high school. When you are over weight you are constantly being judged!
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I have been on many diets on and off my entire life.. Atkins, low calorie, high prot, weight watchers, macros. In 2008 my weight hit its highest ( 225) I had had enough and I got serious. It took 4 years to lose 85lbs.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I rejoined weight watchers. Tracked my points and went to the gym, incorporated cardio and weight training.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I lost weight pretty quickly in beginning. ( 12 lbs in 4 weeks)
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
My husband and I started eating at home instead of restaurants. I declined outings with family and friends for dates with the gym. Priorities!! And totally worth it!!!
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Yes! Sometimes seeing the amount of weight I had to lose seemed insurmountable. I constantly kept my goal in the forefront of my mind and my husband was my biggest cheerleader ❤️
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I hit a few and I would change up my workouts and cut my carbs a little.That would get things going!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It took 4 years. Weight loss was not linear. I had some regains and do overs in that time.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I became a personal trainer. People sought me out because I motivated them! My clients motivated me to be better and do better ❤️
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I eat out less. I eat 6 meals a day. Ive cut back on my consumption of processed foods and excess sugars. I eat more protein.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I have more strength and energy. I work out daily. My workouts are the best part of my day!! I look forward to going to the gym!! I LOVE to workout!!
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Weight loss is NOT linear!!
- Celebrate the non scale victories: more energy, clothes getting bigger,inches lost.
- Be positive and love yourself right where you are!! Hating yourself very rarely produces lasting results!!!
- You are not a failure if you gain back some of the weight!! It is totally normal! It’s a time to reevaluate if your current goals are sustainable.ive had many regains and do overs!! Just get back on!
- Surround yourself with positive like minded people that will support your goals and help you on your journey.
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