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Real Weight Loss Success Stories: Gina Lost 90 Pounds And Fights Her Binge Eating Disorder

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WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?

As a child, I think because my parents were drug addicted and food was my entertainment.

HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
I always thought people were talking about me or whispering about how fat I was. I never wanted to do anything but eat, shop for food, go out to eat and then go back home. I was embarrassed to go to school dances because I was so much bigger than everyone else and I got called names like “tub o lard” and “concrete log”.

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NAME : Gina
BEFORE WEIGHT : 227
AFTER WEIGHT : 137
POUNDS LOST : 90

WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
I lost about 30 pounds without trying from middle school to high school, I think from finally getting out and doing more. To being away from my parents and the drugs! When I started working at an old folks home at the age of 18, I stepped on the scale and I weighed 197. And I never wanted to be 200 pounds again! After weighing over 200 pounds for a good 4 years of my kid life, I didn’t want to experience that again. That’s what triggered my journey of actually trying.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
First, I cut out all caloric drinks. Only water and black coffee. I lost a good 15 pounds doing that. Then I quit junk food. I lost another 30 doing that. I maintained for awhile and the weight wasn’t coming off so I started eating healthy meals. I did not work out one bit. I am now in the process of strength training and I walk 3 miles a day, 4 days a week.

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HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I noticed right away. ‘You are what you eat’ is an understatement! I felt slimmer right away and others started noticing within the first month!

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
Old habits are hard to break. Eating was my worst bad habit that I had. Not being able to stop when I was full and to stop turning to food for emotional comfort.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Yes I did. I always had to tell myself, “whatever food I want to eat now, will be there later.. and chances are, when later comes I won’t even want it anymore. That’s the best tool that helped me.

DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
Yes I did. As I mentioned above, I hit a plateau when my body got used to my new way of eating and drinking. I had to really buckle down on what was healthy and what wasn’t. I would allow myself one meal a day that wasn’t the healthiest but also not the worst for me!

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
After I actually started trying, it took me about 8 months to lose most of my weight.

DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
So many! Not being embarrassed to walk in front of a crowd is my favorite one! Finding clothes that I love without having to try them on! Looking at a size medium shirt knowing it will fit even if that brand runs a little small… is the best feeling!

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WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I am a bad binge eater. When I was bored I ate, when I was happy I ate. My dad held a job no matter how bad his drug problem got. He was what I call a “functional” tweaker. He would call me after work and ask if I was hungry and I would tell him yes even tho I had just eaten. I would order 2 double cheeseburgers and a medium fry every other day for years that was my menu! I would eat snack cake after snack cake.

HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
I used to hate working out because everything was so hard for me. I would get out of breath easily and so tired.

MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Begin with the end in mind. This is actually in a self help book I read called “7 habits of highly successful people”.
  2. Act like you already have what it is you want. Attitude is everything and there is power with speaking things into exsistence.
  3. Don’t weigh yourself everyday! This can be very discouraging as weight fluctuates so much through out the day.
  4. Stay positive! I know it can be hard but smile through the BS.
  5. Don’t compare yourself to others! Everyone has a different journey. Don’t deprive yourself!

Gina lost 90 pounds! See my before and after weight loss pictures, and read amazing weight loss success stories from real women and their best weight loss diet plans and programs. Motivation to lose weight with walking and inspiration from before and after weightloss pics and photos.

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