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Real Weight Loss Success Stories: I Lost 97 Pounds And Am Continuing To Lose

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I lost 97 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.On July 28, 2011 I got what I thought was food poisoning but it never went away. By the end of October and after a course of anitbiotics I was well again. Between July and October I lost approximately 15 lbs.

 

I was elated as to how good I felt to be 15 lbs lighter! A co-worker talked me into joining the Biggest Loser contest at work which I did. Not committed, I didn’t do very well but still maintained my weightloss. I kept re-joining each new contest and after about my 3rd one, I was committed.

 

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I had, had enough of the depression of feeling horrible about myself, feeling inferior to others and being afraid to sit on certain furniture. I weighed 237 lbs and am 5 ft 4 in tall, and was 50 years old. Between then and today, September 22, 2013 I lost 97 lbs!!!! My goal is get down to 137 lbs as that will mark 100 lbs lost. I have won 4 of the biggest loser contests at work and what helped me tremendously, was the “myfitnesspal” app on my phone.

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It taught me portion control and how many calories I should be consuming. Additionally, Facebook was a tremendous help in that my friends gave me unfailing support and encouragement – plus by going public, it held me more accountable and I have found so many health (food and exercise) pages, as well as motivational quotes that helped me along my journey. I feel fantastic. My knees and feet no longer hurt, nor does my lower back.

 

When I walk, I feel like I float, no lie. All of this is new to me as I struggled with weight throughout my entire lifetime. As a child I was nicknamed “Little Fat Sally from across the alley!” I have a sense of confidence I’ve never had before and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE trying on and buying clothes. Before I would only shop on the internet (that’s the only place I could find big pant sizes) plus I hated trying on clothes in the stores.

 

I still find myself grabbing large sizes, only to return to the rack for a smaller one. It’s an amazing feeling and one, that I never, ever, want to go away. I got rid of all my large clothes, every last one of them because I will maintain my healthy new lifestyle for the rest of my life. In the past when I lost weight (here and there) I would hang onto my clothes and sure enough, would eventually gain back the weight. I was a comfort eater, chocolate and the like made me feel better, or so it did in the moment, because right after the guilt set in and I hated myself.

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Today I do not deprive myself of anything. I eat what I want, and stay within my calorie range and stop when I’m full. I control my emotional stress by working out instead of with food. I eat to live, rather than living to eat!!!! And this is the new me, all 140 lbs of me!!!! And I am loving every inch of myself.

 

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