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Weight Loss Before and After: Shirley Loses 150 Pounds And Feels Better

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Shirley lost 150 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.My name is Shirley and I am a 45 year old housewife, mom of four, including adopted twin 8 year olds. My highest weight was 324 lbs. but for the past 5 years has averaged around 300-310.

One day I came to the realization that because of my health I might not be around to watch my children or grandchildren grow up. I knew I needed to make changes in my life! I literally sat down with a phone book in my hands and prayed “Lord show me what to do!”  The pages parted and opened up to “Martial Arts” and all I could envision myself being able to do at my size was Sumo Wrestling!! I had heard of Taekwondo, so I called Dothan Taekwondo and talked with Master Lee and he set up a customized program that worked with my special needs and limitations. We set realistic goals and have faithfully worked towards them. For me I needed someone who really cared about me and my health. In the beginning he had to literally help me with each sit-up, leg lift, push up and walked each lap with me!

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The benefits that I have received so far are amazing. Since I was 10 years old I have struggled with asthma. I am off all my daily medicine now, and finally living with my asthma under control!! I have also lost almost 150 pounds and feel so much better.

I still have more weight to lose, but am very thankful for all I have accomplished so far. In March 2008 I received Black Belt in Taekwondo and am now a Blue Belt in Gumdo (Korean Sword). I work out about 5 day’s a week and I write down what I eat… not just because of calories, but to make sure I’m getting what my body needs!

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As I reach my set goals, I make new ones and reach even greater heights!! Don’t be afraid of trying new things… who would have ever known I would LOVE doing Taekwondo had I not been brave enough to give it a try!!

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