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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.comMy story of being overweight started as a child by eating fast food and unhealthy snacks. I grew up obese weighing over 200lbs by the time I reached Jr. High School. At 16 years old I was smoking a pack a day and weight shot up into the 300lb mark, I also devolved a blood clot in my right leg.


You would think this would have scared me being told by Dr’s that I could have lost my life if that blood clot would have moved but it didn’t and my weight just kept ballooning up. I had decided to lose weight in 2006 and started exercising at this time I got pregnant and because of my weight still being in the high 200s and my blood clots I lost the pregnancy at 24 weeks.

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I felt as though my body turned it’s back on me and really what was the point. My eating habits never changed with that first weight loss and I went from 242lbs to 381lbs by the year 2011. It was at this time I decided I had to do something. I remember looking at scale and scared to death ( 29 years old, 5’3, almost 400lbs what is happening to me). I had purchased a workout video from an infomercial I had seen late one night in 2010, it said get results in six weeks.

I thought it was worth a shot by getting it out again. Well this time something clicked and by purchasing these home workout programs (Slim in 6, Les Mills Pump, P90X, and TurboFire) I have successfully lost 207lbs and still going. This home training has led me to make better food choices and has allowed for me to train for other things. In March of 2013 I did my first 10K and in October 2013 I will complete my first half marathon.

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I haven’t been running very long but with cross training at home I have made remarkable progress and will be doing my first Full Marathon in March of 2014. I can’t imagine my life going backwards; I can only see long healthy life ahead of me.

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  1. Helena

    October 25, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I am binging and overeating. 50 -75 pounds overweight and out of shape. I have started a walking program Helena

  2. Iris Gomez

    July 22, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Congratulations!! You look amazing!!

  3. Susan Suleski

    July 21, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful at both weights.

  4. Mary Hake Christman

    July 21, 2015 at 8:57 am

    You look amazing!

  5. Lisa Dawn Kelly

    July 21, 2015 at 7:43 am

    “I decided to…..” THAT’S how successful weight loss begins. In the mind. She really set her mind to do this and, wow! Inspiring story, strong-willed gorgeous woman from the inside out!

  6. Jackie Altuna

    July 21, 2015 at 7:38 am


  7. Jackie Higgins

    July 21, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Great work!

  8. Marie Allyn

    July 21, 2015 at 1:19 am

    U look fabulous….. i see ur a beachbody coach. I have tried numerous times to do shakeo and it kills my stomach any suggeations. I have almost 200 to lose.

  9. Leslie Cheeks

    July 20, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you for making me believe in my workout dvds again you’re a true inspiration for me

  10. Karen Enslin Dukerich

    July 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    This story is such an inspiration. I am having a hard time just keeping with it. I don’t have a lot of money for to work with but i do have workout videos and when i am done typing this i am going t get them out . Thank you for your story and you look fabulous. i would like it if we could be friends on face book and maybe that would give me some moral support. If not i understand

  11. Jossalynn Moukouanga

    July 20, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    This is awesome ď

  12. Stephanie Hayes

    July 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Destine Trotter de Mix

  13. Julie Sanville

    July 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You are an inspiration!!

  14. Valerie Brown

    July 20, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    How long did it take u and what did u do??? U look amazing

  15. Sandee Vandergrift

    July 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Looks like A different woman! good for her.

  16. Heather Pierson Kellogg

    July 20, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Amazing job!

  17. Teresa Nichols

    July 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE home workouts so I think your success story is amazing!!

  18. Sonia Lucero

    July 20, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome! She looks beautiful!

  19. Mary Capasso-Newman

    July 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Wow you look amazing! Thanks for sharing your story I have so many dvd I need to start using them !

  20. Tam Spence

    July 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm


  21. Lindsay Apelskog

    July 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Rebecca Privitera….look, you’re an inspiration to so many yet again!

  22. Nichole Cherry

    July 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Wow!!! Amazing

  23. Shannon Johnsen

    July 20, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    you look awesome !! good job !!!

  24. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    July 20, 2015 at 5:17 pm


  25. Donna Bateman

    July 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    wow great work.

  26. Sandra Procario

    July 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    You look awesome!! Congrats in your wonderful achievement!!!

  27. Samantha Albanese

    July 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Omg Rebecca Privitera ! You continue to inspire!

  28. Debra Brillis Roberts

    July 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Good bless you! You’re gorgeous either way! Now you’re healthy! I know that’s not easy. Hats off to you. I’m down 155lbs, with 50 to go….#thestruggleisreal

  29. Marsha Haynes Stephens

    July 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Good job! You go girl! Love and prayers.

  30. Krystina Cochran

    July 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    @Krista Roger, what’s her Instagram name?

  31. Krista Rogers

    July 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Love her! I follow her on Instagram!

  32. Julie Ascolese

    July 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm


  33. Sharon Snyder

    July 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Great job

  34. Roberta Germain

    July 20, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    You look awesome

  35. Melody McCollister Kane

    July 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I want to be like you!

  36. Kyla Warren

    July 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome! Keep it up!

  37. Wiam HF

    July 20, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Good job

  38. Jennie Walker

    September 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    You look amazing so glad your health is better.

  39. Mary Davies-Donely

    September 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Wow, what a change. This young lady is beautiful. Thx for posting Sylvie.

  40. Kara Gershon

    September 29, 2014 at 2:40 am

    She is awesome and so beautiful..I follow her on instagram.

  41. Elaine Poirier

    September 28, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    So amazing…..

  42. Linda Thompson

    September 28, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Wow , You ares o awesome!! Right On…

  43. Sharlene Vanlandingham

    September 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    The mental transformation she has undergone to lose and sustain such a loss is incredible. An amazing feat of discipline and self respect. I’m 5’2 and need to lose 50, feels insurmountable… congratulations!

  44. Joyce Pryor

    September 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    This story has touched my heart it make me want to go on

  45. Jeanne Jim Haulsee

    September 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Wow – I want what’s she’s having!

  46. mayra loza

    September 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I will like to loose weight I just need a extra push with healthy food

  47. Miranda Kessel

    September 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    No she did not have surgery, I am friends with her on Facebook.

  48. Patience Harrison

    September 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Pretty before and after.

  49. Adrienne Johnson

    September 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    How did the marathon go in march!?? Does she have a blog?

  50. Linda Barnhart

    September 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    AWSOME! Great job girl!

  51. Tanya Tanya

    September 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful! Great transformation

  52. Patty Mauck

    September 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I wish I could lose weight. I’m on Paxil and going through menopause. I know being this heavy is very bad for my health. I just need help and paxil really works for me but the weight gain is terrible and I’m not really sure why I gained so much. What makes a person gain weight on these meds? Did eat too much? Why??

  53. Nataša Novak

    September 28, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Wooow…awesome. What an amazing young lady… <3

  54. Lindsey Lyle

    September 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Wow that’s amazing and she is gorgeous too!

  55. Rania Arkawi

    September 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm


  56. Susan M Hanks

    September 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm


  57. Keyana Mallory

    September 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Amazing transformation! #onmyweightoo

  58. Lisa Lockhart

    September 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm


  59. Christi Kurkjian

    September 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Great, but scary story as my mom passed from a blood clot and I need to lose 160 lbs. This medical fear is w/me always along w /my sister’s who are both also over weight. What were your blood clot symptoms? I got a gym membership, but haven’t started going. I am starting get physical therapy tmrw for my bad feet and legs and back. Feet are from birth and bad surgery, knees and back are from falls and my left leg pain I think is from my feet and weight. I’m praying this will help over all and to help kick start my weight loss. Thank you for sharing your story and praying for continued health

  60. Patty Mauck

    September 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I am seriously asking a sincere question. How did she do those hard videos weighing that much? I weigh more than half that amount and can’t do p90X. Wow!

  61. Janet

    September 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    You’re truly an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story and your journey – I have been blessed this morning.

  62. Brittany Nicole Sandoval

    September 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    She looks beautiful

  63. Kathy Paystrup

    September 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    You go girl!!

  64. Michelle Reames

    September 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Wonderful! What an amazing transformation!

  65. Arlene Pizarro Rivera

    September 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I commend you on losing so much weight, but with exercise and all , did you have to get skin surgery to remove the excess skin?

  66. Melissa Brown

    September 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    She looks like she lost MORE than 207 pounds. Wow! Great job!

  67. Donna Gray

    September 28, 2014 at 11:59 am


  68. Freda Stevenson

    September 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Amazing Transformation! !

  69. Megan Ollis

    September 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Wow. You look like a different person!

  70. Liz Pittman

    September 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    You go girl!

  71. Vicki Fowler

    September 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    KICK ASS Lady. GREAT job!!!

  72. Health Fitness and Beauty

    September 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Respect <3

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