Weight Loss Stories

From Obese to Half Marathon Runner

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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.comAnyone who grew up an overweight child knows how emotionally damaging it can be. From the time I was in elementary school until my mid-twenties, I was overweight, and even obese. Kids would tease me and call me names such as mumbo jumbo football player. That one hurt. Guys wouldn’t even give me a chance in high school. When I eventually hit 308 pounds, enough was enough.


In early 2004, at the age of 20, I started to lose the weight. Over the next couple of years, I lost around 80 pounds! My weight loss plateaued until late in 2007. It sounds silly now, but I started to lose weight again because I had a crush on a guy. I was still overweight, so why would he want to date me? Well, it didn’t work out with the guy, but I kept up my weight loss efforts. I needed to do this for me. Today, I am down to around 156 pounds. I went from a size 28/30 to an 8/10!

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When people ask me about my weight loss, I often joke with them that I became the person I used to hate! In high school, I was the total anti-jock. I failed the mile run in gym class. Now, I am all about fitness. I go to the gym regularly, participating in Zumba and boot camp clases. Also, I am currently training for my first half marathon on April 28, 2013! I would never have imagined I would ever be able to run a 5K, let alone a half marathon. Some people may think it’s crazy to run 13.1 miles, but for me, it is a symbol of how far I’ve come.

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