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How I Lost Weight: Angies Lost 65 Pounds By Cutting Back On Sugar And Carbs

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Name: Angie Thomas
I lost over 60 pounds! Read my weight loss success story at the inspiration weightloss website The Weigh We Were.  Beautiful black women losing weight with clean eating habits, lifestyle changes, meal plans and diet programs. Before and after African American pictures, motivation, fitspo and workout gym tips. Age: 37
Height: 5’5″
Before Weight: 250 pounds

How I Gained It: I gained my weight with a busy schedule and eating cheap, convenient fast food. I’d eat at any dollar menu that came my way, but with no exercise at all, I was on heart medications and very depressed.

Breaking Point: I could not tie my own shoes; my children would do it for me. It was a chore just to get dressed. I was soaked in sweat by the time I got to the car. My doctor told me that my blood work was testing diabetic and my cholesterol was bad. I didn’t want my husband and children to come home one day and find me dead.

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How I Lost It: I started on Medifast and Weight Watchers and they were OK, but the real results came when I cut out sugars and carbs. I started drinking sugar-free drinks and stopped eating all the breads, pastas and rice that I ate daily. I still have some, but not daily and in limited amounts. I started eating lean meats, eggs, cheese and veggies. Today, if I do eat a hamburger, it’s with no bun or just one half.

I went from a size 20 to a 14. It took me years to do it the right way, but I am much healthier and happier. I love the gym — I do 30 to 60 minutes of cardio, and I work on my abs, too. I am a part of Black Girls Run Orlando and I have done more than five 5Ks to date. When I first started, I doubted my ability to run. I was very unsure of myself. Truth be told, I am still not the best runner, but I love it and feel so accomplished when I’m done. I am no longer testing diabetic and my cholesterol levels are great.

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I love the skin I’m in now, and I’m about 15 pounds away from my goal weight.

Current Weight: 184 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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  1. Letetia Parker

    September 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Looking fantastic Angie!

  2. Sherri Kemp

    September 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm


  3. Speedy Hernandez

    September 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    How long did it take you? I was 248 currently 226. I hit a plateau. Any ideas?

  4. Jen Kai

    September 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Looks like two different people.

  5. Jackie Wofford

    September 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    You look wonderful !!

  6. Donna Bateman

    September 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    good job

  7. Susie Hinojosa

    September 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm


  8. Mary Capasso-Newman

    September 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Looking amazing!

  9. Audrey Wheeler

    September 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm


  10. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    September 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm


  11. Carol Fargnoli

    September 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    You look great. Keep up the good work.

  12. Stacey Barbeau

    September 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    love these!

  13. Cheryl

    March 19, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for the motivation

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