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I Lost Weight: Courtney Dyer Cut Out Soda And Lost 107 Pounds

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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.comName: Courtney Dyer

Age: 39
Height: 5’6″
Before Weight: 246 pounds

How I Gained It: I have been overweight most of my adult life. I started gaining weight after the birth of my son. By the time I hit the age of 20, I weighed more than 200 pounds. I ate mostly fatty foods and drank about two two-liter bottles of soda a day. I would wear big sweat pants in an attempt to cover up my large body. Over the years, my weight kept climbing until I hit my all time high of 263 pounds. I was shocked that I had gained so much weight.

Breaking Point: In 2012, I started cutting back on how much soda I was drinking, and I lost some weight by accident. I was down to 246 pounds. It felt so great that I decided I would get healthy.

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How I Lost It: The first thing I did was stop drinking soda. I stopped eating fast food, too, and stopped buying junk snack food. If I wanted a treat I’d get a one-serving size bag of chips or a single ice cream instead of buying a family-size bag or a whole carton.

Then I started eating small meals of vegetables and lean meat, and added protein bars and shakes and complex carbs to my diet. I started drinking a lot of water, too. I eat four small meals a day now on a small plate. That way I don’t fill a big plate with more food than I need. I weigh myself once a week and keep a journal of my weight each week.

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I joined Planet Fitness. It was hard at first, but I made myself do it everyday. I started walking three miles a day on a three-inch incline, which would take me an hour. Then I would strength train four days a week. Now I walk 30 minutes on the treadmill on a seven-inch incline and strength train four days a week, with fewer reps.

I have lots of energy, my mood has improved and I live a healthy lifestyle for the first time in my adult life. I have learned to enjoy exercise now. I am way more active. I feel like I am really living life for the first time in years.

After Weight: 139 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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  1. Linda Pettigrew

    November 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Last time I had soda was a week ago.

  2. Kelly Davis

    October 28, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Watch the documentary “Fed Up” and it could help change the way you view soda. Stick with water and an occasional (no additive) coconut water. I add fresh lemon to my water and it’s great. Soda is one of the worst things you can have, even diet!

  3. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    October 27, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Way to stay committed!!!

  4. Tim Lont

    October 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Cut out all processed sugar period!

  5. Audrey Trujillo

    October 27, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Stephanie Gardner Beltz, You could also flavor your water with fruit. I put lemon or lime in mine!

  6. Patricia A Baker

    October 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Stephanie Gardner Beltz, I don’t think there is a easy way, I just made up my mind to quit, I prayed to God to help me and I succeeded.

  7. Nichole Poss Dooley

    October 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    What about the ppl that drink only water
    All the time only water!?!

  8. Stephanie Gardner Beltz

    October 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    What’s the easiest way to quit drinking soda?

  9. Elizabeth Johnson

    October 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    No soda, lots and lots of water! I think if people knew how bad soda was for them they probably wouldn’t get hooked on it like I did. I was at a 12 pack a day of Pepsi. I have to say that since I quit I’ve never looked better or felt better.

  10. Jessica English Perfetti

    October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    i dont drink any soda but im still fat. i know i need more exercise & i always have an excuse not to do it. mostly b/c im tired from taking care of kids, home, husband, & pets.

  11. Anna Shirk

    October 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Ive tried to cut out soda but keep going back. Pepsi is my addiction. Great job!!!!!

  12. Beth Walker-Sapp

    October 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I’m weening myself off of the liquid cellulite in a can

  13. Sierra Potratz

    October 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Congrats!! I’m trying to do the same and drink LOTS of water!

  14. Susan Acosta Perez

    October 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations! Very motivating

  15. Samantha Vailes Townsend

    October 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    But congrats to you!!!

  16. Samantha Vailes Townsend

    October 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I actually gained 6

  17. Samantha Vailes Townsend

    October 27, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I cut out sodas and only lost 20 lbs ;( and now I’m stuck

  18. Roberta Germain

    October 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    She looks fantastic

  19. Patricia A Baker

    October 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It does work!!! Give up them sodas people!!!!

  20. DebRocka LoveZumbatoo Williams-Hangen

    May 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm


  21. Megan Ollis

    May 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm


  22. Justina Turull

    May 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm


  23. Katherine Poppy

    May 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I believe it.

  24. Ashley Rockett

    May 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I stopped drinking pop when I started college and lost two pant sizes!

  25. Jeanette Hammond

    May 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

    It’s the small changes that can make a big difference. Great job Courtney.

  26. Dawn Tighe Grant

    May 22, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Awesome job. Eating is definitely the key to losing weight. exercise is awesome for toning and getting lean but if you eat like crap you won’t get the results.

  27. Veronica Silva

    May 21, 2014 at 11:02 pm


  28. Zahera Yousofzoy

    May 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Awesome job

  29. Tracy Clark

    May 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I cut out soda and haven’t noticed anything

  30. Colette Qualls

    May 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm


  31. Jackie Wofford

    May 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    BRAVO !!!

  32. Erica Thurman

    May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    That is amazing !

  33. Angela Ducote

    May 21, 2014 at 6:22 pm


  34. Kippy Harvard

    May 21, 2014 at 6:18 pm


  35. Joseph Gillen

    May 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    great job

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