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Real Weight Loss Success Stories: Laura Miller Lost 166 Pounds And Ended Her Poor Eating Habits

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Laura lost 166 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.
Name: Laura Miller
Age: 23
Height: 5’10”
Before Weight: 403 pounds

How I Gained It: I gained weight by having poor eating habits and not exercising. I was always on the heavy side when I was growing up, and continued to gain weight during my teenage years. Throughout high school, I attempted more extreme diets, and became the queen of yo-yo dieting. I would be on a diet for a few weeks, then crave fast food and give in to the cravings. About a week later, I would realize I needed to diet again and have one final large meal and start a new diet the following morning. I loved high school and was involved in many activities, however I was experiencing some personal issues that caused me to turn to food as comfort. I knew I was heavy and that I needed to do something about it, but had no interest in doing so at that time.

I ate fast food at least once a day. I loved pop, potato chips, pizzas, cookies, candy bars, ice cream and buffets. I could eat a large pizza by myself. My ideal afternoon was eating three fast food burgers and two large fries in between lunch and dinner. I considered an entire bag to be “one portion” of potato chips. I reached my heaviest weight, 403 pounds, when I was 19.

One summer night in 2009 I decided I was so ashamed of how I looked that I wanted to change. I found and committed to a triathlon training plan that would begin the next morning. I had 100 days to train for a 300-yard swim, six-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Within those 100 days of training, I lost 60 pounds and completed the triathlon. Once it was over, I thought I was “cured” of my weight problems. I eventually gained 40 of those 60 pounds back because I went back to eating what I did before. I thought it was okay; I used the excuse that I’m a triathlete.

I tried to lose weight for good many more times. I tried every fad diet, shake and pill. There were many days during my senior year of college where I would take up to six different diet pills daily, eat nothing and only drink water. I wanted to do anything to miraculously wake up one day and be thin.

Breaking Point: I was fed up with feeling sorry for myself. I pretended I was the most confident person in the world, but on the inside I was frustrated, embarrassed and ashamed. I had these pains in my stomach. I tried to ignore them, but I knew I was destroying my liver from the diet pills. I threw them all away, without even finishing them. I told myself I needed to focus more on getting healthy instead of solely my weight.

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How I Lost It: I began eating healthier, adding more fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats and fish to my diet, as well as drinking a lot of water, limiting my red meat intake, drinking unsweetened ice tea instead of pop and limiting sugar. I also learned all about portion control.

I also started training for my first 5K race. I followed a program called Couch to 5K. The first few times I ran, I was so proud — yet still exhausted. The more I ran, the more excited, focused and determined I became. My first 5K race was July 4, 2012. Since then I have run almost 30.

After every race, I take a photo of myself and my sister, who has become my running buddy. The pictures remind me how far I have come. I don’t care how fast I run, I just focus on running every single step until I cross the finish line. A few months ago, I decided it was time to increase my running distance. I wanted to push myself, so I signed up for my first 10K race. I love that I have become so interested in running. I feel so accomplished after every run I do, if it’s one mile or seven. I feel so powerful and strong after every race. I stay motivated to keep running by purchasing a gift for myself after races like new athletic socks, sports bras, running pants or even a new MP3 player. Beside running, I bike, attend Zumba classes, swim, play tennis, do step aerobics and walk with my family. I love setting goals for myself and achieving them. Just recently, I’ve decided that I want to push myself again, so I have committed myself to running my first half-marathon this October.

I have an ideal weight in mind, but no longer consider my weight as the only proof of accomplishment. Losing weight is just one of many small accomplishments that keep me going. Recently I purchased new blue jeans, which are half the size I wore at my heaviest. I also find that I cross my legs whenever I sit, which I never used to be able to do. My T-shirts are four sizes smaller.

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I never thought I would like foods like quinoa, spaghetti squash or rice cakes, but I do. I measure out my portions. I’m very conscious of portion sizes and write down everything I eat. I also write down my daily exercises and add them up at the end of each month. Eventually, I won’t need to be as strict, but I know I can derail easily. Late night snacking is a bad habit of mine that I’m still working on. If I want a snack or something at night I tell myself I can have it in the morning. Usually I don’t want it by then!

I am so lucky that I have had so much family support and encouragement throughout this process. I keep inspirational quotes around my house for when I’m having a difficult day. I never really understood before when people would ask me, “Are you ready to change your life?” I always wondered what that had to do with eating more fruits and veggies. I now know that it has everything to do with it.

I don’t get upset anymore if I’m up a pound or two. I know it’s all a part of the process. That has been a huge change for me. Before, if I weighed more, I would think my workouts weren’t working and quit. But I need to keep going. I want to keep going. I have people supporting and encouraging me, no matter what my weight is.

I have such a passion for life now. I strive to be the best possible version of me. In addition, I have also become so interested in helping others lose weight. I want to inspire others to keep going or even begin their weight loss journey. I started a blog to share my story and encourage others along their journey.

I have come so far to get where I am today. I have faced my fair share of ups and downs, but I am so grateful because it made me the women I am today. I am much stronger both physically and mentally. I know I can achieve any and all goals I set for myself. I want to, I need to and, most importantly, I will.

Current Weight: 237 pounds

Laura lost 166 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.

Source: Huffington Post

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  1. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    December 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Great job!!!

  2. DH Humphrey

    December 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    U go Laura!

  3. Wanda Fennell

    December 30, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I’m so glad you learned all that so quickly! Great work!

  4. Pearl Walker

    July 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Love it u better work it girl

  5. Cathy Fitzgerald

    July 10, 2015 at 7:49 am

    You are an inspiration to me!

  6. Jamie Alexander Rico

    July 10, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Great attitude and great job!

  7. Su'Rita Lanae

    July 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm


  8. Lisa Montalvo Brockman

    July 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm


  9. Sandra Campbell

    July 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You go girl!!!!

  10. Janie Christiansen Mason

    July 9, 2015 at 11:42 am

    You are amazing!

  11. Michelle Reames

    July 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Amazing, Laura! Congratulations on your successful journey and for finding what works for you. WooooHooooo!

  12. Paige Saunders

    July 9, 2015 at 10:42 am


  13. Lauren Ramsay

    July 9, 2015 at 10:19 am


  14. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    July 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Good for you!!!

  15. Jen Kai

    July 9, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Wow great! That’s what I’m doing too.

  16. Paula Henderson-Harrison

    July 9, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations Young Lady! That attitude is gonna take you far in life.

  17. Christin Dahlgren Oquist

    July 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Awesome.. Lynzie read this 🙂

  18. Beth Bowen Miller

    July 9, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Amazing work!!

  19. Terri McClure

    July 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Go Laura, go!!!!

  20. Debbie Craddock Estephan

    July 9, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Great job!!!! Tough, I know all about it!!!! 🙂

  21. Karen Deloatch

    July 9, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Wow looking beautiful keep up good work.

  22. Vivian Valiente de Muralles

    July 9, 2015 at 6:33 am


  23. Allison Whaites

    July 9, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Fantastic work

  24. Clorindaj Johnson

    July 9, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Great great Laura – u are amazing!!

  25. Natasha Nastee

    July 9, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Get it!!!

  26. Mary Ellen Villarreal

    July 9, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Great jo

  27. Kristine Molmen

    July 9, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Outstanding! You ROCK!

  28. Carol Halula

    June 2, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Fantastic! How inspiring.

  29. Leah Sulik

    June 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

    What an inspiration!!!!!!

  30. Luis Chavoya

    June 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Aww that’s great

  31. Carmen Elena Lopez

    June 2, 2015 at 9:26 am


  32. Kathy James

    June 2, 2015 at 1:12 am


  33. Jeanne Walker

    June 2, 2015 at 12:41 am


  34. Christine Couts

    June 1, 2015 at 11:54 pm


  35. Penny Helms

    June 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm


  36. Joy Joy

    June 1, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Stephanie Green we can do this!

  37. Helen Nkrumah

    June 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Congrats I know what it’s like to loSe fair amount of weight but t,o lose that amount of weight is amazing

  38. Rosalind Brandon

    June 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Proud Of you Sweetie

  39. Karen Enslin Dukerich

    June 1, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    That is such an awesome story thank you for sharing it

  40. Valerie Nickerson Loveland

    June 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I celebrate the non scale victories too. They keep me motivated!!

  41. Felicia Holman

    June 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm


  42. Teresa Tisdale

    June 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Me to, tell me how!!!!!!

  43. Jackie Wofford

    June 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Bravo !!!

  44. Ermine Gittens

    June 1, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    So happy for you, keep going!

  45. Dee Barrett

    June 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm


  46. Christine Dole

    June 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I would LOVE to be featured!!

  47. Sharon Gommesen Wyman

    June 1, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Awesome!!!! Seems I have all the tools needed, knowledge, support, good walking shoes etc. I lack the most important tool..MOTIVATION!!!!! I only hope it won’t be a medical issue that becomes my motivation. Reading such positive stories helps. THANKS!!!

  48. Marlene Isley Patterson

    June 1, 2015 at 6:03 pm


  49. Kelly Herrera Foster

    June 1, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    What triathlon training program did you use? Amazing girlie!

  50. Angelica Somaon

    June 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm


  51. Blue Goji

    June 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Amazing, Laura! You’re doing great!

  52. Karen Ebert

    June 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    What an inspiration!

  53. Beth Hartlen

    June 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    how did u get started? I try & try

  54. Tammy Shepard

    June 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm


  55. Joseph Gillen

    June 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    yur awesome

  56. Dawn Kuss

    June 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm


  57. Laurie Jones

    June 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    That’s fantastic

  58. Tara Howell

    June 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    So inspiring!

  59. Charity Borlek

    June 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm


  60. Monecia Menifee

    June 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    So inspiring! Wonderful Job!!!

  61. MaryCara Ferdinando

    June 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Very inspiring!!

  62. Carla Foster Walston

    June 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Congratulations looking good , You rock!!

  63. Mary Capasso-Newman

    June 1, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Wow great job you look amazing! !

  64. Cindy Termuende

    June 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Happy for you

  65. Carol Sue Martin

    June 1, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations so proud now I need to do what u did

  66. Claudette Melson

    June 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Your story is an encouragement to me!

  67. Terry Anderson Powers

    June 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    So inspiring

  68. Brandy Hooley

    June 1, 2015 at 3:01 pm


  69. Missi Sherman

    June 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Sounds great but no help with surgery???? A person who eats like that has a problem with portion size. No????

  70. Cheryl Lynn DeBose

    June 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Great job, congrats!

  71. Karina Tennant

    June 1, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Awesome job

  72. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    June 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm


  73. Stella Dixon-Draper

    August 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Awesome!!! :-}

  74. Catherine Sears

    August 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    She is beautiful!!! What a friendly face and smile…

  75. MrsGreenTea703

    August 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome and inspirational!

  76. Cookie Torres

    August 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    amazing!!! 🙂 <3

  77. Farha Narine

    August 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Keep it up

  78. Moira Emily Rose

    August 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

    When exercise becomes more rewarding than eating and watching TV!! Well done !!! Much inspiration.

  79. Carol LoGiudice

    August 8, 2014 at 10:32 am

    xoxo – wow! keep up the good work. you go, gurl……

  80. Salvator Conklin

    August 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

    What commitment …. Beautiful

  81. Jackie Higgins

    August 8, 2014 at 9:28 am


  82. Vicky Faulhaber

    August 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    You go Laura!!!!

  83. Dot Dillow

    August 8, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Keep up the good work.

  84. Melissa Moreno

    August 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm


  85. Caretha Wolfe

    August 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Wow,,,, you go girl!!! Fantastic!!!

  86. Holly Dormeyer

    August 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Rebecca Smith Masterson – there’s your couch to 5k program!!

  87. Susan Hanks

    August 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Was wondering how people get their stories published? !

  88. Lillie Locklear

    August 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    That’s awesome you look great!

  89. Faithful Fae

    August 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Laura Miller tell me about your portion control…….pl always speak on exercise but portion control is so important

  90. Michelle Pollard-Vaughan

    August 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Two Thumbs up to ya 🙂

  91. Adriana Moreno

    August 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    so motivational!! Margaret, thanks for sharing! Yes, we can totally do it!!

  92. Mildred Teague

    August 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm


  93. Roxy Ritter Day

    August 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Way to go, you look great!!

  94. Myrtle Prater

    August 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    great job!

  95. Monica L. Mixon

    August 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Keep up the great work!!!!!!!

  96. Suzanne Fannin Shurley

    August 7, 2014 at 7:59 pm


  97. Rich Kelly Thompson

    August 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    amazing!!! GREAT JOB!

  98. Latrell Mixon

    August 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm


  99. Suzanne Duffy-Reith

    August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Amazing!! Go Laura go!!

  100. Patricia Buffy Wilson

    August 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm


  101. Allison Johnson

    August 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Way to go, Laura.

  102. Linda Thompson

    August 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Your amazing!! Great Job!!

  103. Chris Sanders

    August 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Awesome! Keep up tge great work.

  104. Barbara Hobbs

    August 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Great Job !!

  105. Tonya McDonough

    August 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Great job, you should be very proud!!

  106. Shelley Edmundson

    August 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Fantastic job!!

  107. Billie Sanders

    August 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Would like recpies of good foods, also advice on how get started right. Thank You God Bless.

  108. Joseph Gillen

    August 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    great job

  109. Margaret Soler

    August 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Adriana our motivation

  110. Jackie Wofford

    August 7, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Bravo !!!

  111. Irene Pirker Jensen

    August 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Amazing lifestyle & health change

  112. Sammy Maldonado

    August 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Way to go!!!

  113. Tamara Clevenger

    August 7, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Awesome job!!

  114. Jessica Chandler

    August 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    That is awesome! You are amazing

  115. Emily Chapman Iredale

    August 7, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Good for you, Laura! 🙂 You are awesome!

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