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new year, new me

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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 name is Stephanie. I am a 35yr old mother of a beautiful 16yr old daughter and wife of a wonderful man. I’ve had trouble with my weight most of my life. I’ve been slightly overweight mostly but I’ve never had the body I’ve wanted. In 2010, I married for the first time, then weighing about 135lbs. I became a fulltime housewife and mother and that was my job for many years. As you can see in my photos, by summer of 2011, I had ballooned to my heaviest. I stopped weighing myself at 210lbs but that summer, that was “at least” how much I weighed. I wanted so badly to lose weight but I still carried on until the end of 2011 packing on the pounds. I had many aha moments, including being diagnosed prediabetic. I think the most eye opening aha moment came while getting ready for our 2011 Christmas dinner gathering. My size 15 pant no longer fit. I was crushed and instantly deeply depressed. I didn’t want to leave house and I certainly didn’t want to eat anything, for a really long time. I decided then that 2012 was going to be the year I lost “heavy Stephy” and find my “inner thinner winner”. I had watched plenty of television shows on how to help you lose weight. It was time I incorporated some of those tips into my daily life. So I made small changes in the beginning. The usual clichés of portion control, adding more water to my diet and adding some exercise to my daily plan. I got a part time job and that really increased my daily activity. In March 2012, I weighed 180lbs and by that July, 170lbs. I weighed myself this month (January 2013) and I’m at 153. I’m 13lbs away from my goal weight of 140. I can’t believe I’ve managed to lose 57lbs. I’ve seemed to have stalled a little lately on losing weight. I maybe just need a change in my current plan. This new year and this new me gives me a feeling of excitement because not only do I feel better about myself, I feel better in my relationship with my husband. I know he loves me unconditionally. He told me he loved me no matter what or weight and that has proven to be true. I no longer feel embarrassed or feel I’m embarrassing my daughter when in public or at school functions. Appearance has always meant a lot to me and I passed that down to her. I can’t wait to go shopping with her. I’m replacing my wardrobe with outfits I’m piecing together from internet sites. I was overweight for so long, I lost touch with my fashion sense. It’s like I’m retraining myself on how to be “in” with the latest fashion.
This year, I allowed myself 2 resolutions… to stop smoking and have a bikini ready body by summer. I’m confident I can make it. I just have to hunker down and find a plan that will work for me.
I wanted to share my experience with the battle of the bulge. I never thought I would be considered obese, but there was a period of time that that’s just what I was. I do believe that a little will go a long way. For me, that simply meant to stop eating when I was full, make smaller plated meals, no boredom eating, a little exercise. As you can see from 2011, it doesn’t look like I missed any meals. My most recent photo is of my daughter and myself (that’s me on the right) and as you can see, my plan is working. It’s a new year, new me….

 

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