Around the age of 9, this started from over eating and then finding out at 13 I had pcos
NAME : Courtney
BEFORE WEIGHT : 327
AFTER WEIGHT : 172
POUNDS LOST : 155
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE? As a child and teenager I was constantly worried about my weight and what people thought of me. I was 12 when I went on my first diet and it caused me to shy away from most things
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? I realised that we only have one life and I needed to start living it!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I threw away junk food and all the food I had emotional ties to, started walking and then decided to take a final step and had the gastric sleeve surgery!
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS? 4 weeks
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART? PCOS
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? Of course, it’s inevitable to want to give up at times but positive talk and self love kept me going!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT? 1 year
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES? Wrapping a bath towel around me!!!
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? I would eat anything and everything at any time of the day. It was an emotional outlet for me, not all of it was fat and unhealthy, but I just ate too much of everything.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
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MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Just start, don’t wait for a Monday, start wherever you are, NOW!
- Focus on what you can change, not what you can’t.
- Create a support network and keep each other accountable!
- Enjoy the process, learn to love every part of it
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