100 Pounds Lost

The 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.comI had 2 “aha” moments. In November 2010, I started having a heavy feeling in my chest. About the same time, I had a friend say “look in the mirror”. That day I went home and did just that. I took such a good look at myself for the 1st time in a long time. That was the trigger. I made the decision to begin my lifestyle change on January 1, 2010. On that date, I weighed 315 pounds! There wasn’t 1 key to my success. I had to change everything- when I ate, what I ate, how much I ate, where I ate, what I put in my grocery cart, what I thought, activity level (had to begin exercising), and I had to have support from others and pray a LOT. By the end of 2012, I was 155 pounds. It took me 1 1/2 years to lose 148 pounds. Then it took about 1/2 year to lose the last 12 pounds. That wasn’t the end though. After losing so much weight, you have excess skin. I had an abdominoplasty and brachioplasty to remove skin from my abdomen and arms in June 2012. Unfortunately, I had complications. About 5 weeks later, I had blood clots and ended up in the hospital. This has been a longer and more challenging experience than I ever expected with the addition of skin removal surgery and blood clot concerns. However, all of the positive responses and reactions that I receive from others over my significant weight loss, my overall good health, and how I feel now is well worth it!


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