My name is Angela Rowan and I am 33 years old. I have struggled with my weight since I was about 18 years old. I would try fad diet after fad diet with no success. Once I managed to lose about 30 pounds just to gain it all back plus another 20 within the following year. In 2006, I topped out around 220. I am not sure exactly what happened, but it just clicked. I completely changed the way I thought about food. I began to eat healthy. I actually enjoyed making healthy choices when eating out. Too scared to go to the gym, I started exercising at home. The biggest thing I had to do was cut my soda intake. I used to drink nothing but sodas and now, I drink nothing but water. I am currently down to 140 pounds. I have lost a total of 80 pounds in the past 2 years. I can honestly say that for once in my life, I love the way I look and I feel so much better. I have so much more energy now. Thinking back on it now, it took me making a true lifestyle change rather than just being “on a diet”.
Today, January 16th 2010, I have lossed a total of 92 pounds and now weigh 128.