Four Years of Change! My Weight Loss Story
Many of my readers know of my weight loss but some of my new readers may not!
March is a special month for me because it marks my four year anniversary of successfully keeping off 80 pounds. I went from 223 pounds to 145 pounds and size 18 to size 6!
Did you know that only 5% of people successfully keep the weight off after a year of loosing the weight? I am proud to be in that small population. It has been a challenging road but also very rewarding.
Let me tell you about my weight loss story! Back in 2008 I meet my wonderful husband. Prior to that, I have always struggled with my weight. My family never taught me how to eat right or what exercise can do to benefit the body and mind. When we started to date, we ate out just about every day. I went from size 14 to size 18 in just over a year. In the spring of 2009 I was almost to size 20. I use to be that size right out of high school. I knew something had to change. It was getting out of control! I was unhappy with the way I looked and tired of trying to find clothes that would accommodate my size. I was walking to Subway when I saw a sign for Curves. It opened just that month. Something just clicked in me and I went in.
I don't remember the owners name, but she was so nice and encouraged me to change my life. I was a broke college student at that time, couldn't afford to join such a program but she was so nice to drop the enrollment fee for me. With the program, I was given a book on the "Curve's Diet" and was asked to come in at least 3x a week. Unfortunately, Curves closed after 3 months due to insufficient funds. I then went to YMCA and stuck to the same diet.
From that day, it took me 9 months to loose the 80 pounds.
What kind of diet you may ask? Well, just what you think. Cut the calories! I ate a 1500 calorie diet, eating more healthy foods and cutting the bad stuff. But everything in moderation! Curves allowed me to have those treats but in moderation. Such as one cup of ice cream! :)
It has been the most challenging things I have ever done in my life, but also the most rewarding.
If you want to loose weight, whether it be 5 or 50 pounds, YOU CAN DO IT! You have to be ready for change, ready to change your life in all aspects. It's a lifestyle change, not a quick fix if you want to be successful for long term.
It's never too late to change and to loose that weight!
Do you have a successful weight loss story? Share below and lets inspire each other!! :)
Posted by Heidi at 4:55 PM