Weight loss, the right way….

I hope you will share!

This story I am about to share with you is from a very dear friend of mine. We have been friends for years and I have a lot of love and respect for her.

I love hearing stories from real people, with real,  true journey to health. No fads, surgeries or diet pills. Just a lot of will and determination…Here is MM story. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me!

Read all the way down…pics included at the bottom. Don’t forget that I want your story too if you have one to share!

Here is the story>>>

One day late last summer, I woke up and thought “I am too freaking fat”!  How in the hell did I allow myself to get this fat?  I know exactly how; I stopped exercising and ate whatever and whenever I wanted.

I was at 298 lbs. on that particular July day.  If the kids ran in the street, no way would I be able to catch them, before they got hit.  I didn’t want to sit at tables, because the seats were too narrow, airline seats too.  Pretty much I had hit the point where I was extremely uncomfortable in my own body.  I had horrific acid reflux and was wearing a C-Pap machine at night due to sleep apnea.  Really, how did this happen?

Growing up, I was extremely athletic.  I won all of the “Presidential Gold Fitness Awards”,  I competed in high school and college athletics.  I was a solid 130 lbs of pure muscle at age 20.

At age 20, I underwent a surgery and was told that I may gain a little weight.  It was also the same time I quit competitive sports.  20 years later and 168 lbs heavier.  Whew!

I hired an Exercise Physiologist (personal trainer) two days a week for an hour and met with a Registered Dietician every month.

I worked my ass off with my trainer and made a goal to run in some ridiculous run in June, 2013.  I exercised faithfully for the next ten months.  Lunges, squats, sit-ups, push-ups, and a lot of running. I also changed my eating a little.  My eating before was not too out of hand, it was more along the portion sizes that needed to be adjusted. I went from eating a large plate of food to a small plate of food.  I started paying attention to calories and sugar levels, increasing more protein and natural foods and less processed crap.

So, a year later.  I am down to 221 lbs.  Yes, I am still overweight and considered morbidly obese.  But, I feel amazing.  I can run, play, I am off of the C-pap machine, off of acid reflux medications, and my cholesterol is lower.  I am now taking exercise classes and I finished the most ridiculous run ever in June.  Life is so much better.  I would like to lose another 50 lbs.  So, I will keep it up.

Sincerely-

MM

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Before and after

 

 

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