WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM? I have always struggled with my weight, since I was a kid – overweight my WHOLE life. I did have one moment of “skinny” when I was on prescription medicine for ADHD during college which made me lose a ton of weight, but put it on immediately when coming off the med.
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE? It effected everything for me. My anxiety would be through the roof thinking everyone would stare, as I’m the “fat” girl in the room. I was self conscious about by bum, my back fat, my arms – I covered as much as my body as possible.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? Creeping into plus sizes & feeling uncomfortable being naked around my current husband!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? Took photos & picked a workout program!!!
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS? Immediately! I had my nutrition in check & I was committed to the progress!
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART? My husband continuing his diet as it was!
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? Not really- I loved it. I was seeing results FAST & that kept me motivated. I fell in love with fitness FAST!
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM? I did when I reached about 60 pounds of weight loss- then it was a much slower process & my goals began to change.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT? 6 months.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES? Countless. Clothes fitting. Mentality surrounding food. Relationships improved.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? Ate lots of takeout, drank a lot of alcohol, breakfast on the run usually! I usually made decent choices but of course they’re truly not healthy ones! I binge ate a lot & midnight snacks!
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER? I workout DAILY, never missing a day. Even if I need to rest- I move my body, even if it’s just active recovery working on mobility. Before- ZERO physical activity. I would get in spurts where I’d exercise for 2-3 weeks but never saw results so I’d quit.
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- WATER! Drink AT LEAST your body weight in ounces each day! Aim for 2 gallons, the more water, the more weight loss!
- Pre-filling my cups with water to save an extra 30(?) seconds in the mornings. 😆 Going to sleep at 8pm to wake at 3am!
- Focus on your GOALS!
- Tracking food!
- I always needed new clothes since I was losing 10LBS/month- so I would OFTEN reward with new clothes. As well as- treats on weekends!