When I started college in September 2002
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE? I was always tired, couldn’t get a job, my knees and ankles always hurt, and I couldn’t get pregnant.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY? Tired of being tired
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I started walking with a friend, counting calories and tracking my food on my fitness pal.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS? 3 months
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART? Adjusting my schedule to make time for the gym, also I became obsessed with my scale so learning not to over weigh.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING? No, I dropped weight so fast it was really addictive
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM? I got pregnant with my daughter and took a year off, learning to juggle work, graduate school, a new baby and the gym was tricky. I set a goal to be pre baby size by her 1st birthday and that motivates me
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT? 1 year
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES? Wrapping a towel around me, crossing my legs, getting pregnant
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Before: ate out 2 meals a day
After: from scratch home cooked meals every day
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
After: gym fitness classes 5-6 days a week and 5k and 10k fun runs
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Weigh and measure everything you put in your mouth.
- Found an exercise you love and do it
- Don’t be embarrassed to try something new.
- Losing lots of weight makes you cold ALL THE TIME.