How I Went from Live to Eat’ to Eat to Live’

Find out how Kristy Varsetti took control of her eating habits and lost 139 pounds.

Kristy Varsetti, 30 of Geneva, Ohio, challenged herself to lose weight and ended up shedding an astounding 139 pounds!

On January 3 2009, a friend convinced me to join Weight Watchers. After stepping on the scale to a blinking 302 pounds, a shock went through me and I knew I had just made the decision to get control over my life back.

I had been going through a slew of serious health risks that nudged me even more to take on the weight loss challenge ahead of me. I began soaking up all the knowledge I could about eating healthy and portion controlsomething I’ve always struggled with.

I dusted off the kitchen scale and discovered a whole new world of healthy vegetables I didn’t know about before. I tracked everything I ate for a month and lost 12 pounds by February 2009!

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For fitness, I began doing home workouts and also became a regular at jazzercise classes and at the local YMCA. Working out was a way for me to know how many calories I had burned and that helped me make better decisions on how much I consumed.

Running also became a huge passion of mine. After finishing my first 5K in September 2009, it was full throttle ahead for me. I didn’t win, but I knew that when I crossed that finish line, I’d be winning for myself.

I’m now 139 pounds lighter! I’ve come to realize being healthy is a lifestyle and I’ve found a new lease on life—I’m even looking into becoming a certified kick box instructor!

From Size 26 to Slim Timeline:

• 302 lbs: January 2009 Joined Weight Watchers (losing 7.5 pounds in one week)
• 290 lbs: February 2009 Picked up the motto: Eat to Live not Live to Eat
• 185 lbs: September 2009 Ran first 5K
• 171 lbs: November 2009 Learned importance of planning meals ahead of time especially during Thanksgiving.
• 163 lbs: Now I have so much energy!

Pounds Size
Before: 302 26
Now: 163 10/12
Total lost: 139

Source: health


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