My Weight Loss Journey So Far

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I debated whether to actually place these photos in a public place or not and finally decided to throw caution to the wind. I figure if my horrible bloated figure 30 pounds ago could motivate someone else to make a change in their lives then it would be worth it. So, without further ado, I will post my before picture as well as a picture at my current weight. I am by no means at my ideal weight, but I am on my way and there has been definite improvement.

Before: (Yes, it was really bad!)


What did I so to lose weight?

I woke up one day with the mindset that it would be impossible to fail. I can't really explain it, but something in my way of looking at the situation suddenly changed and I just knew that it was something that I could and would do.

I started by cutting my calories. On a daily basis, I visit Livstrong: My Plate, where I am able to list all the foods I have eaten or will eat for the day and come up with a final count on calories, fat content, etc. They also have a great application that tells you how much you should be eating in order to lose or gain a certain amount each day and it keep track of your progress using charts on a daily, weekly or monthly level.

In addition to keeping my online food diary to ensure that I never go over my allotted calories, I joined a natural weight loss forum, which is full of information and caring people who give me advice on how to lose weight through diet and exercise. I have a weight loss diary on there if you would like to read it as well. If you are trying to lose weight naturally, you should definitely check out the forum. The information is always free and there are tons of success stories everywhere you look.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your success story Kathleen...It is very inspirational. I have been combating weight gain for the last several years from WW to low carb and everything in between. I think I just need to focus more on veggies, fruit, fish and chicken and that should get me started. I have also started taking ZUMBA classes and LOVE it...

  2. It is great to be able to find a type of exercise you are into Bobbie, so you are headed in the right direction. Do not look at it as a diet. Instead, just look at it as a lifestyle change.

    Make it simple to start, just change one or two things per week. Do not eat things that come out of a box, change from ground beef to ground turkey and switch out red meat for boneless skinless chicken. Let me know how you are coming along in the future!



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