- Posted December 11, 2013 by
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Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
A whole new me, by the grace of God!
My grandson was born in January of 2011, and in June of 2011 I had put my promise off long enough. I attended
my first Weight Watcher meeting on June 26, 2011. I weighed in at a whopping 346.8 pounds. I was to say the least shocked. I didn't own a scale, and avoided them like the plague. I lost 13 pounds my first week, and knew that my goal was attainable, if I didn't give up. I suffered from high-blood pressure, and high cholesterol due to my weight and was taking medication daily to help control these issues. I wasn't able to exercise when I first started losing weight, but after losing 75 pounds I started at our local rec center. Walking and toning with weights became a daily routine for me. My weight loss journed to reach my goal took me 22 months. I met my goal in April of 2013. I have
continued to loose slowly, and currently weigh 129.2 pounds. Previously I wore a 5X, and now say with pride "I wear a size 8". But most importantly I have reached the goal that kept me going, and I now play "tractors" with my two healthy grandsons on the floor!
With the grace of God and huge support from my family and friends I am a much healthier person. I celebrate the things that most people take for granted. I am able to sit in a chair with arms, fasten a seat belt, climb stairs,
and park in the furtherest parking stall when shopping. I now walk 6-8 miles a day, and recently completed my third 5K. I celebrate sharing my story with others, and want anyone no matter whether they have 20 pounds or 200 pounds to lose, it is totally possible. You would not believe how much better you would feel.
Thank you for allowing me to share my story.