- Posted December 17, 2013 by
Swartz Creek, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
The Life Changing Rollercoaster
I had known for quite a while that I had weight issues. Issues I never tried to address. What finally pushed me over the edge and spawned my weight loss challenge for myself was my visit to a local theme park. I had waited for over 2 hours in a line to ride a new rollercoaster. Upon my arrival to the seat of the ride, I was unable to fasten the seat belt. That was when I knew something had to change.
I finally committed to loosing weight. Right after my wedding (of course after) I started a boot camp. I stuck with that for about 5 months and I lost 60lbs. I felt after that time that I could loose the rest of the weight on my own. I continued at the gym and eating healthy.
As of today I have lost almost 160lbs and I am such a happier, healthier, and active person. I use to not be able to walk more than maybe an quarter of a mile and now I just ran my first Warrior Dash obstacle course last July and I have never felt so good in my life. I am trying to reach out and help others who are where I was or maybe just trying to loose a little. I am committed to this life and I could not be happier.