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    Posted July 8, 2014 by
    Manalapan, New Jersey
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    How i lost 100 pounds.

    Im a high school graduate and will be starting the new chapter in my life this fall when i attend my first year of college. My entire life i was over weight. I used to get frightened when i had to go to the doctor because he used to explain to me all the bad things i will run into in the future. The reason i never lost weight was because i never felt i had the potential to do it. I just thought i was meant to be fat. I never showed it bothered me, i would make fun of myself and would laugh when others did it too but deep down my weight has been haunting me for years. One day my parents left me home alone for the night and i remember watching TV when a fitness commercial came on and the people would share how much weight they lost. I would usually change the channel but for some reason i watched it. I watched it for a while and i envied how good the people looked and how happy they were. I shut the TV off and thought long and hard. After about fifteen minutes of thinking only two words came out of my mouth. "Why not." I made a promise to myself to try and lose weight because realistically if it didn't work out i would be in the same position i was in for the past ten years. I decided not to tell anyone besides my parents because i knew i needed their help. Working out was a problem though because i hated the gym. I have a treadmill in my basement and decided to start with that. I would try and run 2 miles a day. Obviously i would need to take breaks because i have never run a day in my life and my body couldn't handle it. A strong diet was also necessary because i couldn't keep eating the way i was. I was addicted to white sugar so i had a sweet tooth for almost every candy you can imagine. Grilled chicken saved my life because ate that almost everyday for a month. I was 18 years old and weighed 315 pounds, more then most adults. With about 4 months of hard work i was able to lose 100 pounds and i'm still going.
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