- Posted January 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments
MIchelle's Weight Loss Journey
In January 2011 I weighed in at 357. I couldn't breathe. I ate, slept, and worked and that was it. I was getting to the point where I was scared of dying. A wife and a mother or 2 young girls, I needed to take care of myself.
I joined an online website called Sparkpeople. They have an amazing calorie/exercise tracker. The first few months all I could do is walk. Slowly I increased my exercise. Month by month I was shedding pounds and by the end of July I had lost 100 pounds.
Since then I have lost another 37 pounds with some struggle in 2012. I started feeling bad in February and I went to the doctor. I ended up having 3 heart stents put in. I was sick. I am only 30 years old. The doctor told me if I wouldn't have lost the weight the previous year it could have been much worse. Probably open heart surgery.
I'm looking forward to reaching my goal weight this year.
I started my own Facebook page named "Leaving Obesity Behind" where I currently have 10,700 followers. I'm hoping I can motivate others, and let them know they can change their life through changing your diet and exercise.
starting weight: 357 pounds
current weight; 220 lbs