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    Posted January 14, 2013 by
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    Your 'Aha' weight-loss moments

    80lbs loss and found my self

    By Summer of 2010 I had exploded to 240 pounds size 24 pants. I was out of control. My life was out of control I was working 3 jobs and was eating every meal out wendys breakfast, mcdonalds lunch and taco bell dinner. As a new mom it was even harder I had added a little bit of babyweight but that was nothing compared to as large as I had gotten. then Christmas 2010 came and I saw the family pictures I did not even recognize my own face I knew it was time for a change Jan 2011 was when I started. I was losing gradually with a few bumps in the road here and there it was actually working the hard part was I was doing it alone. I would try to eat health with some one that would not eat my healthy cooking and would complain that its not how his mom would make it… Well I was doing this for me and nothing could stop me… I liked what it was like to go into a store and be able to try on clothes that were not the largest size they had. Or have to go to a plus size store.

    Jump forward the added self-esteem the weigh loss gave me showed me that I did not need to be in a loveless marriage any more. I started going to the gym once I moved out. It started as 2-3 times a week then I got addicted it would be 5-7 times as week .If I was bored instead of eat I would go back to the gym and run. My gym has a great day care so it was easy to take my 2 year old with me. When I went shopping I did not buy anything with out looking at the nutrition facts… and then I just did not buy anything that would tempt me to eat it. My friend said it best… Its not a diet it’s a life style change and nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Every time I thought about do I want that piece of cake I just remember how easy it is to put it on and how much work it is to get it off.

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