Today’s featured before & after weight loss story: Charlotte lost 60 pounds. She was motivated by the possibility of having diabetes to change her eating habits and get healthy. Here is what she shared with us:
I’m down 60 pounds so far since July 2012! I have more to go. I was borderline diabetic. I didn’t take it seriously until the doctor said she was more than sure I was over the borderline, because of all the signs and symptoms I was having. The day she tested me I prayed and told God if He would spare me from this disease I would start working out and lose the weight. I’ve seen my aunts and sisters deal with diabetes. Losing their sight, their limbs, kidney failure and having to stick themselves daily. The day I got my results I cried. Cried tears of joy because I didn’t have diabetes. As I cried and while thanking God, I popped in a workout video and haven’t stopped yet.
Along with working out I also used the loseit.com to keep track of my eating. I noticed that when I began cutting back on how much I ate the bulk of the weight began melting off. I stop eating beef years before the weight loss, never ate pork, let the sodas go, cut way back on the sweets and began eating more fruits and veggies. I love my veggies now. Now, I carry a bag of fruits with me in case I get hungry when I’m away from home. It keeps me from stopping for fast food. Don’t get me wrong, I do have my weak points but I don’t over do it and don’t do it often! When I get to that “I don’t feel like doing this” point, I have my before picture handy and it quickly motivates me to keep moving! I was at a weight loss plateau for a long time so I decided to join Weight Watchers recently to get the remaining weight off. I was in a size 24-26 at the beginning of my weight loss journey and now in a size 12! Fit&Fabulous at 40!