Let’s show some love to Connie. She lost 36 pounds. Her story is very moving and shows that you can rise up after tragedy and change your life. Here is what she shared with us about her journey:
“Hi, My name is Connie Moore. I’m 44 years old. I started my weight loss regimen on Sept, 8 2013. I’ve lost 36 pounds, with 50 pounds to go. It’s a lifestyle of exercise and healthy eating. I started at 236lbs. I’ve decided I want to body build. Weight training and working out keeps my mind clear and away from all the hurt out there. The gym is my sanctuary, my peace. I wish it could be my home.”
What was your motivation?
I suffered a horrible breakup and sunk into a deep depression. I attempted to commit suicide and ended up in a psychiatric hospital. The truth is, I began working out to forget! However, as I keep going I quickly became a spiritual walk.
What did you do in terms of exercise and changing your eating habits?
I got a personal trainer and he began explaining to me the importance of healthy eating and it’s affect on our emotional health also. Weight gain and obesity can weigh so heavy on our self esteem and emotions. My advice would be take time to love you the way your GOD sees you! I’m still a work in progress. Prayer, meditation, worship. Work,work,work, believe and love yourself. Drink plenty of water. Eat plenty of fiber. Remove starches and white foods (breads,potatoes,etc.) from your eating habits. Bake and broil, no frying. Remove sugar unless it’s natural and above all… be happy!! THANK YOU for seeing me.”