Today’s featured weight loss success story: Gwen lost 60 pounds in 7 months. She was inspired to get healthy by her daughter who lost 65 pounds. I love it when families lose weight together! Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey:
“Hi I’m Gwen, I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you my story. I was skinny growing up, until I had my daughter. I gained a lot of weight and over the years it has been a struggle. I quit smoking in Jan 1, 2012 and I gained weight since I stopped. March of this year, I got motivated to change my life and lose weight. I knew I had to change my eating habits and get busy exercising. I just really want to be healthy and live to see my grandkids when my daughter decides to have kids.
My new way of life is clean eating (fresh fruits and veggies, baked and grilled meats) and exercising 5-6 times a week. I also drink plenty of water, 100-120 oz a day. I like to switch up my exercise routines, so it varies from from gym to workout videos at home to water aerobics. Dr. Ian Smith’s book, Shred: The Revolutionary Diet, played a major part in my dieting and lifestyle change.
It’s been 7 months now, and it was hard, but I really like exercising and eating right. My advice to others is to get started and stick to it. If you mess up or have a cheat meal forget about it and start all over again. Never give up. My daughter also lost 65 lbs. She inspired me to get healthy.”