Weight Loss Journey: Karen lost 200 pounds over the course of 2 years. She was turned down for weight loss surgery several times so she lost the weight with healthy eating and exercise.
My name is Karen and I was morbidly obese for over 16 yrs. 520 pounds was my highest weight and 485 pounds was my average weight. I really wanted to have weight loss surgery done, but was turned down 3 times.
After the third time that I was turned down, I said to myself, “They are not going to tell me when I can be beautiful. I’m going to do it myself .” That is when I changed my eating habits to focus on lean meats, fruit and veggies Only. I joined a bike club called GMOB/GROWN MEN ON BIKES and GLOW/GROWN LADIES ON WHEELS. During this weight loss journey, I rode my bike 10 miles, every other day.
Today, I have lost 200 pounds in 2 years. My height is 5’6″. My advice motive for others who want lose the pounds: You must want it for yourself, because no one else can keep you focused.