Today’s featured weight loss success story: Michelle lost 90 pounds by making simple changes.
Here is what Michelle had to say about her weight loss journey on her BWLW community blog page:
“Down 90 pounds in less than two years. Making simple changes made a big difference in my life. I’ve always been happy with myself and my size which I count as a true blessing. Even now, as I look at older and more recent pictures, I can definitely see the physical changes, but I still just see me. I never had an “A-ha” moment. I didn’t really have a drive to lose weight at all. I did realize that I had gained weight since college, but I just would buy a new outfit and that was that. A couple of years ago, I noticed that my younger sister was eating differently and working out more. I had seen her losing weight, but initially, I didn’t think too much of it. I inquired one day as to what she was doing and she simply said, “eating smaller meals and walking”. “Hmmm”, I thought, “that sounded simple enough” so I said “why not” and gave it a try. I limited my meals to breakfast, lunch and dinner each day at 400 calories each and eaten every 4 hours. I didn’t cut anything out of my diet, except for the extra calories. I also started walking EVERY day for just 15 minutes. And that was it! Simple.
As I became more comfortable, I increased my walking time to 30 mins a day and started being more selective of the foods I ate. I also started weighing myself once a week and keeping track of the progress. I was noticing 3 and 4 pounds coming off EVERY week and this was keeping me motivated! I eventually starting walking a total of an hour every day (rain or shine), lifting moderate weights and incorporating lots more vegetables with the help of “Meatless Mondays”. I started trying new foods and realizing that there were so many healthy choices to be made. I’ve lost a total of 90 pounds since November of 2010 and I am amazed on how those few small changes in my life made such a tremendous difference!”