Weight Loss Success Story of the Day: Mignon has lost 76 pounds since January 2014. This proud mom of 2 embraced regular exercise, started eating clean and counting calories to improve her health and lose the pounds.
I went to the doctor in October 2013 and was told that I was borderline diabetic and on the verge of having high blood pressure. I had always been heavy. I was not comfortable in my own skin, had low self esteem and low self worth. I ate my feelings and at 36 years old I still wasn’t happy.
I have a husband who loves me unconditionally and two beautiful children but there was still something missing. I decided that I had to change. It wasn’t until Jan 25, 2014 that I decided that enough was enough. I wanted to stop talking about being fat and not doing anything about it. I REALLY wanted to be happy and reclaim my health. I joined the gym that following Saturday and the rest is history.
Even though weight watchers is a good program, I did that before and it had lost its effect on me so I needed something different. I installed the my fitness pal app on my phone and began tracking every single piece of food I put in my mouth. It was my accountability partner. I went to the gym and participated in a zumba class every Saturday. I also went to the gym every Tuesday and Thursday morning before work. It was still winter time and I remember those mornings were COLD but I was DETERMINED to stay consistent. I knew me and I knew that this was the best way for me to see results and begin to feel good about myself. The weight just began to fall off. I was so amazed…Lil ol’ me! I would let life pass me by but not anymore.
I tried different foods, I completely stopped going out to fast foods places and I minimized going out to eat like places like Panera Bread. I started eating clean and it was so tasty. I wanted to learn all that I could to get the most out of my weight loss journey. I am happy to say that I have lost a total of 76 pds in 9 months. I started out weighing 262 pounds and I am now down to 186 pounds at 5’7″ tall. I plan on staying on this journey because it’s not about a fad diet, it’s about a lifestyle change.
I want to help and encourage other women the same way others have encouraged me along the way. It’s not easy, but my #1 piece of advice is to be consistent with your healthy eating AND exercise. Also I want to tell you Ladies that you are worth it. It’s okay to take time to get your health in order. Everyone wants a piece of your attention but if you pay attention to YOU, I promise, you will not be disappointed.