Transformation of the Day: Stephanie lost 63 pounds. Her success came from focusing not just on eating habits and exercise, but on the causes of her weight gain and on creating a healthier lifestyle. Check out her story.
Starting Weight: 231 pounds
Current Weight: 168 pounds
What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going when you wanted to give up?
I struggled with my weight in the past. In my mid-twenties, I moved to a new city and gained weight, but I was able to lose the weight and get back to a healthy state.
When I moved again in my early 40s to a new city, I put on significant weight. I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. Who was that woman staring back at me? I was always tired and knew it was time to get my health back on track.
How did you lose the weight?
I reached out to Body Refined after realizing that I was struggling with doing it on my own. Kurt coached me, and I made significant changes. I changed my sleeping habits, daily movements, and my overall nutrition regime. Just as important, I made changes to minimize the stress level in my daily life.
I worked out, but I didn’t work out nearly as much as I did in the past. Kurt taught me to focus on the causes of my weight gain versus trying to chase the weight with exercise.
When did you start your journey?
How long did your transformation take?
It took me a little over a year, but I am completely ok with that. I struggled! It wasn’t easy. Many times, I wanted to revert to focusing on things other than me. I still have struggles, but I’m able to tackle them easier.
What advice do you have for other people who want to lose weight?
Take the time and make the time to invest in yourself and your health. It won’t be easy, however making yourself a priority is the biggest gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones.
Coach: Kurt Dixon, CNC HFS CPT
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