Weight Loss Success Stories: Kelly Lost 71 Pounds To Fit Into Her Dream Wedding Dress
Getting engaged motivated Kelly to shape up her eating and exercising habits and lose 70 pounds
Vitals: Kelly G., Rosemount, MN
Occupation: Marketing and Sales
Height: 5 ft. 5 in.
Began Weight-Loss Program: 12/8/08
Time at Current Weight: 3 months
Before 240 lbs.
After 169 lbs.
I started gaining most of my weight after college. I started a full time desk job and rarely spent time walking around. The only time I would get up from my desk was to go to the bathroom or go to lunch. Every day I told myself that I would start my diet tomorrow and before I knew it was 240 pounds at the age of 23.
I got engaged in February of 2008 and I knew that there was no way in heck that I was walking down the aisle looking the way I was. Well, once again I put it off every day and kept eating unhealthy and not exercising. On December 7, 2008, I went wedding dress shopping … it was supposed to be one of the best parts of wedding planning and I felt miserable. The next day was the first day to a new me.
I joined a gym that was walking distance to my work. Every day at lunch time I got my butt to the gym and worked out for 30 minutes. I started counting calories and kept track of the foods I was eating every day. I mixed in weight lifting with my cardio and started attending fitness classes two times a week. Before I knew it the weight started coming off and the differences every day gave me more and more motivation to keep going.
The Key to Success
Support: I have an incredible support system with my family, friends and coworkers. I feel that without them I would have not been able to come as far as I have.
Derailers and Strategies
Weekends are tough as there are tons of challenges I come across. I always make sure to keep the mindset that this is lifestyle change and if I don’t allow myself to have a doughnut or a slice of a pizza then I will ultimately fail … it’s all about moderation.
When I Slip…
I remind myself that I am human and I will not be perfect.
When I Soar…
June 13, 2009: Walking down the aisle, seeing my husband’s face and listening to people gasp in shock.
Weekends are tough as there are tons of challenges I come across. I always make sure to keep the mindset that this is lifestyle change and if I don't allow myself to have a doughnut or a slice of a pizza then I will ultimately fail … it's all about moderation. See my before and after weight loss pictures, and read amazing weight loss success stories from real women and their best weight loss diet plans and programs. Motivation to lose weight with walking and inspiration from before and after weightloss pics and photos.