First Name: Heather
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Stay at home
Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 130 pounds and I went from a size 20 down to a size 4!
Waist: 25 1/2"
Starting Weight: 254 pounds
Current Weight: 124 pounds
I decided to lose weight for and for my two little boys. I wanted to be able to play with them without being out of breath all the time. I looked in the mirror and hated what I saw. I knew I had to do something about it. One day I woke up and I had this drive in me and ever since then the drive has remained. I love my new fitness lifestyle.
First off, I started keeping a journal of everything that I ate. I started eating small meals throughout the day and I tried to follow the Eat Clean book as best as I could. I also started drinking nothing but water. I started walking at first and then I started doing a lot of weight training.
I lost the weight really quickly, to be honest. I think being young had a lot to do with that factor. I'm also the type of person that when I put my mind to something there is no turning back. I was able to have major will power and turn down sweets or any other temptations. I was bound and determined to get the weight off and nothing was going to hold me back.
I am such a happier person. I have tons of energy and I am able to be the mother I am supposed to be to my baby boys. Losing the weight was not an easy process but it is the best thing I could have ever done for myself.
Just being able to see other people' s weight loss success stories during my weight loss journey. It was the motivation I needed when I wanted to give up so many times. I really do not think people understand how hard it is to lose that much weight unless you have been in our shoes. It is a big struggle and I am so thankful I did it. Being able to read ShapeFit's success stories when I have felt discouraged or wanted to give up so many times has helped me be where I am today. I really appreciate ShapeFit.com for posting these stories of people who have once been in our shoes and succeeded. Reading inspirational stories I think is really motivating and I hope that my story can motivate others too!