Today I’d like to share a story from one of our awesome community members. I’ve been messaging back and forth with her on Facebook for a few days and I asked if I could share her story and she said yes. We will call her “K” in this post. Even if you don’t read her entire story, please make sure to read the last line and read it to yourself every day.
K told me she has an infant daughter and wants to be healthy for her. K is in her early 20s – I told her this morning that I wish I had worked on my health in my 20s, I think my life would have been so much better. But you know what? I feel better today than I did at 18 and every day I drink a green smoothie, enjoy a green juice or a walk, I am getting younger. Much like K, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. Especially the tired part.
Make sure to check out her HUGE weight loss in just 7 months. I agree with her that exercise improves my mood – it’s like if I am having a tough day, just walking on the treadmill for a bit immediately brings me back to the center.
Here is K’s story:
“I had galbladder surgery in July 2010. A combination of being unhappy and the surgery led me to gain about 80 lbs. I’ve always been overweight my entire life, trying every fad diet in the books. Lose 40 gain 60, lose 20 gain 25.
“So after the surgery I became really sick and everything I ate didn’t agree with me, since the galbladder metabolizes fat and I was without one and still eating like I used to, I gained a ton of weight.
“But eating unhealthy and being sedentary weren’t my only issues, I was in a 5 year mentally abusive relationship. I left July 2012, started gaining back my confidence and self esteem but was still pretty sick.
“I eventually got sick and tired of being sick and tired.
“So I slowly started cutting out things like takeout and cheese (self proclaimed cheese addict here lol) before I knew it I’d lost 35 lbs! I had more energy and wasn’t feeling so sick anymore. I started a vitamin regimen, I take L-tyrosene (for moods), B50, a combo of magnesium/D3/calcium and an omega 3-6-9. I figured out my triggers were meat, so I became a vegetarian, and cut out milk and cheese completely since they’re high in fat and tend to make me sluggish and sick.
“It’s now 7 months later, I’m incredibly happy and have lost 122lbs! The right way! I don’t restrict or starve, I eat 4 times a day (300-400 Cal meals). I do yoga, strength training and cardio 5-6 times a week, I just started working out with a friend about 1.5 months ago. She helps keep me motivated. Exercise has tremendously improved my mood. When I started at 380 lbs I couldn’t walk a block without stopping. I’m still heavy at 260 (I’m five foot 9) but I can jog for 20 minutes straight now, and love doing so.
“Never give up on your goals. Ever.”
Huge ♥ ♥ ♥ to K!