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“I am so thankful to have made the decision to change my life. Being the girl on the left weighing in at 233 lbs at only 33 had its toll on me. I couldn’t walk very far without getting back pain, I was out of breath walking up the stairs & I was borderline diabetic! I knew I couldn’t live like that anymore, not only was my health suffering but so was my mental state of health. I was depressed, I stopped caring about myself and my appearance.
I hated socialising and never really left the house unless it was to go to work. Everyday I was just living to make it trough the day.
One morning in March 2015 I woke up and realised I was throwing away my life, I HAD to do something about it. The thought was daunting, I knew it was going to be a long ride and I would have a lot of obstacles along the way. But something had to change.
So I joined @weightwatchers and got myself a @fitbit.
I started walking every day at lunch time and soon the weight started dropping off. Once I lost a bit of weight, I decided to get back in the gym and take classes.
By Christmas I had lost 75 lbs. I am not embarrassed to say that since then I’ve struggled to continue on my journey and ended up gaining 10lbs.
But I am finally back on track and have another 5 lbs to go to my lowest weight last christmas. The time frame you do it in isn’t important, it’s not a race.
You can take your time, weight loss isn’t a straight line down every week. There will be weeks where you will gain, give in to a takeaway or skip the gym. And that’s fine, we all do it.
What’s important is that you never stop trying and you never ever give up?”