Like many people, reddit user DontJudeMe didn’t really see a problem with her weight. But one day, someone told her boyfriend that she looked “fat.”
It really hurt my self esteem, I think I always saw myself as the person I am today. When I look back at old pictures I just think “when did I look like this?” She wrote.
But she decided to try something new. It was time for a lifestyle change, and she was finally ready. At just 26 years old, there was still plenty of time to embrace her new choices and see where it would take her.
I used to drink 8 to 10 sodas a day, and eat nothing but junk.”
Her words seem eerily familiar to a lot of people concerned about their own weight. How often do we stop to analyze exactly what we have eaten over the course of a day? We eat when we’re hungry, but a lot of the time, we eat because it has become a habit. She decided to break that habit by replacing those sodas with water and limiting the amount of sugar she was consuming. She added vegetables and chicken to replace a lot of the junk food, and said goodbye to pasta and bread.
She began to walk everyday and started going to the gym just to lift weights.
These might seem like small changes, but she eventually saw results over time. 70 pounds later, she looks like a different person. It isn’t all great, though.
I have loose skin. I have stretch marks. I have cellulite.” She writes.
But in spite of it all, “70 pounds down, never felt so good!”
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