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'I Lost 80 Pounds By Following This Super-Popular Eating Plan'

4 months ago, 30 Dec 00:11

By: Dani Holmes-kirk A ...

BEFORE: 235 AFTER: 155 At my heaviest, between 2004 and 2005, I weighed 235 pounds. I was lazy with my eating. I didn’t care or love myself enough to make a change for a long time. It was so much easier to shove my emotions down with food than to deal with them. I lost weight in 2006, but in an extremely unhealthy way. I was both anorexic and bulimic. I thought I was hiding it pretty well, but two friends I was living with at the time came to me and told me they knew what was going on. They told me that they loved me and were there for me, and that support helped me take a step out of my own brain to curb the habit. With their help, I regained control of my eating disorders—but not with healthy food. By 2008, I had ballooned back up to around 220. I had moved for Chicago for work that year, and delicious unhealthy food was everywhere. I had never had tater tots so readily available to me, and I felt like I had to take advantage. I ate out for most meals: a bagel for breakfast, a sub sandwich and chips for lunch, and takeout for dinner. I snacked on whatever was around the office: M&Ms, chips, pretzels, you get the idea. In fall of 2009, I hit my breaking point. I was tired of being unhappy within my own body. I was tired of sitting on the sidelines of my own life. Whenever I went out, I would take people's photos in order to avoid being in them. If friends were going to the beach, I'd turn down the invite. I didn't feel comfortable exploring the city for fear I would be too big to fit certain places. I picked the safe things to do where I could hide in the background or be one of a group. Avoiding photo opps backfired that Halloween. After looking at a picture of myself from a Halloween party, I walked into my first official Weight Watchers meeting on November 2, and never looked back. Check out Mama June's incredible weight loss transformation: I joined Weight Watchers and committed to going to a meeting every Monday night—even if I would just weigh in and go back to work. I chose Weight Watchers because I liked the aspect of the meeting rooms. That made the big difference for me. Even if I had ups and downs, being able to go back into a meeting and immediately feel like I wasn't alone was what I needed. I used to feel like people weren't going through the same weight-loss journey as I was. Maybe they were, but I didn't really see it among my friends. Going to a Weight Watchers meeting and being able to say "I ate an entire box of Cheez-Its last night" and having people understand instead of hearing "Why didn't you stop?" made me feel normal. I made friends at meetings that I would look forward to ...
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@WomensHealthMagazine

'I Lost 80 Pounds By Following This Super-Popular Eating Plan'

4 months ago, 30 Dec 00:11

By: Dani Holmes-kirk A ...
BEFORE: 235 AFTER: 155 At my heaviest, between 2004 and 2005, I weighed 235 pounds. I was lazy with my eating. I didn’t care or love myself enough to make a change for a long time. It was so much easier to shove my emotions down with food than to deal with them. I lost weight in 2006, but in an extremely unhealthy way. I was both anorexic and bulimic. I thought I was hiding it pretty well, but two friends I was living with at the time came to me and told me they knew what was going on. They told me that they loved me and were there for me, and that support helped me take a step out of my own brain to curb the habit. With their help, I regained control of my eating disorders—but not with healthy food. By 2008, I had ballooned back up to around 220. I had moved for Chicago for work that year, and delicious unhealthy food was everywhere. I had never had tater tots so readily available to me, and I felt like I had to take advantage. I ate out for most meals: a bagel for breakfast, a sub sandwich and chips for lunch, and takeout for dinner. I snacked on whatever was around the office: M&Ms, chips, pretzels, you get the idea. In fall of 2009, I hit my breaking point. I was tired of being unhappy within my own body. I was tired of sitting on the sidelines of my own life. Whenever I went out, I would take people's photos in order to avoid being in them. If friends were going to the beach, I'd turn down the invite. I didn't feel comfortable exploring the city for fear I would be too big to fit certain places. I picked the safe things to do where I could hide in the background or be one of a group. Avoiding photo opps backfired that Halloween. After looking at a picture of myself from a Halloween party, I walked into my first official Weight Watchers meeting on November 2, and never looked back. Check out Mama June's incredible weight loss transformation: I joined Weight Watchers and committed to going to a meeting every Monday night—even if I would just weigh in and go back to work. I chose Weight Watchers because I liked the aspect of the meeting rooms. That made the big difference for me. Even if I had ups and downs, being able to go back into a meeting and immediately feel like I wasn't alone was what I needed. I used to feel like people weren't going through the same weight-loss journey as I was. Maybe they were, but I didn't really see it among my friends. Going to a Weight Watchers meeting and being able to say "I ate an entire box of Cheez-Its last night" and having people understand instead of hearing "Why didn't you stop?" made me feel normal. I made friends at meetings that I would look forward to ...
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