What inspired you to finally lose the weight?

Jack96

New member
I was never morbidly fat. I was always healthy and plump. However, that changed in the summer of 2017. I went to Canada for a month-long vacation to tour the entire east coast and stay with my dad's elder brother and his family. My aunt was thrilled to have us over as it was the first time we had visited them. She is a very good cook and is ever-enthusiastic to feed people. On top of all that, I'm the youngest in the clan and hence I was fed the most. We had all kinds of food, at that time. Name it and we'd eaten it! At the end of the month, we were driving to New Jersey for my brother's wedding and that's when it struck me; I was hardly fitting into any of the dresses I'd brought for the wedding! In the mirror, I saw a cuter but a fatter, unhealthier version of myself. I had a double chin where girls my age had a jawline. My cheeks were rising over my eyes every time I smiled. I didn't want to look in the mirror, I didn't want pictures to of myself to be clicked. I literally hated myself. This was a bad place to be, a dark hour I was going through and I desperately wanted to come out of it. There had to be some way!

In the wedding, I met one of my cousins who was studying in the States and had come over. She had always been fat. And by then, she was slimmer, more confident and clearly, one of the prettiest people I'd met. (Okay, she'd always been pretty!) I told her about my problem. She suggested me a diet that she had tried and gave me an exercise routine. It was a Low-Calorie Diet and the exercise was tough but I loved working out, anyway!

I came back to India and started the diet right away! I had cravings at first but literally within a few weeks, the results started showing. Excluding Sundays, I hardly ever cheated on my own self. I was extremely dedicated to my goal. My diet was boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, pulses, protein bars and salads. I would eat chapati and daal on Sundays. In the gym, I worked Cardio with the HIIT techniques and split the weight lifting part in the upper body and lower body. I ran up and down the stairs with 6kg dumbbells in each hand. I was focused and fast. Even my parents couldn't believe how attached I'd become to this healthy lifestyle. What I weighed before was close to 77 kgs and by the end of five and a half months, I was 62kgs.

I wasn't thin but the whole weight loss made me more goal-oriented, confident and self-motivated. I appreciated my own self for the effort and the outcome. I was finally proud of who I was and what it took for me to get there. For me, weight loss wasn't just weight loss; it was a journey of self-healing, introspection and meditation. This was how I began to love myself.
 

Craige1985

Well-known member
Having lots of body fats ain't great at all! I'm glad that you took the decision. I began watching over my weight when I got married and my wife is a fitness trainer. She told me to always hit the gym with her and that was how I got to see a lot of people that are looking fit and strong.

That really changed my body structure ( and yeah, it improved our love life as well).
 

Jada Kirtley

New member
When I was in 9th class my dream was to become a model but I was very fat. With the passing time, I started gaining more weight my classmates used to call me panda in class. One day I proposed my crush but he answered me that I don't like 'pandas' this word 'pandas' hurt me a lot at that time I decided that I need to focus on my body and on myself from that day I started my journey.
 

aarav446

New member
Bodyweight is not a good thing to put on. I was in the Navy and overweight by 15 to 20 Kg. I had the uphill task of reducing my weight to remain in the league. I used to run/jog for an hour (8-10Km) in the evening and do simple exercise for 30 minutes. Some of the best tricks to lose weight are:

1. Drink lots of water
2. Drink at least one liter of water before any meal.
3. Eat nothing after 8:30 PM
4. Drink hot Lime water with honey in morning empty stomach an after any exercise.
5. Walk after any meal.
6. Do not eat fried food/fast food.
7. Chew your meal atleast 32

I reduced 17Kg in six months and 3 inches of my waist. This helped me to volunteer for aircrew of MR aircraft.
 

isabella

New member
I was really irritated by the very fact that my BMI (Body Mass Index) was way above the traditional mark and other people had started calling me all kinds of names like ‘golu’, ‘chubby’ and ‘motu’. I used to be even fat-shamed and had stopped looking into the mirror. My fondness for shopping or trying new clothes had completely gone. I wont to feel very confident about myself.
One fine day, I made a decision that I want to place sincere efforts into being the most effective version of myself which is when things began to change.

I have had my days filled with depression due to fat-shaming, eventual breakup, and extreme low confidence because people re-iterated to me multiple times in an exceedingly day that "I am not sexy enough to be someone's girlfriend because I don't conform to a precise Body Shape" or "I shouldn't be the opening dancer because my waist isn't luring enough to draw in the crowd" or "Share Auto walla telling me to pay money for two seats" and lots of more such self-esteem damaging monologues from people around and particularly from people that mattered to me. Here is my weight loss journey of 23 kilograms without a private trainer and dietician.
 

Carlos

Member
I’ll tell you a little story.

Approximately ten years ago, when I was seventeen years old, I was taking summer school P.E. so I wouldn’t have to do it during the school year. I was about 280 lbs at this time and a few weeks of physical education was a lot better in my mind than having to suffer throughout the school year. The thing was though, for some reason I did not feel good at all, and I couldn’t fully participate. My teachers just assumed I was being difficult, but literally the day after summer school had ended, I went to the emergency room. I was vomiting, I had so much pain. I couldn’t even drink water. I’m a tough girl. I’m pretty good with pain. I walked down to the car, I walked to see my doctor, I walked myself into the ER.

Turns out, I tried to do a summer of P.E. with a ruptured appendix. My surgeon isn’t sure how long my appendix had been ruptured, but that it was a while considering the amount of scar tissue I had. Basically what happened was my fat cells enclosed the poison from the appendix and kept me alive. It was funny then and it’s funny now, but essentially, my fat saved my life. I tend to see these things as signs. I took it as a sign that my body was okay with being fat. That the fat was on my side, not against me.

Fast forward to me being about 21/22, I had a severe back injury from work. I also developed sciatica, and my foot would go in and out of being numb. I checked all these things off as simply being because I was injured. These symptoms would go away. I was fine.

Then when I was about 24/25, I experienced the worst pain in my life. I guess it wasn’t the worst pain, but it was so uncomfortable with no way to be relieved. I found out I had gall stones. I was in and out of the ER and told to schedule a surgery. I put this off because I didn’t want to lose my gallbladder. I stalled and prolonged it, and my mom got fed up with me. She made fried rice (my mom makes the damn best-fried rice, okay, and she knew I wouldn’t be able to resist) and I had about three bowls of it that Saturday night.

I was up the rest of the night with an attack. I kept my dad up too. I was in and out of the ER about three times before they finally admitted me because the pain would not go away. This will probably sound stupid to some people, but it was football Sunday, and my dad is a huge football fan. I hate inconveniencing people and I was crying and apologizing to him profusely for him having to be there with me rather than watch his game. He, of course, thought I was being ridiculous. He was stressed, and getting angry with the nurses because he saw me, his daughter who didn’t cry over physical pain, bawling and doubling over because I could not be relieved. I could not get comfortable.

I had a realization. With that realization, I guess I should retract and reword my earlier statement.

My body wasn’t failing me. I was failing my body.

I want to say that’s all it took for me to get my life in order and for me to want to take control, but it wasn’t. There was no huge life-changing moment for me that made me wake up and realize I needed to do something.

I was twenty-six years old and it was the beginning of summer 2017. I was sprawled on the couch because my back pain returned and my sciatica was acting up. I couldn’t feel my foot. As I laid there, I thought about what would happen if I never regained feeling in my foot. It had been numb for a while, and I had learned how to walk without the feeling. So if I moved a certain wrong way, I would stumble. My mind drifts pretty far when I self-reflect and it gets pretty dramatic. So naturally, I started thinking about what would happen if they ended up having to cut it off. I started thinking about the loss of limbs, eventual death, and essentially scared myself.

If I didn’t make a change in my life, I was going to die.

I would never become an aunt to my sister’s future children. I would never get married and eventually have my own. I would never grow old and get to be a crazy and cynical grandma. If I continued with the life I was living, I wondered if I’d even make it to forty. I wondered if I would die in my thirties.

My parents would have to bury their youngest daughter because she didn’t care about herself enough to choose to live.

I realized that day that obesity is a slow form of suicide. We are essentially eating ourselves to death, and no one would think we’d done it on purpose. I couldn’t outright kill myself because I hated the thought of hurting my family and friends that way, but I was still killing myself. No one even knew. Not even me. It was subconscious. I was killing myself and my body was screaming for help.

At twenty-six years old, I had to decide if I wanted to live or if I was going to let myself die.

I chose life. I will continue to choose life until life stops choosing me.
 

Christopherr

New member
These men and women transformed their bodies and lost weight through healthy ... “It's never too late to change your life no matter how long you've been stuck.” ..... Now, Golding says she is finally at peace with her body.
 

mark Victor

New member
I always wanted to wear my favourite clothes but I was very fat. When I was attending my batch party I was wearing a black shirt and because of my huge tummy my shirt's button had fallen out, this is why everyone there had made fun of me I felt very bad about my heavy body and then I had decided to lose my tummy asap.
 

Ernie

New member
I have role models whom I look up to when it comes to keeping fit and being in shape. People like Chris Brown, Tyga and Meek Mill. Once I look at them, I feel inspired to be and look like them.
 

Greta

New member
Self-monitoring is crucial to weight loss motivation and success. Research has found that people who track their food intake are more likely to lose weight and maintain their weight loss. However, to keep a food journal correctly, you must write down everything you eat.
 

Nancy0

Member
I was never morbidly fat. I was always healthy and plump. However, that changed in the summer of 2017. I went to Canada for a month-long vacation to tour the entire east coast and stay with my dad's elder brother and his family. My aunt was thrilled to have us over as it was the first time we had visited them. She is a very good cook and is ever-enthusiastic to feed people. On top of all that, I'm the youngest in the clan and hence I was fed the most. We had all kinds of food, at that time. Name it and we'd eaten it! At the end of the month, we were driving to New Jersey for my brother's wedding and that's when it struck me; I was hardly fitting into any of the dresses I'd brought for the wedding! In the mirror, I saw a cuter but a fatter, unhealthier version of myself. I had a double chin where girls my age had a jawline. My cheeks were rising over my eyes every time I smiled. I didn't want to look in the mirror, I didn't want pictures to of myself to be clicked. I literally hated myself. This was a bad place to be, a dark hour I was going through and I desperately wanted to come out of it. There had to be some way!

In the wedding, I met one of my cousins who was studying in the States and had come over. She had always been fat. And by then, she was slimmer, more confident and clearly, one of the prettiest people I'd met. (Okay, she'd always been pretty!) I told her about my problem. She suggested me a diet that she had tried and gave me an exercise routine. It was a Low-Calorie Diet and the exercise was tough but I loved working out, anyway!

I came back to India and started the diet right away! I had cravings at first but literally within a few weeks, the results started showing. Excluding Sundays, I hardly ever cheated on my own self. I was extremely dedicated to my goal. My diet was boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, pulses, protein bars and salads. I would eat chapati and daal on Sundays. In the gym, I worked Cardio with the HIIT techniques and split the weight lifting part in the upper body and lower body. I ran up and down the stairs with 6kg dumbbells in each hand. I was focused and fast. Even my parents couldn't believe how attached I'd become to this healthy lifestyle. What I weighed before was close to 77 kgs and by the end of five and a half months, I was 62kgs.

I wasn't thin but the whole weight loss made me more goal-oriented, confident and self-motivated. I appreciated my own self for the effort and the outcome. I was finally proud of who I was and what it took for me to get there. For me, weight loss wasn't just weight loss; it was a journey of self-healing, introspection and meditation. This was how I began to love myself.
The popular six-pack inspired me.
 

Sindy Badger

New member
Looking at how sexy Beyonce looks is my motivation every day to keep myself fit and keep losing weight as much as I can. I avoid eating any food that adds much calories in my system.
 

Pedro21

New member
I was never morbidly fat. I was always healthy and plump. However, that changed in the summer of 2017. I went to Canada for a month-long vacation to tour the entire east coast and stay with my dad's elder brother and his family. My aunt was thrilled to have us over as it was the first time we had visited them. She is a very good cook and is ever-enthusiastic to feed people. On top of all that, I'm the youngest in the clan and hence I was fed the most. We had all kinds of food, at that time. Name it and we'd eaten it! At the end of the month, we were driving to New Jersey for my brother's wedding and that's when it struck me; I was hardly fitting into any of the dresses I'd brought for the wedding! In the mirror, I saw a cuter but a fatter, unhealthier version of myself. I had a double chin where girls my age had a jawline. My cheeks were rising over my eyes every time I smiled. I didn't want to look in the mirror, I didn't want pictures to of myself to be clicked. I literally hated myself. This was a bad place to be, a dark hour I was going through and I desperately wanted to come out of it. There had to be some way!

In the wedding, I met one of my cousins who was studying in the States and had come over. She had always been fat. And by then, she was slimmer, more confident and clearly, one of the prettiest people I'd met. (Okay, she'd always been pretty!) I told her about my problem. She suggested me a diet that she had tried and gave me an exercise routine. It was a Low-Calorie Diet and the exercise was tough but I loved working out, anyway!

I came back to India and started the diet right away! I had cravings at first but literally within a few weeks, the results started showing. Excluding Sundays, I hardly ever cheated on my own self. I was extremely dedicated to my goal. My diet was boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, pulses, protein bars and salads. I would eat chapati and daal on Sundays. In the gym, I worked Cardio with the HIIT techniques and split the weight lifting part in the upper body and lower body. I ran up and down the stairs with 6kg dumbbells in each hand. I was focused and fast. Even my parents couldn't believe how attached I'd become to this healthy lifestyle. What I weighed before was close to 77 kgs and by the end of five and a half months, I was 62kgs.

I wasn't thin but the whole weight loss made me more goal-oriented, confident and self-motivated. I appreciated my own self for the effort and the outcome. I was finally proud of who I was and what it took for me to get there. For me, weight loss wasn't just weight loss; it was a journey of self-healing, introspection and meditation. This was how I began to love myself.
I liked the whole story — motivational itself. In fact, you can make one take up your routine and thank you later with the story itself.
 

Sebastian87

New member
These men and women transformed their bodies and lost weight through healthy ... “It's never too late to change your life no matter how long you've been stuck.” ..... Now, Golding says she is finally at peace with her body.
Does it matter if you are broke and lacks money to do so? That's the question we should answer.
 

Reese

New member
I became too fat and hated the look of myself in the mirror. I got so ashamed to look at myself, so it motivated me to lose weight.
 

Samuel Heaton

New member
I was never morbidly fat. I was always healthy and plump. However, that changed in the summer of 2017. I went to Canada for a month-long vacation to tour the entire east coast and stay with my dad's elder brother and his family. My aunt was thrilled to have us over as it was the first time we had visited them. She is a very good cook and is ever-enthusiastic to feed people. On top of all that, I'm the youngest in the clan and hence I was fed the most. We had all kinds of food, at that time. Name it and we'd eaten it! At the end of the month, we were driving to New Jersey for my brother's wedding and that's when it struck me; I was hardly fitting into any of the dresses I'd brought for the wedding! In the mirror, I saw a cuter but a fatter, unhealthier version of myself. I had a double chin where girls my age had a jawline. My cheeks were rising over my eyes every time I smiled. I didn't want to look in the mirror, I didn't want pictures to of myself to be clicked. I literally hated myself. This was a bad place to be, a dark hour I was going through and I desperately wanted to come out of it. There had to be some way!

In the wedding, I met one of my cousins who was studying in the States and had come over. She had always been fat. And by then, she was slimmer, more confident and clearly, one of the prettiest people I'd met. (Okay, she'd always been pretty!) I told her about my problem. She suggested me a diet that she had tried and gave me an exercise routine. It was a Low-Calorie Diet and the exercise was tough but I loved working out, anyway!

I came back to India and started the diet right away! I had cravings at first but literally within a few weeks, the results started showing. Excluding Sundays, I hardly ever cheated on my own self. I was extremely dedicated to my goal. My diet was boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, pulses, protein bars and salads. I would eat chapati and daal on Sundays. In the gym, I worked Cardio with the HIIT techniques and split the weight lifting part in the upper body and lower body. I ran up and down the stairs with 6kg dumbbells in each hand. I was focused and fast. Even my parents couldn't believe how attached I'd become to this healthy lifestyle. What I weighed before was close to 77 kgs and by the end of five and a half months, I was 62kgs.

I wasn't thin but the whole weight loss made me more goal-oriented, confident and self-motivated. I appreciated my own self for the effort and the outcome. I was finally proud of who I was and what it took for me to get there. For me, weight loss wasn't just weight loss; it was a journey of self-healing, introspection and meditation. This was how I began to love myself.
Ur story is really inspiring!
 
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