Cut the excuses

My name is Brittany, and for my whole life I have always been over weight or on the heavy side. I found myself turning to food when I was bored, when I was upset, sad, angry, or just out of habit. I would constantly keep eating fast food everyday, starbucks every morning, or whatever I wanted when ever I wanted. I myself, never really saw my weight as a problem, I was just never happy with myself though. I didn’t think that I looked as heavy as I did, but I constantly had people telling me that I needed to do something about it. I was contantly picking out flaws in everyone else so that way I didn’t notice mine. I think my highest weight was around 174 at one point, maybe heavier.

May of this year, I decided I needed to change. My starting weight for my journey was 165 pounds. I started doing a low carb high protein diet, and instead of turning into food when I was emotional, I started turning to working out. I would go to the gym 4-5 times a week and go on walks with my mom. I managed to lose around 28 pounds and now currently weight 137 pounds. Losing weight has made me realize so much about myself that I never knew. I have become so much of a stronger and confident person. It wasn’t easy to get to this point, and it took a lot of hard work, time and dedication to get here. But in the end it has been so worth it.


  • Jarlene

    What exactly would you say helped you the most? I am in the same shoes right about now, currently at 163 and I go to the gym at least 4 times a week for 2hrs or so. I still cannot seem to lose it but I’m not giving up. Any tips?

    • Gail

      Abs are made in the kitchen. If you’re working out often but not seeing any results try to focus on finding out if what you’re eating isn’t “clean”.