I'm excited to share Clela's weight loss success story with you. She lost a total of 153 pounds in 16 months. Her words of wisdom ring so true. Read on to learn how she did it and what she discovered along the way...
Clela's Weight Loss Journey
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
Hello, all my growing up years I was never taught how to take care of my body. At 24 years old I weighed 300 lbs. I'm not a binge eater or anything, I just simply didn't know how to eat or exercise.
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or "A-Ha Moment" That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
January 1st 2020, I decided I was going to lose 100 lbs that year. I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew what I wanted. I lost 120 lbs by the end of 2020. It's now April 2021 and I'm down to 147 lbs. I've lost a total of 153 lbs in 16 months.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
I've completely changed all my eating habits and learned how to cook. Changing one habit here and one habit there has made a world of difference. I went from eating junk food, freezer food and fast food to eating only what I make in my kitchen.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
I'm so much stronger and fell in love with lifting weights. It's hard to workout when you're 300 lbs. and to be half that size makes a huge difference on the quality of my workouts.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
I’m a totally new person. New body, new mindset, new environment and the list of positive changes goes on and on. This is the best thing I've ever done for myself.
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
Started at 300 pounds and I'm at 147. That's 153 pounds in about 16 months.
Some Advice and/or Words of Wisdom I'd Like To Share
Learn your body. Everyone is different and it's important to understand that we all respond differently to foods, workouts, etc. I'm here to help people learn about themselves. I'm not going to tell you to do what I did because it has to work for you. One of the hardest things is to accept your reality, acknowledging that you have an issue will open your mind and allow you to learn. Learn, learn, learn... what you put in your body is what shows on the outside, and I'm not only talking about food here, the knowledge you put into your brain is so powerful. This is more of a mental battle than it is a physical one.
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