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#bern200 – Moving The Weight: Govan (@ThereIsNoOwl) Lost 135 lbs. & Is Adding Muscle With Motivation

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It took me a long time to get the strength and courage to make the changes essential to live a healthier life. I consider myself very fortunate to personally know a handful of people that decided to take control of their health. ‘Moving The Weight’ is a series that will feature success stories from friends that have motivated me on my weight loss journey.

Not every story is just about losing weight. There are plenty of skinny unfit people walking around. Govan showed me the way with his story, and while I’m trying to lose 200 lbs total I’m also going to add about 30 lbs of muscle. Here’s his story.

Name: Govan Curl Jr
Age: 26
Height: 6’2″
Before Weight: 320
How I Gained It: Eating whatever i wanted and being an overall lazy person without a lot of real ambition or drive.
Breaking Point: There wasn’t necessarily a breaking point. in March of 2010, My parents signed the family up for a weight loss challenge through 10tv commit to be fit as a way to try and get me working out and thats what got the ball rolling.
How I Lost It: In the beginning i played a lot of basketball and ran in the mornings on the elliptical machines. I would go to the gym twice a day whenever i could and burn as many calories as possible. I ate mostly lean meats and veggies and i lost about 50 pounds in 2 months for the contest. I got down to about 185 in the summer of 2012 when i almost became a runner. I started to run races and i ran whenever i could but then it got cold and i fell madly in love with the weight room.
Current Weight: 215
GOAL: 235
The Hardest Part About Losing Weight Is…. Losing weight isn’t actually hard, in my opinion. The toughest part is convincing yourself that you need to and staying dedicated even when results aren’t immediately apparent. One thing i learned through my journey is that the battle with weight and body image is a hell of a lot more mental than physical. The human body is an amazing machine that will pretty much do anything your mind tells it to.
My Advice To Those Trying To Lose Weight: Don’t get caught up in the end results because there is no end to being fit and healthy. Find a way to take pride and find enjoyment in your journey and it’l be a lot easier not to get burnt out.

#bern200 – Moving The Weight: April Lost 65 Pounds With Healthy & Fun Habits

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It took me a long time to get the strength and courage to make the changes essential to live a healthier life. I consider myself very fortunate to personally know a handful of people that decided to take control of their health. ‘Moving The Weight’ is a series that will feature success stories from friends that have motivated me on my weight loss journey.

 

Name: April Marie McDonald
Age: 25
Height: 5’5″
Before: 230 lbs.
How I gained it: I was raised in a house filled with Coke and Little Debbies and with no knowledge of a healthy lifestyle
Breaking Point: When I realized that my physical health was going to prevent me from living the life I was intended to live.
How I lost it: In the past three years, I have worked out more than I have ever worked out in my whole life. I have also learned about healthy eating and have changed my habits completely without depriving myself. Mike Nicholson’s hip hop fitness at Phlex Fitness in Gahanna Ohio has also been my saving grace ever since I discovered it in March of 2012. I also see my my daughter as my greatest motivation and I want her to grow up knowing how important it is to be healthy.
Current Weight: 165
The hardest part about losing weight is: Self control when it comes to food!!!!!
My advice to those trying to lose weight: Don’t give up!!! Find something you love doing that makes you active and keep doing it! Don’t eat junk all the time! Imagine how much happier you’ll be when all is said and done.

Follow April on Instagram http://instagram.com/ayeeeeeepril and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/april.mcdonald.58

 

#bern200 – Moving The Weight: Stefanie (@CurvesCouldTalk) Used #WW360 To Lose 110 Pounds!

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It took me a long time to get the strength and courage to make the changes essential to live a healthier life. I consider myself very fortunate to personally know a handful of people that decided to take control of their health. ‘Moving The Weight’ is a series that will feature success stories from friends that have motivated me on my weight loss journey.

Name: Stefanie Arocha
Age: 28
Height:  5’4
Before Weight:  264 POUNDS
How I Gained It:  Emotional eating. I grew up in a family where everything was super-sized and the way we bonded was food. Not to mention, I had break-ups (with the same man) and that took a HUGE part in me gaining weight.
Breaking Point: I had two breaking points. One came in 2007 when I miscarried and the doctor told me it was because of my weight. I had stopped losing weight in 2010 but in 2011, after my ex and I broke up, I was tired of being sad about myself. On Valentine ’s Day of 2011, I decided I was gonna be my own valentine and do something for myself.
How I Lost It:  Weight Watchers 360
Current Weight:  154
GOAL:  145
The Hardest Part About Losing Weight Is…. The battle between “Is it worth it?” Sometimes I automatically wanna pig out, then I have to step back and remember, I don’t eat like I am 264 pounds anymore. I’ll get sick. Losing weight is a constant battle I have with myself on a daily basis. A war with my stomach and my head.  “Am I really hungry?” “Are you just thirsty?” and having to remember that I am doing this because I want to live to see my great-grandchildren some day and die of natural causes at an old age in my sleep.
My Advice To Those Trying To Lose Weight: Doesn’t matter how slow you go—As long as you GO! Those tiny steps, eventually lead to something bigger. There were so many times I wanted to say, “Forget this!” and quit. But I kept pushing. You have to work through the bad days to get to the good ones. You can’t compare your journey to someone else’s. You are your own competition. It’s a lifestyle change…meaning, it’s like a freeway. You take a wrong exit to “cheat day” You always have on-ramps back on to the freeway. So be kind to yourself. I have cheat days, hell! Even cheat weeks! Lol. But I always say, “I can get back on because this is a lifestyle…life isn’t perfect” and neither are you. You’ll eat that cheesy burrito and have that cold beer, but there’s always tomorrow to start a new. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
Check out Stefanie at the links below!
www.Ifcurvescouldtalk.com
www.facebook.com/Ifcurvescouldtalk
www.instagram.com/steffy1385
www.twitter.com.com/Curvescouldtalk