My Story 19: Alexis

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My journey towards weight loss
by: Alexis

My name is Alexis. I’m 24 years old. I’ve struggled with my weight all of my life. I went from being a chubby kid, to an overweight teenager, to an obese young adult. I never cared about my health or figure before. People used to tell me that I would have looked better if I lost weight and I need to live a healthier lifestyle but I never cared at all.

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However, I came to a point when I didn’t like what I was seeing in the mirror. I was like, “Is this really the best version of me?” So I decided back in August of 2012 that I will make an effort to live a healthy lifestyle and shed those extra pounds. My heaviest weight recorded was 240 lbs.

I started with decreasing food intake. I learned how to eat proper proportions of food, then I started cutting down on junk food, softdrinks and fast food. It wasn’t easy, of course. I feel tempted at times and sometimes I’d eat more than what I’m supposed to but I always get back on track. I was able to lose a few pounds, making me weigh 224 lbs in 3 months.

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But I figured I needed to kick things up a bit by adding exercise into my lifestyle so I started dancing. I lost about 40 lbs. in 4 months after dancing every other night. So I weighed around 185 lbs.

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I wanted to try other exercises as well. I signed up for a gym membership. I usually work out 2-3 times/week. Then I started joining running events to keep myself fit and to have fun as well. By the end of 2013, I had lost a total of 105 lbs. I weighed 135 lbs.

Right now, I still join running events and visit the gym occasionally. I guess when you really want to accomplish something, determination and commitment are the most important factors. — END

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31 COMMENTS

  1. So galing and inspiring! May I ask, hindi ba nag-sag ang skin mo (mukhang hindi naman LOL) or nagkaroon ka ng stretch marks? Paano mo na-address iyon? Kasi ako hirap ako sa sagging skin! ;-( Thanks more power. Keep it up.

  2. This is really an inspiring story. No wonder i am seeing lots and lots of people joining fun run to loose weight. Here is another proof that strong determination can help you in reaching your goal. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Good job in reaching your goal. Hope your story inspire other people to start doing something. Not only for health benefits, but also for psychological benefits. :)
    Thanks for sharing, dear!

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