Considering his family history, Todd didn’t think it was possible to live to be an old man. But, when his doctor told him losing weight would make it possible, he started reducing calories and exercising. Todd has lost over 140 pounds and is well on his way to his goal weight. Now, he frets less about going out in public, makes healthy choices for his meals, and, after being taken off low-dose blood pressure medication, he is completely medication free.Continue reading...
Loreina had a lot of good reasons to lose weight and get healthy, and she had tried a lot of diets. But, it was finally deciding she was worth her own time that led to her current success. Loreina made a habit of exercising, adjusted her mindset, and learned to shop for healthy choices on a budget. She lost 130 pounds and has maintained her weight for a year. Now, she has more energy, less pain, and is setting a great example for her family.Continue reading...
Marcy tried to lose weight on and off for 15 years. She’s even used Calorie Count before. It wasn’t until she decided to get healthy – and not just lose the weight – that she reached her goals. By focusing on nutrition, making exercise a part of her routine, and still eating her favorite things in moderation, Marcy lost over 80 pounds. She first knew she was a success, however, when she strayed for the first time from her diet – but instead of viewing it as a slip-up from a diet, she saw it as a normal part of making a lifestyle change, and got right back on track.Continue reading...
After a couple of “Aha!” moments, Shirley realized she was gaining weight and vowed to do something about it. She started gradually by cutting out sugary drinks, drinking more water, and logging her foods. Shirley tracked her progress and stayed motivated by reading about the struggles and successes of other Calorie Counter members. She reached her goal and lost 145 pounds. Now, she wakes up in the morning full of energy, she can keep up with her 3-year-old, and she teases her husband that after 15 years of marriage, he has a new wife!Continue reading...
Lisa was once the self-proclaimed queen of yo-yo dieting. She tried everything, but always gained the weight back. After a family hiking trip, she realized she needed to make a lifelong change to her eating habits, and start treating her body better. Lisa lost over 50 pounds by logging her foods, holding herself accountable, slowly incorporating exercise into her routine, and not beating herself up over plateaus and bad days.Continue reading...
Lorraine realized she needed to make a change after a series of realizations. She was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, shocked by her appearance in a party video, and will be turning 50 very soon. With all of that in mind, she chose a sensible eating and exercise plan over short-term solutions. By controlling her portions and increasing exercise, Lorraine lost 4 stone (56 lbs.) over the course of a year.Continue reading...
When Annie learned she was pre-diabetic, she knew she needed to start treating her body better. She changed her attitude and her eating habits, and pushed herself to get results. Now, after losing 85 pounds, and maintaining her weight for over a year, Annie has learned to make healthy choices and enjoy the occasional indulgence. She’s working on changing her perspective, viewing herself in a new light, and breaking out of her shell.Continue reading...
Danielle tried losing weight with quick fixes, supplements, and fad diets. Finally, she decided to find the combination of diet and exercise that would work for her, and incorporated these choices into her life. Danielle also learned that she has polycystic ovary syndrome, which can make it even harder to lose weight. Learning this made her even more determined, and since then she has lost over 70 pounds.Continue reading...
Terri decided she needed a change after seeing a good friend suffer from health issues related to her weight. Through trial and error, finding balance, and with an inherited stubbornness from her mother, Terri has made healthy changes to her lifestyle, cut down on cravings, and gained energy and confidence. After losing 100 pounds – over halfway to her goal weight – she knows she can accomplish anything.Continue reading...
Stephen realized he was out of shape when he struggled to climb a hill at work, and after taking a closer look at his lifestyle, he decided to make a change. He had been active as a kid, but hadn’t paid much attention to his habits as an adult, including the amount of food he was consuming. Stephen went online and found Calorie Count, and after he lost the first 10 pounds, he knew he could keep going. After losing over 80 pounds, he knows this is a lifestyle he can maintain.Continue reading...
Through her healthier-lifestyle journey, Barb has learned that one of the greatest benefits to losing weight and eating healthy is feeling better. With time management, the support of the Calorie Count community, and focusing on living a healthier life, Barb has lost over 80 pounds. She is well on her way to her goal weight, and is working on improving her relationship with food, body image, and herself.Continue reading...
Brian lost weight once before, but without the tools to maintain his healthy lifestyle, he went back to his old ways. This time around he made the decision to be healthy, not just lose weight. Brian changed his lifestyle and set short-term and long-term goals to keep himself focused. He lost 60 pounds, and is now healthier, happier, and committed to his new lifestyle.Continue reading...
Nicole is committed to her diet, but she is also realistic. She knows dieting takes hard work and patience. She doesn’t weight herself every day, she makes smart choices, and she finds ways to get moving. Now, after losing over 90 pounds, Nicole is already feeling better, and well on her way to her goal weight.Continue reading...
Nicholas started losing weight by counting his calories and adjusting his food intake so he would lose at a reasonable pace. After bad days, when he would slip up or return to his old habits, he simply started again the next day. Nicholas lost over 130 pounds by not giving up, taking care of himself, and listening to his doctors. Now, his liver enzymes are back to normal levels, he feels better, and he uses his determination to maintain his current weight.Continue reading...
Susan had an active lifestyle, but wasn’t making healthy choices when it came to how much she ate. This, and the added stress of her job, caused her weight to slowly creep up, until one day she didn’t recognize herself in pictures. She started counting calories, working out harder, and paying more attention to the way she felt. Susan lost over 50 pounds, and keeps the weight off by staying active and counting calories when she feels herself slipping.Continue reading...
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