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...
Kathryn had tried to lose weight before, even with Calorie Count, but it was the newly implemented social aspects of the site that kept her going the second time around. She lost 100 pounds, and is setting a healthy example for her family, has found a love for running, and is healthier and more confident.Continue reading...
Once college started, Josie refused to believe she was growing increasingly unhealthy. Then, a visit with her doctor confirmed that she was in the overweight category for her height and age. From there, she resolved to get in shape and change her lifestyle. Josie worked on recognizing her eating triggers, incorporating exercise into her routine, and holding herself accountable. Now, at 40 lbs. lost, Josie is sleeping better, less stressed out, and taking on new challenges.Continue reading...
Michael had been steadily gaining weight since he quit smoking, but it was a visit to the doctor’s office that made him realize just how much. He started working out, and counting calories to reach his goals, but it was the support from the Calorie Count community, and falling in love with running, that helped Michael take on a new, healthy lifestyle, one he knows he can maintain. Now, after losing 50 lbs. and maintaining for a year, Michael is preparing for his first ultramarathon!
Before Calorie Count, Ronn tried losing weight with unrealistic fad and yo-yo diets. This time around, however, he took a holistic approach to weight loss, and made permanent changes to his lifestyle. He began to understand the connection between the food he consumed, and the way he felt, and stopped beating himself up over temporary setbacks. Now, at 70 lbs. lost, he reminds himself to treat his body right, and focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual improvements in his life.Continue reading...
The first time Julie tried to lose weight, she wasn’t prepared for everything else that came with it, including redefining her identity and dealing with intrusive questions. This year, however, she resolved to do things differently. She decided to take it one day at a time, stay accountable, and not deprive herself. After losing 70 lbs., Julie is on her way to her goal weight, and already feeling healthier and happier!Continue reading...
Stephanie was overweight her entire life, and always knew she wanted to lose the weight. A love of running finally convinced her she could do it, and prompted her to make the healthy choices necessary to make the change. After losing 80 lbs., she realized it was her health she should be worrying about, and that weight was only one part of it. Now, she’s focused on being active, being healthy, and treating herself the way she deserves to be treated – with love and respect.Continue reading...
Last year, Lorrie, AKA, loweedalama, was featured as a Success Story on the Calorie Count blog. Before starting her healthy weight loss journey, she used to ignore her weight. At a certain point, though, she couldn’t ignore how her body felt. Lorrie lost 100 lbs. by calorie counting, keeping up a gym routine, and setting small goals for herself.Continue reading...
Kelly has spent her whole life dieting, with temporary success, and sometimes to the detriment of her health. But, a wake-up call from her doctor, and the future of her children, prompted her to make lasting, healthy changes. Now, she eats right, exercises, and encourages those around her. Before her new lifestyle, Kelly was taking 15 different medications and diagnosed as diabetic. After losing 130 pounds, she is off her medications, and no longer labeled diabetic.Continue reading...
Two years ago, Tony, AKA, niceundertaker, was featured as a Success Story on the Calorie Count blog. He was a yo-yo dieter before he re-trained himself and the way he thinks about health and nutrition. He used Calorie Count to learn about nutrition, and the Calorie Count App to look up calories on the go. By changing his habits, and losing weight at his own pace, Tony has lost and kept off over 75 pounds. We followed up with Tony as part of our Where Are They Now? Series. He’s still maintaining his healthy habits, his new way of thinking, and his weight. The picture in this article is of Tony after running an entire 5K for the first time!Continue reading...
Over the years, Barbara lost and gained back over 100 lbs. several times. Then, after being diagnosed with diabetes, the same disease that took the life of her grandfather and great aunt, she took steps toward making lasting change. Since then she’s lost over 120 pounds and has maintained her new, healthy lifestyle for over a year now.Continue reading...
Two years ago, Lisa, AKA, Ellektra was featured as a Success Story on the Calorie Count blog. Lisa used Calorie Count to lose the final 50 lbs. in her weight loss journey, and still logs every day to stay accountable. We checked in with Lisa for our Where Are They Now? Series to see how she’s enjoying her new, healthy lifestyle, and she’s doing great!Continue reading...
After losing weight for weddings, vacations, and other events, Julie finally decided to lose weight for herself. She’d tried other weight loss programs, but felt that calorie counting was right for her. Now, at over 70 lbs. lost, she’s horseback riding again, feels better, and has more energy. Julie has 30 more lbs. to go until her goal weight, but we think she’s already a big success!Continue reading...
After a trip to the hospital, and a final warning from her doctor, Danielle committed herself to a healthier lifestyle. She knew she needed a lifestyle that she could maintain, so before making changes to her diet or exercise, she asked herself, “Can I eat/do this for the rest of my life?” Now, at over 80 lbs. lost, and almost to her goal weight, Danielle is happier and healthier than ever.Continue reading...
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