Jeremy never took dieting too seriously, but once he realized he was on the path to serious health risks, he decided to not just diet, but make a lifestyle change. He started counting calories and making better food choices, and surprisingly, his taste in food changed. Jeremy worked on finding balance, added exercise to his routine, and enlisted the support of his family. Jeremy lost 85 pounds, and now he feels better, looks better, and eats better than ever before.Continue reading...
In 2013 we shared 48 Success Stories and followed-up with four Calorie Count members on their continued success. Each of the stories shares an individual perspective on getting healthy and living a better life. Within each unique story, however, some of the same advice kept popping up.Continue reading...
Over a year ago, Anna, AKA, annaholler, told us her story in How I Gained Control Over My Disordered Eating Habits. After losing the all-or-nothing mentality, Anna was able to lose 95 pounds in a healthy and sustainable way.Continue reading...
A little over a year ago, Donna, AKA, ddaldridge, shared her Success Story in How I Stopped Yo-Yo Dieting for Good. After losing both of her parents at a young age, Donna didn’t want to leave her own young children without a mother. She had lost and gained the same 76+ pounds several times in her life, and she knew this wasn’t a healthy way to live.Continue reading...
At Calorie Count, we’ve seen and shared a lot of Success Stories over the last few years. The accomplishments of our members are monumental, and the support Calorie Count members offer one another is inspiring. We wanted to revisit some of the stories from the past year, ones that remind us that making the choice to live a healthier life is one you should make for yourself.Continue reading...
Amy had some very good excuses not to lose weight – breast cancer, hydrocephalus, thyroid issues, two pregnancies – issues that overshadowed the need to eat right and exercise. But, once she was done with radiation and recovery from breast cancer, she decided excuses were just that – excuses. Amy approached weight loss as a way to live the rest of her life. And, without being too restrictive and exercising within her limits, she has lost over 120 pounds, and is still going strong.Continue reading...
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...
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