Losing weight is like leaving an addiction behind. You have to stay accountable to your goals and you won’t believe your results when you do.
Michelle Robinson was able to lose 78 pounds in 5 months just by sticking by her goals, eating right, exercising, and talking it out with her fellow weight loss hopefuls in the Healthy Weight Bootcamp.
Michelle lost all that weight even when she had to leave “because of health concerns.” She only left for a couple of weeks, and then came back. But even then, she lost 78 pounds.
After two months of hard work, Michelle lost 50 pounds and went down 8 sizes. “I can’t believe the difference in how I look and feel,” she said.
She shared what the group called “non-scale victories,” which were little successful changes she made to her lifestyle and kept. “I have a huge walk-in closet that is almost empty,” she wrote. “I have lost so much weight and I don’t want to spend a lot until I reach my goal. Healthy weight I’m coming for you!”
Another victory she shared was drinking more water. “I have been having trouble getting in all my water,” she said. “I took a gallon jug and filled it with water. I drank from it all day. I will continue this as it helps me see how much I have ingested or how much I have left to drink.”
The doctor was surprised to see all of Michelle’s progress. “When he walked in the room,” she relayed, “He was asking me about the color of my hair because I look so different. He told me I looked fabulous and to keep it up.”
Even though she lost 70 pounds, Michelle wasn’t going to stop losing weight. “The more I lose the more determined I become.”
It was worth all of her hard work. Michelle testified, “I can’t believe the difference in my face. People I work with daily have come up to me and said they saw me across the building and thought I was a substitute teacher because they didn’t recognize me.”
The Help Guide writes that most people don’t eat just to satisfy hunger. They eat to soothe emotional voids. It is important to stop those habits when you are trying to lose weight. Having a support group like the Healthy Weight Bootcamp helps people like Michelle to change their lives.