Natalie Strawn adds to the growing list of amazing weight loss
Just in the sixth grade Natalie had faced ridicule from her classmates, she weighed in at 333 pounds. By the time she was sixteen the constant taunting had continued through the years leaving her with decision to drop out of high school and obtain a GED.
The weight however, kept adding on and age 17 Natalie found herself weighing over 550 pounds which had led to her having difficulty walking and not being able to get her drivers license since she could not physically fit behind the cars steering wheel. With this and more going on Natalie had decided it was enough missing out on life she was determined not to miss out on more. Her new focus on life had her brought her to Weight Watchers.
According to Natalie the diet plan had appeal due to the fact no food was off limit but portions needed to be maintained. She had set small goals, attending meetings, chronicled her progress online on a video blog and started exercising. Exercising did not come right away for Natalie she had to lose 100 pounds before she had started. She had started with chair aerobics at a session length of eighteen minutes which she refers to as the longest eighteen minutes of her life. She had related that the first time she had done it she was out of breath and drenched with sweat.
Over a three year period she had lost 280 pounds. Today, Natalie no longer faces those restrictions of exercise and her size 44 waist jeans are a thing of the past. Currently, Natalie finds herself doing a two mile exercise DVD daily.
Even though she has lost more than her body, her desire is still to lose another one hundred pounds with her dream weight being 168 pounds that would give her a total amount of 382 pounds lost.
Natalie's mom Rita is also on her own weight loss journey having success of nearly losing 100 pounds thus far.
Natalie hopes her story will be of inspiration for others who desire to lose weight.
Natalie is not the only person who has had dramatic weight loss in June of this year Shannon Davis had dramatically lost 300 pounds the natural way through diet and exercise.
The year 2010 had some pretty amazing weight loss stories during that year.
Ben Davis weighed 360 pounds, suffered from depression and was only 22 years old. He changed his diet and committed himself to fitness and now has lost 120 pounds.
Balancing career, family and social life had mother of seven Julie Cazier weighing in at 210 pounds. When she noticed her lack of energy trying to manage her seven children she had taken weight loss action. No memberships to gyms or expensive dieting for Julie her success was attributed to keeping a food journal, cutting down on processed junk food and working out in her living room using exercise DVD's. To mix up her work-outs she used kick boxing, step and dance. The forty-one year old mother dropped 65 pounds.
Janet Swamp had realized she needed to do something about her 337 pound weight after her mother at age sixty-two had passed away which brought in the realization if she did not lose weight she could suffer the similar outcome. Janet had exercised and kept a food journal but losing the weight was a slow process. Once she had hit a plateau she decided surgery was her only option. Her doctor had urged her try the Medifast Diet instead and it worked like a charm. She had lost more weight than expected and now is a comfortable 135 pounds.
Sean Anderson, wrote about his journey in the book “Transformation Road”. Weighing in at 230 pounds but it was not always like that Sean had weighed at one time 505 pounds. His weight loss inspiration had been his daughters so with calorie counting and blogging about it he had committed to being healthy. Sean had managed to lose over half his weight and not by omitting food but counting calories.
With this in mind it appears dramatic weight loss can be achieved through a healthy balanced diet and exercise.
If you are severely overweight monitoring most likely is needed so contact your healthcare provider who will be able to start you on your way.
Join a support group and in case in person is not for you there are groups and chats online that you can find such as PEERtrainer which is free to join.
Put movement back into your life whether it is weight training, dance, cardio or aerobics, it does not matter just get up and get moving.
If you wish to lose just 20 to 30 pounds a 1,200 day diet could be the key however, if you need to lose more like a 100 pounds and up you will need more calories. Recommendations are if you cut 500 calories a day from your diet you could lose a pound a week.
Whatever your choice consult your physician before you start on the road to weight loss.