My name is Angela, and I’ve lost over 86 lbs. Above, you can see me now, but just below, you’ll see where I came from. When I was in the “Before”, I thought I might be lucky if I ever lose more than a size or two. I looked back at some original thoughts when I first started, and I thought getting to a size 8 was an unrealistic goal. Now… I’m a size 6!
I’m 32 years old, a stay-at-home-mom of 2 beautiful girls, with a wonderful husband. I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life, including my high school years. I never thought of myself as morbidly obese, but I did consider myself bigger than the other girls.
I grew up the last of seven children. My parents were missionaries, so I’ve lived in all kinds of exotic places: Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and…. California. Okay, that last one isn’t so exotic.
Sometimes I look back at my life and parts of it seem like a dream. Good and bad, it’s still my life. Other things I look back on and can’t believe I am where I am now.
I’m a testament to the fact that anyone can do this, and you don’t need a pre-packaged meal plan, you don’t have to do the drink diets, the fad diets, the gym membership, or a magic pill. In fact, I’ve found that things are easier the way I do it.
Will my way work for anyone right off the bat? Maybe not, but if it doesn’t, it’ll only need some minor tweaks to adjust it to your body’s needs.
Keep watch and you’ll get to know me and how I do it. 🙂