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When I was asked to partner with Z Living to tell you all about their newest show, The Big Fat Truth, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share my honest weight loss journey with you. I’ve been writing about healthy living for quite a while, but I’ve realized I probably never actually shared my entire story with my readers. I’m hoping that you find it helpful and inspirational if you’re struggling with weight loss yourself.
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My Honest Weight Loss Journey
I never had a problem with my weight until after my daughter was born. I had difficulty losing the baby weight I put on, and after I had my second child, I gained even more weight that didn’t want to come off. I would stick to exercising for about a week, and then give up because I just didn’t have the time. I would limit what I ate to diet foods and salads with the hope that six diet sodas, salad, and a hard boiled egg would fill me up and give me the energy to make it through the day.
Of course, it didn’t, and I got depressed and frustrated and turned to eating fast food and more diet sodas to somehow balance out my weight. After several years of this type of eating, I ended up getting sick which shouldn’t have surprised me. After seeing a naturopath, I was put on a very restrictive diet to get my immune system back under control. And, I lost weight.
But, after my immune system was under control again, I started splurging “just a little bit” to reward myself for a good day. Not too long after that, I found myself 40 pounds heavier than I wanted to be. After almost two years of Weight Watchers, I finally got back to where I needed to be. But, I was ten pounds up and ten pounds down for years. Right now, give or take five pounds, I am right where I want to be. I don’t focus on a number on the scale any longer. My goal and how I judge my success is whether or not my size eight jeans are comfortable. They are.
During my weight loss and gain, I felt like everyone said they had the answer, but no one had tools that would actually work for me long term. I needed that motivation and inspiration to stick with it. You can see by my photos that my weight has been up and down over the years. The one at the top is where I am today. That’s why I’m so excited to tune into The Big Fat Truth on the Z Living Network.
The Big Fat Truth addresses the real reasons people struggle with weight and gives them the tools and the optimism they need to transform their lives. Using problem-solving and motivational skills, award-winning producer JD Roth takes on the challenge to help save the lives of our greatest unsung heroes. If you’re looking for inspiration and motivation, make sure that you join the FREE Big Fat 30 Day Challenge to get health and wellness tips from executive producer JD Roth. Episodes will air weekly on Sundays at 8pm ET on Z Living. Every week features a different set of contestants/participants who are looking to break their bad habits that are detrimental and damaging to their health.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.