Rebecca Grafton, who weighed 246 pounds, decided to make the rapid changes at the time when she booked a trip to Jamaica. She didn’t want to spend her vacation worrying about her weight, so she was ready to start the process of losing it immediately.
It took two years for her to find a fitness routine that works and she reevaluated her diet and portion sizes, and she lost 100 pounds.
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#transformationtuesday back to where it all began. I sold my house today…the same house that I took countess selfies in this very mirror documenting my weight loss progress. The picture on the left is one of my very first before pictures. You can tell from my face how unhappy I was with my body! Even though I was so unhappy…this picture was taken in 2013 at the start of another failed attempt to lose weight. It wasn’t until January of 2014 that I took one more set of before photos and actually committed to losing weight for good and STUCK WITH IT! You know what happens when you decide to not give up? The picture on the right. I went back to my house one more time this morning to take one last picture in the same mirror…same hair band…same bra (don’t even ask if I’ve had a breast reduction, it’s called I LOST 100 POUNDS AND BOOBS ARE FAT🙄)…crazy what a 100 pound difference looks like. I never EVER thought I could lose this much weight, I was just so unhappy with my body that eventually I decided to try a little harder, push myself to not give up after screwing up, and KEEP FIGHTING and eventually I changed my lifestyle. I learned how to fit in a workout everyday, I learned how eat healthy, I learned how to have a balance of staying on track when necessary and giving yourself a break when needed and here I am today. Time is going to pass anyway…life will change, houses will sell…but you can choose to be productive and start NOW and just think what kind of results you could see two weeks, two months or even two years from now. You are capable of achieving anything that you set your mind to and I'm so glad that girl on the left eventually decided she was capable of changing her life ❤️ #weightloss #weightlossmotivation #weightlossinspiration #weightlosstransformation #100poundsdown #fitfam #fitspo #fitnessmotivation #instafitness
Today, she based her fitness routine on Zumba, two runs a week, cardio and weights at the gym three times a week, barre class every Friday, and a couple workout DVDs.
Her journey wasn’t easy to get to this point, especially from the beginning, but every next workout became easier. At this point now she found out that exercise isn’t a chore, but something for enjoying.
Here is a Grafton’s Daily protein-packed diet:
– Egg white scramble with spinach, some kind of carb and sautéed Brussels sprouts topped with low-fat cheese,
– Big salads with chicken strips, mango salsa, and a Greek yogurt dressing
– Lean protein (like chicken topped with goat apples and cheese) with veggies (garlic roasted Brussels sprouts)
Snack: Greek Yogurt, Protein bars, fresh fruit and turkey jerky,
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#transformationtuesday I remember when these jeans used to be SO TIGHT on me. They were a size 16 from Old Navy and the only pair of jeans I owned at my heaviest because they were the ONLY size 16 jean I could find that would fit me (I was really a size 18/20 at 246 pounds). I'm now down over 100 pounds and fit into a size 4 from Old Navy. I can't believe those pants used to be completely filled up with me!!! 😱I never dreamed these pants could be my "fat pants"…I never dreamed I would be capable of losing so much weight. I just knew I was tired of not being able to fit into regular size clothes anymore so I decided to make a change. Weight loss is completely doable, you just need to believe in yourself and get a little motivation 🙌🏻 See my last post for information on the diet bet I'm hosting this month if you need some extra motivation to start your journey ❤️ #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossinspiration #weightlossmotivation #fitfam
Grafton’s number one habit
– Start Monday fresh, no matter what the previous weekend looked like.
According to Grafton, weight loss is pretty simple and there’s no secret formula and no hidden pill that’ll make everyone skinny.
For those who eat right and exercise, they’ll lose weight properly. For sure that doesn’t happen as fast as you’d like, but sticking to a healthy living plan long enough, will give the expected results.
She advises to keep it simple and stay dedicated long enough to see changes.