My name is Liz Taylor and I am a transiting FAT girl! There! I said it! I owned it, it’s out there and I cannot take it back; so it can only get better.
Although in place of ‘FAT’ I’d say PHAT meaning ‘Pretty Hot Amazing & Thick’ – I got that from Monique! That’s because irrespective of where you are, you need to keep it POSITIVE!
So, my story…why the need to lose weight? For starters, as at December 2012, I tipped the scale at 163 kg (conservatively) and was a UK 28. Yes, THREE BAGS of 50 kg Stallion rice…and some extra. That’s a lot for someone standing at 5′ 8″ (with no shoes).
My BMI put me in danger zone. I was morbidly obese. To itemize my why’s, my list would be something like this:
In short, my life was a MESS. So bad, I couldn’t fit in an airplane seat. It was bad for my health, emotions, and bad for pocket. Imagine how much I was coughing up for medications, clothes, shoes and premium and business class seat!
I had hit ROCK BOTTOM. I knew I had to do something so that I wouldn’t die prematurely and end up like the man who buried his talent. I now believe that if you are not a good steward of your body you are like this lazy and ungrateful servant.
What changed? My attitude towards exercising and food – both quantity and quality. It’s been a long journey so far. A lot of ups and many more downs; but I am committed FOR LIFE!
That picture (left above) is what I looked like at my biggest in January 2013. The one below shows the progress in between the second one.
So, it is possible. However, I’ve found that losing weight is not a sprint either, it is a deliberate lifestyle change, but it only works if YOU work it. And maybe it’s not so much losing weight but becoming healthier.
I now work out five days a week – in addition to a personal trainer (it’s not as expensive as you think), I got a pedometer (Fitbit) so I track my steps, calories burned etc. With my PT I lift weights, do lots of cardio including boxing and other targeted regimes. Plus I do my best to eat healthier. I have not touched a sip or bottle of soft drink since January 2012.
With total gratitude to God, I’m glad to report that I have since lost a little over 50 kg, my feet are back to UK 7.5, I am no longer on BP meds (yes, you heard me), sleep apnea is a thing of the past. While I still struggle with GERD, I am hopeful…very hopeful. I still have about 30kg to go. I am currently a UK 18, my goal is UK 14. Is it doable? You tell me…
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This is so inspiring.
Losing weight or maintaining is a deliberate lifestyle for sure.
Very inspiring oh. Thanks MIM for sharing. Thanks Liz Taylor.
Wow!!! Dt’s determination u know
that is the spirit of determination
she did it for herself by herself and not waiting for someone,just determination to get wat u want in life
She’s got courage, hmmmmm
Determination, discipline and hard work gets you to any level in life.
So inspiring.It’s all about determination
nothing but determination
Discipline +Determination. Kudos!!!
So inspiring ndeed. She was really determined.
Strong determination there.
Determination is the key
Thank you all for your comments. I decided to share Liz’s story to motivate people to take charge of their health. In truth, your doctor isn’t responsible for your health. Until people buy into this thinking they will be in and out of hospital. The idea is to take a preventive approach to your health and nutrition.
I’m soo inspired. Thanks for sharing MIS
OMG! This is so inspiring& came at the time I really needed it.off to like her page.
Wow this is truly amazing
Inspiring and honest too much of anything can be bad
She deserves to be the life and executive coach. I amhappy for her. I wish my too fat friends can read this and be inspired.
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