No Pills, and No Surgery Weightloss

All the way to the left is me, in 2008. I was 369 lbs and tried to lie about my weight. I was always so ashamed of it.
All the way to the left is me, in 2008. I was 369 lbs and tried to lie about my weight. I was always so ashamed of it.

I was beyond fat!!

After I had my youngest daughter, I gained over 200lbs. It wasn't what I was eating. I have a strong background in nutrition. I exercised but it didn't seem to be making a difference. I was miserable for two years.

When my aunt was diagnosed with colon cancer and I learned some horrifying facts. For instance, did you know that if you are more than 30lbs over weight you are more likely to develop colon cancer? Colon cancer and breast cancer are also the same strand of cancer, and both are hereditary.

I don't believe in cosmetic surgery, I feel that we as people should be willing to work hard to reach our goals. I am not willing to take the easy way out. Dieting clearly doesn't work, I don't care which diet you use it will only be a temporary fix. Oh, and these diet pills that claim to be effective for weight loss, they can be bad for your health. I know quite a few women that have developed a heart condition after using diet pills.

I needed to do something and it had to work. I stopped counting calories, I started to eat sensibly. I decided that eating a piece of cake once and awhile wasn't that bad. I started to wake up at 3:30 AM daily to half an hour of yoga. I did this for a year, except on the weekends, on the weekends I'd forget the exercise and skip the regret. After a year, I had lost 50lbs, and after two years I lost another 50 lbs totaling 100 lbs. Three years later I have lost a total 160 lbs, I still 49 lbs to go but I know I can do it this year, and I will be back to that skinny woman I used to be with that inch of fat that I complained about but this time I don't think I'll be so worried about that 1 inch.

My recipe for success.

  1. stop beating yourself up
  2. stop counting those calories
  3. do at least thirty minutes a day of exercise
  4. don't set a goal to look like a super model
  5. stick with it.

I have went from a size 28 down to a size 14-16 depending on the style of jeans. It is possible, you just have to realize this doesn't happen over night. You cannot expect it to work over night because you didn't just wake up one morning a 100 lbs heavier...it took time to gain it and it will take time to lose it. I wish you good luck.

Two years ago. Now I have lost, even more...no more jiggling double chin. it took time and I am still working on it.
Two years ago. Now I have lost, even more...no more jiggling double chin. it took time and I am still working on it.

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Justsilvie 5 years ago

Excellent Hub!


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Erin Boggs1 5 years ago from Western Maryland Author

Thank you Justsilvie. I hope this Hub inspires people to skip the "quick fix" diets, pills, and surgeries. While it takes longer this way, at least I can take pride in knowing I did it the healthy way and give my daughters a mother they can be proud of in the long run. It means a lot to me to get positive feedback from wonderful people like you.


Justsilvie 5 years ago

Erin, you should be very proud of yourself!

You have learned the secret to a longer healthier and fitter life and you are not only giving your daughters a mother they can be proud of but you are also a role model who is showing them how to be fit and healthy. Diets are a quick fix and most people gain everything and more back. I have been a yoyo dieter for years, and have tried every gimmick on the market, and now like you I know what works.


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Erin Boggs1 5 years ago from Western Maryland Author

I am glad that you got off those yoyo diets. Sometimes I think that worry too much about losing "enough" weight makes us gain weight.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

Wow! you well deserve it Erin Boggs, I just wanna say Congratulations! You did it! Great Post!


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Erin Boggs1 5 years ago from Western Maryland Author

Thank you Admiral_Joraxx, it was a long road but the journey is definitely worth it.

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