122 – Half Size Me: How to Achieve Long Term Success with Kelly (who’s lost 106 pounds!)

122_ImageIn this episode of Half Size Me, Heather talks to Kelly about how

  • maintenance is different from weight loss
  • increasing carbs helped get the scale moving for Kelly
  • surrounding yourself with positive people is the way to long term success
  • and much more!

About Kelly : 

“I have struggled with my weight my whole life, and of course I still do.  I have always been heavy.  I still remember when my grandmother took my sister and I out to buy Easter dresses when we were in elementary school.  While we were trying them on, I remember her telling one of the ladies working, “I’m here with my two granddaughters…the skinny one’s in there (referring to my sister) and the chubby one’s in there (referring to me).”

I remember how hurt I was.  That was the first real memory I have of my perception of myself as being “fat”.

It wasn’t until I went to graduate school at the Florida State University, where I met my husband, that I really started to think differently about food and my health.  Our first date, Donnie asked to go “anywhere with a salad”.  I thought that was such a strange request for a man!  I soon found out that he had lost over 100 pounds on the South Beach Diet and kept it off.  So I tried it too.  I lost a little bit, but after we were married along came baby. I gained over 50 pounds throughout my pregnancy, on top of about 20 pounds I gained after a miscarriage.

The entire year after my son was born, I was very sedentary.  I ate a lot of whatever I wanted.  Then one day, when he was 15-months-old, my phone rang.  It was my friend/co-worker, Tabitha, asking if I wanted to try the Couch-to-5k program.

It was a Sunday afternoon and I was literally sitting on the couch while the baby slept. So I said, “Why not?”  After starting, I was hooked!  I finished the 9-week program and ran my first 5k with my sister.  I started using a food journal, and lost about 50 pounds in those 9 weeks.

And then I kept losing.

I started riding bikes with my husband.  I kept running. I even started training for my first triathlon. Then, on my birthday, I hit 100 pounds lost.  And although my weight still fluctuates, I’ve lost a total of 106.6 pounds after a starting weight of 264.4!”

To read more about Kelly click here.

Resources

 Lose It

Instagram

Couch to 5k

 

About Half Size Me

The Half Size Me Show is a weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

For additional disclaimer information, please visit the About page.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.

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