124 – Half Size Me: Focusing on maintenance not just weight loss with Cherry

124-imageIn this episode of Half Size Me, Heather talks to Cherry about

  • how she learned to focus on maintenance and not just weight loss
  • what she’s not willing to give up on her journey to her goal weight
  • how she started eating more, but also lost weight at the same time
  • and much more!

About Cherry: 

My name is Cherry.  I am 41 years old.  I have dealt with weight issues for 20 years now.  I always thought I was overweight as a child/teen, but looking back at pictures I realize that I was not.  Height has always been on my side and I carry my weight well.  

After the birth of my first child 20 years ago, my weight became an issue.  I never lost the weight from that pregnancy and continued to gain through 2 more pregnancies (including a twin pregnancy).  I have tried Weight Watchers countless times.  I would lose 30-40 pounds and give up.  I realize now that I had a fear of success and also was dealing with food addictions, which I really could not see then.  

I decided I was destined to be overweight.

However, in July of 2013, I walked into Weight Watchers for the last time. I was weighing 291 pounds.  I felt horrible.  Walking was a struggle for me.  My legs would go numb in the evenings when I was sitting in the recliner watching TV.  I could barely move.  I was miserable! 

It was while I was driving a long distance with my kids and had a sugar low from all of the junk I had eaten that I decided this lifestyle had to change; otherwise, my kids would not have a mother.  I should not have been driving while I was feeling that way.  I really thought I was going to pass out which was causing me to have a panic attack. 

The following Thursday I went to my meeting. 

I have lost 77 pounds as of today (10 months later) and I feel like a totally new person!  I started the C25K app two months ago and will run my 5K on Memorial Day.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of running as it has always been a secret dream of mine!  I still have about 28 pounds to lose to get to my goal but I am ready to rock it!

To read more about Cherry click here. HSMC-BANNER

Resources

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food* Success Handbook* Finally Thin!: How I Lost More Than 200 Pounds and Kept Them Off–and How You Can, Too* Brooke Not On a Diet Tips of the Scale Living a Changed Life Half the Mass I Used to Be *All titles are Amazon Affiliate links. If you order the book using this link, you’re helping to support Half Size Me at no additional cost to you!

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.

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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.