I (F/27/5'6/160) weighed 210 lbs at the beginning of April 2021. Today, after finishing my weight lifting routine, I realized that I'm bench pressing the amount of extra weight I used to carry around and it's A LOT of weight. It's so eye opening to me when I hold this weight in my hands and struggle to push it up more than 8 times in a row. No wonder I was tired all the time.

Some information on how I got here: In April 2021 I had a blood work up and found out that I was pre-diabetic, had terrible LDL and HDL cholesterol levels. Basically none of my health indicators were good. I thought I was fine before that but I realized if I'm getting these readings at 25 I need to make some real changes so I'm not suffering the consequences later in life. I started by cutting down on snacking and walking every single day. I graduated to running on a treadmill and calorie counting a few months in which is when I lost most of the weight. Now, for the last few months I've been focusing on eating nourishing foods and building my strength. I'm constantly being told by friends and family that I look like I'm just shedding weight constantly but in reality I've only lost 10 pounds in the last few months. I've been losing fat and building muscle at the same time so I'm relatively the same weight as I was at the beginning of the year but so much healthier. I feel SO much better than I did just one year ago and I couldn't be more proud of myself.

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