45lbs Lost and More Loss to Come

I’m reviving this site and the podcast.

Back in 2013, at my highest weight, I was 372lbs. I didn’t take any photos of myself on the scale when I weighed that much. However, when I was a bit lighter, I did shoot a video of me on the scale weighing in at 366lbs.

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In the fall of 2013, I lost 45lbs effortlessly. When people say, “The weight just fell off,” it sounds like an improbability, but that’s what happened with me. I wasn’t working out consistently. I didn’t change my eating habits that much. The main thing I did was … Continue reading...

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ESM Podcast: #10: 115lb Weight Loss Success Story—72 Year-Old Betty Lou Sweeney

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Like so many of us, 72 year-old Betty Lou Sweeney spent years battling her weight.

As a child, she lived in several foster homes and endured abuse. Those childhood wounds, along with the stresses of life, fueled a sugar addiction that lead her to gain a great deal of weight. At her highest, she weighed 250lbs.

After spending years dieting and then gaining the weight back (plus more) as well as dealing with various serious health issues, at age 69, Betty Lou knew she had to make a choice—either lose weight and get healthy or die.

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ESM Podcast: #9: 116lb Weight Loss Success Story—Laina Harris

Photos By: Troy Wayrynen, The Columbian Newspaper

 

It’s been awhile since I posted an interview, but I promise the one you’re about to hear will make up for my long absence.

With all my past interviews, each person I spoke to had lost a huge amount of weight and was either at, or very close to, their goal weight.

This time, I interviewed a woman, Laina Harris, who has lost a great deal of weight, but is still very much committed to the process of losing weight and getting healthy.

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ESM Podcast: #8: 110lb Weight Loss Success Story—Lisa Eirene

It has been ages since the last episode of the ESM podcast. My excuse is that it’s been a busy summer. However, I’m back and have several new interviews coming up including the one you’re about to hear.

On her blog, Lisa Eirene says reaching her highest weight of 255 lbs was because of “unhealthy food choices, sugar addiction, medications, laziness, and depression”.

In 2006, after her doctor warned her she was pre-diabetic, Lisa focused on, not just losing weight, but also easing herself off of the several medications she was taking.

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ESM Podcast: #7: 170lb Weight Loss Success Story—Heather Robertson

All too often we find ourselves so busy. Whether you’re a parent, going to school, or trying to keep up with the demands of your job, many of us, at one time or another, have neglected our health and felt our weight creep up while we focused on other things in our lives. We always want to take better care of ourselves, but it can be hard to find the time and/or the energy.

If this resonates with you, I think you’ll find this episode’s interview relatable and inspiring.

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ESM Podcast: #6: 100lb Weight Loss Success Story—Justin Smith

There was a time when Justin Smith couldn’t imagine what life was like not being overweight.

At the beginning of 2010, he was 100lbs overweight. After a dire warning from his doctor, he got serious about losing his excess weight.

Within this interview, Justin talks about the many years he spent being overweight, the mindset change that got him started with his weight loss journey, and how he went from working out at home to now having a total passion for running marathons.

Enjoy the interview.

Time: 60 minutes

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ESM Podcast: #5: 300lb Weight Loss Success Story—Hattie Montgomery

Weighing over 500lbs, Hattie Montgomery felt as though she was on the verge of dying.

Besides the excess weight, she was carrying emotional hurt after enduring years of being bullied as an overweight teenager as well as the aftermath of a sexual assault that took place in her 20’s.

It was the will to live that gave her the drive and determination to lose 300lbs.

Within this interview, Hattie explains what lead her to get serious about losing weight, how she lost weight, and the changes she experienced along the way.

Her words are profound and truly inspirational.

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