Molly has been a family friend for, well, forever..And I could not be more proud! For some of you that follow this blog regularly you may remember the story of her older brother Zach and his huge weight loss success as well! And as matter of fact, Zach and Molly's mom has lost a ton of weight as well! Way to go guys!
So for congratulatory and inspiratory purposes I asked Molly a few questions!
1) Why did you start losing weight? Was there a breaking point?
I don’t think I really had a breaking point. It just kind of happened. I had been struggling to find jeans big enough to fit me and one of my roommates decided to lose some weight. Having someone to do it with was mostly what made me decide to do it. That and I was just sick of everything being so much harder than it needed to be. That friend never really got very far with the weight loss thing, but other people in my life have, which helps keep me motivated. So do the select handful of friends that know about it, my family, and my friends who are on weight watchers.
2.) What are you doing to lose?
I’ve been an online weight watchers member since the end of February 2010. A combination of following weight watchers and eating healthier all around, also I try to exercise more than I had been.
3.) What has changed the most?
Finding clothes has gotten a little easier, although I’m still just a little bit too big to be able to go into any store and find something, I’m close. I also feel better. I used to eat a lot of fast food and it left my body feeling crummy. Now I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, which just make me feel better and cleaner. I’ve also noticed that I know longer take up the entire chair at school, there’s a little wiggle room now. Things haven’t changed a lot, yet, but I’m at that point where changes are going to start becoming more apparent.
4.) What are you looking forward to the most with the NEW you?
I’m still a long ways from where I need to be. But I’ve made good progress in getting there. I think I was in denial about how big I really was, when I look at pictures now I see it. I really look forward to eventually being able to shop in a “normal” store (not a store that specializes in plus sizes). I’m excited to have a visible collar bone. And as stupid as it sounds I’m excited to be able to cross my legs when sitting without it being uncomfortable (I’m almost there now), it just looks so much nicer than my regular slouchy position.
5.) Advice for those maybe stuck in a rut, or what kept you going?
What keeps me going is how far I’ve come and how far I still have to go. I haven’t set an official goal weight, because it’s still about 100 pounds away, even though I’ve lost 100. Sometimes it’s kind of discouraging that I’ve lost this much and am still this big, but going from a size 28 to a 18 and 20 proves that I’ve come a long way. One thing I think that has helped is not depriving myself. Some people give up all the foods they love in order to lose weight. I still splurge sometimes, if I REALLY want taco bell every once in a while, I have it. If I have a friend visiting from home, I’m going to eat like a “normal” person, just less than I used to. It’s just about moderation and portion control. It’s too hard to eat nothing but foods that are healthy all the time, and it’s so not realistic. I’m only 21; I’m not going to never eat Chinese, pizza, or a cheeseburger again! However, I have found what my “trigger foods” are (those that I cannot just have one serving of). So I’ve learned to just steer clear of them unless I know I’m sharing, sometimes it’s easier to have none than just a little.
Wow. I think Molly deserves a round of applause! clapping..clapping...clapping....:)
Keep up the great work Molly!