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IN People ON 29 Dec, 2015
Being obese can be incredibly difficult. People will tease obese people because of their weight, and this hurts their self-esteem. Not only would they socially feel awkward, they are also weaker physically. Sure, they are large, but they are unable to move fast and they will get tired easily. Some obese people will decide during their younger years that they won't want to be huge forever, but what if a person was already 51-years-old? Is it too late to change?
This is the incredible story of an obese adult woman who defied expectations so that she can live longer and spend more time with her beloved family.
Clara Williams weighed over 400 pounds and was already a middle-aged adult when she thought that she had to change. If I was her, I would have already given up. But Clara is brave and will not want to fail anymore.
Indeed, Clara Williams was getting older, but she was obviously not getting better. If she did not change her ways, she would suffer more. Aside from this, it has always been difficult for her to feel good about herself because of how society views full-bodied people.
Once she became a grandmother to Isaac, she realized that she wanted to live longer. Losing weight not only meant looking better but also being strong and being able to live long enough to see her grandson grow. She had problems getting herself up now, but she knew that something had to be done.
Clara Williams started to be confident that she can still change even though she is 52-years-old. She became a member of TOPS which means "Take Off Pounds Easily". TOPS is a group that advocates weight loss through healthy means.
Unlike those difficult processes of losing weight, the TOPS program involved contests that persuaded people to lose weight with honesty and transparency. Thus, a key to her motivation was the unwavering support offered by the group to her.
Everything changed for the better when Clara Williams chose to become healthier. Whenever she needed inspiration, she would watch the Walk-At-Home show of Leslie Sansone.
Now that Clara Williams has lost 243 pounds and weighs only 183 pounds, she has become a physically, emotionally, and socially better woman. She will now likely live long enough to see her grandson Isaac grow. So if you want to change, understand that it's never late to take that single step.