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IN People ON 26 Jul, 2016
Many of us have to deal constantly with rising body weight, and yet, the truth remains that most of us are not satisfied by our current body form. But no matter how much we wish to turn our lives around, we just don't seem to be able to find the motivation required to make a drastic change in our physique.
The story was something similar for 63-year-old Diane Naylor, who used to weigh a whopping 400 pound at one time! Like many of us, she too was struggling to find motivation. Then she found it in one of the unlikeliest of places. What she did after that can easily be regarded as an inspiring story, and definitely worth a read.
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Diane had just moved to Oakhurst, California, and was pretty excited as it had a variety of options for outdoors. But there was one problem- her weight. She weighed 400 pounds. And it's not like she hadn't tried to lose the fat. It's just that she never found the right motivation.
...she found it in an episode of Castle.
"One of the medical examiners was telling the lead actress she should follow her dreams," she said. "He pointed to the corpses and said, 'All those people had dreams, but their time ran out, so don't let that happen to you.' It was like a light bulb went off- I had a lot of dreams, too, and I wanted to accomplish them."
Motivated to lose weight, she gradually lost a total of 225 pounds! And this is how she looks today! Incredible change, isn't it?
"The Monday meetings help me keep myself in check during the weekends when I'd be most likely to cheat," she said. "If you don't have access to a similar group- start one yourself! Find similar-minded people who will understand and support you."
"I learned how to eat fish. I didn't care for it before, but I bought an air fryer which helped me cook it without the grease, and I actually like the way it tastes," Naylor shared.
"It might take six or eight weeks for the scale to move, but during that time, you'll see the inches coming off of your body," she said. "Candy, popcorn and ice cream are all still temptations for me. Staying healthy is a constant, everyday decision," she said.
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