Follow In Their Footsteps
Ashley Offered this Testimonial on her Weight Loss Journey:
Yesterday I stepped on the scale and hit a major goal of mine! I have officially lost 100 lbs! From the beginning, I never really set a “goal weight,” mainly because the numbers seemed unrealistic. I told myself 100 lbs would be awesome, but I was just going to take it one day at a time and celebrate each step!
We had to do a little photoshoot yesterday at school to celebrate! Alayna had to get on my back to show me about what I was carrying around before my weight loss journey. She’s actually less than 100 lbs and she was a load to carry! I can’t even imagine how bad I used to feel at 100 lbs heavier. The smaller sizes and the compliments are awesome feelings don’t get me wrong, but I love the energy and how I feel now that 100 lbs are gone. I’m currently in a spin class and I love it! I hate to miss and I honestly wish I could go more than I go! I walk at recess every day because I want to. Nothing I do is super strenuous, but I move more because I feel like moving!
Again, I said from the beginning I wanted to be open about my journey in hopes of giving someone else hope at a healthier life. In fact, I had someone message me just the other day to tell me their surgery date and that I was her inspiration! How cool is that?! I can’t wait to follow her journey! I have nothing to hide and I’m an open book if you ever want to chat about how I got to this point. I couldn’t have done it without the help and knowledge from Dr. Dalencourt! He is an awesome doctor and I can’t say enough good things about him! For anyone thinking about weight loss surgery...do it! If I could hold your hand and walk you in the door myself, I would! I would do it 100 times over if I had to! It’s not the easy way, by far, but so worth it to be a healthier version of yourself!
So what does 100 lbs lost do to your body? I could double my jean size right now and still not be in my biggest jeans by far. I was pushing a size 11 shoe sometimes and I now have three pairs of size 8’s. Crazy huh?! I have been able to share clothes with my 12-year-old daughter. I bought her a shirt and she didn’t like it so I wore it and it fit! I never, ever dreamed that day would happen! My hair is thinner, but I know in time that will go back to normal and honestly...it’s way easier to fix! Lol. I do have to say becoming healthier for myself has made my family healthier too! We no longer buy soda. I don’t deny my family soda, they just choose not to drink it. My kids beg for me to cook baked chicken and broccoli. My husband, who I am so proud of, has literally almost lost the same amount of weight as I have by eating less and running on the treadmill 3 nights a week! Way to go Daniel!
Thanks to everyone who has inspired me and been there for me along the way! Here’s to a healthier life!