This Mom Lost 125 Pounds By Making Little Changes Each Week
For many people, the quest to lose weight is a lifelong journey. It can be extremely difficult to stay disciplined and even determine where to start. Mom of three Keely Dellit was the biggest she had ever been, and decided it was time to make a change for both herself and her children. She totally transformed her lifestyle by making one small change each week, and her results are nothing short of inspiring.
Keely explains that she was an extremely active child, but the weight started piling on at the age of 14 when she got her first job at a fast food restaurant. Her weight continued to increase after high school when she moved out on her own, followed by having three children in just three years. Keely explains that when she stepped on the scale just days after giving birth to her third child, she weighed 278 pounds. She was the heaviest she had ever been, and decided that she needed to make a change for her own health and to be the best mom possible to her kids.
“At first, I didn’t cut out the fast food and treats that I loved; I simply chose smaller portions (like a small fry instead of a medium size),” Keely explains. “Then, I gradually made slightly healthier substitutions (grilled chicken instead of crispy, for example). Once I got used to that, I swapped out soda for juice and then traded that for sparkling water. Those tiny, gradual changes allowed me to slowly transform my lifestyle,” says Keely.
Once Keely begin making changes to her diet, she started by exercising more regularly. Taking walks around the park with her kids gradually increased to joining her first bootcamp class. In just 14 months, Keely lost a whopping 125 pounds. And she loved her bootcamp class so much, she got her certification to be a personal trainer and now teaches that very same class.
“Sometimes I felt like I was missing out by saying no to things like cupcakes or pizza, and I still struggle with those feelings,” Keely reveals. “Every day I have to decide to be mindful of my food choices and portion sizes. I learned that the trick to long-term weight management and health is to start slow and focus on all the little successes along the way — and now I want to pass that information on.”
Click here to read Keely’s full story for Women’s Health Magazine!