One time, Jacqueline Adan, a 30-year-old 500-pound-beauty, visited Disneyland with her family and friends and little did she know that very fun time would change her life forever.
While other people and kids enjoy taking rides, Jacqueline sat on her wheelchair as they tour the theme park. Since she was still a bit big then, she got stuck in a turnstile.
She laughed it off in front of her friends then went to the restroom to cry it out. At that very moment she decided to make a change in her lifestyle. After 4 years of strict and persistent diet and exercise, she was down to 160-pounds.
Check out here story in the video below and 5 awesome weight loss tips from a strong-willed woman who dropped 350 pounds in the succeeding pages.
1. Set realistic goals.
While Adan dreamed of weighing less than 200 pounds, thinking about dropping 311 pounds felt daunting. Instead she imagined losing weight in smaller increments.
“I tried not to look at the big picture because when I did I got extremely overwhelmed. Let’s take it one day at a time, let’s take it one pound at a time,” she said. “We set the goal for like 50 pounds. Let’s try to do 10 and let’s do 10 more.”
2. Take small steps.
When Adan first started exercising she could only walk for five minutes before she got tired. But she kept walking for five minutes until she could do 10, then 15, then 20. If she couldn’t do the entire workout video, she’d do as much as she could. Soon, she built up her endurance.
3. Get by with a little help from some friends.
On days that Adan felt too sore or tired to work out, Adan’s fiancé, Kevin Cox worked out with her. When she was fit enough to go to a gym, the trainers there wouldn’t let her skip a workout or sit out during tough exercises. They’d teach her to modify the things she couldn’t do — anything to keep moving.
4. Don’t avoid the scale.
After Adan gained all the weight, she stopped going to the doctor’s office or anywhere she might be weighed. She simply felt if she didn’t know what she weighed, her weight wasn’t a problem. But she admits that was a mistake.
“If I knew the number I might have started sooner,” she said.
5. Change your relationship with your weight
Sometimes Adan sees 160 on the scale and feels frustrated. She’s been this weight for six months and she feels discouraged. But then she remembers she’s more than a number. She’s creating health eating habits and building muscles, which will help her in the future.
“I need to feel myself in my body and figure out how I feel instead of letting the scale pick the number,” she said.
“I want to base my [success] on how I am feeling once all the surgeries are over and I am actually finally able to see my body.”