My 44 Pound Weight Loss
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Reunions can be harrowing
events, but for Sally Kinane meeting up with old friends was just the weight
loss motivation she needed to get reacquainted with good health.
had been decades since the 62-year-old California woman had seen a healthy
weight. When she attended her family reunion the summer of 2001, Sally was
miserable at a whopping 175 pounds. Compared to everyone else, she felt fat. It
was a feeling that Sally vowed to lose, along with the extra weight she had
been carrying since she was in her thirties. After all, she was someone who had
once been so thin, doctors prescribed her supplements.
Well, that skinny mini was gone
I came back from the reunion determined to
lose weight, she tells eDiets. We have a reunion every three years
and I decided I was not going to be overweight for the next reunion.
She joined eDiets
in August 2001. Today, Sally is reunited with a healthy weight and it feels so
good. Since becoming a member, she has shed 44 pounds from her 54 figure,
making the life-changing transition to a slim and trim 131 pounds. Unlike most
dieters, the librarians assistant hadnt tried every fad diet in the book. In
fact, the only thing she had attempted in the past was cutting calories and
watching her portions.
Unfortunately, it wasnt enough for Sally.
She was constantly struggling to figure out what foods to eat or how many
calories to consume. If it wasnt one headache, it was another. She
didnt have time for the pains. What Sally needed was a full-service
station that would fulfill her every need, from meal plans to shopping lists to
She found just what she was looking for at eDiets.
With just one click, Sally had the weight loss world at her fingertips
hours a day, 7 days a week. By following the meal plan, she was able to attack
her primary problem head on and get a handle on portion control.
I didnt eat when I got stressed or
gorge between meals. But I did love to eat my meals and that meant seconds, big
helpings and often desserts.
For the mother-of-three-grown-daughters, eDiets
was love at first bite. I loved the recipes. They were fantastic. Before
when I tried to diet, it was always bland food and stuff that was kind of down
to the basics. The variety of foods at eDiets really helped.
Once she started following the eDiets plan, the
weight immediately began to melt away. The next step in her journey to wellness
would prove to be the most difficult. With no cartilage in one knee, just
walking two blocks was a painful endeavor. Her doctor believed knee surgery was
inevitable. Yet Sally still put her best foot forward and began exercising on a
She started by walking a half mile and eventually
worked her way up. (The other day she made it three miles without a hitch.) Not
only would she ride the stationary bicycle, she also did weight training. The
benefits paid off in spades. In addition to consistent weight loss, her knee
pain subsided to the point that surgery was postponed indefinitely. No matter
how busy her schedule gets, Sally is sure to get at least 30 minutes of walking
The more weight that came off, the more determined
Sally became. She soon discovered her motivation was contagious. Seeing Sally
shrink inspired her sister and brother-in-law to join the leading online weight
loss program. Now, theyre also losing weight.
Sallys family arent the only ones
following her lead in weight loss. She has encouraged her fellow employees at
the library to get moving, and they have. They also walk throughout the day.
Sally says shes simply returning the favor.
Throughout her tenure at eDiets, she always received support from her
kind-hearted co-workers. Having the encouragement of friends and family played
a major role in keeping her on track. As she took off those extra pounds, Sally
was constantly on the receiving end of kind words, something that kept her
going every step of the way. I love seeing people I havent seen for a long
time. They see me and they say, Wow! You look great.
The eDieter extraordinaire says shes
constantly barraged with questions on how she lost 44 pounds over the last
year. Sally is always quick to plug eDiets, which she says is responsible for
her drastic transformation. By losing those extra pounds, she gained plenty of
Its funny. I was overweight, but I
didnt look super fat or anything. Yet I was always thinking that people
were looking at me thinking how fat I was when they probably didnt at
all. I always felt fat. But now I feel great and Im happy.
With her new healthy eating plan in place and
those extra pounds a thing of the past, Sally says shell be greeting
upcoming reunions with open arms. After all, thats just what got her on
the light track after all these years.