Baby! I Lost 49 Pounds Weight Loss Success Story
eDiets - The online diet, fitness, and healthy living resourceFor
a woman with extremely fresh memories of child-birthing labor pains, slender
and sweet Sue Corrie is one hot momma!
Yes, Sue is a new mom, having given birth to a
bouncing baby boy less that a year ago. And no, she wasn't one of those lucky
few who gain no extra weight while pregnant.
First Sue delivered her baby, then eDiets
delivered her a healthy 49-pound weight loss. That's 49 pounds lighter than her
pre-pregnancy weight! For the record, our featured 5'8" dieter has
watched her weight slide from 220 to 161 pounds in about 11 months -- not too
shabby for the first-time eDieter!
Our 27-year-old stay-at-home-mom had little
need for losing weight... prior to 1999. Sue was the athletic sort, having
ridden horses most of her life. For as long as she could remember, she ate what
she wanted without gaining any extra weight. But all that changed three years
ago when she got off her horse and found herself saddled with extra weight.
"I was forced to sell my horse," the
Californian recalls. "I stopped riding and my exercise level decreased by 99
percent. I continued eating like I always had and before I knew it I was
wearing a size 16/18 and weighing 220 pounds!
"I freaked out. I couldnt believe I
was fat. I had never been fat in my life."
But even at her heaviest, Sue (who you may know
by her GETNERVOUS1 eDiets name) was in denial. If she became short of breath
climbing stairs, she brushed it off as being out of shape. The moment of truth
came in December 1999 when Sue became engaged... a special occasion captured
forever on film.
The cat was finally out of the bag. The
telling photos (specifically the picture of Sue in the Tigger shirt) triggered
Sue's desire to diet wisely and effectively.
"It was the first time I had my picture
taken in a while. I looked at it and went, 'oh my gosh, Im HUGE!' I
didnt even own a scale at that time. I couldnt believe how big I
Sue didn't want to fight the fat fight
alone. She desperately needed structure -- and she needed a program that would
work hand in hand with her vegetarian lifestyle. Things clicked the day she
stumbled upon an ad for eDiets.com.
The determined dieter was happy she could
choose what she wanted in her diet (dairy and milk) and what she didnt
want (red meat, poultry, fish and eggs). Sue was essentially able to create her
own personalized program, but the portion sizes and meals were composed by
eDiets. It was a match made in weight loss heaven.
Sue got on her eDiets horse and rode
straight into lasting weight loss success. She religiously followed the meal
plan, first choosing the foods that most appealed to her, then printing out the
weekly menus and shopping list. To keep herself from becoming hungry throughout
the day, she divided her food into six mini-meals and grazed happily all day
Sue says it wasnt fast food, sweets
or snacks that packed on her extra pounds. No, the culprit was lousy portion
"I didnt binge. I didnt go to
McDonalds. My problem was portion control. I like to eat and Im not
aware of how much I eat. I really had to become aware of what one serving of
pasta is or one serving of tofu is. I tend to finish whats on my plate so
I have to be careful what I put on there."
Her discipline quickly paid dividends as
Sue quickly dropped 10 pounds. But then the unexpected happened. Sue got
pregnant and quit eDiets. One year later (December 2001), the new mom was 210
pounds and ready to get back on the losing track.
She reverted back to her old eDiets eating
and added an effective fitness regimen. Sue initially walked a mile a day. She
eventually worked up to 20 miles a week until she hit a plateau at 185 pounds.
To jumpstart her efforts, she started toning exercises three days a week using
exercise videos. She also continued walking five or six days a week. Much to
her surprise, Sue eventually made the natural progression to jogging.
"I used to exercise all day when I was
riding -- I never thought twice about it. Now I feel like its this huge
thing and I have to schedule it from this time to this time. I practically put
it in my Palm Pilot!"
Since shedding the pounds that had been
weighing her down, the motivated mom has plenty of energy for son Joey, who
turns one in September. From the moment she rises at 6:30 a.m., Sue's ready to
go. When she was overweight, she says it would take her up three hours to
finally wake up. She even has enough energy to stay up an hour later now.
The trimmed and happy new mom calls her
eDiets experience a labor of love. The online support has been a blessing, she
says. Sue admits she virtually lives on the many bulletin boards, posting
support, revelations, questions and just plain old chit-chat with fellow
eDieters throughout the day.
When shes not on the Motivation
Station, you can often find her participating in the BodyTrends Beat The Heat
Challenge. Sue believes the constant support has been an integral part of the
"Having somebody to check in with every day
has made me very accountable," she says. "Being able to report what my day was
like gave me the motivation to stay on track, whether I was posting that I had
a great day or a lousy day. The other part was having a group of people who
were struggling with me.
"We recently moved so I didnt know
anybody -- fat or thin. So having people online who were going through the same
battles was important."
Between the structure, the support and the
nutritional guidance, Sues come a long way baby. She's just one pound shy
of her goal weight of 160. But she may not stop there. Theres always the
possibility of shedding another five pounds, she says.
"My goal right now is to become less
obsessive about the numbers of what Im eating," she quickly adds. "I
count every single calorie and fat gram. Now, I want to get more in tune with
what my body says not what the computer tells me I need to eat. I need to be
"Anytime I think about saying, 'this is too
hard... forget it,' all I have to do is take a look at the pictures and think
how I never want to be like that again."