What really motivated you to gain control of your weight this time?
I had a wake up call when I realized last summer was the first time
I never got into a bikini. I also saw pictures of myself in a bikini
and refused to ever wear one again. I remember putting one on and
trying to work up the courage to go to the pool but all I could do was
look in the mirror and cry.
Was your ultimate goal to lose the pounds or to be able to do something
that your weight prevented? Did you achieve that goal? What was it?
I just wanted to lose weight to get my confidence back. I've
always had at least one "problem" area that I didn't like, but I had
gotten to the point where I couldn't think of one part I liked. I have
gained a lot of confidence and like trying on clothes again.
How have you tried to lose weight in the past?
I never tried to lose weight before because I used to be able to eat
anything I wanted, but when I turned 19, my metabolism slowed down and
the weight caught up to me.
Why did you choose CalorieKing this time?
My mom told me about it because she heard from a friend that someone she
knew lost a lot of weight doing it and it wasn't a quick fix. I needed
some strict guidelines to go by to discipline myself enough to lose
What were some of the obstacles that got in the way while losing weight?
And how did CalorieKing help you overcome them?
I had trouble sticking to healthier foods. I have a huge sweet tooth and
my friends and I love to go out to eat. I learned a lot of good
information about what to eat from CalorieKing that has helped me make
What in the CalorieKing program did you find most useful on your journey
to weight control?
I like keeping track of my calories and the information that is given in
the different levels you go through.
What tips would you give others who are trying to manage their weight?
Everything needs to be in moderation and you shouldn't be too hard on
yourself. Discipline and patience is needed to acheive your goal, but you
can't deprive yourself of everything or you will end up binging on the
Reflecting on your motivation to gain control over your weight, how is
the CalorieKing program helping you now?
It is helping me maintain my weight and lose a little more to get to
Why are you willing to allow CalorieKing to share your story with
I hope I am an inspiration to others who feel badly about themselves.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel and with patience and
determination you can get there.