Woman With Type 2 Diabetes Loses 100 Pounds and No Longer Exhibits Symptoms
Meet Flaharty Roberts from Texas, who recently lost over 100 pounds of weight and says she doesn't exhibit Type 2 Diabetes symptoms after her remarkable weight loss. Here is Mary what Mary wrote to EmaxHealth about her weight loss story and how she did it.
Nineteen months ago, I set out to change my life. I made a decision to get healthy. I mean really finally made the decision. For years I said I wanted to lose weight, but I didn’t really mean it enough to do what it took and see it through.
I struggled with my weight off and on from age 14 to now. I experienced a few years of being a normal weight. A couple of times in recent years I made it to about 40 pounds lost and then gave up and gained it back and then some because my attitude sucked and I had no patience. Yet something amazing happened last year when I literally just woke up the morning of March 3rd, 2014 and was ready to do something about it. I was 260 pounds, wearing a size 20W, was Type 2 Diabetic, had high blood pressure, sleep apnea and was miserably tired all the time.
Benefits of My Weight Loss
I have now lost 101 pounds, am 159 pounds, a size 6 (and some 4’s) and I am healthy and whole. Amazingly, I no longer exhibit symptoms of diabetes. My blood pressure is now normal and I no longer experience sleep apnea or snoring. I sleep well and wake up rested. Another benefit of my weight loss is that I do not get brain fog, afternoon fatigue or really any fatigue at all. In fact I have tons of energy, which I put into working out now. I lift weights and sometimes I do cardio if I feel like it. I prefer weight lifting because I have experienced the most benefits from that – I actually have visible muscle. I haven’t been sick with so much as a cold and I experience no allergies. My hormones are normal too.
How I lost 100 Pounds of Weight
When I share my story people always ask, “How did you do it?” The short answer is I cut out most carbs and sugar. I eat real food – eggs, beef, chicken, fish, veggies, full fat cheese, nuts, berries and the occasional low car baked good make with almond flour or coconut flour.
The first week, I experienced sugar withdrawal. To get through that I drank chicken broth whenever I wanted to indulge in carbs/sugar – the saltiness killed the cravings. After the physical cravings went away the hard part was getting my mind right. I literally had to remind myself constantly that the carbs and sugar were not my friend, that they did me no favors and had only made me obese, Type 2 Diabetic and constantly fatigued. They robbed me of joy because I was sick and tired.
About me: I am a 44 year old married mom of three boys living in central Texas. I like to read, workout, and go on road trips as often as I can. I enjoy sharing my story and encouraging others on their journey.
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