One of the most amazing success weight loss story I ever read – Nancy Makin lost about 530 pounds (about 240 kilogram) over 3 years and she is currently 173 pounds (78 kilogram). Looking at the figures, assuming she lost weight consistently for that 3 years, she lost an average of 3.4 pounds (about 1.5 kilogram) every week for more than 150 weeks.
Nancy Makin is not a celebrity. She is just another person, but was in “giant size” few years ago. Her incredible increase of weight happened over 12 years, because of emotional eating caused by divorce and loneliness. When she was young, she saw her mum eating junk food whenever something went wrong. So, she thought that food was the easiest way to comfort herself. When her weight was more than 700 pounds, she felt hopeless. Doctors have even given up on her. She thought she was going to die.
She did not have many friends that time and she stayed at home most of the times. She was embarrassed too meet others.
On her 45th birthday, her sister bought her a computer. Nancy started to get online and making friends in chat rooms. She spoke to strangers. She was active in political chat rooms and she found people who enjoyed her wit. She felt more comfortable talking to people who did not know her appearance. She felt the existence of friendship and love.
In her interview with Oprah Winfrey Show, Nancy said, “There will always be a sunrise and a second chance if you believe. I believe. I believe in me.”
By having a positive thinking, she started to do some exercise and no longer overeat. She did not have surgery. Neither did she take any slimming pills. She lose weight naturally. The pounds began to shed as Nancy reconnected with the outside world.
Nandy Makin’s real life story is indeed inspirational. Her life has changed since she successfully reduced her weight. I admire her positive thinking. “I believe. I believe in me.”
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