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Nancy Makin Lost 530 Pounds Over 3 Years By Making Friends Online

May 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments ·


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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  • Clinton Walker III // May 21, 2008 at 2:22 AM

    It is great to see someone lose weight the correct way. Not with lazy get slim quick techniques.

  • GymRat // May 21, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Wow, truly an inspirational success story. Not only did she believe in herself, but I have to admit that she has a very very strong willpower and determination to lose weight (naturally) without the help of slimming products. I always believe that exercise and healthy eating are the only safe ways to lose and maintain weight in the long term.

  • nur // May 22, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    Huhu..good article mun…It is not easy to loose weight…

  • stupe // May 23, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Dude…here’s one inspiration for you and the readers here :

  • kelly // Aug 17, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    hi nancy i remember meeting you throught rick my friend from oregon you and him met on the internet years ago ……. rick his name im not sure if you recall???? but anyway i know pretty much what you went throught, not weight , but additction… i quit drinking 4 years ago its not easy with any addiction??? eating, drinking etc etc the list goes on…. hey congrats…. i mean it bless you and wow what a way to help others…. as they say you go girl!!!!!!!!!you look great!!!!! if you want?? keep in touch???? but im sure you have so many emails to answer you will be busy the rest of your life??? lol kelly

  • melissa // Jan 18, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    i just wanted to tell you how proud i am of you and that i wish i had all the strighenth you have to do what has worked for you to lose the weight. i have lost a few pounds myself but i was not strong enough in mind so i had gastro-by-pass 4 years ago and now at 224 from 404 day of surgery and i know now that i can do much better just need to be more motatvated and with help from friends i will meet my goal well again i enjoyed you web page and good luck in the future

  • kelly // Jan 18, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    again nancy i am really proud of you ….im now into my 5th year of sobernesss and its great as you and your wieght problem..if you recall me or not….your a testimony to many god blesss you…….

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