Every year when the old year is coming to a close, people around the world make a promise to themselves to make a change for the new year. This New Year’s resolution is often connected with weight loss.
Now that 2019 has arrived, we sometimes will look for some motivation to keep on track with our own resolution. Looking at the example of Monet, who made a promise, set a goal and achieved it can move you to action.
Monet weighed almost 375 lbs in September 2014. Doctors had said she would never be able to lose weight because she had polycystic ovary syndrome. To make matters worse, she had flatlined a number of times and had to have emergency surgery.
When she woke up from the surgery, the doctors were waiting with bad news. She was told she was in such poor health that she would never be a mom. This was devastating to her but she was determined to be a mom, ‘no matter what’.
Monet made the decision to eat a healthier diet and lose weight. She also exercised slowly with light weights and by swimming or walking. Her daily caloric intake was slashed to 1,500 calories. In other words, she would have to give up chips and soda.
“During the last part of my journey, I gained lots of weight from taking my Depo shot, so I tried Keto. I lost about 40 or 50 pounds on Keto alone after I’d reached a stall with everything else.”
She now walks an hour each day because “Keto doesn’t require exercise to be successful. I’m active every day, even if it’s just a little. I work out at least 5 days a week.”
She had lost 177 pounds in only 10 months. It wasn’t her success or the diet that pushed the needle. Monet was aware of the underlying psychological issues that caused the weight gain and she knew they would need to be addressed.
“Until you fix your emotional issues and your past and present pain, you won’t truly be successful… no matter what you do or try. You won’t be successful until you shed the weight that isn’t physical.”
At this point, she had changed her mindset from wondering if she could do it to asking, ‘who is going to stop me?’
That is great news, but it isn’t the best part. Because of her healthier lifestyle, she was able to reverse the polycystic ovary syndrome and to get pregnant. Against the doctor’s predictions, she had 2 children over the next couple of years.
Within 4 years, she had lost 200 pounds!