One Woman's Lifesaving Slimdown
MC Hudson, 46 of Madison, Mississippi figured out fast that shed better lose big after her brother died of a heart attack.
When my 44-year-old brother Curtis died of a heart attack in 2004, I realized the same thing could happen to me. He was obese, after all, and I had to admit to myself that I was overweight, too.
But when I went for a physical, I was shocked to see that the scale read 200 pounds. I asked my doctor for diet pills, but she told me to call the 800-number for Weight Watchers instead.
In January 2005, I went to my first meeting and learned that my biggest problem was slathering “healthy” food with not-so-healthy toppings. Immediately, my diet changed. I swapped diet busters for less-fattening fare. To make exercise easy, my husband and I turned a spare room into a gym.
By January 2006, Id lost 50 pounds; Ive kept it off and lost 2 more since. Im healthier than I have ever beenand I know Curtis would be proud.
“Now I feel magnificent!”
Timeline to Slim:
- 200 lbs, January 2005First Weight Watchers meeting. Nervous.
- 194 lbs, January 2005Lost 6 pounds after the first week!
- 175 lbs, May 2005Im 25 pounds smaller. Food diaries work.
- 150 lbs, January 2006Ditched the granny panties!
- 148 lbs, NowLove my toned body. People say they want my arms!
Her Gift: Nice work, MC! Since reaching her goal, MC has started incorporating Pilates into her workout routine. To help her look great, stay hydrated, and kick butt, Lucy activewear is giving MC the Flip Straw Water Bottle ($25), eKO mat ($78), Hatha Power Pant ($88), and the Power Yoga Halter ($54); all available at Lucy.com. Go MC!