I never imagined that I would be 125 lbs, and go from a size 18 to a size 2*.
Selena, Morinville AB, lost 62 lbs*
I was the shorter, plumper girl. I’d been about 190, 200, most of my adult life. And I just didn’t know where I fit in. I just thought I was destined to be the big girl. I never imagined that I could be 125 pounds.
So I asked my husband for Herbal Magic for Christmas. He went in. The counselors were a little surprised and worried of what a gift of weight loss would bring, but he knew I wanted it, and I knew that I needed to change.
I was just trying to do laundry. Really, that’s-it was 26 stairs to put in a load of laundry. I had to take a break halfway in-between just to catch my breath. And I have three kids. I do a lot of laundry. I was 31 years old, and I thought, I got a long life ahead of me if I can’t do this now.
I originally set a goal weight of 160 lbs. I met my goal, ten weeks ahead of schedule. And feeling empowered, I decided to drop even lower. I never imagined that I would be 125 lbs, and go from a size 18 to a size 2*.
I loved to play ball, and for the first time in my life, I’m actually useful, at a ballgame, instead of just a big stationary person, that maybe if the ball comes within this range, I might get it. I’d always wore XX size of jersey. And then I went down to a size medium. And then the medium was too big, that it’s coming to my knees.
With my new jersey size and active ball play, during a game a guy stops and he says, “Look at your body. You’re rockin’ hard.” And that was the first time I had ever gotten a compliment like that in my whole life.
*Individual results vary