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Lucy Lupo has lost over 100 pounds in a little over a year.
But her story starts over a decade ago, back in 2002.
Sometimes just moving in a direction because you have nowhere else to turn. Putting your faith in this next chance to get it right.
My words can't do it justice, but before I turn it over to her...I am inspired and proud of your accomplishment Lucy. I am honored and humbled that you would allow me the privilege of sharing your story in the hope someone out there finds the courage to try again.
"My weight loss journey has not been easy but it has been so worth it. January 2002 I weighed in at a unhealthy weight of 400 pounds and I had gastric bypass surgery. Although it was a good start to losing weight, it is not guarantee. Not long after the surgery I began to have health problems along with constant pain in my knees and feet. In no time weight began to creep back on. Depression became deeper and darker every day. It was not looking good for me. I was always in a constant battle to lose weight. The on and off again diets I believe was a part of more weight coming back on and a deeper depth of depression. I was a mess. Trying to get better, I had 3 surgeries on my feet and shortly afterwards, broke my foot. During the healing time and with no activity at all, depression over took my life. I truly did not think I was going to make it. I was in such a dark place at that time. On June 29, 2013, I walked into Weight Watchers with a boot on my broken foot and thinking this would not work. I began a new journey in my life. In just a few weeks weight was coming off each week and I was getting better emotionally. After a couple months I joined a small gym located within the company I work for. In just 8 months after that, my health and emotional state was in the best shape ever, I knew I wanted more fitness. I then joined a larger gym and met a professional trainer which changed my life drastically. I began to fall in love with weight training. Weight Watchers and fitness have saved my life. Since June 2013, I have lost 100.6 pounds and I only have 15 more pounds to lose to get to goal weight. This year I have completed about 7 races and completed the Dirty Girl Mud run. Looking forward to upcoming races including the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day . Planning a couple of big events for 2015 either the Tough Mudder or training for a Century. A year ago, I would have never thought this would be my life. My favorite quote ~ "The pain of being over weight is far worse than the pain of working out."
Well done Lucy.
Congratulations from Fitness Edge.