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Overcoming Pre Diabetes and Hypertension: One Woman's 72Lb Weight Loss Journey

Read about how one woman went from a pre-diabetic and hypertensive state to a healthier lifestyle with a 72lb weight loss.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'9" female showing a weight loss from 215 pounds to 143 pounds. A respectable loss of 72 pounds.
F/28/5'9 [215 > 143 = 72] Pre diabetic and hypertensive no more
Originally posted on /r/progresspics

The Beginning of a Health Journey

When [deleted], a 28-year-old woman, realized she was both pre-diabetic and hypertensive, she knew she had to make a change. She weighed 215 pounds at 5'9 and felt uncomfortable in her own skin. After seeking medical advice, she decided to embark on a weight loss journey.

Finding Success Through Diet

Initially, [deleted] tried various 'fad' diets, but they only resulted in short-term weight loss. Eventually, she stumbled upon a low-carb diet, which she found manageable and sustainable. Over time, she learned to cook healthy meals and control her portions, resulting in slow but steady weight loss.

Incorporating Exercise for Increased Results

As [deleted] began to lose weight, she found herself with more energy and a desire to become more active. She began incorporating exercise, starting with walking and eventually moving on to strength training and cardio. This helped her to not only lose weight but also increase her muscle mass.

Overcoming Obstacles and Changing Mindsets

Throughout her weight loss journey, [deleted] faced obstacles such as plateaus and social situations that made it difficult to maintain her healthy habits. However, she learned to prioritize her health and mindset, and with the support of family and friends, she was able to stay on track.

The Results of Persistence and Hard Work

In the end, [deleted] lost a total of 72 pounds and was able to overcome her pre-diabetic and hypertensive state. She now feels healthier, more confident, and has a new appreciation for her body. Her journey serves as a reminder that with persistence and hard work, anyone can make positive changes in their life.

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