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How I Dropped 26 Pounds and Kept the Weight Off

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Five months ago, I weighed 180 pounds. Now, I've dropped 26 pounds, and I'm so proud of it. Losing L-Bs was not easy; in fact, it's from the hardest things I've done. You may be wondering about how I did it, and the answer sums up in one word: WILLPOWER. I found willpower when I started to be conscious of myself, when I understood that this was more about my looks, it was about my health.

I tried for so long lose weight, but nothing never worked — or, better said, it never lasted. Sometimes I used to feel bad about my body, especially when a guy was not attracted by me or when someone pointed out my extra weight, so I started dieting, exercising, you know, the usual stuff to lose weight. But that only lasted for a couple of days. I never really did something serious until I started to do it FOR MYSELF.

I think that's the first step to lose weight: Be really conscious of yourself. Then find healthy ways to drop those extra pounds. YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP EATING. YOU DON'T HAVE TO THROW UP WHAT YOU EAT. YOU JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO EAT. I can assure that from the day I started to lose weight, I've never been starving.

Since we're all different, I can't tell you specific tricks and assure they will work for you. Instead, I recommend you seeing a doctor (as I did) to help with a diet. Try exercise. To be honest, I don't work out a lot, but I downloaded an app and am exercising about 10 minutes a day, five days a week, which helps.

You have to change your bad habits, add some healthy routines and be consistent, and you will see the results. As I said before, it's not easy. Sometimes, I still feel like I want to stop everything. I have cried, and I've been on the edge, but I just let go those feelings. Then, I think twice, and I realize about what I've achieved, so I motivate myself and I keep going.

I hope this helped you. If you want to know something else or just talk to me, follow me on Twitter: @MafeM_
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