Current Weight: 131 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 165 pounds
Lynn has struggled with her weight most of her life, but 10 years ago, she says she lost all control and gained 106 pounds in a single yeartopping out at an all-time high of 296 pounds. "I stopped listening to my body," she says. "When it told me I was full, I would continue to eat. I was just eating to eat. I was addicted to carbohydrates."
Lynn began sleeping 12 to 14 hours a day and stopped going to her daughters' school plays. "I barely fit into the seats in the auditorium," she says. "I felt embarrassed for my children."
In 2005, Lynn says she had an aha! moment when she barely recognized herself in a photo. "I couldn't believe that was me," she says. "I knew the person in that photo was in trouble."
Soon after, Lynn joined Weight Watchers and began working out in increasingly intense intervals. After about one year of hard work and careful eating, she lost 165 pounds! "The person I am [on the] inside is the person I am on the outside now," she says. "I feel like I match now."
Since losing the weight, she says her self-confidence has improved and just being able to cross her legs is a treat! To maintain her svelte 131-pound figure, Lynn does 45 to 55 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of core work, five times a week.