Transformation Tuesday | Fighting Obesity, From The Heart

Transformation Tuesday | Fighting Obesity, From The Heart



My name is Georgia Duncan, I’m a wife and mother of two, and this is my story on how I lost 120lbs.

I had an unexpected pregnancy when I was very young and found myself turning to food for comfort as I entered this new phase of life. After the birth of my daughter, I weighed in at 260 pounds. I was so embarrassed, and so lost. The weight haunted me. I was able to lose weight, but then I’d gain it back.

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In October 2012, my sister passed away. This was extremely hard because we were very close and her death devastated me. Her life had been extended a full twenty years from a heart transplant she received at ten years of age. After her unexpected death, I felt like I needed to do something about my weight.

In December 2012, I gave birth to my son, and I was still obese. Unfortunately, I am one of those people who has tried all the pills, drinks, shakes, and special no carb diets, to no avail.

A week after taking more diet pills I began to feel the horrible effects. My heart began beating so fast I was afraid I was going have a heart attack. In my scare, I began to sob and remember my sister Lillian who fought to have a healthy heart and I was killing mine. I decided on the spot – NO more pills and shakes, NO more easy ways out. I was determined to put in the work and started searching online for calorie counts to lose weight. How many calories did I need to lose fat?

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That’s when I began to clean out my fridge and pantry! I certainly could not go on eating the same things I had been because it clearly was not working. I began walking daily on the treadmill and would watch Chris Powell on extreme weight loss and took notes and wrote down his instructions for healthy living.  Then I began looking up clean eating recipes and organic foods – I became very interested in the foods I was putting in my body, and how certain fats were good as were carbohydrates. Everything just started making sense.  From there, I came across Quest Nutrition on my “quest” to get fit.

I found an at home workout program that did HIIT and Weight Training. I became stronger and before I knew it, that 260-pound girl that used to look at me in the mirror, was gone.

I am thankful for the guidance and nutrition advice Quest offers, it is simply remarkable. A few things I learned from my experience is consistency is key. Above all be persistent and make sure your old habits don’t sneak back in. You may not have a support system and that’s where you have to be your own. How bad do you want it? Who are you doing this for?

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Lastly, don’t start next week and don’t start tomorrow but start right now, the next meal you eat. Start making the decisions to change now! I was given another chance and so are you!

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