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Obese Woman Shares Simple Secret to Weight Loss Without Surgery

 

At just over 5 feet tall, an obese woman once tipped the scales at 230lb but is now almost unrecognizable after losing half of her body weight and honing her now athletic body in the gym – without the use of any surgery.

Donna Gillie, age 30, cut her weight in half from 230 pounds (104 kg) to 115 pounds (52kg) after she lost an astonishing 115 pounds (52 kg) and transformed her physique. Today she’s a fitness model.

Now the reformed overeater from Nova Scotia, Canada, is preparing for her third bikini show.

The Daily Mail reports;

Donna competed in her first show in 2014 to celebrate her newly svelte figure and got a taste for the competitions.

She said: ‘I entered not because I wanted a plastic trophy or any recognition but something for myself – to prove to myself I could shape my body after all my hard work losing the weight I wanted to build my body.’

As a teenager Donna gorged on food, becoming shocked to discover when she graduated college that she weighed 230lb.

‘I began to struggle with my weight in my early teens. I knew early on I struggled with food – I always overate.

‘My trigger foods are, with no question, sweets. I love chocolate, ice cream and cheesecake and always will.’

Her turning point came when she was 22 and even sitting down didn’t feel right.

She said: ‘I remember sitting at my desk at work at my new job and feeling very uncomfortable, and at about 230lb and 5ft 4ins it’s no wonder that was the case.’

Determined to get fit, Donna joined the gym in 2010 and started exercise classes which helped her to lose 70lb over two years.

However she hit a plateau and had to kick her bad eating habits too – adding more fruit and vegetables to her diet.

Donna took up Zumba, step class and body pump. Then she began running and signed up for 10k races.

Donna has now decided to share her story and help motivate others, which she does daily on her Instagram profile @LifeOfDonnaG to her 8000+ followers.

So what was Donna’s secret?

‘I began with small steps, I didn’t actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey.

‘I guess you could say I hit a plateau – so I started to change the way I ate.

‘I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food.’

‘Losing weight has changed my life in only positive ways.

‘So many people have come up to me and said I made them want to make a change and they ask for advice.

‘I always tell them my path and to keep a positive mindset because that alone can work wonders.

‘The fitness community is often thought of as very superficial but to be honest it a great support system and social atmosphere.

‘Since losing my weight I feel better physically and mentally.’

Donna’s story is refreshing, because it’s real. Not some 5 minute bogus ab routine. Some short cut to success story. No, it’s about hard work, dedication, some fundamental slight changes in diet, and getting your mind positive and set.

Donna’s Diet

An obese woman who tipped the scales at 230lb (16.5st) is now unrecognisable after losing half of her body weight and honing her body in the gym – without any surgery.

Donna Gillie, 30, lost 115lb (8st) and transformed her physique after taking up exercise to became a fitness bikini model competitor.

Now the reformed overeater from Nova Scotia, Canada, is a lean 115lb in weight and she’s preparing for her third bikini show.

But Donna says she’s achieved her sensational new figure through diet and workouts alone and without going under the knife as she lost the majority of the weight when she was young, so wasn’t left with much excess skin.

She added that it, ‘doesn’t show when I am stood up posing,’ but said: ‘If I was older it would look less desirable.’

Donna competed in her first show in 2014 to celebrate her newly svelte figure and got a taste for the competitions.

She said: ‘I entered not because I wanted a plastic trophy or any recognition but something for myself – to prove to myself I could shape my body after all my hard work losing the weight I wanted to build my body.’

As a teenager Donna gorged on food, becoming shocked to discover when she graduated college that she weighed 230lb.

‘I began to struggle with my weight in my early teens. I knew early on I struggled with food – I always overate.

‘My trigger foods are, with no question, sweets. I love chocolate, ice cream and cheesecake and always will.’

Her turning point came when she was 22 and even sitting down didn’t feel right.

She said: ‘I remember sitting at my desk at work at my new job and feeling very uncomfortable, and at about 230lb and 5ft 4ins it’s no wonder that was the case.’

Determined to get fit, Donna joined the gym in 2010 and started exercise classes which helped her to lose 70lb over two years.

However she hit a plateau and had to kick her bad eating habits too – adding more fruit and vegetables to her diet.

Donna took up Zumba, step class and body pump. Then she began running and signed up for 10k races.

She now shares before and after pictures of her weight loss on Instagram using the handle @LifeOfDonnaG to her 800 followers.

‘I began with small steps, I didn’t actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey.

‘I guess you could say I hit a plateau – so I started to change the way I ate.

‘I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food.’

She reached 115lb then hired a coach to help to weight train to sculpt her figure and entered her first fitness competition in 2014.

She admitted being nervous the first time she stepped on stage but praised her coaches who helped prepare her.

‘I truly enjoyed the process. I was 115lb the day of my show – exactly half the woman I was when I started working out.

‘Losing weight has changed my life in only positive ways.

‘So many people have come up to me and said I made them want to make a change and they ask for advice.

‘I always tell them my path and to keep a positive mindset because that alone can work wonders.

‘The fitness community is often thought of as very superficial but to be honest it a great support system and social atmosphere.

‘Since losing my weight I feel better physically and mentally.’

And after wowing the crowd in Moncton, New Brunswick, in south east Canada, Donna competed again last year in the East Coast Classic 2015.

Donna is currently preparing for her third bikini show in December.

PLAN

– Donna started her weight loss journey by taking up a variety of gym classes, including Zumba, step class and body pump

– After becoming more comfortable with exercise, Donna later began running, and eventually started competing in 10K races

FOOD

– Instead of trying to do everything at once, Donna started by focusing on adding exercise into her routine, and left her diet as it was

– After she had lost a good amount of weight (she shed 70lbs in just two years), Donna turned to her diet

– She replaced processed foods with more ‘whole foods’ and added more fruits and vegetables into her daily diet

– Donna also focused on portion control, limiting the amount of food she was eating, rather than restricting what she could eat

PROFESSIONAL HELP

– After Donna had lost all of the weight she wanted to (115lbs in total), she hired a trainer to help her tone and sculpt her new physique

– The pair hit the gym, and Donna’s trainer taught her different exercises and weight-based workouts to help her develop better muscle tone

Donna decided to get the help of a professional trainer just to gain knowledge but now does her routines on her own.

You can have whatever you are willing to struggle and work for in this world.

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