Tuesday, February 26, 2013

110 lb Weight Loss truly an All Grit...No Quit Story

Just last week I found an email I received from a lady I met at the Cowboy Christmas event we attend each year in Oakdale, California.  A tall, slim woman, she was looking at an All Grit…No Quit shirt to buy and simply asked about sizing.  As she made her decision, she looked at me and quietly said, “Sorry, it is taking me a bit to decide.  I am just not sure which size to go with".  We talked more and she shared with me that she recently lost 120 pounds.  120 pounds! You would have never known.  I’ve heard of and seen the weight loss stories in the news, but I never had the chance to meet someone in person who had such great success. I was amazed.  I asked if I could share her story and she agreed.  Although, I will not mention her name. 
Today, the 5’ 9” woman, now in her fifties, weighs 140 pounds but, just a year and  half ago, she weighed close to 260 pounds!  She was admittedly a compulsive eater who ate fast food for lunch every day and just couldn’t quit with one sweet. (I can understand that!)
She grew up a horse lover and as a young girl she spent her time riding horses, mules and even driving teams of ponies.  At one point, she even lied about her age so she could harness race.   At home, she had a horse and like most horse loving young girls, she spent most of her free time riding. After high school, she sold her horse, went to work and moved on to other things.  Nevertheless, she kept her saddle and knew that someday she would get back into horses and riding. 

As time and life went on, she struggled with her weight.  But then one day, she received some startling news.  She had 100 % blockage in a heart valve and on the 17th of that month, she had surgery to put in a heart stint.  It was a wake-up call.  That very day she knew she needed to make a change.  Within the week she started walking. She decided to change her eating habits too.  As the weeks and months went on, she did not give up.  She walked every day, rain or shine and soon went from struggling to get up and down the stairs, to walking a minimum of an hour a day.  She made the choice each day.  By the end of the year, she had lost nearly 100 pounds!  When I visited with her on the phone, she told me there were no surgeries or drugs and most important, no excuses! She now sits in any chair she chooses and is happy to shop for new clothes.
 Even with Asthma and difficulty breathing, this woman has only missed walking a handful of times.  A little over a year ago, she could not even picture herself ever riding a horse.  Today, she is actively looking for a new horse.  Here is a lady who, simply made a choice and, succeeded one day at a time, one step at a time.  Her story is amazing and is just one example of the all grit...no quit philosophy that is a Cowgirl's Promise. 


19 comments:

  1. Super concentrated nutrient level present in acai berry liquid extract weight loss supplement is a best solution for obesity and over weight problems. natural pure garcinia cambogia extract review

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very nice article, I enjoyed reading your post, very nice share, I want to twit this to my followers. Thanks!. Woman London Weight Management

    ReplyDelete
  3. Don't set yourself up for disappoint by setting goals you simply can't attain. Start by committing to lose a small amount of weight, and work your way up.
    dietpillssecret.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. As noted above, ladies with abundance abdominal area fat have larger amounts of estrogen, and a few examiners imagine that these ladies run an altogether higher danger of creating bosom tumor. http://www.drozanswers.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Reducing weight is not difficult if you have the correct support and knowledge , i was searching on-line and came upon this site and got to know that many had success in reducing weight, i am seeing awesome results too, here is that site, hope it will help those who really want to lose weight

    https://fatlosseasyy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. vtightgel Many women also consider v tight gel after having children. During natural childbirth the vaginal muscles expand to form the birth canal for your baby.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My heartiest congratulations to the writer on writing this.hcgsite.weebly.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Inspiring and exceptionally valuable, profoundly prescribed for all bloggers out there.
    http://hcgsite.weebly.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Now that’s what I call a tremendous blog. Beautifully written.
    here

    ReplyDelete
  10. Amazing work on the writer's part and This blog has a positive and excited outcome.
    weight loss

    ReplyDelete
  11. Let's do another diet A vs. diet B comparison. Diet A is going to supply you with their foods, as well as their special drink or bars to eat, and tell you exactly when to eat them. phenq gnc

    ReplyDelete
  12. The first three days of the military diet is crucial. Being a low-carb diet, you can expect some hunger pangs but this will disappear once you drank a lot of water and follow the free menu plan included. There's lots of veggies, fruits and lean meat to go by and lots of water hydrate your body. The results are awesome and you can exercise lightly during the duration of the diet. For more, see http://3daysmilitarydiet.com/blog/exercises-military-diet.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. If I had to use one word to describe this blog it would be GRANDILOQUENT.
    Get Fit

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi to everybody, here everyone is sharing such knowledge, so it’s fastidious to see this site, and I used to visit this blog daily 15 day diet.

    ReplyDelete
  15. After reading this blog, I can say that another great writer in the making already.
    que es atlant gel

    ReplyDelete