Fat to fit story which happened one day at a time
At the age of 34, Maggie Wells was more than 300 pounds. Her main point of worry was not the possibility of death due to her bad health, but she was more afraid if something were to happen, her children would have no pictures to remember her. For years, Wells was too embarrassed to be in any of her family photos. On January 2018, she decided to cut out anything with sugar or carbohydrates. By next month she had already lost 24 months. She started taking her weight loss journey one day at a time.
Rather than focusing on losing “200 pounds or even 20 pounds, I would just focus on 24 hours,” she told GMA. “I would tell myself, I only have to get through the next 24 hours. If I want [a specific food or drink] at this time tomorrow, I’ll allow myself to have it.”
After gaining a sufficient amount of discipline around her diet, she eventually switched to a Ketogenic diet. Maggie Wells made meat, vegetables, and eggs key components to most of her meals. “I found that this diet can be done by anybody on any budget,” she said.
Today, Wells is down 185 pounds, which she credits to simply being more mindful of what she puts in her body. Now that she’s at a more comfortable weight, she’s taken the next step in her health journey by starting to incorporate exercise into her routine. She prides herself on sharing real and raw photos of herself that are completely unedited. Her goal of putting herself out there? To show people that losing extreme weight is not as glamorous as you may think, but empowering nonetheless.