This Woman Got The Best Revenge On Her Boyfriend Who Wanted Her To Stay Fat!

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Christine Carter used to carry 275 pounds on her 5-foot-5 frame. “I was a binge eater,” the 28-year-old from Dallas, Texas, tells Us Weekly. “I would be eating a meal, and thinking about my next meal. I was spending over $2,000 on food, by myself.”

It’s #throwbackthursday! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I’m Christine, and I have been on such a cool journey of losing 150 pounds and gaining my life and happiness back. I like to keep it real with y’all, so here goes nothing… In August of 2014 I had the gastric sleeve surgery. I initially lost about 50 pounds, but hadn’t changed my mindset, my eating habits, and I wasn’t working out. Weight slowly started to creep back on. I felt like I had failed myself. Determined not to quit, I joined a gym-the Hero Training Center and found a trainer who helped me get my head in the game. In 7 months of sticking to a meal plan, working out 5 days a week, and getting a daily dose of psychological changes that were necessary—I lost 80 additional pounds. I was finally able to use the sleeve as a tool that it was intended to be. Losing all that weight left some skin behind. I worked hard, saved all I could, and was so blessed to be able to have a tummy tuck and breast lift with implants in November of last year. I lost the additional 20 pounds after this surgery. Some may look at my journey and think I didn’t put in work. People are allowed to have their opinions. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that were required on THIS journey. I know the sacrifices that were made to get me from where I was to where I am. No matter where you are on YOUR journey…please don’t stop here. Keep going. Keep pushing. Life the life that you have always dreamed of…it’s closer than you think.

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The trouble began when Carter turned 21 and quit smoking. “I traded one addiction, smoking, to another, food,” she tell Us. “I was always a curvy girl, but I went from being curvy to obese very quickly.”

In June 2014, Carter — who wore size 24 pants — hit rock bottom. “My father begged me to come to the family reunion, and I reluctantly — because of my weight — agreed to go,” Carter, who works as director of accounts receivables at a local company. “I walked in and went to say hello to my uncle, Bruce. He literally made eye contact with me, and continued to walk past me. It was as if he had never seen me in his life. It was mortifying. I had eaten myself into an unrecognizable state.”

I found this little gem in my drawer the other day: my ‘before’ swim suit. Same suit. Just not 100 sizes too small anymore. “In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth, or to step back into safety. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” -Abraham Maslow Getting healthy and staying there is a constant battle. A constant fight. It’s a daily choice. You have to learn to embrace and love the struggle. When you do this, your new lifestyle changes become your habits. Your habits help you form the new version of yourself. What is one thing you can change today? What is one small habit you can begin to form to work towards your goals? Happy #transformationtuesday

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Two months later, Carter took the first step in her transformation. “I initially had the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery,” she says. “The gastric sleeve is a fantastic tool when used correctly. The problem with it, for me, was that going into it, I had no intentions of using it to its full advantage. I thought, ‘If I wanted to diet and exercise, I wouldn’t be having weight loss surgery!’” While she lost 50 pounds after surgery, the weight began to creep back on. “At that point I realized, I needed to take my life to the next level,” she reveals. “I saw myself on a billboard for weight loss surgery failures.”

That’s when Carter found a trainer — and joined a small gym in Colleyville, Texas, called the Hero Training Center. “I found a trainer who helped me realize the psychological changes that were needed in order for me to see an ultimate transformation,” she says. “I began making small commitments to myself and sticking to them. This slowly helped me feel more confident about my life. The more confidence I gained, the more successful I became.”

Her diet got a makeover too: She follows a ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me! My name is Christine aka weightlosshero. In 14 months I have lost 150 pounds, fallen in love with the struggle of taking care of my body, and gained an exorbitant amount of confidence. . At my heaviest my hips measures 63″ around. That means I was 2 inches taller than I was big around. I went from being fat and happy—-to just fat (and miserable, depressed, etc.) . In August of 2014 I had the gastric sleeve surgery. I lost about 50 pounds from the restriction from the surgery-but began gaining it back because I didn’t change my diet/workout habits/mindset. . In June of 2015 I found my trainer at The Hero Training Center. They created a program for me that worked for me-both with my physical limitations and my limitations from my sleeve. . The biggest thing I experienced was an amazing psychological transformation. I tell people constantly that the before and after pics are great-but the biggest change is the one above my shoulders. . I hope my page can serve as encouragement to others. I like to post everything from progress pics, to food pics, to posts to make you laugh. . Thank you for following me as I continue to walk this road…

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Today, Carter weighs 125 pounds. “It’s quite incredible, really,” she admits. “When I have those moments that I feel maybe I don’t look as good as I want to, I pull up my ‘before’ pictures and remind myself of how far I’ve come.”

Carter has chronicled her journey on Instagram


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