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A americana Christine Carter chegou a pesar 124 kg e usa as redes sociais para motivar mudanças na vida de outras pessoas

Christine Carter
Christine Carter

A americana Christine Carter, que, aos 21 anos, chegou a pesar 124 kg, usa as redes sociais para motivar mudanças na vida de outras pessoas. Atualmente, aos 28 anos, ela já emagreceu 70 kg e conta como conquistou seu objetivo. “Eu estava comendo e pensando na minha próxima refeição. Eu costumava gastar mais de dois mil dólares com comida pra mim”.

Ela conta em seu perfil de Instagram que gastava mais de dois mil dólares por mês em comidas nada saudáveis depois que parou de fumar. “Eu troquei um vício pelo outro, o cigarro pela comida”, explicou. "Era uma garota com um corpo com curvas, mas passei rapidamente do corpo com curvas para a obesidade”.

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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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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Ela conta que o pai foi fundamental para que alguma coisa pudesse ser feita. “Meu pai me chamou para uma reunião em família, e eu relutei, por causa do meu peso. Mas decidi ir”, recorda. "Fui cumprimentar meu tio Bruce. Ele literalmenteme olhou, mas agiu como se não me conhecesse. Era como se ele nunca tivesse me visto na vida. Aquilo foi mortificante. Eu me transformei em uma pessoa irreconhecível”.

Dieta e cirurgia

Ela procurou um personal trainer, começou a frequentar uma academia e a seguir uma dieta cetogênica, que é rica em proteínas e pobre em carboidratos antes de se submeter a uma cirurgia bariátrica. “Eu encontrei uma personal que me ajudou a realizar mudanças psicológicas que eram necessárias para que a transformação acontecesse. Eu comecei fazendo pequenos desafios e aderindo a eles", completou.

I get nervous to post a before and after picture in a two piece. I'm afraid. Because I don't like the girl I used to be-and I don't know her anymore. Why bring her up? Why expose her to the world? Can I just shut her away forever? I can't. Because too many others are currently that girl on the left. Battling to become more. Trying to find themselves. Trying to create a new life. I made it this far because the fire inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me. And the flame inside keeps growing. I know that one word or one picture can inspire someone to change their life for the better. Turn suffering to success. Turn your doubts into actions. Turn your dreams into plans. What goals are you trying to accomplish? What is keeping you from them?

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