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22 Inspiring Working Moms Before and After They Lost Weight

Whether you’re trying to lose the baby weight or shed pounds that crept up over time, it’s never easy trying to change the scale. But these working moms deliver just the inspiration you might need to make healthy lifestyle changes that even short-on-time working moms can swing. Here, the strategies that helped them slim down.

Veronica

Age: 34
Mother of: Two boys, ages 11 and 13
Job: Legal Secretary
Town: Sacramento, CA
Total Pounds Lost: 75

"I was able to lose the weight by paying closer attention to what I was eating and my activity level. I started using an app to track my meals and a step counter to help track my activity. My coworkers were supportive and would often join me for walks during breaks. Every step counts! I would still go out to lunch with them, but I would look for healthier options on the menu and track what I was eating. My boys were also supportive, and they joined me in activities after work. They loved that I started to have more energy to do things."

Veronica Before and After

Veronica Before and After

With help from the Real Appeal digital weight loss program, Veronica lost weight and regained her confidence.

Courtesy of Veronica

Brianna Bernard

Age: 32
Mom of: Tye, 5
Job: Personal trainer and nutrition coach
Town: Minneapolis, MN
Total Pounds Lost: 107

"After gaining 70 pounds during my pregnancy, my weight had escalated to 245 pounds. Before I knew it, Tye was almost one. I hadn’t exercised or watched what I ate the entire year and my weight hadn’t budged. I was standing in a grocery store checkout line and picked up a copy of People Magazine’s, “How They Lost 100 lbs” issue. Inside, I found the story of Dawn Bryant who was also from Minneapolis. She had hired Jason Burgoon, owner and lead trainer at Bodies by Burgoon, as her personal trainer the year before and he helped her lose 130 pounds. I thought if this gym and this man could have such a profound impact on this woman’s life and health ... then maybe he can help me too. So I made the call. I began training with Jason three days per week. I started logging my food in My Fitness Pal, drank a gallon of water every day, and ate small meals, consisting of lean proteins, vegetables and healthy fats, every two to three hours. One year later, I had lost 100 pounds. It inspired me to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach and help others define what strong means to them."

Brianna Bernard Before and After

Brianna Bernard Before and After

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