Overweight Woman Whose Family No Longer Recognized Her Turned Things Around And Lost 150 Pounds

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September 27, 2018 16:46 By Mambee

Losing control of your body can be one of the scariest things ever. The sad thing is that, when it comes to weight gain, it happens gradually. And before you know it, you become unrecognizable. This beautiful woman is one of those persevering souls that simply refused to give up. She fought hard until she made herself healthier.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For a long time, Christine Carter's eating and lifestyle habits were not so good. Then, in 2014, something happened that gave her a massive reality check. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She was at a family reunion when her favorite uncle walked past her without recognizing her. At the time, she weighed 275 pounds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She had avoided the reunions that took place in the previous years and, apparently, she gained so much weight that she had to re-introduce herself to her family. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It was "rock bottom" for Christine, and she vowed she would make a change. She revealed to TODAY that her food addiction began when she quit smoking.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She would eat unhealth food far too often. Added to that, she said: "I would eat three times the amount of food I should."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Christine then tried eating better and exercising but she felt like a failure because she would always give up. Finally, she scheduled an appointment to undergo gastric sleeve surgery. 

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She had the surgery at 26 and lost 60 pounds as a result. Sadly, she still had not made changes to her diet so her weight soon began to creep back up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A year later, she decided it was time to be diligent with her workout and eating habits. In a matter of months, Christine had lost 90 pounds. By November 2015, she had already lost 150 pounds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She explained that the biggest change she experienced from her journey was that she now felt more confident. "Everything was a problem before," she said.

I feel like a cloud has been lifted. I'm confident. Life is different now.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Christine is now inspiring others on her Instagram page. She recalls that seeing transformation pictures served as a motivation to her when she was struggling with her own weight loss journey so she hopes to pay it back somehow. 

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