10 Things I Learned About Weight Loss From Losing 100 Pounds


Thought Catalog


I’m a 21 year old senior in college at a respectable, East Coast university. I have an awesome social life, academic life, and everything that comes with the “grade A” college experience. I could not say the same about myself when I was a freshman. Between my sophomore year and the beginning of my junior year of college, I lost 100 pounds, going from 272 to 162. I went through the journey by myself and with my own rules. Here are a few things I learned along the way:

Change is not only physical

When you exercise your body, you exercise your mind. I achieved 95% of my weight loss by running. Training myself to run on a consistent schedule required a lot of mental coaching. It wasn’t easy–and maintaining my results is still not easy, but let’s face it–I’d rather be in the position I’m in now (health-wise)…

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