meghan has always been an emotional eater. growing up in a military family, dealing with multiple deployments, the stress took a toll on her, as well as her family. as her weight steadily crept up, she went from being a self-proclaimed “chubby” child to being one of the largest kids at her school. this is when the bullying began.
“thankfully i moved every two years and didn’t have to deal with such hateful people for long,” said meghan, “but that didn’t stop the bullies at new schools.”
she spent high school constantly being told that she didn’t fit in because of her weight, and within a few months of graduating, she was the heaviest she’d ever been, weighing in at 300 lbs.
“i got to a point where i only wore sweatpants and leggings,” said meghan. “i refused to look at the scale because I couldn’t handle the number.”
after falling ill and a subsequent hospital visit, meghan was informed that she was pre-diabetic at 19 years old. that was the moment it clicked for her that things needed to change...immediately. she started by revamping her diet and going vegan, filling herself up on fruits + veggies, then added walking and a Fitbit into the mix to keep track of her steps.
then one fateful day, after losing her first 20 lbs, she found fitbook.
fitbook in her own words:
“i had never really tracked what i was eating or my workouts. I had a Fitbit, so i knew my steps, but that was about it. when i found fitbook, i loved how everything was all in one place. it fit in my bag, so it was easy to keep with me at all times.
the main reason i think fitbook worked so well for me was being able to track everything i ate and see what foods helped my progress and which ones didn’t. i could go back at the end of the week and if i had lost weight, i knew that my food choices and workouts were on point. if i stayed the same or gained then i knew i needed to look and see what i could have done differently.
i totally think, no matter what type of program or lifestyle you’re following, keeping a journal with your food and workouts is beneficial. i’m a total planner girl. i love having structure and planning things out, so the fact that i could log my food and workouts and plan everything for the week has been amazing.
after just a few months of tracking with fitbook, i started to see the weight come off and as of today i’ve lost 90 lbs!! my next goal is to drop another 60 and join the navy.”
congratulations on your impressive accomplishment, meghan! we’re so glad you found us and that we had a hand in your incredible transformation. we can’t wait to see you crush your next goal! and thank you in advance for serving this great country of ours.
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