December 23, 2023

Defying the Odds: How I Lost 100 Pounds Without Counting Calories

Health + Fitness

Have you ever felt like losing weight was an insurmountable task? Have you doubted your ability to shed those extra pounds and achieve your dream physique? Well, let me tell you that it is possible, and I am living proof of it. I lost 100 pounds without obsessing over calorie counts, points, or macros. Instead, I transformed my mindset and approached weight loss in a whole new way. Today, I want to share my three steps to successful weight loss and how you can prove to yourself that you can do it, even if past attempts have left you feeling defeated.

Find Inspiration in Others

One of the first things I did on my weight loss journey was to seek out real-life success stories. I scoured the internet for individuals who had achieved what I aspired to. And you know what I discovered? If someone else can do it, so can you! Seeing others’ transformations was incredibly motivating and convinced me that I could change my life too.

Follow Through

Belief in yourself is a powerful tool. It’s not enough to say you want to lose weight; you must follow through on your promises to yourself. Start by setting achievable goals, ones that leave no room for doubt. Begin with small changes that you know you can conquer without question. For me, this meant drinking more water every day, making my first bite of every meal a vegetable, adding a serving of vegetables to my dinner, and parking in the back of the parking lot to get more steps in. These may seem like tiny steps, but when you consistently follow through, they create habits that pave the way for weight loss success.

Repeat and Build Habits

Once you’ve established a habit, keep at it and slowly add more positive changes to your routine. Don’t try to overhaul your entire life all at once; that can be overwhelming. Instead, embrace the power of consistency and gradual progress. My approach was to repeat and build on my habits. As one habit became second nature, I’d introduce another, slowly transitioning into a healthier lifestyle. Going slow is perfectly fine, and in fact, it’s often more sustainable in the long run.

Remember, there’s no shame in taking your time. My own journey was marked by a slow and steady approach, and it led to a more permanent transformation. Don’t rush the process; enjoy the journey and savor the small victories along the way.

If you’ve ever felt like losing weight was impossible, I hope my story has inspired you to think otherwise. You have the power to change your life and achieve your weight loss goals. Look to those who have succeeded before you, believe in yourself, start with manageable steps, and build those habits. Over time, you’ll find yourself on a path to success, just like I did. Remember, you’ve got this, and the journey is worth every step!

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I’m Natasha Pehrson

Your ultimate hype girl and weight loss bestie! I’m a wife and mom to 4 who has lost 100 pounds by ditching diets and instead focusing on creating healthy habits and changing my overall mindset around losing weight. Get to know me.