Lexlee Hudson: Lost 187 Lbs
College was a big adjustment for Hudson. She was stressed out, juggling multiple jobs, and she didn’t know what she should be eating. That meant she was grabbing whatever was easy and convenient on a college budget, pizza and any food she could get during breaks from her waitressing job.
And within about a year, she’d put on more than 180 pounds. She loves to ride horses, and has her whole life. She’s a very outgoing person, and was always in the top of her class. However, she felt insecure, and was withdrawn, so she stopped going out with her friends. “For the first time in my life I was taking care of myself and being more mindful of what I ate,” says Hudson.
Her sister had been doing it for years but not her, so she started making small changes. She started setting alarms for every 2½-3 hours to remind herself to eat healthy snacks, and swapped out the pizza for ones with cauliflower crust or made Taco Tuesdays with lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Over the next two and a half years, Hudson consistently lost weight, eventually dropping 187 lbs. She’s now a health coach, and helps people “get healthy.