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The only 34-year-old Maggie Wells weighs over 300 pounds. Her health was suffering, but what she could fear most might surprise you. "Not me, I was afraid I would die because of my weight, but I feared that my children would not have pictures that would remember me if something happened," Wells Good Morning America "My son was 6 years old Time and I think we had two pictures together."
Wells was too embarrassed for years to be photographed on family photos, which was ultimately the impetus she suggested for a fundamental change in the family Lifestyle needed. In January 201
She focused on "losing 200 pounds or even 20 pounds, I would focus only on 24 hours," she said the GMA . "I would say to myself," I just have to go through the next 24 hours. If I want tomorrow at this time [a specific food or drink]I allow myself to have it. "
After taking care of the food, Wells finally switched to the ketogenic diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that has led to many weight loss because she did not have the resources to buy expensive and hard-to-find cooking ingredients She has produced meat, vegetables and eggs as key components for most of her meals. "I've found that this diet can be done by anyone on any budget," she said. (Related: The Keto Meal Plan for beginners)
Today, Wells has lost 185 pounds, which she simply appreciates when paying more attention to what she puts into her body, and now that she has a more comfortable weight, she has taken the next step on her health journey by incorporating movement into her routine. (Inspired?) Take a look at our 30-day Shape-Up-Your-Plate challenge for easy, healthy pl meals).
"I feel like I'm 15 years younger," she said. "I do not know how to describe it unless I feel like a brand new person, I have mental clarity and literally a whole new life."
And yes, she has also gained the confidence to take pictures – and recently created a Facebook page to document her journey. She is proud to publish real and raw photos of herself that are completely unedited. Your goal to put yourself there? To show people that extreme weight loss is not as glamorous as you may think, but nevertheless empowered.
It is also open about the effects of skin removal surgery. "Surgery is not an option for me financially so my body will not change," she said. "People see [the] a real deal of your body when you lose a lot of weight." (Related: This weight loss influencer had 7 pounds of excess skin removed)
Most importantly, she is happy that her weight loss has made her more present for her family – and especially for her children Offer. "I could have lived as a spectator for the rest of my life," she said. "Now I can participate in my life and the lives of my children."