How Sasha Lost 100 Pounds Without Dieting, Exercising, Pills, Shots, Or Surgery

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How exactly did you do it? Diet? Exercise? Magic?

I cut sugar and fried foods and cut my portions. It was a process and I didn't do it over night so I never felt as if I was dieting. But, food is seriously the key to weight loss if that's your goal. I would recommend that first and then add exercise after you get the hang of your diet.

I think too many people try going all out and eat healthy and exercise. While that is awesome, it can be overwhelming and I think that's where most people fail if they do.

All you did was cut junk? No calorie counting or anything?

I tried counting calories for about two weeks and got so frustrated with it. My dad stopped snacking and drinking soda and dropped 60 pounds, so I decided if he could do it, so could I.

Wow, what were you typically eating during the weight loss?

I started out cutting snacks and changed my diet as life progressed. I've always drank skim milk, so that wasn't a change for me. Portion size was a big change, though. I probably eat half the amount of food I used to consume as far as volume. So, yes. Definitely reduced diet.

Most recently, grilled chicken and steamed veggies. I like pasta too, but go with whole grains. Also, I try to keep the portions low. Greek yogurt, Honey Bunches of Oats, skim milk. Nothing too fabulous, but it has worked. Oh and Diet Lipton Green Tea. I drink so much, it's not even funny.

Do you have plans to start incorporating exercise now or are you going to continue doing what you're doing?

I'm glad you asked. I'm planning on buying a membership to the gym down the street as soon as the money is available (should only be another week or two). They gave me a three day free trial in November and I was actually able to jog on the treadmill. I'm pretty excited to get started.

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The plan is to get a two year membership to 24 hour fitness. There's one less than a mile away from my house. I'm also going to pay for a couple of personal training sessions so someone can show me what to do at the gym. They have classes and stuff there too.

My husband has a membership already paid for by work. He's never gone. Crazy. But, he says he'll go with me. He's a tall skinny guy, but wants to build muscle. So, that's the plan...for now. I'm sure things will change when the gym gets boring. Maybe take up rock climbing or something.