Couple Loses Over 500lbs: “We Beat Fat!”
It’s been over 10 years, but this couple’s amazing weight loss story is still inspiring others and making an impact.
On January 6, 2011, an overweight Angela and Willie made a decision to literally change their life. One of the events that led to this decision was that their goddaughter was born. But that once joyus occassion quickly turned to fear as he thought he may not even be alive long enough to see her fifth birthday. It was time to make the change.
“We always complained before that we didn’t have time for the gym so we didn’t make it apart of life. That time was spent watching TV or eating or something not productive. But I found since I started going to the gym, I still has as much time as I did before and do pretty much all the same things. The biggest difference now is I don’t waste time.”
“Support is such a big deal when losing weight. Everyone needs that one person to help them through to talk to and someone who will hold them accountable. That person has been my husband. I’ve lost a lot of weight, but I’m so incredibly proud of my husband. He’s done an amazing job.”
They thought that in order to be around for their family they needed to make a lifestyle change–and it was important to make that change together as a married couple. To date, the couple has lost over 500 pounds. Willie lost over 300 lbs and Angela lost over 200 lbs. The fit couple sat down with us to share how they changed their life to literally beat fat.
One of the first steps to their weight loss was walking on the treadmill. Willie liked to watch TV, so every day no matter what, he walked on the treadmill for at least 45 minutes. After just one week of being on the treadmill, Willie lost an amazing 11lbs. Upon seeing his progress, he said to himself, “I can do this. Let me keep going.”
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