Finding a good support system can make all the difference in losing weight and keeping it off. An East Texas woman credits her family and friends for the support she needed to drop 85 pounds.
She decided something had to give. “Because I am getting old. I need to get healthy,” she said.
The road to better health started with Weight Watchers. That helped her lose about 50 pounds. “I decided I needed to do something besides just walking around the neighborhood. So, I came here (Breaking Barriers Boot Camp).”
Mrs. Swinford was scared of taking on Breaking Barriers Boot camp a year ago.
“Seriously, walking is the only exercise I have ever done,” she said. “I was sore from head to toe, and it just about killed me, but I fell in love with it.”
Mrs. Swinford now feels like a different person, and she can keep up with her friends and family now.
“I wanted to make my family proud and they have been my biggest supporters,” she said. “They encouraged me through my eating, exercise. My husband and my daughters, they will walk with me if I want to walk. They will get out and exercise if I want to exercise.”
Mrs. Swinford said there’s no going back for her to size 22 now that she’s a size 12.
“I feel too good. I didn’t know I felt bad. I feel really really good now. I love life now.”
She still has a few fitness goals to reach. She wants to lose 10 more pounds and fit into a size 10. She also plans to keep on trying new things and get stronger to maintain her Fit City Success.
Watch Dana Hughey’s “Fit City Success” stories Thursdays on KYTX CBS19’s 10 p.m. news.