Healthy Springfield: Springfield woman loses 100 pounds

Healthy Springfield Weight Loss Success Story

Name: Nikki Elliott-Harper

Age: 46

City: Springfield

Total weight loss: 100 pounds

When and why did you decide to make a lifestyle change?

I started working out at age 39. I started because I got cancer at age 30. I felt horrible about myself. I just adopted my daughter at age 31. I needed to get moving! I lost a significant amount of weight, about 81 pounds. Then I gained about 30 pounds back. Then, I joined a gym and lost up to 111 pounds total. Right now, I’m learning weight loss is not a direct path — it has many curves and reverses. I just keep putting along and doing my best. I’ve maintained 90 pounds lost for about four to five years now.

How did you lose the weight?

I stopped eating crap food and joined Springfield Health and Fitness.

What keeps you motivated?

The fear of going backward. Positive people!

What advice would you give individuals seeking to lose weight?

You can change one thing in your diet that will give you positive weight loss results, just take that first step.

What’s your favorite healthy meal?

Chicken fajitas.

What’s your favorite cheat meal?

Lasagna.

What Clark County or Springfield resources did you use as part of your success story?

Springfield Health and Fitness.

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