Woman Loses Weight After Watching Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz talked about a woman named Elle who started an online movement when she began posting selfies of herself trying to lose weight about two years ago to inspire herself and others. She grew up as “the chubby girl.” She’s been overweight her entire life, but she always had a confidence.
After having her first child, her marriage started to suffer and she started to feel a lot of stress. She took anti-anxiety medications to cope and her weight ballooned to 300 pounds. One day, she was watching Dr. Oz and learned that she needed to move more, eat less, and manage stress. That day, she looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize the person looking back at her.
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So she began to walk just 30 minutes per day. The first 30 minutes was the toughest half hour of her life. But she kept walking and that exercise turned into running. She started eating lean meat and veggies. The more she exercised and ate healthy, the less stress she had. Now, she’s lost over 100 pounds.
Dr. Oz: Woman Inspires Others with Weight Loss Journey
Elle came out holding one of her old dresses to show the remarkable difference in her weight. She said she feels better and she can do more. Elle has moved a lot and her community is so large that she wanted people to know her journey. So she started sharing her journey online. Every day, people encouraged her to keep up her exercising and continue her journey.
Dr. Oz showed pictures of her 16 months ago, 12 months ago, and last week. Her journey started to go viral. The people she inspired wanted to tell her how much she’s changed their life, so Dr. Oz made a montage.
One woman said she started walking and running more because of Elle. Another woman said after meeting her, she started running. Yet another one started walking during lunch. Elle started to cry when she heard these women say all the weight they’ve lost.
Elle said she does this to inspire others. She lost her weight over a year ago. At 300 pounds, she was still cooking, cleaning, and doing everything other women do. She said she was an “everywoman” and she worked to start taking care of herself. Now, her message is for other women to do the same and she’s inspired them so much.