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Weight Lost: How Kaila Beattie Lost 100 Pounds

Lost It: How This Mom Shed 100 Pounds
Kaila Beattie

WHO: Kaila Beattie, vice president business development at Craigwood Estate Furniture

AGE: 35

CITY: London, Ont.

By The Numbers: 250 at my heaviest, and currently 150 — a total loss of 25 per cent body fat.

The Weight Gain: I was a healthy and active averaged sized child. My weight gain began when I became pregnant with my first child. I had four children in less than six years and by the time I delivered my last one, I was 250 pounds and had gained 110 pounds. It wasn't all “baby weight!”

As I had my kids close together I decided that I would not fight my weight gain during or in between the pregnancies. I knew I would tackle it when I was done having babies. There was not enough time in “diaper land” to think about myself.

The Final Straw: My youngest was a newborn, and I remember sitting there with him watching my older children playing. They were camping, and loving it. Going to the beach, playing football, running around and being active. I knew that I couldn't participate with them because of my weight. I hated how my body jiggled, it was embarrassing. It was like a switch had been flipped. I knew my dream of losing the weight had to become a reality. I wanted so desperately to be able to be active with my kids too.

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