Norma Brewer lost 100 pounds in 17 months!

By January 23, 2019 Uncategorized

How she gained confidence about her health with The 30 Clean

After an eye-opening conversation with my doctor, I started my journey with The 30 Clean Drop In for 3 days in August of 2017, followed by the 30 Day Challenge on September 3rd, 2017. Since then, my biggest transformation is how I think about food. I learned it was emotionally craving junk food!  

Healthy eating can taste good

If I was stressed, sad, depressed or just going through PMS…I wanted quick, easy food. I would drive past McDonald’s everyday on my way home. A double cheeseburger and fries satisfied all my needs (salty, greasy and quick). I still drive past McDonald’s everyday on my way home but it no longer tempts me. Even when I am emotionally spent, I know I have better choices at home.

I always thought eating clean meant giving up taste. Now, when I make the better choice, I realize it really tastes good. I’m also learning how to live life in balance. I still go out to eat, but I check out the menu online before I go to a restaurant.

Overcoming roadblocks

My initial goal was to lose 20 pounds and see what happened. Then I stayed the course and realized I had more energy. I could walk up a flight of stairs and not feel like my heart would burst out of my chest. I liked how I was starting to feel so I stuck with it and I lost another 20 pounds.  

During this time, however, I encountered roadblocks from my partner who thought I was trying to be too skinny and look like someone else. Always questioning why I wasn’t eating or buying food that I use to eat like chips and soda. But I leaned on the experience and wisdom of my T30C community and stayed strong. Now, when food shopping, I stay in the perimeter of the store. When I look at my cart, I have more fresh produce and no frozen TV dinners, chips and soda!  

100 pound weight loss!

To date I have lost 100 pounds and I feel amazing. I think “wow, I have my life back.” On my return visit to my doctor one year later, she was astonished and thrilled with my transformation. I’m back to playing the sport I love…tennis. When I was 100 pounds heavier and so out of shape, I lost my desire to play. But now that I’ve changed my eating and my life, I have more energy! I can walk up a flight of stairs and not feel like I’ll die. Tennis is fun again and I love that I can move around the court like never before.

My motivation comes from wanting to be a better person. I honestly thought I would not live past the age of 50. Now at the age of 52 ½, my family and friends need me and I want to be here for them and have fun in my life.  

Norma now plays her favorite sport–tennis with ease!

Clarity, confidence & commitment to her future

I realize that I’m doing this for myself and want to change my life for the better. I’ve set goals for myself to work out at least 3 times a week (which has not been in my vocabulary before). To travel without asking for a seatbelt extension is a proud moment for me. Just to be able to walk through the airport (always the massive ones like Chicago and Dallas) without wanting to cry because “damn how much further is my gate?!”

I’ve had ups and downs, but I am committed to a healthy lifestyle. I am motivated to stay the course no matter what! I am lucky to have found a strong support system of people who love me and want me to succeed. I’m looking forward to the next 3 months (and beyond) to see what’s in store.

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  • Amy says:

    Norma – what an amazing testimony! Your journey is one of hope, strength, discovery, perseverance and success! Thank you for sharing your story with us. I have a tear of joy in my eye as I write this because I can only imagine how wonderful you feel from the inside out.

  • Norma Brewer says:

    Thank you Amy! You have been with me every step of the way. I love you for bring on this journey with me🤜🤛❤

  • SARA GALLAGHER says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! You are such an inspiration to anyone who has been overweight!

  • Linda Davis says:

    I love your story and your success. CONGRATULATIONS. I loved the 30 Clean and I need to get back with the girls. Happy I read your story, it motivates me.

  • Norma, you’re such an inspiration! I’m thrilled for you! You’ve made this happen and you are rocking the Clean lifestyle. Congratulatios!

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