Before & After Stats:
Weight: 220 lb. / 139 lb.
Dress Size: 16 / 4
Occupation: Multimedia Journalist/Retail Manager
Current Hometown: Southwest Florida
Tell me about your background. Where are you from?
I’m from West Texas originally. I moved to Gainesville, FL when I was 17 and studied English at the University of Florida. Currently, I live in Southwest Florida and work as a Multimedia Journalist and a Retail Manager. I have two little girls, ages 5 and 3, and am in the tail-end of a divorce.
Photos of Cledra McCullers running at her heaviest, and then standing radiant in heels less 57 pounds have been circulating the internet. The images of her transformation are remarkable. The emotion and expression in both before and after photos tell a human story or overcoming hardship. They are simply inspiring. We caught up with the now life coach to get the story in full.
Will power is that thing inside us that if cultivated and harnessed allows us to affect the world around us. It’s at its best when its used by a person engaging something about which they are passionate.
Enter Lauren Brooks (5′ 7″, 150 lb): Mom, business-woman, competitor, coach, Crossfitter, high-performance athlete.
Before & After Stats:
Before: 2009 / After: 2012
Age: 33 / 34
Weight: 198 lb. / 155 lb.
Hello AlumniWellness! My name is Holly and I’m a 35 year old wife and mom.
While pregnant with my first child I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which little did I know would be the beginnings of my Paleo way of life. I decided right away, that I would try my hardest to control my blood sugar with what I ate instead using insulin shots. It helped knowing that I had to do what was best for not only me, but more importantly for my baby.
We asked our readers and friends who have improved their diet and moved toward better health to tell us their stories. Steve Hayter dropped 46 pounds after adopting Paleo eating guidelines. Here’s what he had to say.
My name is Angela Watkins…
I grew up in Springfield, MO where I met my husband. We were married in May 2003 and later moved to Overland Park, KS. I stay home to raise our 2 year old son, Walker.
Before Weight: 145 lb.
Progress Weight: 114 lb.