Mary Jane en haar man, Alex O’ Toole, het twee jaar gelede – ’n dag ná ’n uitstappie na Disney’s Animal Kingdom – met hul verslankingsreis begin, berig Pop Sugar

“Dit was ’n wonderlike avontuur,” sê Mary Jane. “Ons het die foto’s gesien en ’n besluit geneem om ons eetgewoontes te verander.” 

Die twee het hul komende troue as motivering gebruik om gewig te verloor en van alles rekord gehou wat hulle eet. 

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I’m back!! Took a bit of time off leading up to the wedding but here it is! I’m in a dress I NEVER thought I would be able to wear. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I must have tried on at least 20 dresses before I decided on this one. At first, I thought I wanted a dress with a bigger skirt to conceal what I’m the most insecure about. Shopping 8 months out from the wedding meant I needed a dress that could be easily altered. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This dress, although so tight in places my rubs felt bruised the next day, gave me so much confidence. I have along way to go in the self esteem department, but I have to say - this dress helped push me. I was going to wear 3 types of spandex to hold me in and flatten out all my loose skin. I had some with butt pads and at one point considered a corset. In the end - I wore @spanx that were 2 sizes too big just so I could be smoothed out and not squished. That’s it. Always going to try to love myself more. (My groom, who I did @loseitapp with is down 75lbs and met his goal summer 2017). •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #instadaily #transformation #fitnessgirl #fitness #motivation #postworkout #glow #girlswhoworkout #eatwhatyouwant #lifechanges #ilovefood #blogger #instafit #wedding #weddingdress #lifestyle #biggirl #fitgirl #thennowtomorrow #brideandgroom #OOTD #yoga #inspiration #26 #seventhanniversary #lifelongjourney #wine #married

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Alex het blykbaar sowat 34 kg in sy eerste jaar afgeskud en Mary Jane, wie se hoofmotivering was om in haar trourok te pas, het 61 kg in twee jaar verloor. 

“Ek het lank gelede besluit ek gaan ’n ‘gewone’ grootte trourok koop.

“Ek was vasbeslote om nie meer vir materiaal te betaal nie,” sê sy.

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#tbt the left is me making lunch in 2016 and the right was this past weekend on my way to the #prideparade in #orlandoflorida ?? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The left dress was a size 2X from @oldnavy - the right dress was a gift with purchase from @victoriassecret in a M/L (styled with a white tee from @target). These images remind me of how incredibly different my body is now. From my calves to my arms to the obvious mid section. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It’s never too late nor are you too busy to take control of your body. No one can make you change. It was a conscious choice everyday to keep going. Also! I was already logging my calories in the left picture, change takes time. Be patient with yourself. ???? •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #instadaily #transformation #fitnessgirl #fitness #motivation #postworkout #glow #girlswhoworkout #eatwhatyouwant #lifechanges #ilovefood #blogger #instafit #healthygirl #throwbackthursday #lifestyle #biggirl #fitgirl #thennowtomorrow #bullied #OOTD #yoga #inspiration #26 #twoyearslater #lifelongjourney #imtryingmybest

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Die pasgetroude het aan WKMG News6 gesê sy bestuur haar dieet deur te fokus op die getal porsies wat sy daagliks eet. 

“Ek maak net seker ek teken wat ek eet, hetsy dit ryskoekies of Rice Krispy-lekkernye is, op die Lose It-app aan om my porsiegroottes onder beheer te hou en my op koers te hou om my doelwitte te bereik,” sê sy. 

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We did a thing ?? #charleston #destinationwedding #married

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Mary het die Instagram-blad Then and Now begin om mense aan te moedig om nie moed op te gee nie en met hul verslankingsreis vol te hou. 

“Dis nooit te laat nie en jy is nooit te besig om beheer oor jou lyf te neem nie,” skryf sy by een van haar plasings.

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???? what a handsome bearded man ??

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“Niemand kan jou laat verander nie. Dit was elke dag ’n bewustelike keuse om aan te hou.

“Let wel: Op die foto links het ek reeds begin om my kalorieë aan te teken. Onthou, verandering vat tyd. Wees geduldig met jouself.”

Bronne: Pop Sugar, WKMG, Instagram