Miriam’s fight against the sag

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - Saggy Stuff -

MIRIAM POHTO

AGE 31

HEIGHT 168cm

START WEIGHT 111.7kg

CUR­RENT WEIGHT 68kg

WEIGHT LOST 43.7kg

TIME TAKEN 2 years

HOW On­line and group Coaching with Natalie Kither in El­len­brook and Mor­ley, WA

“I first started to no­tice my skin was sag­ging when I’d lost 25kg,” says Miriam Pohto. “I was sur­prised be­cause I’d been do­ing boot camp six days a week for months and I’d as­sumed that would pre­vent it.

“I feel frus­trated and dis­ap­pointed that my body doesn’t re­flect the hard work and ef­fort I’ve put in. I’m also sad I let my­self get so big that I’ll never look like some­one who never gained weight.

“But I’ve no­ticed that build­ing mus­cle in my bi­ceps and tri­ceps has re­duced the amount of loose skin on my arms. There’s still a lot there, but I’m pleased with the changes.

“De­spite the loose skin, los­ing weight was worth it. I’m more ac­tive, I feel fit­ter and health­ier, and I can play with my two-year-old daugh­ter with­out strug­gling. My weight loss was about get­ting back on track so I could live longer for her.”

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