Donna Gillie loves to binge on delicious treats like ice cream, chocolate, and cheesecake; it was no wonder that she got morbidly obese and would soon weigh over 230 lbs (105 kg). While this did not bother her that much at first, landing her first job would soon make the difference.
Donna who lives in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, Canada had struggled with her weight as a teenager but the turning point in her life came when she was 22.
“I remember sitting at my desk at work at my new job and feeling very uncomfortable, and at about 230lbs and 5’4″ it’s no wonder that was the case,” she recalled. She felt self-conscious that her co-workers might be staring at her.
So, she started exercising – doing Zumba, running, and various exercise routines. To reward herself for her efforts, she did not try to change the way she ate until she reached a plateau and realized that she should also change her eating habits if she was serious with losing weight.
She ditched the chocolates and ice cream in favor of healthy meals like vegetables and fruits. Pretty soon she would drop so much weight that she wowed the crowd when she joined a fitness competition.
Donna is now a bikini model – something that seemed impossible to achieve for someone her size. This just proves that nothing is impossible if you just put your mind into it…