SUCCESS STORY / Piper Harris, 40: From 215 pounds to 140 pounds
Former weight: 215 pounds
Current weight: 140 pounds
Pounds lost: 75 pounds
Height: 5 toes 6 inches
How prolonged she’s saved it off: She started in 2012 and reached her current weight in 2016.
Personal life: “I’m married to my husband, Scott, and we have two sons, Brody and Colton,” talked about Harris, who lives in Canton. “I’m a senior coach with LadyBoss.com, women’s-only health coaching.”
Turning degree: “I was obese all through grade school. … In 2004, I was at my heaviest at 215 pounds. When I got married in 2007, I was 190 pounds. …” Harris talked about. “My true turning point, I know the exact day it had to change. I was six months pregnant. I was in terrible health and I couldn’t walk.” When a buddy came to visit and really helpful seeing the native zoo, Harris wanted to expertise a motorized scooter. “I will never forget the looks on people’s faces — that’s when it started,” she talked about. “That day was a true turning point for me.” After her son was born in 2007, her second son adopted in 2009, and in 2010, she discovered she had celiac sickness. “I dove into nutrition. I fell into becoming a private chef, and I cooked myself healthy. …” Harris talked about. “I wrote and published a cookbook. I opened up a women’s-only studio called Transform Fitness. Then I ultimately started doing online coaching. Now I’m with Lady Boss.com, a phenomenal company, a community of 80,000 women — I get to touch lives on a very grand level.”
Diet Plan: Breakfast is oatmeal cooked with egg white and vanilla adopted by a protein shake. Lunch and dinner are protein and two giant handfuls of veggies. Friday night time time she has pizza.
Exercise routine: “I do strength training four to five times per week. … I have a full gym in my basement, we invested in that,” she talked about.
Biggest drawback: “Self-love. In 2012, I got down to 120 pounds. … I went from one extreme to the other,” Harris talked about. “When I got very thin, I was only well enough to work out. One gets so hyper-obsessed. … The psoas muscle, when I tore it that day, I heard it tear, the whole gym heard it. I knew instantaneously it was because I am not listening (to my body). … You have to learn what works for you and what your body needs.”
How life has modified: “It is incredible when you learn how to care for your body in the way it should be cared for. You don’t know what balance is when you are eating your feelings. … There’s shame when I see those old pictures, but it got me to where I am. I really like the woman I am right now. It took me some time, but I like her a lot right now. I’m just a lot more fun. I am authentically me now. It feels good not to hide under a lot of fat or a really skinny body — just to be me.”