Kim Dye started her weight-loss journey in September 2016 at 242 pounds. "At the time, I suffered from bouts of anxiety and depression and was completely sedentary," she said. "My weight was truly beginning to hold me back socially and, more importantly, as a mother."
Although she didn't initially set out to lose weight, she began to walk nearly two miles every day to take her son to school. "About two weeks in, I noticed my clothes were fitting looser, and I decided to step it up," she said. This progressed to three-mile walks at a trail nearby, then six-mile walks.
This increase in activity motivated her to start tracking her calories in MyFitnessPal. In the first month, she lost eight pounds. "No radical diet or fitness plan, just tracking everything I ate — the good, the bad, and ugly — staying within my calorie goal, and walking five days a week," she said. "That dramatic loss was all it took to continue what I was doing." Kim went on to lose 100 pounds total.