My name is Kara, I’m from Nebraska, and I was a food addict. This was my first introduction to Kara Allbaugh, this week’s True Weight Loss Story inspiration. When I received Kara’s email I was struck by her honesty and touched by her story. This mama said, “No more. I’m worthy,” and then she put in the hard work to lose 80 pounds.
More from Kara in her own words –
Tell me when your weight struggles began. After I finished with school and settled down, it seemed like a downhill slide from there. When I got pregnant, I just gave up on how I looked. I just assumed that’s what happens.
What habits specifically led you to gain weight? I thought I needed to eat for two, and I did. Fast food became an addiction.
What caused you to realize you needed to change? Wow, so many things. My biggest reason was that I wanted to stop being miserable. I didn’t want to be trapped in a flabby body anymore. I wanted to wear anything I wanted, not search forever for something that might make my body look cute.
When people hear the word “bodybuilder” they tend to think of the over-sized giant “meat heads” who’ve been pumping who-knows-what into their bodies for years. But from where I come from, there’s a whole other side of things.
Does the picture to the left look anything like the “meat head” described above? Not in my opinion. What I see is a young and beautiful woman who obviously knows what she’s doing both in the gym and the kitchen.
Jamie Eason, also known as “The Worlds Fittest Model,” was born August 10, 1976 in Houston, Texas and has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Texas A&M. Currently she’s a full time spokesmodel/writer for Bodybuilding.com, the leading company in the fitness industry, as well as a writer for Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act.”
Eason’s web series, “True Beauty,” is also displayed on Bodybuilding.com where you can find her articles on diet, training, and lifestyle. Her goal in life is to help anyone and everyone that she can reach their own health and weight loss goals. She does this by traveling around the country making appearances and promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle. (more…)