Updated: July 8, 2024

Episode 376: 100 Pounds Down: Adia’s Inspiring No BS Weightloss Story

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Today on the podcast you’ll meet Adia — one of the many No BS women who’s lost 100 pounds and kept it off for years.

When you’re desperate to lose weight, it’s important to know that it IS possible. And sometimes, hearing from women like you is the exact kick in the ass you need to get going.

So check out today’s episode — 100 Pounds Down: Adia’s Inspiring No BS Weightloss Story.

Adia joined No BS to lose weight. But what she learned inside the membership changed every part of her life.

Today, she’s sharing:

  • The powerful realization that changed how she saw herself
  • The mindset shift that helped her stay committed
  • Everything she gained from No BS beyond weightloss

Did Adia lose her weight perfectly? No! She didn’t even start trying until months after joining No BS.

But lasting weightloss doesn’t require you to be perfect. You only have to keep showing up.

If you’re just starting out or struggling with weightloss, listen to today’s episode. Adia’s story will inspire you to keep going.

Because you can do it, too.

Transcript

Hi, I’m Corinne. After a lifetime of obesity being bullied for being the fattest kid in the class and losing and gaining weight like it was my job, I finally got my shit together and I lost 100 pounds each week. I’ll teach you no bullshit weight loss advice you can use to overcome your battle with weight. I keep it simple. You’ll learn how to quit eating and thinking like an asshole. You stop that and weight loss becomes easy. My goal is to help you lose weight the way you want to live your life. If you are ready to figure out weight loss, then let’s go.

Hello, everybody. Welcome back. I have a success story today that I want to share with y’all because one of the things that I know is important when you’re trying to lose weight is you need to know that you can do it too. And sometimes hearing from women just like you is the exact kick in the ass. You need to get off the couch and to get going. So today we’re going to hear from ad she’s lost 102 pounds, and she is going to share with you how the No BS weight loss program not only helped her lose weight and keep it off for over four years, but she’s going to really share the positive side effects that weight loss has had in every part of her life. I know it’s really important for all of us to lose our weight, but nobody is trying to lose 102 pounds simply to say that they did that. We always want to feel better in our lives. We want to feel proud for the first time. There are so many things we actually want from weight loss, and I think AD describes it perfectly about how we want to think about changing our life and changing it for the better. And weight loss can be a part of that journey. So enjoy ad’s story.

Hey lady.

Hey, how are you?

Good. All right. Tell us how much weight you’ve lost and let’s just start with introduce yourself and just say how much weight you’ve lost. Okay.

So my name is aia, and I’ve been a member since December, 2018, but literally didn’t start until New Year. Knew me January of 2019. Had to wait until the new year.

Exactly, because it’s a magic day.

Exactly. And so I have lost 102 pounds and I have kept it off since October of 2020.

And you’re one of my favorites. You have been around for a long time, and I think you have such a good perspective of our program because a lot of people, we have a hashtag and no BS for a reason. That’s called No BS for Life because we work on lots of things for people. It’s not just a, we’re going to lose weight and that’s all we’re going to do. So can you tell people what was life like before no bs? What did you struggle with and what was hard for you?

So first of all, I’m going to do a timeout. Really, Corinne, I’m one of your favorites. Look at me.

You’re like, everybody, I’m not worried about this shine of success. Feel free to give it to

Me. Exactly. I think you’re trying to make me cry, but this is what I’ll say. I literally thought that I was living a good life before no bs. I think I liked myself. I think that I understood myself and boy was I wrong. And in journaling, I was always a journaler journaler since age 12, and I always thought that I know me. I know this, I can do this. And boy was I wrong. I mean, I sat there and I am looking back at myself and I’m like, I almost feel a little sorry for how I behaved. I mean, I was quick to tell people about themselves, and I thought that made me feel good. And in the end, all it did was keep bringing shame and shame and shame to myself. When I look now and look back at that young version of me, I was seeking love, but I didn’t know how to love myself.

And I was seeking love in tons of wrong places. And I kept telling people like, oh, I love myself. I love myself. I didn’t, I can now see that hindsight’s always 2020. I can look at my past and say, no, you were hurting. You were hurting. You weren’t miserable. You put on a mask and lived that way. And I didn’t realize it until I was in the program. And when I realized it, it’s like there’s no going back to that. I had to learn how to forgive that version of me and forgive the version who didn’t know how else to be.

Yeah, because I, I think that that’s so key because I was kind of the same way. If you look at my life from about 17 until thirties, it looked like I was determined to be a dumpster fire. Through all of it. I was successful. I was moving up. I was always wanting to just speak my mind and stuff. But on the inside, I remember when I met Chris and the first probably year of our relationship, I picked so many fights because I at my core believed I wasn’t worthy of loving. I thought, you’re too fat. Your daddy abandoned you. He’s going to be just like every other man. You need to put him through the test. You need to make sure he’s going to stick around. And I acted like a crazy ass to him. I’m lucky, honestly, that he did stick around, but when I look back, I’m kind of the same. It was like I kind of thought I had my shit together, but I just didn’t. I was living more of a miserable life than I really gave myself credit for.

And every time you tell that story, and that’s I think one thing why I had to join, because I’m like, she gets me and I don’t even know her this life. It’s like we live the same life, we feel the same thing. And when I joined and I clicked the join button, I’m like, with reckless abandon. I know she’s going to help me be better. I just gave it all to you and said, I have to believe in something and I’m going to believe in this. Because every other, I would read self health books, I would journal and I’d be like, oh yeah, I’m all that in a bag of chips. I wasn’t. And I was like, with reckless abandon, I’m joining this program and I know she’s going to help me feel better. And

So what has changed for you? Tell us what do you think are your big change other than 102 pounds down? I mean, that’s a big change, but what has changed in your life? How you think about yourself and just the stuff that I think really matters. I mean, it’s great to lose weight, but who wants to lose weight and still not love themselves and not love their life and still be trying to push people away and stuff? That sucks.

Yeah, it does. Yeah. I think for me, a couple of things. For one, I quit believing the labels that people put on me. And what I mean by that is that people would be like, oh, ad the rude one. Oh, ad the strict, I’m a teacher, the strict teacher, A this person ad that person. And I think for so long I just believed those in my mind, negative labels, and I saw myself through their eyes and I couldn’t see myself any other way. And so that is one thing that has changed. I’m like, no, I’m going to be unapologetically me, but that’s not what the label you gave me. I’m going to learn who I am and I’m going to embrace it and love who I am. And that’s not the label you’re giving me. And that was even with family members, I had to say, I’m not that person. No, no, no, no. You got me wrong. And that was hard. You’ve coached me many times when I’m like, oh, it stays raw. It stays raw. I don’t know what to do. I told this person, that’s not who I am. And I learned to say, it’s okay. It’s okay to take care of me. It’s okay to show up as me. And I think that’s what’s changed is that I now know who me is and I love who me is.

I think that’s great. Go ahead, finish.

Okay. Well, no, I was going to change to something else as well.

Go ahead. No, you just go ahead. You’re doing great. I just want to say to everybody, this is not easy for my members to come up here and do these things. They definitely deserve a round of applause because I’m used to coming on and talking to people and stuff like that. They are just regular people who just want to help you too. So I’m just going to let you talk because I just want you to know you’re doing way better probably than I know what it happens in your brain. It’s like, oh my God, am I even making sense? You’re making perfect sense.

So another thing is, and this one is the other one was huge, but this one is even bigger. I quit living in fear

Living Tell, yeah. In fear of showing who I am, I quit living in fear of letting love in. I quit living in fear of saying, no, I don’t want to do that. Or yes, I’ll go do that. And there was a moment that I can say, oh, I’m not afraid anymore. We had a party for my niece. She had graduated from college, and we had a party here, and it was a little surprise party. And my nephew’s like, come on auntie, let’s go dance. And so I went out there and before I’d be like, I’m not doing that because people are going to make fun of me or because of whatever. And I just remember having the best time of my life, and in the middle of dancing, I was like, who is this dancing, having fun, smiling, enjoying the moment. And I was almost like an outof body experience where I was like, I have arrived. I have this, I’m not afraid of what people are saying. I don’t care that my feet are not moving the right way. And it’s like I was singing along with the song and I looked at my nephew who was just looking at me, and then I’m married now, but my fiance’s looking at me like, whoa, you got some moves? And I’m like, I don’t think I even let him ever see me dance. I was like, I accepted it as well that I’m, I’m not living in fear. I’m not living in fear.

I think that’s very powerful because I think that it’s, so many of us are, I would invite everybody who’s watching, this is just some bonus homework if you all want it, but just think about, make a list of if I didn’t care what anybody thought of me, these are the things I would be saying. These are the things I would be doing in my life. These are the things I’d be going after. Literally, if you just took the first two, if I wasn’t afraid of what anybody would say or think about me, I would do this. And I would say these things, and that’s powerful. And I’ll just tell all of you, you’re never, I think that we will always have fears, but I think the way that I would, and you tell me if I’m wrong, it might not be that you never live in fear, but you just don’t let fear be the deciding factor anymore.

I

Agree with that. Go ahead.

Yeah, I agree with that. I was going to say, fear doesn’t stop me anymore.

Yes. Because that’s a big difference between never having fear. I think we’re all going to have fear. I mean, I’m just going to tell y’all right now. There’s plenty of times I’ve got my own little list right now. I’ve got this one thing in my life right now that I know it’s time to end it, and I’m so worried about what people are going to think and nothing that impacts. This is a personal thing for me, and I’m just like, oh, everything in me, just like, oh my God, your skin’s burning off, and what are they going to think and what are they going to say? But I am like, I got my deadline. This is the day I’m going to be doing it. It’s not today, but it’s in a couple months. I’ve given myself some grace to say, I know that I can be prepared to do it then and until, and then

You’re going to love yourself even more.

Yes. Yes, exactly. But I have had to sit there and I continually ask that question, and I think that’s so good of you to point out that one of the things we do a lot of in no BS is, of course, we’re going to help you lose weight and stuff, but our process to help you lose weight is to get over the shit like this. Because that’s the stuff we end up eating over when you’re, if you’re afraid to, I don’t know, not necessarily end relationships, but if you’re just afraid to even say to your partner, I’m going to need more help, I’m breaking as a wife, I have not been honest. I can’t keep up. And I feel so bad about even asking you, I don’t care how you say it, but just getting the courage to have those conversations. The moment you can do those things, you don’t have to eat.

So many of us are eating because we’re trying to do all the things and terrified of asking for help and feeling like afraid ask, afraid to ask for help and afraid of what will happen if we do. And we’re just like fear, fear, fear. So we eat, eat, eat. And we help you get the courage to do some of these things because if no one gives you help, then at least where you stand before, you’ve made up a lot of where you stand. So all right, what if somebody is on the fence about joining? What would you tell them if they’re on the fence?

I would tell them that if they want to change their lives, then they need to join. And they might not know the change. They might expect, this is what I think I’m going to change. And it might not even be that, but not only am I a better person to myself, and I learned that through this program, that they’re going to have a better relationship with work, with finances, with their family, with their spouses, with their kids. And I don’t even have kids, but with my nephews and my niece and everything, it’s like if you want to just be a 100%, well-rounded, better human and feel it within your heart than I would say join. And the one thing that you get here with no BS and with all the coaches and with Corin is, and I have to thank you for this, is that you hold space for us to change.

And in a program that can hold space for you, that’s not criticizing you, judging you, laughing at you, a place that just holds space for women to be cheerleading each other on. Because that was hard for me to cheer myself on, but this program allowed me to learn how to cheer other people on and to accept people cheering me on. I couldn’t find that anywhere. And this place, it’s just all here, everything you learn, you teach your coaches and then you teach us. So it’s like it’s all here. I don’t have to go out there looking for it anymore because it’s here and you’re holding space for us to grow, to change, and to just be better humans. And if that’s what you want in your own life, then you need to join.

Well, I appreciate you and you know how I feel about every camp. You’re like a star in the little video of Corinne, she got coached at one of our first camps when it was Covid and we went virtual and we have an edited little clip, and it’s like, I don’t think camp is official until I’ve heard me and you talk in that video.

Hey, I have a little surprise for you.

Yes, I’m going

To be virtual in May, but I’m going to be there live in September.

Are you really?

It’s,

That’s amazing.

Please take a picture with me, please.

Oh, are you kidding? I think hundreds and hundreds every single event, so you will not be turned it down. In fact, if you just email Vern and tell them that when you come to camp, let’s get one with the photographer, because I’m not doing everybody because there’s so many people coming to that one. We’ve got almost 500 at that one. We normally only hold two 50. Tell ’em that you and I are getting a picture with Abigail at that, an official real one. Since we have used you so much in that one video, you deserve a picture.

I’m bringing my sister because my sister’s an OBS woman as well, so I’m like, I’m paying for you. We’re going. So her and I are going to be there.

Oh, it’s so awesome. All right, well, I’ll see you. I love you.

I love you too. Thank you so much.

Alrighty. Bye-Bye bye. Are you ready to lose weight? The no bs?

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