Mom looks 20 years younger after losing 63 kg

By admin
11 November 2016

The young mom turned things around by cutting out alcohol and carbs – and now she's down to a svelte 72 kg.

She was only 36 – but at 134 kg, Misty Mitchell looked at least 50 years old.

But the young mom from Wimberley in Texas turned things around by cutting out alcohol and carbs – and now she's down to a svelte 72 kg.

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

"I look so different now, no one believes me when I tell them I'm 36, which is great because I looked middle-aged less than two years ago," she says.

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

"My family are floored, when I share pictures online they can't believe it's me."

Read more: Always hungry? This is how one SA woman lost 40kg when she beat the constant cravings

At her heaviest, Misty struggled to squeeze into her car seat and had difficulties putting on her own socks because of her large frame.

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

But last year, while recovering from surgery for a herniated spinal disk she decided enough was enough – she quit her excessive alcohol, which totalled over 1 000 calories a day, and cut back her carb intake.

Misty and her husband Joel. PHOTO: Magazine Features Misty and her husband Joel. PHOTO: Magazine Features

She started weight lifting and altered her diet, reducing her fat percentage from 60% to 25%.

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

Misty, who believed she looked middle-aged at her heaviest, is now bombarded by people telling her she looks two decades younger.

Read more: ‘I’m still Banting all the way’: SA man stuns after losing almost HALF his body weight

"I look really good, most people tell me I look like I've lost a lot years off my age or that I look like I'm in my 20s.

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

"Even I can see the difference, now I have a clearly defined neck and jaw bone which is really encouraging. Before, I had a large lizard chin and you couldn't see my neck at all."

"I feel like I've lost twenty years off my age and I certainly look that way too."

PHOTO: Magazine Features PHOTO: Magazine Features

-- MAGAZINE FEATURES

Find Love!

Men
Women