How This Teacher Dropped 115 Pounds After Deciding Against Surgery

How one teacher lost nearly half her weight after falling in love with the gym.

When her health started to worry her, 25-year-old teacher Laura Micetich, weighing in at over 300 pounds, considered weight-loss surgery. But it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the gym and healthy eating instead.

“What initially began as preparation for weight-loss surgery (I was considering surgery to get my health under control…) quickly grew into an intense love of health, fitness, and nutrition,” she explains on Facebook. “It only took a few weeks for me to realize that I didn’t need to go under the knife. I needed to get under the bar.”

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Micetich decided to keep up her new routine, and a year and a half later, she had lost more than 115 pounds. People from all over became inspired by this Tennessee teacher’s progress on Instagram, and her account, theirongiantess, now has 200,000 followers. And no, she didn’t need skin removal surgery, either.

Her prescription is simple: diet and exercise.

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