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Grieving after losing her husband to depression, the life of Justine McCabe came crashing down. To exit the downward spiral, McCabe found solace in food.
Grieving after losing her husband to depression, the life of Justine McCabe came crashing down. To exit the downward spiral, McCabe found solace in food.

Grieving after losing her husband to depression, the life of Justine McCabe came crashing down. To exit the downward spiral, McCabe found solace in food.

Justine’s binge eating to seek comfort kept going on until she couldn’t recognise the person in the mirror anymore. She weighed 313 pounds. Her husband’s depression had now found a new host.

But, Justine found a new addiction; one that would pull her out of depression and save her life and those of her children.

A year ago, Justine would down 5 slices of pizza by herself along with breadsticks and chicken wings. Now, inspired by her personal trainer, Jonny Straws, she is a fitness freak!

For those of you wondering where I get my workouts and meal plans from….this guy right here! The incomparable @jonnystraws ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Not only is he an amazing online trainer…he has been one of my biggest supporters during this fitness/weight loss journey. I am so glad that I was able to turn the tables this past weekend and support Jonny on his quest to the @musclecontest stage! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผ I am unbelievably proud of you and am so thankful for the light you shine into the lives of others! You are the true example of #NEVERFAIL. You have already won! โœจ #teamjonnystraws #neverfail #jonnystraws #thejonnystrawsproject #fuckcancer #fitspo #fitspiration #onlinetrainer #theinspiredlife #ichoosetolive #keepgoing #girlswholift #gym #motivationmonday #weightlossjourney #transformationspecialist

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She turned her life around and decided to take a selfie everyday, to remind her of how far she’s gotten, pushing her to her goals. Justine has now lost over 124 pounds

โ€œI took a selfie with the hope that I would start to see myself again and reclaim my light,โ€ Us Weekly reported her saying.

โ€œI have found my self love and confidence,โ€ McCabe says. โ€œI feel unstoppable.โ€

According to Us Weekly, this used to be her old diet:

  • Breakfast 4 chorizo breakfast tacos
  • Snack 3 cookies, a handful of pretzels, candy
  • Lunch Double cheeseburger and french fries
  • Dinner 5 slices of pizza, breadsticks and chicken wings
  • Dessert Large bowl of ice cream and a bag of M&Ms

Her new diet now entails:

  • Meal 1 Egg whites and avocado
  • Meal 2 Chicken, broccoli and brown rice
  • Meal 3 Protein shake with berries
  • Meal 4 Fish and spinach

What if you displayed your bad days loud and proud? No sucking in, hiding flaws or flexing. No pretending to be the picture perfect fitness inspiration, a lot of “fuck it days” and a whole lot of living and loving your body for everything that it is and isn’t. BE A LITTLE MORE YOU…AND A LOT LESS THEM. Rock on with those society labeled flaws! ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’ฅ #realtalk #beyourself #transformationtuesday #newpath #selfconfidence #wild #IChooseToLive #TheInspireLife #LiveInspired #KeepGoing #Happiness #Love #Life #Change #Enlightened #TeamJonnyStraws #Weightloss #BestSelf #InstaGood #FitFam #bingeeating #Transformation #BodyPositive #BoPo #Strong #IAmAllWoman #SelfLove

A photo posted by Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) on

I was reminded that 1 year ago today…I shared my personal journey/thoughts on Facebook to family and friends. I am blown away and beyond humbled by how far my story has traveled and the effect it has had on others. โค๏ธ What have I learned in this past year? The true meaning and value of #keepgoing and #Ichoosetolive. There has been struggle and doubt…through my grief, heartache and suffering…I became strengthened and renewed on life. Its never easy…but I keep going. โœจ You are only one decision away from a completely different life. Ask yourself…what does keep going and choosing to live mean to you? #theinspiredlife #exploremore #happiness #love #selflove #neverfail #teamjonnystraws #bestself #fitlife #weightlossjourney #transformationtuesday #limitless #fearless #fitfam #instagood #fitspo #life #wanderlust #nevergiveup

A photo posted by Justine -124lbs #ichoosetolive (@hairstargetsfit) on