Transformation

How Meeting With a Nutritionist Every Week Helped Me Lose 35 Pounds This Year

Beth Corson has been working with Philly's OnPoint Nutrition since last June. Here, she shares her transformation story.


Photographs courtesy Beth Corson.

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email ccunningham@phillymag.com

Who: Beth Corson, 48, a medical reception manager from Berlin Township, New Jersey

Height: 5’1″

Starting weight: 196

Current weight: 160.7

How long it took: One year.

Why I wanted to make a change: “In May 2017, I got home from a trip in London and I was very uncomfortable walking and getting around. I forced myself, but the pain was terrible.”

How I changed my diet: “I hated vegetables and salads, and I thought everything belonged on a roll. I learned that with some simple recipes and some willpower, vegetables can actually be tasty and I don’t get bored of them. I now eat more lean protein, like chicken and fish, and less red meat and unhealthy starches.”

How I changed my exercise routine: “I never exercised at all, and now I enjoy going to the gym. I am at the gym four to five times a week with at least 50 minutes of cardio and one strength or burn class each day.  I also hired a personal trainer to help me work towards my toning and strength.”

What else has changed: “I start my day much earlier because of the amount of energy I have. I completed the three-mile sprint Bonefrog Challenge in May, and it felt amazing. I did obstacles I never knew I could do.”

What I’m most proud of“My drive to continue to be healthy and not looking back.”

The hardest part: “[My husband’s] diet and sweet choices that he eats in front of me are torture, but I’m committed.”

What’s next: “I am currently enrolled in a eight-week weight-loss challenge [at work], and my goal is to loose 16 more pounds to meet my goal weight of 140.”

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