Tatianna Wawrzynski before and after her weight loss: She was determined not to give up even as she experienced failures along the way.Courtesy Tatianna Wawrzynski
On a beautiful winter day two years ago, Tatianna Wawrzynski just wanted to get on her skis again and speed down the mountain, but at 315 pounds — the most she’d ever weighed — it seemed impossible.
It wasn’t always that way.
Wawrzynski grew up downhill skiing and horseback riding. She liked playing softball and took up running in college — anything outdoors.
But a knee injury stopped her active lifestyle. She began to overeat — indulging in “anything chocolate, any dessert — I loved all of it,” she said.
She had two young daughters and felt tired. The weight kept creeping up. At 5 feet, 9 inches tall, she became morbidly obese. In this 2017 photo, Wawrzynski poses with her daughter Nadja, her husband Mark Johnson and daughter Thalia.Courtesy Tatianna Wawrzynski “I couldn’t even go up a flight of stairs without feeling winded and exhausted, and I kind of felt like life was just passing me by,” Wawrzynski, 37, who lives in Gilford, New Hampshire, told TODAY.
“I remember the day I looked in the mirror and I just was really upset and I said you know what? I’m going to make a change. I’m not going to do it for anyone else but myself because I’m ready to get up off the couch and stop letting life pass me by.” Mediterranean tops list of best diets for 2021 […]