Morbidly Obese to Dropping 130 Lbs. Now a Personal Trainer
Katie Hug of El Paso began gaining weight after high school due the combination of her metabolism slowing down and taking prescription drugs for depression and anxiety.
“I was put on different medications that made me feel more sluggish, and then all I wanted to do was eat,” Hug, now 34, tells us of the ordeal.
By 2012, Hug had reached 270 lbs. At her doctor’s office for a routine checkup, the Kuna, Idaho-based mom of three got a surprising wakeup call about how unhealthy she had become.
“My doctor looked at me and said, ‘You know you’re morbidly obese, right?’,” she recalls. “I knew I was overweight because I was shopping at the plus-size store and things like that. But to have someone say that to me, to have another female look at me like, ‘You need to do something other than sit home and eat all the time,’ I think that’s what did it. I just got sick and tired of being fat and being overweight and being miserable in my own skin.”