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A mother who was mocked and embarrassed by her own son when she dropped the scales to nearly 300 pounds has shed nearly half her body weight in an incredible transformation

A mother who was mocked and embarrassed by her own son when she dropped the scales at nearly 300 pounds has shed nearly half her body weight in an incredible transformation.

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Schauna Harshman, 35, from North Dakota, grew up ashamed of her weight and often teased her classmates.

In 2004 she became pregnant with her first son and saw it as an excuse to eat and drink whatever she wanted, without regard to her weight.

But she promised to change when her second son Chase, then three years old, started to mock her and called her fat when she weighed 294 pounds.

After applying a gastric band, she lost 70 pounds and has since lost weight by following a healthy diet and exercise, losing a total of 138 pounds.

A mother who was mocked and embarrassed by her own son when she dropped the scales to nearly 300 pounds has shed nearly half her body weight in an incredible transformation

Schauna Harshman, 35, from North Dakota, grew up ashamed of her weight and often teased her classmates

Schauna Harshman, 35, from North Dakota, grew up ashamed of her weight and often teased her classmates

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A mother who was mocked and embarrassed by her own son when she dropped the scales at nearly 300 pounds has shed nearly half her body weight in an incredible transformation. Schauna Harshman, 35, from North Dakota, grew up ashamed of her weight and often teased her classmates (left for weight loss, immediately after)

Schauna, who works as a medical coder, won 58 pounds during her pregnancy, ballooning up to 217 pounds, when her son Mason, now 15, was born. Like a new mother, Schauna didn't take care of herself and hit fried foods, processed meals, fast food and pasta (in the photo for weight loss)

Schauna, who works as a medical coder, won 58 pounds during her pregnancy, ballooning up to 217 pounds, when her son Mason, now 15, was born. Like a new mother, Schauna didn't take care of herself and hit fried foods, processed meals, fast food and pasta (in the photo for weight loss)

Schauna, who works as a medical coder, won 58 pounds during her pregnancy, ballooning up to 217 pounds, when her son Mason, now 15, was born. Like a new mother, Schauna didn't take care of herself and hit fried foods, processed meals, fast food and pasta (in the photo for weight loss)

& # 39; During my first pregnancy I was eating fast food like Taco Bell and Wendy & # 39; s, I was obsessed with fries and drank Mountain Dew regularly. Mason was born in October 2004 and as a new mother I have absolutely not taken care of myself & # 39 ;, said Scauna (now pictured)

& # 39; During my first pregnancy I was eating fast food like Taco Bell and Wendy & # 39; s, I was obsessed with fries and drank Mountain Dew regularly. Mason was born in October 2004 and as a new mother I have absolutely not taken care of myself & # 39 ;, said Scauna (now pictured)

& # 39; During my first pregnancy I was eating fast food like Taco Bell and Wendy & # 39; s, I was obsessed with fries and drank Mountain Dew regularly. Mason was born in October 2004 and as a new mother I have absolutely not taken care of myself & # 39 ;, said Scauna (now pictured)

Schauna, who works as a medical coder, won 58 pounds during her pregnancy, ballooning up to 217 pounds, when her son Mason, now 15, was born.

Like a new mother, Schauna did not take care of herself and devoted herself to fried foods, processed meals, fast food and pasta.

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& # 39; During my first pregnancy I was eating fast food like Taco Bell and Wendy & # 39; s, I was obsessed with fries and drank Mountain Dew regularly.

& # 39; Mason was born in October 2004 and as a new mother I have definitely not taken care of myself.

& # 39; I made quick and easy processed meals. I was very uneducated about nutrition because I grew up eating meat and potatoes with lots of canned food.

& # 39; I have never eaten anything fresh or homemade, so I continued as a mother

& # 39; I made quick and easy processed meals. I was very uneducated about nutrition because I grew up eating meat and potatoes with lots of canned food. & # 39; I never ate anything fresh or homemade, so I brought that as a mother & # 39 ;, Schauna suggested during her weight loss

& # 39; I made quick and easy processed meals. I was very uneducated about nutrition because I grew up eating meat and potatoes with lots of canned food. & # 39; I never ate anything fresh or homemade, so I brought that as a mother & # 39 ;, Schauna suggested during her weight loss

By the time she delivered Logan, Schauna & # 39; s weight was 295 pounds and wore an American size 24.
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By the time she delivered Logan, Schauna & # 39; s weight was 295 pounds and wore an American size 24.

& # 39; I made quick and easy processed meals. I was very uneducated about nutrition because I grew up eating meat and potatoes with lots of canned food. & # 39; I have never eaten anything fresh or homemade, so I continued as a mother. By the time she delivered Logan, Schauna & # 39; s weight was 295 pounds and an American size 24. Schauna was pictured during her weight loss

Four years later, she welcomed her second son Chase, now January 11, 2008, and then her youngest, Logan, now 10, was born in July 2009.

By the time she delivered Logan, Schauna & # 39; s weight was 295 pounds and was wearing a size 24.

& # 39; When I delivered my third son, I was 295 pounds, but he was the smallest baby. It was the most difficult pregnancy I had because I was hyper aware that I was already big, and my doctor told me that I shouldn't have to deal with him too much.

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& # 39; I developed high blood pressure while pregnant and had some scares. I also felt very uncomfortable and had a lot of back and hip pain, ”she added.

She hit rock bottom when Chase, then three years old, started to mock her and called her fat. & # 39; I told him it's not funny to call people fat and laugh about it. He saw that I was really upset and he felt sad when he saw that I was crying, "she added

She hit rock bottom when Chase, then three years old, started to mock her and called her fat. & # 39; I told him it's not funny to call people fat and laugh about it. He saw that I was really upset and he felt sad when he saw that I was crying, "she added

She hit rock bottom when Chase, then three years old, started to mock her and called her fat. & # 39; I told him it's not funny to call people fat and laugh about it. He saw that I was really upset and he felt sad when he saw that I was crying, "she added

In March 2013, she had a band around the belly to make a smaller stomach, and has seen great results since (pictured with one of her sons)

In March 2013, she had a band around the belly to make a smaller stomach, and has seen great results since (pictured with one of her sons)

In March 2013, she had a band around the belly to make a smaller stomach, and has seen great results since (pictured with one of her sons)

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She hit rock bottom when Chase, then three years old, started to mock her and called her fat.

& # 39; I told him it's not funny to call people fat and laugh about it. He saw that I was really upset and he felt sad when he saw that I was crying, "she added.

& # 39; Almost immediately I started researching weight loss surgery. I set up a consultation with a bariatric surgeon and we discussed the options.

In March 2013, she had a band around the abdomen to make a smaller stomach, and has seen amazing results ever since.

Surgery initially helped Schauna lose more than 70 pounds, but she has also tried several diets to encourage her weight loss through nutrition.

Surgery initially helped Schauna lose more than 70 pounds, but she has also tried several diets to encourage her weight loss through nutrition

Surgery initially helped Schauna lose more than 70 pounds, but she has also tried several diets to encourage her weight loss through nutrition

She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8

She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8

Surgery initially helped Schauna lose more than 70 pounds, but she has also tried several diets to encourage her weight loss through nutrition. She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8

She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8. She now regularly shows off her new slender physique in beautiful dresses (photo)

She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8. She now regularly shows off her new slender physique in beautiful dresses (photo)

She has tried the low-carbohydrate diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears an American size 8. She now regularly shows off her new slender physique in beautiful dresses (photo)

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She has tried the low-carb diet, keto, shake diets only, and she is now a healthy 156 pounds and wears size 8.

& # 39; I had to visit a personal trainer to learn how exercise is important. I also had to prove that I could lose some weight before my surgery, which I did! I was 238 pounds when I went for surgery.

& # 39; If you have the lap band, eat slower, smaller bites, and pause in between to make sure your bites go through the band so that you end up eating less.

& # 39; If you have the lapband, you eat slower, smaller bites and pause in between to make sure your bites go through the band so that you end up eating less & # 39 ;, Schuana said

& # 39; If you have the lapband, you eat slower, smaller bites and pause in between to make sure your bites go through the band so that you end up eating less & # 39 ;, Schuana said

& # 39; If you have the lapband, you eat slower, smaller bites and pause in between to make sure your bites go through the band so that you end up eating less & # 39 ;, Schuana said

For a long time, Schauna was tired of her weight and hated how she looked and felt, but she struggled to find a way to change her circumstances.
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For a long time, Schauna was tired of her weight and hated how she looked and felt, but she struggled to find a way to change her circumstances.

For a long time, Schauna was tired of her weight and hated how she looked and felt, but she struggled to find a way to change her circumstances.

Ging I went from 217 pounds in my first pregnancy to more than 295 pounds at the end of my third. With Logan I was induced three weeks early because of my blood pressure.

& # 39; I knew people were looking at me and thought, "Wow, she's great," and I'd try to ignore it, but couldn't. I didn't leave my house much, if I did, I would have jeans hoodies even in the summer.

& # 39; I am saddened that I don't have many pictures with my sons when they were little, because I refused to be in it. & # 39;

Since the operation, Schauna has improved its diet and now eats eggs, chicken and turkey for proteins, nuts, protein shakes and vegetables with every meal.
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Since the operation, Schauna has improved its diet and now eats eggs, chicken and turkey for proteins, nuts, protein shakes and vegetables with every meal.

& # 39; One day my middle son made fun of me, called me fat, and laughed about it. I was fed up with my weight, but to hear that my son, who loves me, is kidding me that way, I'd had enough. That was my low point & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; One day my middle son made fun of me, called me fat, and laughed about it. I was fed up with my weight, but to hear that my son, who loves me, is kidding me that way, I'd had enough. That was my low point & # 39 ;, she said.

Since the operation, Schauna has improved its diet and now eats eggs, chicken and turkey for proteins, nuts, protein shakes and vegetables with every meal. & # 39; One day my middle son made fun of me, called me fat, and laughed about it. I was fed up with my weight, but to hear that my son, who loves me, is kidding me that way, I'd had enough. That was my low point & # 39 ;, she said.

Since the operation, Schauna has improved its diet and now eats eggs, chicken and turkey for proteins, nuts, protein shakes and vegetables with every meal.

& # 39; One day my middle son made fun of me, called me fat, and laughed about it.

& # 39; I had had enough of my weight, but to hear that my son, who loves me, is kidding me that way, I had had enough. That was my low point & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; I was angry and emotional. Of course he had no idea what impact this had on me, because he was only three. I remember locking myself in the bathroom and crying. I was wondering how I was going to solve the problem.

& # 39; Over the years I have tried different diets, including shakes, fasting, low carbohydrate and keto. I lost most of my weight after surgery and during exercise & # 39;

& # 39; Over the years I have tried different diets, including shakes, fasting, low carbohydrate and keto. I lost most of my weight after surgery and during exercise & # 39;

& # 39; Over the years I have tried different diets, including shakes, fasting, low carbohydrate and keto. I lost most of my weight after surgery and during exercise & # 39;

What is the Keto diet and how does it work?

The Keto diet is a low-carb, fat-rich plan and is very similar to the Atkins diet.

Those who sit on it must significantly reduce the amount of calories they consume, while eating a lot of fatty foods such as fish, meat, and eggs.

Some people on the diet also drink & # 39; bulletproof coffee & # 39; – black coffee with ghee (clarified butter), so that they are no longer hungry during the day.

The diet works by effectively starving the body of carbohydrates – the main source of stored energy.

When this happens, the body burns fat for energy.

It also changes fat into ketones in the liver, which can provide energy for the brain.

Ketogenic diet can cause a huge reduction in blood sugar and insulin levels – which helps reverse type 2 diabetes.

& # 39; Within a month I went to the gym and started the bike and the cross trainer. I remember that I could only do 10 minutes when I first started, but I was proud of myself that I was the big girl in the gym and I wasn't ashamed to be in the gym anymore.

& # 39; Over the years I have tried different diets, including shakes, fasting, low carbohydrate and keto. I lost most of my weight after surgery and during exercise.

& # 39; I was stuck around 168 pounds for a few years and knew I had to try something else. So in October 2018 I started a low-carb lifestyle mixed with protein shakes.

& # 39; In January 2019 I started the keto lifestyle. I spent some time investigating and tracking accounts and decided to give it a try.

& # 39; Then I created my @ lowcarb.godess Instagram account and started documenting my journey.

K Keto taught me that it is about maintaining a lifestyle instead of constantly shedding it, so I switched to macro ringing, which I am currently doing and I feel great.

& # 39; My friends and family are so proud of me and I am so grateful for their support.

& # 39; It has given me a real drive to keep going and show people that you can do whatever you want.

& # 39; I am a mother of three, so I constantly run after my sons, work full time and still manage to keep track of my food, eat home-made meals, and exercise every day. Anyone who sees that I can do it can know that they can. & # 39;

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