Mom and daughter take on weight loss challenge, lose 74Ibs in 100 days

Mother and daughter take on weight loss challenge – 100 days later they are unrecognizable

Losing weight is not easy. You can start with all good intentions but then realize that some eating habits are hard to break.

I’ve always admired those who succeed and stick to their healhty eating habits, even after they’ve reached their weight goal.

One such lady was busy single mom Sheryl Shaw who worked long shifts in ER.

She wanted to set a good example for her daughter so together they took on a 100-day weight loss challenge. Their journey together doing this has attracted so much attention online, it’s truly inspirational.

But their results are even better! After just 100 days their transformation is incredible.

Losing weight is not easy. You can start with all good intentions but then realize that some eating habits are hard to break.

I’ve always admired those who succeed and stick to their healthy eating habits, even after they’ve reached their weight goal.

One such lady was busy single mom Sheryl Shaw who worked long shifts in ER.

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Back in 2013, Sheryl wanted to set a good example for her daughter, so together, they took on a 100-day weight loss challenge. But she could never have guessed that her journey would attract so much attention and inspire thousands of people.

But when seeing their results, you understand why.

After just 100 days, their transformation was incredible….

Sheryl, from Mahwah, New Jersey, said her kids were worried about her excessive weight gain. She also noticed that her 17-year-old daughter was, like her, an emotional eater.

Desperate to change her situation, she persuaded her daughter Tessa to join her in a 100-day weight loss challenge. Every day they posted a 10-second video online and followed a healthy eating and exercise program, calling it The Cheryl Shaw Project.

But little did they know that their videos would blow up online as they became a true inspiration for so many others. According to ABC News, everything started when a Facebook video of the mother-daughter-duo attracted 37 million views.

Soon after that, their success story and health journey attracted a lot of followership online.

Exercised after long shift

The New Jersey natives documented the struggles they went through to reach their incredible weight loss results, posting updates on social media.

They went to the gym and lifted weights, went for jogs, weighed themselves, prepared healthy meals, and indulged in one or two cheat days for sweets.

The final result was amazing, with the pair losing a combined 74 lbs in 100 days. They both look incredible, and according to ABC News, their journey didn’t stop there.

They both continued their healthy eating path beyond 100 days.

‘I’ve got to love myself’

The challenge really transformed their life, especially for the daughter Tessa, who was withdrawn socially before she shed the weight. 

“At school events like dances, I wouldn’t want to go because I wouldn’t have anything to wear,” she told The Good News and continued:

“Even in class, in the beginning of the year when I was at my biggest, I wouldn’t answer questions or raise my hand for anything. I felt like everyone around me was judging me because of my weight.”

Tessa also has some sound advice for those wanting to lose weight.

“Just get out there,” said Tessa. “Don’t get nervous when you go into the gym. I know that was my biggest setback. I used to walk into the gym and I’d get so nervous because people would look at you and you get self-conscious.

“I just did it, I did my own thing and I didn’t worry about anybody else. I said, ‘This is for me and I’ve got to love myself.’”

After getting fit, Sheryl and Tessa were invited to Rachael Ray to take their changeover to the next level. Try not to smile when you see them in the video below – with new haircuts and outfits disclosing their new physique.

Incredible results! These two are such an inspiration. Don’t forget to share their hard work and help motivate others.