Weight Loss Success Stories - Beth Lost 150 Pounds
First Name: Beth
Family status: Single
Occupation: Certified Nursing Assistant
Hometown: Indiana, PA
Pounds or inches lost: I lost 150 pounds and 16 pants sizes.
I went from a 36 womens to a 18/20 womens.
Starting Weight: 385 pounds
Current Weight: 233 pounds
Beth's Weight Loss!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was basically unhappy with it my whole life, but I was especially
unhappy with it when I couldn't even fit in regular plus sizes,
I had to go to specialty stores.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I hit rock bottom in 2001 when I was hospitalized with a blood
sugar over 1100. I weighed almost 400 pounds. That's when I knew
I had to change or I was going to die.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I'd say that the most important thing is making it a lifestyle
change and not a "crash diet." I am going to eat this
way for the rest of my life. I have to eat healthy, and I did
not allow my boyfriend to eat junk food in the house, so that
I wasn't tempted.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The biggest challenge is not eating too much between meals. I
tend to graze, and that's where a lot of the calories accumulate.
So I have to watch what I am eating so that I don't eat too much
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw results in the first two months. I started feeling my pants
get a bit loose, and saw the numbers on the scale go down.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
After I lost a bit of weight after 2001, I gained a bit back
because I didn't know how to eat healthy and maintain it. Since
February of this year, though, I have lost almost 100 pounds.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I have been steadily losing more and more. My goal is 175 by
April of next year. I think the key is that it is a lifestyle
change and not a "diet".
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
It has changed a lot. My self-confidence is way up now. I feel
like I can accomplish anything. I can fit on all amusement park
rides, I can shop basically anywhere for clothes, and I don't
worry that I am going to get made fun of when I go out. It's
a great feeling.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
It helped me by giving me tips and hints on exercise and eating
right. Also it gave me the support that I need to continue on
my weight loss journey.
Beth's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink a lot of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Do not snack in front of the TV.
Weight loss tip #3:
Watch "between meal" portion sizes.
Weight loss tip #4:
Beware of hidden condiment calories.
Weight loss tip #5:
Drink mostly non-carbonated, non calorie beverages instead of
Beth's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
High protein cereal Skim milk Orange/Grapefruit juice
Low-fat turkey burger Whole grain bun Low-fat mayo Salad with
low-fat dressing Sugar free beverage
Baked chicken Cucumbers with light Italian dressing Broccoli
Snacks or Mini Meals:
100 calorie packs such as baked cheetos, doritos, fat free pudding,
etc. Yogurt (fat free yoplait)
Beth's Weight Loss Workouts!
3 times a week, 30 minutes.
5 times a week 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes walk/jog on
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