Weight Loss Success Stories - Cathy Lost 146 Pounds
First Name: Cathy
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Civil Technician
Hometown: Milton, FL
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 146 pounds and 100.50
Starting Weight: 277 pounds
Current Weight: 131 pounds
Cathy's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
In January 2007, I decided that it was time for a huge change
in my life!
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I saw.
I was tired of being so limited in clothing choices because of
my size. And one day I woke up and realized that many of the health
issues that run in my family are aggravated by obesity.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I began a low calorie diet and joined the gym. I also started
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Limiting foods I loved such as sweets, salty snacks, sodas, and
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first month I had lost about 15 pounds and 13 inches.
It was amazing motivation to keep it up.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It has been almost 18 months since my journey began.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I have been at my current weight for about a month now. I have
began to increase my calories to stop losing weight, but I have
joined a second gym to help with toning and maintenance too. I
also have a personal monthly goal to walk 80 to 100 miles and
consistently reach nearly 120 miles per month.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I have more energy to be a better wife and mother. I look in
the mirror and like the person staring back at me. I look at recipes
and immediately start to figure out how I can make them healthier.
I go to restaurants and strive to choose a healthy choice. If
I splurge, I immediately plan to go for a 5 mile walk or to the
gym to work it off.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com is a great site that gives all the information you
need to live a healthier lifestyle. The articles and suggestions
are wonderful and easy to incorporate into my life.
Cathy's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
Weight loss tip #2:
Commit to an exercise program and stick with it.
Weight loss tip #3:
Allow yourself an occasional "splurge". Just limit
Weight loss tip #4:
If you go overboard at a meal, immediately get back in the right
mindset. Don't have the attitude of "today is shot"
and then spend the rest of the day making it worse by eating even
Weight loss tip #5:
Find a weight loss
buddy. It is so much easier to do it with a friend to help
you stay on track.
Cathy's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 serving of oatmeal; medium banana.
4 oz. steamed fish or grilled chicken; 2 cups steamed cabbage
4 oz. meat; 1 cup steamed broccoli; 1 cup green beans; 6 baby
Snacks or Mini Meals:
A.M. snack - 1/2 cup cottage cheese, medium apple. Afternoon
snack - 1 serving of yogurt with 1 Tbs. granola; 1 cup fresh pineapple
or 10 fresh strawberries. Evening snack - 1 serving of fat free
sugar free pudding or 1/2 cup of sugar free ice cream.
Cathy's Weight Loss Workouts!
3 times a week workout at Curves gym; 3 times a week work out
at my other gym doing strength training, elliptical machine, bike.
Walk/run minimum of 20 miles per week.
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