Weight Loss Success Stories - Heather Lost 68 Pounds
First Name: Heather
Family status: Married
Occupation: Registered Veterinary Technician & Nail Technician
Hometown: Milan, Indiana
Pounds or inches lost: I lost 68 pounds!
Starting Weight: 178 pounds
Current Weight: 110 pounds
Heather's Weight Loss Story!
I had a goal to lose weight before my October 2003 wedding. Now,
when I set a goal, I make sure I reach it:) I had always worked
out and read numerous fitness magazines. I was at a plateau and
needed help. I had been reading about Jen in the magazines for awhile.
My fiancé, at the time, told me to e-mail her and ask for
a one-on-one training. I told him he was "crazy". She
didn't have time for a "nobody", like me. He said the
worst thing she can do is say NO. So, I e-mailed her and within
1 day she had replied back. I was on my way to Columbus, Ohio. I
was so nervous to meet her. The entire time I was driving up
there, I kept thinking to my self "what have I gotten myself
into now". I'm actually still saying that:) I arrived at the
gym a few minutes early. The gentleman at the front desk said she
was running a little late. I'll never forget when she walked through
those gym doors-my heart was racing. She welcomed me with open arms
like we were long lost friends. We hit it right off. I trained with
her all day. I had discovered that my form "sucked".
It's hard trying to read something in a magazine and try to do it
correctly. I'm the type that needs someone to show me, hands-on.
I remember, I went back to my hotel and called my husband. I told
him I was staying another day for more! I explained to him how down
to earth she was and helpful. I had learned more from her in those
2 days than I had in 5 years of reading magazines. I left Columbus
motivated and with a new diet and training session in hand. She
wanted to see me in 5-6 months. In August of 2003, I was
in a severe boating accident on the Ohio River. My husband's best
friend was taking myself and 3 others out for a Sunday cruise. The
drivers wife and Kenny stayed back at our campsite to grill out
hamburgers. We had hit a wake the wrong way and all of us were thrown
from the boat. The driver was not found for 3 days. None of us should
have survived. I spent some time in the hospital and will never
be totally healed. I realized that day, that when God says it's
your time, it's your time. For some reason it was not my time to
go. We did not replace Graham in our wedding, instead we had a picture
of him up on the table. Kenny and I lit a candle in his memory.
I still had to continue training, if I wanted to reach my goal.
My best friend brought me tuna to eat at the hospital.
On my wedding day, I was 35 pounds lighter than the first
day I met Jen. I looked the best ever. My husband was very proud.
In December I took a friend to train with Jen. During the training
I asked her if she thought I could ever compete. She replied, "I'll
give you a diet and we'll see". In the meantime, Jen had talked
to me about hosting a Cincinnati Phat Camp so I did, then she asked
me to co-host the Arnold Classic Fashion Show - so I did. By March
of 2004 I had hosted my first Phat Camp, co-hosted the Arnold Classic
Fashion Show and competed in 3 Figure competitions. All of these
events turned out very successful. I then began "somehow"
to take over coordinating all of the Phat Camps. I was then ready
to compete in the Fall of 04. I got my diet and started training.
I was 4 weeks out from my show and I quit loosing weight. I called
Jen in a panic. I was tired, didn't want to eat and felt like crap.
She told me to go to the doctor, so I did. I was 11 weeks pregnant.
The weighted packed on, a whole 58 pounds to be exact. I then made
another goal to myself that I would compete in the Fall of 05 after
having my baby girl. During my entire pregnancy I helped organize
an Australian Phat Camp. That was great motivation for me. My husband
and I spent 2 weeks in Australia while our Izabella was only 2 months
old. While I was in Australia I promised everyone that I was going
to lose this baby weight. I was disgusted with myself. The following
week after getting back from Australia I had the Florida Phat Camp.
I then became more disgusted with my appearance. On July 5th
Jen gave me another diet and its now November 2005 and I'm the smallest
I've ever been. With a newborn at home, going to the gym was out
of the question. I belong to a small gym and they do not have daycare.
I already had a treadmill, so I went to Wal-Mart and purchased 1-
10# and 1 - 15# set of weights. I stuck to the diet Jenny gave me
and I did the workouts from Phat Camp. I put Izabella in her swing
every morning and out to the garage we went. I was going to prove
to everyone that I could and would lose this weight!!! I have competed
several times since Izabella. I have been placing in the top 5 of
my class. I owe all of my success to Jenny Hendershott. I couldn't
of done it w/out her motivation,confidence, trust and knowledge.
I currently went to working part-time at my veterinary technician
job and assisting Jenny the rest of the time. I also am a nail technician,
mom and wife. If I hadn't met Jen, I have no idea what I would be
doing today or what I would look like. She has become one of my
Heather's Weight Loss!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I was to big to exercise and participate in Phat Camp
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to look and to feel better.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I ate a better diet and did more cardio.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Staying motivated, while having a newborn.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I have maintained my weight for 1 1/2 years through daily exercise
and a healthy clean diet.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I have motivated "moms" who think they can't lose
the baby weight.
Heather's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Set a goal, and do whatever possible to achieve it
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Weight loss tip #5:
Stay Positive through being around positive people
Heather's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Eggs whites and water.
Salad w/fresh chicken breast and spray dressing w/water.
White meat, sweet potato and green vegetable w/water.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein shakes, protein bars, animal cookies, fruit.
Heather's Weight Loss Workouts!
I train 1 bodypart a day, 5x week. I do 8 different exercises
(super set) w/ 15-20 reps 3-4 sets.
45 minutes 6x week of cardio. I will walk on the treadmill, take
baby for a walk in her stroller, ride the bike or head to the
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