Weight Loss Success Stories - Jamie Lynn Lost 45 Pounds
First Name: Jamie Lynn
Family status: Single
Occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic Student
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Pounds or inches lost: I lost 45 pounds!
Starting Weight: 200 pounds
Current Weight: 155 pounds
Jamie Lynn's Weight Loss!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have always been unhappy about my weight, but was too lazy
to try to do anything about it.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to become a female firefighter and I knew that there
was no possible way to accomplish those goals at 200 pounds.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Completely changed my diet and EXERCISE, it was that simple.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Making it a routine, to wake up every morning and workout and
make sure I read every label of everything I eat.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw results on the scale within the first couple of weeks,
but I, personally, did not see results until people started commenting
about how good I looked.
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 just lost all of the weight
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
My confidence is through the roof. People seem to look at me
different. Because I work out all the time, now, people always
ask me how to lose weight in certain areas and what foods not
to eat and what foods to eat. I have become a lot more educated
on what goes on with my body. I feel in control of my body and
not my body in control of me.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
There is copious amounts of exercises on ShapeFit to keep my
routine fresh and help me from getting bored with one certain
workout. ShapeFit.com is an extremely informative website. Like
I said earlier, when my workout started to get boring, I went
to Google and typed in exercise tips and ShapeFit popped up. Now
I use ShapeFit for all sorts of exercise queries. I have found
that, for me, the most important thing about my whole weight loss
experience is to make sure I am happy and educated. The more I
read information off of ShapeFit, the more in control I feel,
therefor, the happier I am. The variety of exercises and instructions
are extremely interesting and keep my routine fresh.
Jamie Lynn's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Limit certain types of carbs
Weight loss tip #2:
Make sure you are happy with your weight loss plan, or else it
will never work in the long run
Weight loss tip #3:
Keep your exercise exciting, make it to where you want to exercise,
not that you have to.
Weight loss tip #4:
Read labels, familiarize yourself with nutritional facts
Weight loss tip #5:
Go shopping periodically throughout the duration of your weight
loss to see the drop in your sizes.
Jamie Lynn's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
2-4 exchanges of protein; 2 eggs or 2 egg whites and a piece
of canadian bacon; later in the diet, I started eating high protein
Small green salad with cucumbers and mushrooms(2 exchanges of
carbs) topped with 2 protein exchanges (crab meat, chicken, lean
steak) with a low calorie/ low carb dressing, or my favorite was
Apple and cottage cheese; lean cut of steak and asparagus; 6
protein exchanges and 2 carb exchanges
Snacks or Mini Meals:
No snacking; just copious amounts of water. I tried to consume
at least 2 gallons of water.
Jamie Lynn's Weight Loss Workouts!
I started with basic muscle training on the machines in the gym
and as I got a little more comfortable I started using free weights
and using the tips on ShapeFit. My other secret is take advantage
of the weight training classes offered at your local gym, these
classes have kept things fresh.
When I began my weight loss program, my ultimate goal was to
be able to run 1 1/2 miles in 16 minutes for fire fighting school.
So I started out on the treadmill and running the trail near my
house, but I had never just run to exercise, so I was getting
really discouraged with my lack of progress. So I decided to switch
things up and run the treadmill twice a week and do the elliptical
the other 4 days a week and every Sunday we did physical training
for school. I noticed that my endurance was improving, but my
speed was not. When I was on ShapeFit, I read that to increase
speed, try running sprints. So changed it again, and now I do
run sprints, but I also do aerobic classes at the YMCA and all
the different classes they offer affect my body in the same way
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