Weight Loss Success Stories - Phyllis Lost 100 Pounds
First Name: Phyllis
Family status: Single
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Pounds or inches lost: I lost 100 pounds!
Starting Weight: 248 pounds
Current Weight: 148 pounds
Phyllis's Weight Loss!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
All my life!
What made you decide to lose weight?
No idea. I think it was the need to be seen as a person not as
a "fat person". Also, I think God moved me to begin
to take care of my temple.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I ate less and exercised more. I ate better foods, fewer processed
foods, more fiber, less fat. I also exercise 4 times a week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Being hungry and not caring. Overcoming body image concepts.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About a two weeks.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
18 1/2 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
Since November of 2005. I eat the same and exercise the same.
I run, lift weights, walk.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I'm seen more by all people. Men find me attractive. I feel freer
in my body.
Phyllis's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
It's okay to be hungry. It's America. You'll eat again.
Weight loss tip #2:
Plan, plan, plan.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat out and learn to eat out.
Weight loss tip #4:
Exercise is your friend. Want to eat more? Exercise more.
Weight loss tip #5:
Buy new clothes for each new size or find a consignment store.
Do NOT go around in baggy old clothes or keep them. You are never
going back there.
Phyllis's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Protein and some fruit.
A healthy diet of salad or lean meat or soup. It's not what you
eat - it's how much of it you eat.
Moderately sized portions of non processed foods.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fresh fruit, popcorn, meringue cookies, graham crackers with
fat free cool whip between.
Phyllis's Weight Loss Workouts!
Upper/lower body on alternate days one day of rest.
Running three days a week
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