Weight Loss Stories - Sonia Lost 75 Pounds
First Name: Sonia
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Reservations Agent
Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 75 pounds!
Starting Weight: 210 pounds
Current Weight: 135 pounds
Sonia's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Last year, after coming back from a family vacation I was just
so disgusted by my photos I knew I was done and I wanted a change.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I never accepted that there was anything wrong with my weight.
I was just "tired" I had convinced myself that I was
big and I always was and would be. After I saw the pictures I
couldn't lie to myself any longer.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I drastically changed my eating habits. I cleared out my kitchen
of all my junk. I began eating 1,200 calories a day and being
mindful of everything I put in my mouth. More than anything I
relearned how to eat and how to have self control.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The detoxing bit. Right when I started, I CRAVED carbs and junk
food. For me to get past that I had to just not have anything
for a month.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Only a couple of weeks before I had started to lose weight. At
about 2 months, I had lost about 20 pounds (the first 10 pounds
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
About a year.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I have just reached my weight but during the past year I have
never gained. I had several plateaus but have never gone up.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
It's like I don't even know who I was. I run 3 times a week now
and I'm beginning to increase my flexibility in hopes of being
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Sonia's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat when your hungry.
Weight loss tip #2:
Don't watch TV while your eating.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink a glass of water before you eat.
Weight loss tip #4:
Get rid of temptations.
Weight loss tip #5:
Reward yourself once a week.
Sonia's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 cup high fiber cereal, 2% milk, 2 or 3 pieces of fruit (usually
oranges) and a cup of coffee.
Whole wheat pita or wrap stuffed with spinach red bell peppers,
chicken, cucumber and onion topped with olive oil and balsamic.
I also usually have some pudding or a bit of yogurt for desert.
Stir fry: broccoli, red bell peppers, carrots, onions, chicken
and shitake mushrooms served over brown rice. I also usually have
a little bowl of frozen yogurt.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Nuts, fruit, RED BELL PEPPERS (I probably eat 2 a day), a couple
of crackers or a granola bar.
Sonia's Weight Loss Workouts!
Early on it was just me jumping on a trampoline with a couple
of 5 pound weights. Now I spend 30 minutes every other day at
my gym doing circuit training with the machines. I also do about
2 hours a day (spaced out throughout the day) of intense flexibility
I didn't get into working out until I was around 160 pounds.
When I started I was just walking/jogging for about 30 minutes
when I got home from work. I now run at the gym for 35 minutes
every other day after stretching and before weight training.
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