Family Status: Single
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Starting Weight: 275 pounds
Current Weight: 230 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 45 pounds so far!
Hope’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
While growing up as a child my parents introduced us to good food. We would go out to eat every Sunday after church. My mom would cook extensive “soul food” dinners. Before I knew it the pounds packed on.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was on the road to serious health problems. I love shopping and I was tired of shopping only at plus size stores.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I had to learn how to eat and maintain it. Also, I had to get a gym membership and workout 5 times per week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Sticking to it. Having an uncontrollable cheat day was very challenging.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I still have 35 more pounds to go. I lost 45 pounds in about 4 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I started December 28, 2012.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
I haven’t had children yet and I want to be healthy for them.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel better, I have more fun and a lot more GUYS notice me!
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Stick to it. Get a dress or a pair of pants and try it on every two weeks to track your progress. Make small realistic goals.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I love coming on ShapeFit.com and seeing the weight loss pictures. ShapeFit has really inspired me!
Hope’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat plenty of fruits and veggies.
Weight loss tip #3:
Stay away from fried foods, breads and sugary sodas.
Weight loss tip #4:
Limit alcohol use.
Weight loss tip #5:
Make sure to workout.
Hope’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg whites, turkey bacon and whole wheat toast.
Side salad from McDonalds or Wendy’s. Grilled meat patty with veggies.
Baked chicken, baked fish, brown rice, broccoli.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Special K pastry crisps, Baked Lays, low-fat granola.
I do not currently take any supplements.
Hope’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I have not started weight training yet.
45-60 minutes per day on the treadmill. I do cardio 5-6 days per week.