Weight Loss Success Stories - Kaitlyn Lost 65 Pounds
First Name: Kaitlyn
Family Status: Single
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 65 pounds and went from a size 18 in pants to a size 8-10!
Height: 5' 9''
Starting Weight: 225 pounds
Current Weight: 160 pounds
Kaitlyn's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I was about 17 years old, I gained about 30 pounds and when i was at 225 pounds, it really made me depressed.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was stressed about a lot of things and i used that stress as my motivation to start running. My cousin started me off on this little trail at wolfs pond park and ever since then, I have kept up with my running and ran more and more each day.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my whole entire way of eating and I drank an enormous amount of water because water is a very important part in weight loss. I also ran everyday.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
In the beginning, it was hard to figure out what foods were healthy to eat, but I eventually got the hang of it and i learned a lot about which foods are healthy and which ones speed up your metabolism. Pushing myself to go to the gym and to run that extra mile was also hard at first but once i kept at it, it eventually became my daily routine. It became my lifestyle.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing real noticeable results after about 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took about a year.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I've maintained my weight loss for 8 months now. I still watch what i eat and I still drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of green tea to keep my metabolism fast and I continue to workout everyday but I take a rest day on Sundays.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
Yes, it really has changed in all different areas. A lot of people like me now. For once in my life, I have the choice of who i want to be with. I don't have to settle just because i felt like no one i liked would want me. Now, they do want me and i don't want them! I also feel so much more confident when I'm trying on clothes or when I'm going out dancing with my friends. I feel like I can finally be myself again and not hide in that little shell i always hid in because i felt so fat and embarrassed of the way I looked. Also, people are now asking me what to eat and how to lose weight, when I've always been the one asking. Now, I have the answers!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I've read a lot of ShapeFit's fitness articles and they gave me many healthy eating and workout tips that I've followed throughout my weight loss journey.
Kaitlyn's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink A LOT of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
NEVER eat white bread. Replace all your bad food habits with healthier ones. For example, switch from mayonnaise to mustard.
Weight loss tip #3:
Run at least 3 miles everyday or every other day. That is what really gives you the results. You get even better results with running on an incline.
Weight loss tip #4:
MODERATION is very important. You should never feel overly full. Also, If you eat very small portions of the bad foods you like hear and there, then you can almost eat anything you want. One more thing, if you feel like you just can not get full, drink a big glass of water. It makes you full. You will be surprised!
Weight loss tip #5:
Consistency is KEY!
Kaitlyn's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
4 egg whites, a whole wheat English muffin, 1 tall glass of water and 1 cup of green tea.
Veggie patty with a half slice of cheese on whole wheat bread.
Grilled chicken with vegetables or fish.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Special K bars, Fiber One bars, a tablespoon of peanut butter or some fruit (usually a banana).
Kaitlyn's Weight Loss Workouts!
4 sets of 10 reps with any body part I'm working on. The weights vary to which body part I'm working on.
Half hour on the treadmill with maximum incline on speed 4.8-5.0 (500 calories burned).
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