Weight Loss Stories – Katie Lost 88 Pounds in 12 Months

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Name: Katie
Age: 23
Family Status: 5 Year Boyfriend
Occupation: Admin. Assistant
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 88 pounds in one year and continue to keep it off!
Starting Weight: 248 pounds
Current Weight: 160 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-katie

Katie’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight when I realized that I would never be able to get carried over the threshold when I got married.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I decided to lose weight initially because I wanted to see if I could do it. I had never once tried a diet before. I wanted to be able to keep up with my skinnier friends and wear normal sized clothes.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I count my calories and exercise daily.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
I LOVE CAKE!! Keeping in check with myself has been challenging and I do have my days where I am bad but always jump back on.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
I lost 8 pounds my first week and .05-5 pounds every week after that.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me almost 1 year to lose 88 pounds.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have been maintaining my weight now for only a few months. Losing was a lot easier than maintaining because now I have to try to balance eating more, but not too much.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I can shop at any store that I want to. I sleep better, breathe better and look better. People sometimes do not even recognize me.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit helped me lose weight by inspiring me through other’s success stories. All I heard before was how everyone fails.

Katie’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
Count every bite you put in your month, even if you are cheating.

Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise 6 days a week, leave one day off.

Weight loss tip #3:
Drinks at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day. The more the better!

Weight loss tip #4:
Eat lean protein at every meal.

Weight loss tip #5:
Eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.

Katie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
1/2 cup cereal (such as Fiber One), 2 cups cantaloupe, yogurt.

Lunch:
Lean Cuisine, PB&J, grilled cheese, soup.

Dinner:
4 oz chicken, pork, beef, lots of veggies, fruit, tossed bread, pasta with veggies.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
100 calorie packs, fruit, veggies, peanut butter, chocolate.

Katie’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I take a weight lifting class twice per week.

Cardiovascular:
Cardio at least 4 times per week 45 minutes per session.

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