Family Status: Single, no kids
Occupation: Administrative Professional
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 38 pounds!
Starting Weight: 178 pounds
Current Weight: 140 pounds
Kelsie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have been unhappy with my weight pretty much since my pre-teen years (when I became chubby). It definitely had been something I struggled with for a long time.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I absolutely despised clothes shopping. Everything I liked either looked horrible on me or didn’t fit. I avoided pictures at all costs and sometimes wouldn’t even go out because I felt so gross.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I am a carb junkie! I absolutely love my potatoes, pastas and breads. I realized one day that cutting them out wouldn’t work, so I cut them down. I didn’t realize how much of them I was consuming until I tracked it all! I still enjoy my carbs, but it’s all in moderation. I also eat a big breakfast, and I don’t hold back. A grapefruit for breakfast just won’t cut it for me. I usually have a poached egg and a slice of whole wheat bread which keeps me going and helps me eat a lighter lunch. I also don’t eat past 7pm and do thirty minutes of cardio and free weights 5 times a week. Pretty easy actually!
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I am facing a challenge right now, I am stuck at 140 pounds and would ideally like to lose about 10 pounds more. I am trying to figure this one out, so I will update you when I do!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started noticing the inches come off in about six weeks!
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 it?
I have maintained my weight loss for eight months and counting!
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel absolutely gorgeous! I can wear almost anything and feel good in it. I have more energy. I am generally just a happier person.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Kelsie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
If you aren’t an athlete, go easy on the carbs (this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them in moderation).
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t eat past 7pm at least 6 days out of the week.
Weight loss tip #3:
Pick one day a week to enjoy your favorite meal or snack.
Weight loss tip #4:
Pick an active sport or activity that you ENJOY.
Weight loss tip #5:
Substitute soda with water.
Kelsie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 poached egg, slice of whole wheat bread and a glass of OJ or milk.
Sandwich (Weight Watchers bread, deli meat, veggies, CHEESE and light mayo even!), a fruit, granola bar and water.
Chicken breast marinated in a bit of soy sauce and then baked. Served with a small portion (1 serving) of rice and steamed veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Carrots and low-fat dip, apples, granola bars, rice crackers, Orville Redenbacher SmartPop popcorn (best invention EVER).
Kelsie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
While I walk I do 4 sets each of various free weight exercises. I hate working out, so this cuts the time in half! I also do about ten minutes of ab exercises on top of this.
30 minutes of cardio. I walk for 10 minutes and run for 20 minutes.