Family Status: Mother of 3 children
Occupation: Property Manager
Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 80 pounds!
Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 160 pounds
Lashyra’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
My weight has been going up since I met my boyfriend and I have not done anything about it in 7 years. I have tried before and just stopped and gave up.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I went to Miami in August of 2011 and I was just unhappy. I could not understand that at the age of 25, I had let myself go. As soon as I got back from Miami, I started my diet.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
When I started my diet, I cut out a lot of carbs. I was eating lean meat, fruits and veggies. I stopped drinking sodas and fruit drinks. I started working out at home doing different workout videos and once I lost 40 pounds, I started going to the gym.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I have 3 small kids (ages 3,8,10) and because they eat anything, it was hard on the weekends to stay on my diet. Since they did not understand what I was doing, it was hard trying to make two different dinners every night.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
It was around 3 months before I notice a change in my size.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me 7 months to reach my current weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I am still maintaining my weight and I’m still working out everyday.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
It is so much better! I have so much energy and I can do more with my kids now. I love going
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I love reading ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories from other people and seeing different recipes and workouts.
Lashyra’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Watch your carb intake.
Weight loss tip #2:
Workout at least 3 times a week for 1 hour per workout.
Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t weigh yourself everyday.
Weight loss tip #4:
Try and have a support buddy.
Weight loss tip #5:
Lashyra’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 bowl of Special K cereal, a piece of fruit and 1 cup of coffee.
Salad with chicken, water and fruit.
Chicken stir fry with lots of veggies, water and fruit.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Yogurt, fruit, fruit smoothies.
Lashyra’s Weight Loss Workouts!
250 crunches a day (all spread out) and 100 pushups a day.
I run for 1 hour 4-5 times a week.