Family Status: Married
Occupation: Elementary school teacher
Hometown: Riverview, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 150 pounds!
Starting Weight: 315 pounds
Current Weight: 165 pounds
Lori’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve been overweight since the age of 10 so I have been unhappy with my weight for most of my life.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I went to a doctor’s appointment and I was over 300 pounds. The heaviest I had ever been was 270 so I was shocked!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I began making better food choices, drinking water, and exercising daily. I also began writing down EVERYTHING that went into my mouth.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I had a hard time keeping a positive attitude during the weeks that the scale didn’t show a loss.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
2 years and 2 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I am not at my goal weight of 160, yet.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I recently got married to the man of my dreams. I would not have married him before because I didn’t love myself and could not love him, either.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit keeps me informed with all the articles about healthy eating and exercise. I love how ShapeFit has explained the importance of weight training DURING weight loss. So many people believe they should wait until they have lost all of the weight to “tone up” but ShapeFit explains differently.
Lori’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Journal EVERYTHING that you put into your mouth.
Weight loss tip #2:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #3:
Plan ahead if you have a busy schedule.
Weight loss tip #4:
Cardio 4-5 times a week.
Weight loss tip #5:
Resistance training 3-4 times a week.
Lori’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg white omelet with fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, and Canadian bacon. Also, 2 slices of whole wheat toast.
3 ounces of boneless skinless grilled chicken breast, 1/2 can of green beans, SF jello, low-fat cheese stick.
4 ounces of steamed shrimp, sauteed in olive oil with fresh squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions, sweet potato.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
2 lowfat tortillas with black bean dip and fresh spinach, pretzels, granola bar, soy chips.
Lori’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train with my husband 4 mornings a week from 5am-6am in our garage. I have weight trained since the very beginning of my weight loss.
In the evenings, I head to the gym for step class, spinning, cardio kick boxing, or just to use the cardio machines.