Weight Loss Stories – Ruth Lost 38 Pounds in 8 Months

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Name: Ruth
Age: 27
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Secretary
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Height: 5’2″
Waist: 34.25″
Starting Weight: 178 pounds
Current Weight: 140 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 38 pounds!success-stories-new-layout-ruth

Ruth’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After having my third child.

What made you decide to lose weight?
Looking at my pictures. I appeared to be a lot older than my age, nothing would fit, I was tired all the time and I felt unattractive.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started out with phentermine (appetite suppressant). Then I started working out 3 times a week.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Set backs. Sometimes I would do my best and still get stuck at a certain weight for weeks even months and that was very frustrating. But I found the courage to keep going.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
1 month.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
8 months, because I wasn’t 100% faithful to my commitment. I would have “pig out days” here and there. Sometimes too often.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
5 months and counting.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel more energetic, Sexier, my self-esteem is a lot higher now. I feel very honored when people tell me that I have a great body for having 3 kids.. I have more energy to play with my kids now.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
By reading the weight loss success stories I would get motivated and that would get me fired up to keep on going.

Ruth’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
ruth-weight-loss-success-story-3Don’t miss the gym.

Weight loss tip #2:
Plan your meals.

Weight loss tip #3:
Be consistent.

Weight loss tip #4:
Picture yourself at the end of the line.

Weight loss tip #5:
Avoid eating out. If you do, snack on something before you leave the house.

Ruth’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Peanut butter on wheat bread.

Lunch:
Lean ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and light mayo.

Dinner:
I’m a rice eater so I must have ½ cup of steamed rice with chicken or turkey breast, marinated however you want (but not fried).

Snacks or Mini Meals:
2 cheese sticks, a cut tomato with celery (lemon, salt and pepper), ½ cup of peanuts and cucumbers with lemon and salt.

Ruth’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I joined Curves. So it’s a simple workout for 30 min (weights), 3 times a week or more. When you do this, you start noticing the difference. It really pays off.

Cardiovascular:
I currently don’t do any cardiovascular work, just weights.

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