Weight Loss Success Stories - Samantha Evans Lost 60 Pounds
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Food Services
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Starting Weight: 234 pounds
Current Weight: 174 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 60 pounds and 8 pant sizes!
Samantha's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I had become unhappy with my weight at a young age. I never really
ever understood why I was bigger than most people my age.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I decided to lose weight because I was tired of complaining about
how unhappy I was about it. I decided it was worth going without
junk foods and lazy days for awhile, and I was right!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
The eating habits and exercising were both obvious changes I
had to make. My portion sizes are now smaller, and I always take
the "healthier food choice" options every time I sit
for a meal.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Eating smaller food portions and incorporating exercise in my
daily routine was very difficult for me for the first couple months.
It gets easier if you STICK TO IT! I always had to keep the long-term
goal in mind.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw instant results on the scale, but started getting positive
comments and compliments about my weight loss after 3 months or
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It's been 10 months since I've started my new lifestyle!
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
I started losing weight in November 2011, and I'm still going!
I plan on maintaining my weight until I croak!
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I'm definitely a happier, healthier, and more positive person!
I enjoy new things in life that I used to hate, and I've learned
to grow comfortable in my own skin. I've learned that my health
is the most important asset in my life and I'm excited for the
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Any time I would begin to plateau on my diet or I needed some
inspiration, all the ShapeFit weight
loss success stories helped motivate me to get my butt
back on track! ShapeFit.com also helped inform me on a lot of
workouts and eating advice but the success stories are fabulous
to look at when I need a pick me up! Thanks!
Samantha's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Change your outlook and find a good support system. You get what
Weight loss tip #2:
No fast food, sodas, sweets, or grease.
Weight loss tip #3:
Smaller food portions, eat 5-6 meals a day instead of 3 big meals.
You don't need to be "stuffed" after every meal.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don't eat any food after 8 PM.
Weight loss tip #5:
Push yourself during workouts and confuse the body.
Samantha's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
cup of coffee with fat free creamer, 2 eggs scrambled with 1 yolk
and a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter. Water.
1/2 turkey or tuna sandwich with fruit. Water.
Baked chicken breast, roasted veggies with parmesan cheese and
brown rice with low fat butter. Water.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Granola bars, almonds, cashews, apples, pita chips, trail mix,
cantaloupe, watermelon, honey dew.
Samantha's Weight Loss Workouts!
I usually use strength training equipment at the gym 2-3 times
a week. At home I use 10 pound free weights and elastic bands.
I love to jog now, and the elliptical machine is always nice
to do every so often. I also use workout videos (Billy Blanks
Tae Bo) at home when I want to target certain areas to exercise.
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