Family Status: Married
Occupation: Massage Therapist
Hometown: Weston, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 99 pounds!
Starting Weight: 249 pounds
Current Weight: 150 pounds
Tammy’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
All my life. In 2005 I severely broke my leg and was immobile for 6 months. I gained an extra 60 pounds!
What made you decide to lose weight?
After two years of endless surgeries they finally fixed my leg back to normal.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I exercise, exercise and exercise. I just love it!
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Eating in the evening and people offering me too much food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I maintained for about a year and I do it on a low carb, high protein diet and lots of exercise. I mix my exercise up so I don’t get bored.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My life is no longer as I knew it. The smallest thing like going into a clothing store is no longer a hassle because I use to not be able to find anything that fit. I also use to try on 20 outfits before I went out. Now I just throw on a t-shirt and shorts and it looks good.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s supportive weight loss stories from people who know exactly what I was going through.
Tammy’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Read the book “The Secret” and give yourself a break.
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t eat after 8 pm.
Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t eat bagged foods. Fresh is always best!
Weight loss tip #4:
Try avoiding foods that are tan/white in color (chips, fried foods, white bread).
Weight loss tip #5:
Let yourself know how proud you are and what you have accomplished for every 10 pounds. I would not treat myself with food but I would buy something I totally wanted.
Tammy’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Grapefruit, whole wheat toast, glass of water or oatmeal and fruit.
Salad with chicken or turkey soup. I made a lot of homemade soups which were low-fat and low carb but very tasty.
Fish or chicken and green veggies mostly. I also BBQ a lot which is so good because there is very little fat with this type of cooking.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Water, water and more water! I had to train myself to love water. I add lemon to it. I also like flavored rice cakes and I would allow myself on occasion to have a half a handful of nuts and low-fat cheese.
Tammy’s Weight Loss Workouts!
5 days a week of alternating body parts. All woman can do this! I have three kids and I always manage to fit it in.
I bike 6 miles, 5 days a week and stairmaster 3 times a week.