Weight Loss Stories – Amber James Lost 90 Pounds and 47 Inches

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Name: Amber
Age: 32
Family Status: Mother and wife
Occupation: Content Owner
Location: Pennsylvania
Height: 5’10”
Waist: 27″
Starting Weight: 255 pounds
Current Weight: 165 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 90 pounds and 47 inches (chest: 5″, waist: 17″, hips: 15″, thighs: 7″, biceps: 3″)!

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Amber’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always on the thicker side as a teen and as an adult. When I became a mother I gained weight very easily and didn’t take control of my health until after my third child was born.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to be a good role model for my children. I realized that I wasn’t healthy and wanted to change so my children wouldn’t have to follow in my footsteps.

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What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
At first I just ate smaller portions and chose healthier foods over fried and fatty foods. Part way through my journey I converted to a vegetarian lifestyle. Although my family still eats meat, I do not.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Overcoming the dreaded weight loss plateaus!

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took me a good 6 months to see the results in my clothing.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Nearly 2 years.

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How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
It’s only been a few months but I’m not going back!

What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
My family and group fitness classes.

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How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I finally have the self-confidence that I always lacked.

Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Just keep going and don’t let anyone stop you from reaching your goals, including yourself.

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How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading ShapeFit’s weight loss stories from other people.

Amber’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
Eat sufficient protein.

Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise (including lifting weights).

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Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t snack at night.

Weight loss tip #4:
Stay away from sugars as much as possible.

Weight loss tip #5:
Love yourself!

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Amber’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
2 egg whites and sauteed veggies (such as broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms or peppers) and a sprinkle of cheese.

Lunch:
Vegetarian chili, a few saltine crackers and an apple. Or a salad of any kind with lots of raw veggies.

Dinner:
Steamed or sauteed veggies, rice and beans.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Dried edamame or boiled eggs.

Nutritional Supplements:
Calcium, vitamin B12 and iron. I also have some occasional protein shakes.

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Amber’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
1 hour of Les Mills Body Pump 3 times per week which include squats and lunges along with exercises that target the chest, back, biceps, triceps, shoulders and abs.

Cardiovascular:
Running 2 times per week plus Zumba 1-2 times per week.

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