Weight Loss Stories – Ashley Lost 82 Pounds in 5 Months

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Name: Ashley
Age: 23
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Waitress
Hometown: Leitchfield, Kentucky
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 82 pounds!
Height: 5’5″
Waist: 33″
Starting Weight: 249 pounds
Current Weight: 167 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-ashley

Ashley’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have always been unhappy with my weight since I was in elementary school and people would make fun of me.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I borrowed my boyfriends jacket for work and it was an XL in men’s and it would barely zip.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I was never really an active person. So, exercise was the most important change.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
The diet. I work in a restaurant with home cooked style meals.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
After the first 3 weeks, my boyfriend’s jacket was more loose. I would just say, “All I want is for this jacket to be too big.” Now it SWALLOWS me.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
5 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
8 months and I go to the gym and eat healthy. I don’t take it to the extreme right now because I am happy with my weight. I just make healthier choices and keep myself active.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I can shop in stores that I could never step foot in before. I am much more confident and I wore my very first bikini this past summer!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.

Ashley’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
ashley-weight-loss-story-2If you cheat on your diet, don’t just give up and keep cheating all day.

Weight loss tip #2:
Drink lots of water.

Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t weigh yourself every day or you will get discouraged.

Weight loss tip #4:
Having a workout partner definitely helps you stay motivated.

Weight loss tip #5:
Push yourself because you can do more than you think you can.

Ashley’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
ashley-weight-loss-story-3Egg whites, oatmeal, turkey burger.

Lunch:
Grilled chicken salad with fat-free Italian dressing and whole grain rice or a baked sweet potato.

Dinner:
Grilled chicken breast or turkey burger with mixed vegetables and a small baked potato.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Tuna fish, apples, grapefruit, egg whites, turkey burger, side salads, vegetables (lots of green beans).

Ashley’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I alternate lower body and upper body on different days using machine weights and free weights for my arms. I also use an exercise ball for crunches and ab machine, 5 times a week.

Cardiovascular:
I do cardio for 45 minutes on the treadmill alternating between a fast walk and running. I do 10-15 minutes on the elliptical. I also do swimming in the summer after working out.

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