Family Status: Married, 2 children
Hometown: Ferrum, Virginia
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 115 pounds!
Starting Weight: 251 pounds
Current Weight: 136 pounds
Carla’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight during the summer.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was tired of being fat. I just had a click one day, that the only reason I was fat was because I ate too much of the wrong foods and didn’t move my body. I didn’t want my children to grow up and continue the “tradition” of becoming overweight once you’re married. That seemed to happen to everyone in my family.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started journaling my food intake and found a workout program to get fit.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Being from the south and everyone you know cooks with fattening foods!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results within the first couple of weeks.
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’ve maintained my weight loss for 17 months.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am much more confident! I’m not ashamed to be seen in public. I even coach my girls softball teams now! I have a new addiction and it’s clothes shopping!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s fitness articles had great information to help me on my journey.
Carla’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Journal your food intake.
Weight loss tip #2:
Get in at least 2 servings of dairy daily.
Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t forget activity. Get that body moving!
Weight loss tip #4:
Add strength training to your regimen right away to help boost your metabolism.
Weight loss tip #5:
Quitting is NEVER an option!
Carla’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal mixed with 1 percent cottage cheese, apple.
Lean turkey sandwich with low-fat cheese on whole wheat bread with leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and spinach grapes.
Lean beef, potato, whole wheat roll, steamed broccoli.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit smoothie prepared with protein powder, skim milk, and frozen fruit.
Carla’s Weight Loss Workouts!
The FIRM workouts offered me strength training and cardio combined for an awesome whole body workout!
I like doing cardio to the FIRM workout DVDs.