Family Status: Married
Hometown: Albion, New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 97 pounds and 61 inches!
Height: 5′ 10″
Starting Weight: 285 pounds
Current Weight: 188 pounds
Carrie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Seeing myself in photos and then our annual family gathering on Christmas Eve in 2010 when I saw my severely overweight Aunt and Uncle.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Health issues and turning 40. Obesity runs in my family.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my eating habits without starving myself. I also joined a gym and made exercise part of my daily routine.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I had been heavy for a very long time and mentally I didn’t think I could lose the weight.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About two months.
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 am still losing weight as I haven’t reached my goal weight yet.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have tons more energy and I’m getting back into playing sports. Clothes shopping isn’t a death sentence and I just feel happier about the person I am now.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com offers different fitness tips and ideas to add to my routine and to know that I am not alone in my journey.
Carrie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Watch your calories.
Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise, exercise, exercise.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #4:
Set goals along the way and reward yourself.
Weight loss tip #5:
No more fad diets. It’s all about portion control.
Carrie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, whole grain waffles, or Special K cereal.
Baked potatoes, chef salads, whole grains and veggies, watermelon if in season, Special K cereal.
A normal dinner, just in smaller portions.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Veggies, fruits, low-calorie snacks.
Carrie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
30-35 minutes of circuit training with weights and cardio boxes.
30-45 minutes of elliptical, treadmill, and or stationary bike.