Family Status: Married
Occupation: Personal Support Worker
Location: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Starting Weight: 245 pounds
Current Weight: 130 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 115 pounds!
Chelsea’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was overweight my whole life and was always unhappy about it.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to be healthy for my kids and have energy to play with them and wanted to look sexy for my husband.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I stopped eating junk food and stopped eating when I was bored. I changed my whole life around and now I am committed to eating clean.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Staying committed to exercise and not eating sweets and fast food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first week.
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 got to my goal weight after 1 year and I have kept it off for a year, so its been 2 years since I started my weight loss journey.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Looking and feeling great and knowing how fit I am. I can do anything I put my mind to!
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Everyone in my life treats me differently. It’s crazy how different people treat you when you are overweight compared to when you are thin.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Stay away from soda pop and juice entirely. Drink water, water, water! Cut out white starches and sugars!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very motivational.
Chelsea’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
No soda pop!
Weight loss tip #2:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat 6 small meals a day.
Weight loss tip #4:
Watch your carb intake.
Weight loss tip #5:
When you have a sweet tooth, eat fruit instead!
Chelsea’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 whole egg with 4 egg whites scrambled with cinnamon. 2 pieces of all bran toast with natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.
Turkey breast sandwich on bran toast with spinach, tomato, cucumber and a 1/4 of an avocado, apple.
A piece of salmon, 1/2 boiled sweet potato and mixed veggies (broccoli, asparagus, carrots, spinach).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Plain yogurt (1%) with 1 shredded wheat biscuit, blueberries, strawberries, banana, cottage cheese.
I do not take any supplements.
Chelsea’s Weight Loss Workouts!
30 minutes of weight lifting (squats, lunges, ab work).
30 minutes of running (5K) three times a week.