Family Status: Married with two children
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 80 pounds!
Starting Weight: 210 pounds
Current Weight: 130 pounds
Crystal’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After the birth of my second child.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was going on my first vacation in years and could not find anything to fit me. I had personal shoppers help also and they said that they couldn’t do anything for me.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Changing my diet and exercising every day!
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Staying motivated and trying to fit exercise into my schedule with my children.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
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?
10 months. I still exercise every day (I made it a part of my lifestyle) and I make smart food choices. I also found fun and different ways to exercise. I started boxing a few times a week and hiking to keep things interesting!
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My mother has lost weight and my husband has lost 130 pounds! My daughter sees the way we eat and has learned to make smart and healthy food choices!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I was on ShapeFit.com every day to read up on working out and to see what others had done!
Crystal’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Diet is key.
Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise is crucial.
Weight loss tip #3:
Listen to music on your iPod.
Weight loss tip #4:
Reward yourself for reaching small weight loss goals.
Weight loss tip #5:
Make friends at the gym.
Crystal’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg white omelet with as many veggies that I could throw in!
Salmon spinach salad with walnuts (dressing on the side).
Grilled Chicken with broccoli or a salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Hard boiled eggs, plain tuna, cottage cheese and fresh pineapple, protein bars, walnuts, almonds.
Crystal’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I lifted weights three times a week for an hour and alternated between upper and lower body. I made sure I kept my heart rate up by running a lap around the gym between sets.
I did cardio every day for an hour and when I could I would come back in the evening and do more cardio. I would run stairs and take a spinning class. A very important thing is I stopped eating late at night!