Family Status: Married
Occupation: Office job
Starting Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 170 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 90 pounds!
Danielle’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have always been unhappy with my weight. But it really hit me after the birth of my second daughter and I was less than a year from getting married.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was getting married and I refused to be a fat bride.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my eating.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Say no to cravings. I love carbs and sweets, so it was really hard to say no to my weak spot.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw results right away.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me 11 months to reach where I am now.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained my current weight for a year.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
I want to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. I want to be able to wear a bikini.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have more energy. I look around and I don’t feel like I’m the odd one out. I’m no longer that fat girl who is all by herself that everyone is staring at waiting to see what she will eat next.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Food! You are what you eat! You don’t need pills or any special diet and it doesn’t cost money to lose weight. It’s actually cheaper than you think. Stop eating junk food and you will be just fine.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com gave me motivation to keep going.
Danielle’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Watch what you eat.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t stop trying.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t get down on yourself if you mess up.
Weight loss tip #5:
Just love who you are.
Danielle’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, fruit, apple juice or coffee.
Salad with chicken and fat-free dressing.
Steak or chicken with veggies. Sometimes I will add brown rice.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Peanuts and popcorn.
Protein shakes and a multivitamin every day.
Danielle’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do 2-3 days of weight training each week. Each exercise includes 3 sets of 12 reps at the heaviest weight I can handle.
I do cardio interval training and I really like doing sprints.