Family Status: Married with 3 sons
Occupation: Corporate Social Responsibility
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 64 pounds and 33 inches!
Starting Weight: 229 pounds
Current Weight: 165 pounds
Debbie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always feeling really tired and depressed. Nothing seemed to make me happy.
What made you decide to lose weight?
When my husband suggested we go check out a gym. I didn’t want to but once we got there and saw what was offered, I really got excited.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My eating habits & exercising habits. Before, I ate way too much and I was sedentary.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Food. I was so used to eating everything I wanted and in whatever amounts I wanted.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
In 2 weeks I lost 8 pounds.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
5 months but I’m still losing!
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
5 months. I maintain by doing cardio 4 times a week for 45 mins. I do strength training 3 days a week for 55 mins.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have so much more energy and for the most part I’m always in a better mood.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
The weight loss success stories are a real encouragement. Real people who had real weight issues and lost weight, made me feel like I could do it.
Debbie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Make better food choices.
Weight loss tip #3:
Believe in yourself.
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight loss tip #5:
Think of it as a lifestyle not a diet.
Debbie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal and 3 egg whites or cereal bar and piece of fruit.
Lean gourmet frozen entree with a serving of vegetables or salad. Piece of fruit.
4 ounces of beef or 6 ounces chicken breast or fish , rice or baked potato plain, vegetables.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Graham crackers and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or string cheese and fruit. Nuts.
Debbie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do weight training with my personal trainer. We do upper body on Mondays, lower body on Wednesday and on Fridays we do a whole body workout.
I do cardio 4 times a week which consists of kickboxing or a cardio machine which I change every 2 weeks (treadmill, elliptical, stairmaster).