Family Status: Single
Occupation: College Professor (PhD)
Location: New York
Starting Weight: 208 pounds
Current Weight: 130 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost a total of 78 pounds!
Deborah’s Weight Loss Story!
My name is Deborah and in January of 2012, I made a decision due to health challenges to change my eating behavior. I began to prepare all of my own meals, eliminating processed foods, sugars and all things bad. My physical activity consisted of walking everywhere as I live in New York City. In August of 2012, I began strength training at a local New York gym that added to my weight loss success. All in all, I lost 78 pounds in less than a year. Going from a size 14-16 to now a size 4! My health challenges have subsided and I am continuing with a program and health initiative I started called “EAT LIFE! It’s a Movement Not A Moment”.
Deborah’s Weight Loss Interview!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I started having health issues.
What made you decide to lose weight?
The desire to become healthy.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I eliminated all processed foods, sugars, soda, carbs and all things bad.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Consistency and being creative with my meals.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Others started to see real results within 90 days. I did not take note of my weight loss for about 7 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?
1 year. I do it with diet and exercise.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
My desire to stay healthy.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Clothing, easier mobility, healthier, feeling better and stronger.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
We ate our way into it, so we have to eat our way out of it. Eat life! It’s a movement not a moment.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has afforded me great templates to follow on my journey to health and wellness. The tips on core training, muscle makeovers, fitness eBooks, healthy recipes and the free newsletter are just a few things that have added to my success. ShapeFit has been an instrument that has motivated me and in many ways been a silent cheerleader along the way on my journey. I am grateful for the outlet and the supportive community.
Deborah’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Always drink water. No sugary drinks, no sodas, sweet teas or colored drinks.
Weight loss tip #2:
Always color your plate. Include a rainbow of fruits and veggies (greens, yellows, reds, blues, oranges).
Weight loss tip #3:
Always shop the outer aisles in the grocery store. The live food is there, you just need to find it.
Weight loss tip #4:
Always plate your food and make it pretty. Never eat out of a carton, box, or paper bag. Unless it is fresh live food!
Weight loss tip #5:
Never eat processed food or anything you cannot pronounce. This means food from a can or food that is shrink wrapped or preserved. It’s dead!
Deborah’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal with fresh juice that is juiced by me.
Salmon and veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
I really don’t snack that much.
Vitamin D, B12, Sulfur, Vitamin C.
Deborah’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I like to do lunges and train my biceps, triceps and abs.
I walk everywhere in New York!