Family Status: Married
Occupation: Office Worker
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 89 pounds in 31 weeks through diet and exercise.
Starting Weight: 259 pounds
Current Weight: 170 pounds
Donna’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve been unhappy with my weight my entire adult life and always thought I would be a large person.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to go on a Caribbean Cruise and feel awesome in my skin. I gave myself a year to get in shape by booking the cruise that far in advance.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My diet changed dramatically. I only eat three times a day and always have a nutritionally balanced meal.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Sticking to my plan and not having any snacks or additional food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I lost 13 pounds in the first month and one dress size. From then on there was no stopping me!
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?
So far I’ve maintained for 2 months.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I enjoy being out and about and exercising. I feel like I can now do anything I set my mind to.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are really inspirational.
Donna’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat right. Carbs, protein and vegetables.
Weight loss tip #2:
Drink 8 glasses of water a day at least. More if you’re exercising.
Weight loss tip #3:
Only weigh yourself once a week. Daily fluctuations can bring you down otherwise.
Weight loss tip #4:
Get a buddy to motivate you to stay on track.
Weight loss tip #5:
Tell everyone you know your goal. The more people watching your journey, the easier it to to stay focussed.
Donna’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Two eggs poached on cooked spinach. I piece of fruit. Black espresso.
Salad greens, half tomato, olives, mushrooms, capsicum and a portion of protein (chicken/tuna/salmon/low fat cheese).
Protein portion (fish, chicken, lamb, beef), vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), Mountain bread – 2 slices.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
I try to limit snacking and adhere to a strict meal schedule.
Donna’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Once a week I do a resistance program that includes 3 sets of one legged lunges, bench presses and lat pull downs.
3-4 times a week I will go for a 30 minute run and 20 minute bike or use the Cardio Glide.