Family Status: Single
Starting Weight: 220 pounds
Current Weight: 145 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 75 pounds and went from a size 18 to a 4/6!
Elizabeth’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
In high school I had my thyroid shut down and gained about 60-70 pounds in 4-5 months. I overheard some of the boys making fun of me and realized maybe it was time to change.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to be able to do more things and have better health.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I made healthier eating decisions. I lifted heavy weights more consistently. I also stopped drinking as much as I had been and lowered my sweets and bread intake.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
It was a really slow process and I didn’t see changes on the scale every week. That was the hardest part.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Probably three weeks.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Two different 6 month bouts. I lost 40 pounds my freshman year of college and another 40 pounds a year ago.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
2 years now. I continue to lift heavy, go on dog walks and eat smart. I also compete in figure shows so that keeps me motivated.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Figure competitions and reflecting on how I look now along with all of the positive changes I have seen.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel happier, my health is better and I have more confidence.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Keep with it! It is discouraging not seeing changes on the scale, but if you are doing everything you can, it will happen. Don’t limit yourself to certain foods completely. It will make you go nuts.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has motivating weight loss stories and photos.
Elizabeth’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Keep a food journal.
Weight loss tip #2:
Record your workouts.
Weight loss tip #3:
Do it with a friend or have someone to keep you accountable.
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight loss tip #5:
Lift heavy weights!
Elizabeth’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, fruit, milk, and sometimes cereal.
Chicken wrap or salad.
Chicken, fish, veggies, salad, and sometimes a sandwich.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit, peanut butter, pumpkin protein bars.
Pre-workout supplements, BCAAs (branched chain amino acids), vitamins, protein.
Elizabeth’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 6 days a week. I try to hit one to two body parts every time I workout. For example: chest and triceps, back and biceps, shoulders, abs, legs, etc. I do about 7-8 exercises with 5-6 sets per exercise and usually 8-12 repetitions per set.
The stationary bike and dog walks.