Family Status: Married
Occupation: Respite and Behavior Therapy
Location: Valencia, California
Starting Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 140 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 130 pounds!
Emilee’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was never truly happy, but the breaking point was at 270 pounds and realizing I couldn’t have children.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My marriage was rocky and a doctor told us we couldn’t have children because of my size and health.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Fitness tracking! I tracked my calories consumed, my calories burned, and started shopping smarter. I also started an online blog for friends and family to see my progress.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Learning to cut back on eating. I love food!
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Results showed right away, but I didn’t kick things up until about a year into it. Then they really started showing.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took my 18 months to lose the weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Over several months. I still track my calories and follow an exercise routine.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
When I see my friends and family following my example and attempting to lose weight themselves. It keeps me going knowing I’m a role model.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am happy and super confident. It’s made a tremendous improvement on my marriage and relationships.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Pace yourself. Realize it will take time and rough spots will happen. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I enjoy reading the many different weight loss stories and advice.
Emilee’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Track what you eat.
Weight loss tip #2:
Get moving! Walk more, get out more.
Weight loss tip #3:
Make small goals.
Weight loss tip #4:
Let others know your goals to lose weight.
Weight loss tip #5:
Learn to say no to an unhealthy choice and stand your ground.
Emilee’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg white omelet with chopped peppers, or whole wheat pita with hummus, or whole grain old fashioned oatmeal with a side of whole grain toast.
I go green with lunches! It’s typically a Greek salad with olives, vinaigrette dressing, tomatoes and chopped vegetables.
Lean meats like turkey or chicken (sometimes beef) with sauteed vegetables on the side. I also love homemade crockpot soups (good for running).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruits are good snacks for me. I keep them sitting on my kitchen island. I also like to snack on seaweed crisps from Trader Joe’s.
Just a good old multivitamin with a little extra vitamin D and B12 on the side.
Emilee’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Fast paced interval training involving Pilates and yoga. I also use a home weight machine for more muscle building workouts.
Running is my top cardio exercise. I also have a stationary bike that I use regularly when I’m not running.