Family Status: Divorced
Occupation: Medical Transcriptionist
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 94 pounds!
Starting Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 176 pounds
Emily’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I got to 270 pounds and couldn’t stand looking at pictures of myself. I just felt tired all the time.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I have been trying for years and something just “clicked” in my head and I knew I was on my way.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I put myself first on my list, made a commitment to myself, no matter what.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
How others reacted to me.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
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 month. I know it is a lifestyle change that has become a part of my life, not just something I did for 11 months. I eat healthy and never miss a day of exercise.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have so much more confidence, the world is a whole new place. I feel great mentally and physically. I have so much energy and feel 20 years old again!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit provides me with written words that can give me help and encouragement with being healthy.
Emily’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink ice water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat foods high in fiber.
Weight loss tip #3:
Put yourself #1 in your life.
Weight loss tip #4:
Make a commitment to yourself. You need to love yourself before you can love anyone else.
Weight loss tip #5:
Make exercise a part of your life.
Emily’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Bran cereal with wheat germ sprinkled on with lite soy milk. Glass of ice water.
Vegetable soup, lean cut turkey and Swiss sandwich with lite mayo, baked lays chips. Ice water.
Baked chicken or fish, with a salad, lite dressing, sweet potato, ice water.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Low fat yogurt, almonds or walnuts, high fiber English muffin with lite cream cheese and baby spinach. Ice water
Emily’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I have 3 pound hand weights I use for my arms.
I run 30 minutes a day, do yoga sometimes and walk.