Weight Loss Stories – Jackie Ghanavatzadeh Lost 95 Pounds

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Name: Jackie
Age: 31
Family Status: Married, mother of 3 (1, 2, 4 yr)
Occupation: Homemaker
Hometown: Irvine, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 95 pounds!
Height: 5’7″
Waist: 33 1/2″
Starting Weight: 285 pounds
Current Weight: 190 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-jackie-g

Jackie’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After I gave birth to our third child I noticed my weight being at an all time high and it was hard for me to move. My body and joints hurt all the time.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I looked at my children and decided is was not fair to cheat them out of a long life with their mother. I was being selfish with my health and not thinking of those who needed and loved me most.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Exercise, exercise and exercise! This along with balance in food choices.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing my bad habits without changing other people’s habits is still very hard. I had to change how I celebrated and hung out with friends and family and most of all my husband. My life use to revolve around food for every celebration.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
After starting an exercise routine and eating program, I noticed a change the first week. After two months I noticed huge changes and it made me want to work even harder .

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
1 year.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I am still trying to lose 15 to 20 more pounds. I am training for a triathlon next year and this keeps me moving towards my goal.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m happy and calm. I can play with my children and keep up with them. I want to be out in public and take family photos and most of all, I am so proud of how far I’ve come. There is no stopping me!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com was very helpful with health and fitness tips.

Jackie’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
jackie-g-weight-loss-success-story-1Drink your water.

Weight loss tip #2:
Cut out dessert.

Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise. Get moving!

Weight loss tip #4:
Join a support group.

Weight loss tip #5:
Tell your family how they can help you.

Jackie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Meal replacement shake, 16 ounces of water.

Lunch:
Meal replacement shake, 16 ounces of water.

Dinner:
High protein, low-fat chicken or fish with 2 cups of cooked veggies and a salad. If I needed something sweet after dinner, I have fruit.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit, fresh veggies, Slim Fast snack bar, granola bar, nuts, broth.

Jackie’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Light free weights with lots of reps. Push ups, lunges, stairs, situps, leg lifts.

Cardiovascular:
Elliptical trainer at level 14 for 20-30 minutes. Treadmill at level 4.6 for 15-20 minutes, bike at level 10 for 20 minutes (I only pick two per workout session).

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