Family Status: Married
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 110 pounds!
Starting Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 150 pounds
Jacqueline’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was an overweight child that turned into an overweight adult and I was unhappy the whole time. I was teased from about 3rd grade on for being “fat”.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, like my mother. This was my “A-Ha” Moment! Around the same time I developed the pictures of my son’s 1st birthday party. If he was a year old, now what was my excuse?
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started spinning 5 1/2 miles every morning and following an eating plan that was the appropriate amount of calories for my body. I also started doing pilates for my core 3-4 times a week and strength training to keep all the muscle I had built up carrying so much extra weight.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Sticking with it! I had to get up at 5:30 am to get my hour of cardio in before my two little boys woke up. It was the only time I could carve out for myself to do my exercise. There were many mornings when sleep looked much better than spinning, but I would put on my workout clothes and then I would feel silly just sitting there.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw results almost immediately. I was losing inches and starting to enjoy the exercise.
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?
I have held steady between 145-150 pounds now since December, 2009. I have that 5 pound window, so it’s easier to judge where I am no matter the time of day or month.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am a much happier and more fulfilled person now! I can run around with my two boys. I have so much energy! My MS symptoms are in remission, and I am finally not ashamed of my body.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
When I had no motivation in the mornings to do my cardio, I would read ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories. It helped me to see that someday I WOULD be done!
Jacqueline’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
WATER! Drink, drink! I drink about 100 oz of water everyday!
Weight loss tip #2:
Count your calories! Anything that goes in your mouth!
Weight loss tip #3:
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight loss tip #5:
Moderation for “treats”, but not none!
Jacqueline’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Special K, red berries with skim milk and banana.
Open turkey sandwich with mustard, spinach salad with light dressing and mushrooms.
Skinless chicken breast (3-4 ounces), broccoli, brown rice.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Granola bars, fruit, single serving cheese (3/4-1 oz).
Jacqueline’s Weight Loss Workouts!
On one day, off one day schedule. Bicep curls, tricep extensions, kick backs, squat and press, pushups, situps.
1 hour a day, 5 days a week. I spin, and do circuit videos if I’m bored with my spin bike that day.