Family Status: Married
Occupation: Fitness Instructor
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 135 pounds!
Starting Weight: 285 pounds
Current Weight: 150 pounds
Jen’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
My entire life.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Our 2nd daughter died during birth. I knew if I could give birth to death, I could lose weight.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Moderation, no extremes and making it the most important thing daily to get to the gym.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Believing I could do it.
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?
A few months, but I’m still trying to lose about 20 pounds more.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am now a certified group fitness instructor and my husband has also lost 100 pounds and he’s a personal trainer now!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I loved to read the weight loss success stories! They gave me hope! ShapeFit.com has been great to visit for ideas, inspiration and encouragement. It’s cool that I can be a part of the success stories!
Jen’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Protect your plan!
Weight loss tip #2:
Be COMMITTED, not just interested.
Weight loss tip #3:
Progress, not perfection.
Weight loss tip #4:
Gradually change bad habits. Don’t overhaul a lifetime of bad choices in a week.
Weight loss tip #5:
Organic, whole foods will satisfy you the best.
Jen’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Kashi Go Lean oatmeal, fruit, yogurt.
6 inch turkey sub from Subway with mustard and loaded with veggies.
Approximately 300 calorie Lean Cuisine, Amy’s Organic or Kashi meal.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Nonfat sugar-free iced vanilla latte from McDonalds, fruit, Pria bar.
Jen’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Circuit training at the YMCA, 2-3 times a week.
6 times a week for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours.