Family Status: Married
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Starting Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 180 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 90 pounds and reduced my body fat by 8%!
Jennifer’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When my grandmother passed away.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I realized that I wouldn’t have a quality life and live long if I continued eating the way I did.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I kept a food journal and made small changes until they became habits.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Keeping track of my goals and getting through plateaus.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
One year, but I am still working on baby weight from my daughter’s birth.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Over 10 years. I made a complete lifestyle change and I will never be that heavy again.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel more confident. I can buy clothes in regular sizes instead of plus sizes, and I’m able to enjoy exercise again.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I just recently discovered ShapeFit.com and their weight loss stories are very inspirational.
Jennifer’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Keep a food journal.
Weight loss tip #2:
Make small changes until they become habits.
Weight loss tip #3:
Find exercise you love.
Weight loss tip #4:
Set goal points along the way.
Weight loss tip #5:
Never give up!
Jennifer’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg with English muffin, high fiber cereal or oatmeal with skim milk, Greek yogurt with almonds.
Chicken and rice with vegetables, or tuna sandwich with vegetables, or a bean burrito.
Build your own tacos, or pasta with marinara, or fish with sweet potatoes.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Hummus with whole grain crackers, cottage cheese with nuts or fruit, energy bar (ThinkThin or Luna protein).
Jennifer’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I train with weights 2-3 times per week, alternating arms and legs with free weights or toning bands.
I do cardio 3-4 times per week with dancing, swimming, walking, hula-hooping, or Tabata (high intensity interval training).