Weight Loss Stories – Jennifer Espinosa Lost 90 Pounds

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Name: Jennifer
Age: 33
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Stay at home mom
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height: 5’6″
Waist: 38″
Starting Weight: 270 pounds
Current Weight: 180 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 90 pounds and reduced my body fat by 8%!success-stories-new-layout-jennifer-e

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.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
One year.

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:
jennifer-e-weight-loss-story-2Keep 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!

Breakfast:
jennifer-e-weight-loss-story-3Egg with English muffin, high fiber cereal or oatmeal with skim milk, Greek yogurt with almonds.

Lunch:
Chicken and rice with vegetables, or tuna sandwich with vegetables, or a bean burrito.

Dinner:
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!

Weight Training:
I train with weights 2-3 times per week, alternating arms and legs with free weights or toning bands.

Cardiovascular:
I do cardio 3-4 times per week with dancing, swimming, walking, hula-hooping, or Tabata (high intensity interval training).

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