Weight Loss Stories – Jerilyn Lost 92 Pounds in 8 Months

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Name: Jerilyn
Age: 27
Family Status: Divorced with Children
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Hometown: Blue Springs, Missouri
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 92 pounds so far!
Height: 5’8″
Starting Weight: 350 pounds
Current Weight: 258 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-jerilyn

Jerilyn’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve never been happy with my weight. I’ve never even been thin a day in my life, including childhood.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I just decided one day that I wasn’t going to deal with it anymore. I decided that I could do it and that I didn’t need a gym buddy or anybody else to do it with me. I was doing it for me.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I quit trying to diet. I decided that I was going to eat what I wanted, but in moderation. If I wanted a cheeseburger, I’d eat half of one, or eat a normal one. I workout a lot (5-7 days a week) and I push myself.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Finding the right mindset.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
It’s still hard for me to actually see anything but I think April was really the first time that anybody else noticed.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It has taken me approximately 8 months thus far.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’ve been doing this for 8 months and I do it with portion control and exercise.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I can buy smaller things. I can run, oh my God, I love to run. I can run a 5k in 37 minutes. Running has become my new favorite hobby.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
With inspiration from others.

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Jerilyn’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
Eat what you want. Just don’t overdo it.

Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise.

Weight loss tip #3:
Find your mindset. You CAN do it.

Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t laugh it off when people tell you that you look good. Let it be inspiration.

Weight loss tip #5:
Hold yourself accountable.

Jerilyn’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Fresh fruit, water, yogurt.

Lunch:
1 slice of wheat bread, turkey, cheese, lettuce tomato and mayo. Fruit or a salad. Sometimes soup. Water.

Dinner:
Chicken, veggies, water or a diet Dr. Pepper.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit, yogurt, pretzels.

Jerilyn’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Just a general use of weight machines, nothing too fancy. Biceps, triceps, lats, deltoids, legs. A little bit of everything.

Cardiovascular:
I started out on the elliptical. The first time I did it, I couldn’t even do 30 seconds. I forced myself into working up to 45 minutes by watching Grey’s Anatomy on my iPod and covering up the time. Now I enjoy running. Running is my favorite thing to do and I do it indoors or out. I probably run an average of 9-10 miles a week now.

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