Family Status: Married , Mother of 2
Occupation: Mother and Author
Hometown: Hammond, Indiana
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 105 pounds!
Waist: 33 inches
Starting Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 155 pounds
Jessica’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
In Jan. 2007 when I found out I was a diabetic, it then hit me how overweight I was.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Finding out I was diabetic and needed to be on medication.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet, I started following the diabetic food pyramid. I cut out all unnecessary sugars. I began exercising. Walking 5 days a week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Doing it alone. I had to start and complete this journey alone, but I did it.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results after first 2 weeks.
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?
3 months. I maintain by continuing my healthy eating and exercise habits.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am much healthier. I no longer on diabetic medication. I have so much more energy now. I am loving shopping now!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
By seeing others accomplish their goals. It keeps me motivated.
Jessica’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Cut out refined sugars.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat high fiber foods.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink plenty of water.
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight loss tip #5:
Eat 5-6 small meals a day.
Jessica’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Bowl of sugar-free oatmeal and 2 egg whites. Cup of coffee with 2 Splenda packets.
Baked fish with baked potato and cup of green beans.
Baked chicken breast with light marinara sauce with 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. 1 cup vegetables and small salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
1 apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Cup of berries blended with light non-fat yogurt and ice cubes. 8 almonds.
Jessica’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Weight training 2-3 days a week 30 minute sessions.
Treadmill 5 times a week, 25 minutes of high intensity interval training.