Family Status: Divorced
Occupation: Sales Coordinator
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 185 pounds!
Starting Weight: 340 pounds
Current Weight: 155 pounds
Jodie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
About 12 years ago after I had my last child. I never lost the weight gained during the pregnancy and gained even more thereafter.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I saw a picture of myself and didn’t recognize myself. I was miserable and so tired all the time. I made a New Years resolution to lose it and I stuck with it.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Not depriving myself, portion control, choosing an eating plan that fit into my schedule and not one that I had to fuss with. Exercise is great too. I did the in-home walking DVDs.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Weight loss plateaus definitely.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
In a couple of months I saw a big difference.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
About 3 years to actually be where I am today, but I lost the majority of the weight within a year and a half.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have kept it off for over two years now and do so by being in control of everything that goes in my mouth.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have tons more confidence, I am happy and feel so much more full of life.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Inspiration of reading others successes.
Jodie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Choose a plan that fits into your lifestyle not the other way around.
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t deprive yourself.
Weight loss tip #3:
Watch your portions.
Weight loss tip #4:
Be aware of every calorie you take in.
Weight loss tip #5:
Have a plan to keep inspired even when you hit a plateau.
Jodie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Special K cereal with strawberries and skim milk.
Lean cuisine meal, slim fast bar, or tuna salad with light mayo.
Big salad with turkey, all different veggies, 2% cheese, light dressing. I even created my salads to mock things that I didn’t eat like cheeseburger salad or pizza salad. All the taste and much less calories! I also eat lots of chicken breast with a big serving of veggies and baked potato.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Serving of rice cakes, fruit.
Jodie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I used weights with in-home walking.