Weight Loss Stories – Katie Walsh Lost 77 Pounds

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Name: Katie
Age: 25
Family Status: Married with no children
Occupation: Banking
Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost a total of 77 pounds in less than a year!
Height: 5’8″
Starting Weight: 222 pounds
Current Weight: 145 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-katie-w

Katie’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
June, 2010.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I knew I was overweight but did not realize by how much. I didn’t even know what my weight was or what my weight should be. So, I looked up what a healthy weight is for my height and age and then I bought my first scale! From there I kept doing more research and making small changes step by step in my diet and exercise plan and it just was a domino effect from there.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Count calories, exercise, and drink water CONSISTENTLY! I planned ahead if I knew I was going out or had a family get together.

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What was most challenging about losing weight?
At work, all of the women bring in food and share food and even eat together. So not only did I have to have discipline to say NO to the food but in return, felt left out because I had to eat lunch at a different time from them so they could all eat together and share their food.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
I weighed myself everyday and I saw the numbers changing on the scale about 1-2 pounds a week but to see it in the mirror was almost 3 months.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
10-11 months.

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How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
2 months.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel AMAZING! I feel the healthiest I have ever been. Mentally, I feel different as well. Junk food and bad meals don’t even tempt me anymore. I’d rather have fruit and veggies. Also, since losing weight, I love trying new exercises like Bikram yoga and jogging. I was never a runner before.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading up on different fitness topics helped keep me focused on my goal!

Katie’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
katie-w-weight-loss-story-3Drink water.

Weight loss tip #2:
Count calories.

Weight loss tip #3:
Plan ahead.

Weight loss tip #4:
Exercise! Remember to mix it up!

Weight loss tip #5:
Be consistent!

Katie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Rice cake with peanut butter or a yogurt.

Lunch:
Salad with low-calorie dressing, feta and onions, or a yogurt and fruit.

Dinner:
A protein source, veggies and brown rice.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Trail mix, fruit, veggies, nuts.

Katie’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Jillian Michaels 3-2-1 videos. I own 4 of them!

Cardiovascular:
25 minutes on the elliptical machine, or 90 minutes of yoga, or a 20 minute jog.

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