Family Status: Married with 2 kids
Occupation: Education Coordinator
Location: Spokane, Washington (Fairchild Air Force Base)
Starting Weight: 257 pounds
Current Weight: 187 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I’ve lost 70 pounds. I went from a size 20 to a size 10 and started with a 49 inch waist and now I’m at 31 inches!
Kortne’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I got on the computer to find a picture of my husband and I to share on my Facebook to let everyone know that he is gearing up for another deployment. When I found photos, I couldn’t believe who I saw next to my husband!
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to feel in charge of one thing in my life. Being a military wife, it doesn’t give you much time to focus on yourself or be in charge of your life. I knew that this is one thing I was able to fix. I thought it was fair to my family to lose the weight so I could be around them as long as I can.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Planning! I always tell everyone it’s all about making a plan. If you don’t plan, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Plan your day around what you will eat along with finding the time to workout.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Making the time for myself. My children are very busy with sports and extra activities and I work. I have to plan ahead to make sure that I have the time I need to reach my goals.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took me about 6 months to start seeing results. My husband said he noticed it right when he got home.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I started January 1, 2014 so it’s been just over 10 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Keeping active. I still have about 15 pounds to lose.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Inspiring others to get them started on their journey. I love seeing other people’s success. It’s a huge motivator for me!
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m much more active! I actually like going on hikes with the family and being outdoors. I don’t feel like I’m the one slowing everyone down anymore.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Don’t give up! It’s such an easy thing to give up on but the results are so worth it!
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Kortne’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
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Track all your food intake.
Weight loss tip #4:
Get a support network.
Weight loss tip #5:
If you have a bad day, tomorrow is a new day!
Kortne’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Yogurt, oatmeal, fruit.
Sandwich, fruit smoothie, carrots.
It’s always changing! I find so many family recipes off Pinterest that work for me and are appealing to the family.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fiber One bars.
I don’t currently take any supplements.
Kortne’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Lots of weighted squats.
30-45 minutes on the treadmill followed by 15-20 minutes on the stair climber.