Family Status: Married
Hometown: St. Peters, Missouri
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 198 pounds!
Height: 5′ 8″
Starting Weight: 370 pounds
Current Weight: 172 pounds
Lynn’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
What made you decide to lose weight?
I didn’t want the health issues associated with obesity.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Eat less, watch calories and exercise.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing old bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle and learning to replace it with healthy choices and exercise.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
8 years with the ups and downs. It took 7 months to lose the last 68 pounds.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
3 months. I exercise 6 days a week and journal my food. I also give myself an occasional “cheat day” and forgive myself for having “bad eating” days.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I now have the desire and ability to try things I never thought possible, like hiking 103 miles on the Appalachian Trail, riding in the MS150 bike ride, taking boot camps and horseback riding.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Lynn’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Journal your food intake.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat dark and bright colored fruits and veggies.
Weight loss tip #4:
Have a great support system.
Weight loss tip #5:
Lynn’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Cereal with skim milk, fruit.
Homemade soup, whole wheat bread or bun with turkey, chicken or ham salad.
Frozen meal, cottage cheese, fudgsicle or frozen yogurt bar.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Yogurt, Fiber Plus bar, almonds.
Lynn’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Full body, 3 days a week.
I switch it up between different exercises and I do 3 cardio workouts per week. My exercises include: interval running, step class, cycling, kick boxing, boot camp.