Family Status: Single
Occupation: Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 216 pounds!
Starting Weight: 440 pounds
Current Weight: 224 pounds
Lynne’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
In my early 20’s.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Someone had the guts to tell me the truth. She said, “If you don’t do something different, you will die of a heart attack before you are 35. Do you want to live or die? The choice is yours.” At that point, I realized that it was life and death and I became willing to do absolutely anything to get healthy.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I can’t identify any one change that I made. My entire life changed in order to lose weight.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Having to find the desire to make healthy choices even at family events and gatherings.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
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?
I am not at maintenance yet, I am still losing. I have 60 pounds to go.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am healthier now than ever before. I’m more positive and upbeat. My self-confidence and self-esteem has improved.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I was just introduced to ShapeFit.
Lynne’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Don’t worry if the number on the scale doesn’t budge for a while. Don’t look at the weekly losses. Look at the whole picture. If you have weight gain one week you might be disappointed, but if you look at all the little losses, they add up to a big success.
Weight loss tip #2:
Lots of water. It helps keep you hydrated when you are exercising a lot. It also helps flush out excess sodium.
Weight loss tip #3:
When you start to feel bored with something, it’s time to change things up.
Weight loss tip #4:
Ask for support when you need it. There’s no shame in asking for help or support.
Weight loss tip #5:
Whole grains instead of white flour! It’s very important to get the “whole” grain into your daily nutritional plan.
Lynne’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 serving of oatmeal, 1.5 cups of strawberry, or 1 small apple, 1 Luna bar or 1 protein shake.
3 ounces of grilled chicken or turkey salad with mixed raw veggies, 1 tablespoon of fat-free or low-fat dressing, 1 fruit, 1/3 cup of brown rice or some other type of whole grain.
3-4 ounces of grilled turkey or chicken, 1 pita pocket, asparagus, mixed veggies and 1 fruit.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
I don’t really snack that much.
Lynne’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 3 hours a week and rotate different muscle groups. My workouts include:
- Abs, back and biceps
- Chest and triceps
- Shoulders and rotator cuffs
On weight training days, I do 45-60 minutes of cardio. On the days I’m not lifting weights, I do 2 hours of cardio.