Family Status: Married
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 97 pounds!
Starting Weight: 250 pounds
Current Weight: 153 pounds
Mandy’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I had to buy my first pair of pants at the plus size store.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to be happy again and enjoy activities with my family and friends.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed what I eat, how much I eat and how many times a day I eat. I also added exercise to my routine which has made a huge difference in my energy levels.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Reprogramming myself to live a healthy lifestyle and to enjoy doing it. This was a life changing experience for me not just a diet.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I noticed a change within 3 weeks. I just stared feeling better and had more energy.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I started my weight loss journey on 7/20/2009; so it has been 10 months as of 5/20/2010.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Right now I’m still trying to lose a few more pounds. But everyday I wake up happy and full of energy and that feeling is what keeps me going.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I love to shop; I love being able to walk into any store and buy whatever makes me feel sexy and good about myself. I am enjoying time with my family doing outdoor activities that I would never do before.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Mandy’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss tip #2:
Have a support team.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat small meals and snacks.
Weight loss tip #5:
Mandy’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Kashi cereal and milk or yogurt.
Bowl of soup or salad.
Fish and veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Kashi bars, soy crisps and fruit.
Mandy’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do some weight lifting in my exercise classes.
I take kickboxing or circuit training classes and I walk.