Weight Loss Stories – Mandy Lost 97 Pounds in 10 Months

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Name: Mandy
Age: 33
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 97 pounds!
Height: 5’6″
Waist: 30″
Starting Weight: 250 pounds
Current Weight: 153 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-mandy

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.

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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:
mandy-weight-loss-3Love yourself.

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:
Exercise.

Mandy’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
mandy-weight-loss-2Kashi cereal and milk or yogurt.

Lunch:
Bowl of soup or salad.

Dinner:
Fish and veggies.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Kashi bars, soy crisps and fruit.

Mandy’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I do some weight lifting in my exercise classes.

Cardiovascular:
I take kickboxing or circuit training classes and I walk.

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