Weight Loss Stories – Melissa Lost 78 Pounds in 11 Months

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Name: Melissa
Age: 31
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Office Manager
Hometown: Stockton, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 78 pounds and still going!
Height: 5’4″
Starting Weight: 235 pounds
Current Weight: 157 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-melissa

Melissa’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve always been a chubby kid growing up and as a teenager too. So I have always been unhappy with my weight and how I looked.

What made you decide to lose weight?
Like others, I had seen a picture of how I looked and at that moment I knew I had to do something about it. I was tired of hearing myself keep talking about losing weight. I just had to DO IT!

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I watch very, very carefully what I put in my mouth. I started watching my carb intake and always check my food labels (which I never did before). I also use portion control, incorporated exercise, and I drink lots of water!

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Learning how to eat right and to make sure I stayed on top of exercising!

How long did it take you to start to see results?
I would say after the first month.

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How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
11 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
About 2 months. I keep thinking back of how I looked and felt before and I know I never want to be that person ever again.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel more confident. It’s so much more fun to shop for clothes now, than before. I feel more energized and feel so much better about myself.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very motivational.

Melissa’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
melissa-weight-loss-success-stories-2Portion control and smaller meals.

Weight loss tip #2:
Drink your water!

Weight loss tip #3:
Get out there and start moving!

Weight loss tip #4:
Get support from your family and friends.

Weight loss tip #5:
Have at least 1 cheat day and enjoy (in moderation).

Melissa’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Meal replacement protein shake and water.

Lunch:
Meal replacement protein shake and water.

Dinner:
Skinless chicken breast with fresh vegetables. Big salad with lemon and olive oil for dressing.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Apple with peanut butter, bananas, carrots and hummus, granola bars, sunflower seeds, string cheese, sugar-free pudding or Jell-O.

Melissa’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I use my stability ball with 5 pound weights, 3-4 times a week for about 35 minutes.

Cardiovascular:
Brisk outside walking, 4 times a week for 35 minutes.

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