Family Status: Married
Occupation: Admin Assistant
Hometown: Rome, GA
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 84 pounds!
Starting Weight: 208 pounds
Current Weight: 124 pounds
Terri’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
As a young child around the 1st grade.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I realized that I weighed 208 pounds and didn’t want to live the rest of my life that way.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Cut back my fat intake–used an online calorie counter.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
My friends and family! They wanted me to eat because they thought I was getting too thin.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 2-3 months before I really noticed a difference.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I reached 124.5 in 2 years. I am now at 137 with a lower body fat level.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have managed to keep my weight down for 3 years. When I gained some weight back–I started watching my calories/fat again using the online calorie counter.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I can wear cuter clothes and my daughter’s friends think I’m hot and cool!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I get lots of useful info from your site regarding workouts and nutritional info.
Terri’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Watch your fat intake.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Record your food intake.
Weight loss tip #4:
Keep a journal for thoughts, etc.
Weight loss tip #5:
Have a support system.
Terri’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
A low-fat protein bar or cereal and skim milk.
Grilled chicken breast–either a sandwich or salad, or a veggie sub.
Chicken, veggies, rice, whole wheat bread, or a big salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Bananas, apples, oranges, peanut butter, pretzels, bagels. Something different daily.
Terri’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I used hand weights in the beginning. I now go to a gym and use the machines.
Running in place, walk and jogging outside, videos or DVDs.