Family Status: Married with 1 child
Hometown: Palm Desert, California
Starting Weight: 268 pounds
Current Weight: 143 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 125 pounds!
Nicole’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Once I couldn’t shop at “normal” stores anymore.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My husband and I wanted children and I had stopped menstruating because of my weight.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
The two no-brainers, diet and exercise. But most importantly making it a priority.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Learning what proper portions were and how to stop eating when I was full (I still struggle with this).
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 6-8 weeks.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
4 years. I got pregnant and regained 50 pounds.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’ve maintained for about 6 months and I do it through continued portion control and exercise.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m full of energy and self-confidence and I can shop anywhere I want.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very motivational.
Nicole’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Don’t give up. If you go off your “diet” just get back to it right away. Consistency is key.
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t diet, make a lifestyle change.
Weight loss tip #3:
Find an exercise routine that you love.
Weight loss tip #4:
Find support where ever you can, online, at home, at the gym.
Weight loss tip #5:
Learn to love to cook, find new recipes, include your family and do whatever to make it fun.
Nicole’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal with nuts, fruit, flaxseed and dairy or an egg sandwich on whole grain bread and flax, English muffin with veggies.
Always leftover dinner, it makes it easy and simple and saves this busy mom’s time.
Lots of veggies with lean protein and whole grains.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Greek yogurt with nuts and fruit or home-made granola.
Nicole’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I train with heavy free weights twice a week.
I do intense running 4 times a week.