Weight Loss Stories – Nicole Lost 125 Pounds

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Name: Nicole
Age: 31
Family Status: Married with 1 child
Occupation: Architect
Hometown: Palm Desert, California
Height: 5’6″
Waist: 30″
Starting Weight: 268 pounds
Current Weight: 143 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 125 pounds!success-stories-new-layout-nicole

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:
nicole-weight-loss-storyDon’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!

Breakfast:
Oatmeal with nuts, fruit, flaxseed and dairy or an egg sandwich on whole grain bread and flax, English muffin with veggies.

Lunch:
Always leftover dinner, it makes it easy and simple and saves this busy mom’s time.

Dinner:
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!

Weight Training:
I train with heavy free weights twice a week.

Cardiovascular:
I do intense running 4 times a week.

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