Weight Loss Stories – Nikki Lost 43 Pounds in 12 Months

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Name: Nikki
Age: 29
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 43 pounds!
Height: 5’5″
Waist: 30″
Starting Weight: 198 pounds
Current Weight: 155 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-nikki

Nikki’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After getting pictures back from a trip to Mexico.

What made you decide to lose weight?
Realizing that I would avoid going downstairs in my house because coming back up was too tiring. Also, not being able to run & play with my kids who were 7 & 6 at the time.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
nikki-weight-loss-success-storyPortion control! Food choices, and exercise.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Getting impatient.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 4 weeks.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Just under a year.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’ve maintained for almost 2 years. Basically the same way I lost. Portion control, making good food choices, and staying active.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
MORE ENERGY! I spent 2 hours playing basketball with my kids and never felt like I was going to “pass out”! I have more confidence also.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s tips and advice on diet and exercise. ShapeFit has excellent resources and generally has all the answers to all of your questions!

Nikki’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
nikki-weight-loss-success-story-2Drink water! Cut out pop completely.

Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t deprive yourself, but don’t overdo it. A couple of cookies will not ruin you, but an entire pack will!

Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise! A little goes a long way.

Weight loss tip #4:
Learn portion control.

Weight loss tip #5:
Find supportive people.

Nikki’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Fiber enriched yogurt, fruit, granola. Coffee.

Lunch:
Chicken salad.

Dinner:
Grilled fish, loads of steamed veggies, bread (I go with bread over starches, I love bread).

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fresh fruit is the best way to go. Add a granola bar if I’m really hungry in between meals.

Nikki’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
3 days per week of full body strength training. Upper body & lower body, plus full body exercises like squats, pull ups.

Cardiovascular:
Tae-Bo! Running, brisk walking, elliptical trainer.

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