Weight Loss Stories – Phyllis Lost 100 Pounds in 18 Months

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Name: Phyllis
Age: 45
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Teacher
Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 100 pounds!
Starting Weight: 248 pounds
Current Weight: 148 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-phyllis

Phyllis’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
All my life!

What made you decide to lose weight?
No idea. I think it was the need to be seen as a person not as a “fat person”. Also, I think God moved me to begin to take care of my temple.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I ate less and exercised more. I ate better foods, fewer processed foods, more fiber, less fat. I also exercise 4 times a week.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Being hungry and not caring. Overcoming body image concepts.

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

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
18 1/2 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Since November of 2005. I eat the same and exercise the same. I run, lift weights, walk.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m seen more by all people. Men find me attractive. I feel freer in my body.

Phyllis’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
It’s okay to be hungry. It’s America. You’ll eat again.

Weight loss tip #2:
Plan, plan, plan.

Weight loss tip #3:
Eat out and learn to eat out.

Weight loss tip #4:
Exercise is your friend. Want to eat more? Exercise more.

Weight loss tip #5:
Buy new clothes for each new size or find a consignment store. Do NOT go around in baggy old clothes or keep them. You are never going back there.

Phyllis’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Protein and some fruit.

Lunch:
A healthy diet of salad or lean meat or soup. It’s not what you eat – it’s how much of it you eat.

Dinner:
Moderately sized portions of non processed foods.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fresh fruit, popcorn, meringue cookies, graham crackers with fat free cool whip between.

Phyllis’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Upper and lower body on alternate days one day of rest.

Cardiovascular:
Running three days a week.

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