Family Status: Married
Hometown: Starkville, Mississippi
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 30 pounds!
Starting Weight: 164 pounds
Current Weight: 134 pounds
Pooza’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
One day at a Super Bowl game party at my neighbor’s home, I was sitting on a couch and there was some space for another person to sit. A lady came in and said she might not fit in the remaining space. She was very skinny.
What made you decide to lose weight?
That day was a complete humiliation for me. I decided at that moment to lose my extra weight and show to her what I can become.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my food intake behavior. I used to eat a lot of junk snacks like cookies. I stopped eating those, avoided soda and started eating fruit and non-fat snacks. I also started to go to the gym regularly where I would do 30 minutes of exercise on the elliptical trainer machine.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Motivation is such a great thing. Trying to stick to a regular healthy diet and exercise plan.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I bought a weight scale to keep track of my weight. I started to see results after two weeks. I had already lost 2 pounds by then.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I took me 6 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I am in my first year of weight loss. Now I like healthy food and I go to the gym at least 3 times a week. I rarely drink soda or eat unhealthy snacks now.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
It has changed my life a lot. Everyone who used to tease me for my fat body, now praises me. My husband feels so happy when some one praises me and seeing him happy makes me feel happy.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit helped me to try the elliptical trainer machine which is a great exercise to burn extra calories.
Pooza’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Never skip breakfast.
Weight loss tip #4:
Try avoiding the foods that contain fat.
Weight loss tip #5:
Use the elliptical trainer machine.
Pooza’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Two slices of whole wheat bread with a small amount of jam and tea.
1/2 cup of steamed rice with vegetable curry.
Fruit salad and vegetable soup.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fat free yogurt, popcorn without butter, whole wheat biscuits.
Pooza’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I have not started weight training yet.
I do the elliptical trainer machine for at least 30 minutes, 4 times a week.