Family Status: single
Occupation: Credit Analyst
Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
Starting Weight: 278 pounds
Current Weight: 188 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 90 pounds and 19 inches off of my stomach!
Raquel’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve been unhappy with my weight for years, but it didn’t stop me from eating and gaining more weight.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My mother died in 2009 and I really was hurt but I knew it was time for a change so I can see my kids and my grandkids grow up.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet and exercise.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Snacking inappropriately. I have a sweet tooth so making smart decisions about the choices of food was hard for me.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
9 1/2 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
2 months and I take Herbalife shakes and workout at least 3-5 days a week.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel better, I look better and I know I’m going in the right direction.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I have changed both inside and out and for once I can say it’s for good. Not only do I feel good, I am more confident and ShapeFit’s fitness tips have helped me to overcome plateaus and stay focused on my results.
Raquel’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Stay focused on your results.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Never give up.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat 6 small meals daily.
Weight loss tip #5:
Exercise and strength train.
Raquel’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Herbalife shake, fruit.
Baked chicken or grilled chicken, broccoli, sweet potato.
Herbalife shake and fruit or grilled chicken, green beans or cabbage and brown rice.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Apples, 100 calorie snacks, protein bars.
Raquel’s Weight Loss Workouts!
2-3 times a week alternating from upper body to lower body each session.
1 hour on the Arc trainer, elliptical machine, stair climber, interval training or jogging for at least 2 miles.