Family Status: Single mom
Hometown: Endicott, New York
Starting Weight: 250 pounds
Current Weight: 145 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 105 pounds through diet and exercise!
Rebecca’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have been unhappy with my weight for my entire life. I used food as my crutch.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I decided to make a healthy lifestyle change when I learned I was pregnant with my daughter. Since that time, I vowed to adapt healthy habits that she can learn from.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I made many changes over time. I had to learn what appropriate portions were. I also had to incorporate exercise – both cardio and weights. I had never exercised until that point.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The biggest challenge was learning not to control my emotions with food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results pretty quickly, especially when I started exercising. I noticed that I was able to do much more.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
A year and a half.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained my weight loss for over 3 years. I maintain my weight by being consistent and making healthy eating and exercise a part of my daily routine.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel much more confident in social situations. I am proud of myself and my hard work.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Rebecca’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight Loss Tip #1:
Weight Loss Tip #2:
Staying active daily.
Weight Loss Tip #3:
Exercise as a social activity.
Weight Loss Tip #4:
Weight Loss Tip #5:
Remind yourself of how far you’ve come.
Rebecca’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
One egg white on a high fiber multigrain English muffin with a piece of 2% cheese.
Salad with one hard boiled egg and light dressing. One apple.
Grilled chicken or fish, baked potato with 1 tablespoon light butter, steamed broccoli.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Morning snack: 1 light vanilla yogurt mixed with 1 cup fresh fruit
Pre-Workout Snack: 1 skim cheese stick and 14 almonds.
Rebecca’s Weight Loss Workouts!
2 times per week alternating sessions of upper and lower body.
4-5 times per week. Mix it up – Vary routine of incline walking, elliptical training, arc trainer, hot yoga class and weekly boot camp class.