Family Status: Married
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Starting Weight: 178 pounds
Current Weight: 140 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 38 pounds!
Ruth’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After having my third child.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Looking at my pictures. I appeared to be a lot older than my age, nothing would fit, I was tired all the time and I felt unattractive.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started out with phentermine (appetite suppressant). Then I started working out 3 times a week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Set backs. Sometimes I would do my best and still get stuck at a certain weight for weeks even months and that was very frustrating. But I found the courage to keep going.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
8 months, because I wasn’t 100% faithful to my commitment. I would have “pig out days” here and there. Sometimes too often.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
5 months and counting.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel more energetic, Sexier, my self-esteem is a lot higher now. I feel very honored when people tell me that I have a great body for having 3 kids.. I have more energy to play with my kids now.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
By reading the weight loss success stories I would get motivated and that would get me fired up to keep on going.
Ruth’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Don’t miss the gym.
Weight loss tip #2:
Plan your meals.
Weight loss tip #3:
Weight loss tip #4:
Picture yourself at the end of the line.
Weight loss tip #5:
Avoid eating out. If you do, snack on something before you leave the house.
Ruth’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Peanut butter on wheat bread.
Lean ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and light mayo.
I’m a rice eater so I must have ½ cup of steamed rice with chicken or turkey breast, marinated however you want (but not fried).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
2 cheese sticks, a cut tomato with celery (lemon, salt and pepper), ½ cup of peanuts and cucumbers with lemon and salt.
Ruth’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I joined Curves. So it’s a simple workout for 30 min (weights), 3 times a week or more. When you do this, you start noticing the difference. It really pays off.
I currently don’t do any cardiovascular work, just weights.