Family Status: Single
Hometown: Columbus, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 130 pounds!
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 170 pounds
Samantha’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
June 26, 2008.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was unhappy with my life and I wanted something more out of my life than the instant gratification of food.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I ate six times per day, high protein, low carb diet. I counted calories. I also did 30-45 minutes of cardio per day along with a weight training session each day!
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Motivating myself to workout when I would rather be doing something else.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
The first week I lost 12 pounds, but I couldn’t start seeing results yet because I was so heavy. I started seeing a change in August.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Everyone treats me with more respect. They also ask me for advice on weight loss, which is great! I am so excited about helping others that I got my personal training and sports nutrition certification to help others who were in my situation. I am continuing my training after my excess skin removal by being a bodybuilder!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has helped me so much in my weight loss journey! It is super important that there is a place to go when I need real information from real people! I appreciate all the articles and product recommendations greatly. I recommend your website to everyone who asks me about weight loss.
Samantha’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat 6 mini meals per day!
Weight loss tip #2:
High protein diet, low carb. I eat protein at every single meal!
Weight loss tip #3:
Cardio and weight training is super important for fat loss.
Weight loss tip #4:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #5:
Get plenty of rest!
Samantha’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1/2 cup of Quaker oats, 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1/2 grapefruit.
Chicken breast, lettuce, organic ranch, sweet potatoes.
Tuna, 4 egg whites, 1/2 tbsp. fish oil, green beans.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein bar between breakfast and lunch, salmon and lettuce between lunch and dinner, 1 scoop of casein protein before bed!
Samantha’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Monday & Thursday: upper body – shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, chest
Tuesday & Friday: lower body such as quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves Weekends: off
30-45 minutes of elliptical machine every day in “fat loss” mode. Playing soccer or basketball with friends!