Weight Loss Stories – Samantha Schobel Lost 130 Pounds

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Name: Samantha
Age: 21
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Columbus, Texas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 130 pounds!
Height: 5’5″
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 170 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-samantha-s

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.

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How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
9 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
6 months.

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.

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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!

Breakfast:
samantha-s-weight-loss-31/2 cup of Quaker oats, 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1/2 grapefruit.

Lunch:
Chicken breast, lettuce, organic ranch, sweet potatoes.

Dinner:
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!

Weight Training:
Monday & Thursday: upper body – shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, chest
Tuesday & Friday: lower body such as quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves Weekends: off

Cardiovascular:
30-45 minutes of elliptical machine every day in “fat loss” mode. Playing soccer or basketball with friends!

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