Family Status: Single
Hometown: Montrose, Scotland
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 50 pounds and lost 20 inches!
Starting Weight: 190 pounds
Current Weight: 140 pounds
Samantha’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After holiday pictures when visiting Florida.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Enough was enough, I was young and if I didn’t lose it now I never would!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
A slow process, that was very important I knew in my mind I wouldn’t be able to sustain a diet without the foods I liked. Also cutting down on food intake.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
None. The diet I chose (and made up)was suitable for me.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
On the scale a month, in clothes 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
2 1/2 years.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
My weight still keeps going down on average it goes down 2 lbs a month. I do it by eating every 2 hours a meal of 200 calories which can include a chocolate bar for a meal!! Why live without the things that taste good? Keeping it healthy doesn’t always mean that it has to taste bad.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m much more confident, always get praise from co-workers and I love the way I look in clothes. I’ve never in my life been a size 12.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
The are inspirational!
Samantha’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Little and often.
Weight loss tip #2:
30 mins of cardio.
Weight loss tip #3:
The lower the calories the more you can eat!
Weight loss tip #4:
Keep going, don’t get distracted.
Weight loss tip #5:
Samantha’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Bowl of whatever cereal you like to 200 calories.
One slice of toast with sardines/mackerel no butter because its in sunflower oil already.
1 slice of toast and scrambled egg.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Packet of crisps, a steak, piece of lean chicken and sweet corn, peas and just anything up to 200 calories.
Samantha’s Weight Loss Workouts!
15 minutes at the gym.
30-45 minutes (it will change as you get fitter) not exercising all on one machine, not only is that boring studies have shown it burns more calories doing different machines at like 10 minutes each.