Weight Loss Stories – Sara Pedersen Lost 34 Pounds

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Name: Sara
Age: 40
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Physician
Hometown: Port Moody, British Columbia
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 34 pounds! My body fat size was 9-10 to 3-4!
Starting Weight: 146 pounds
Current Weight: 112 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-sara-pedersen

Sara’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
January 2005.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I turned 39 and I wanted to look great for my 40th birthday.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Portion control with no snacking. I started eating breakfast and started a strict exercise regimen including cardio, core training and weight training.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
24 hour-long work shifts where stress makes you want to snack and healthy choices are hard to find.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
6 months.

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

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

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Improved self-esteem. It’s much easier to handle my very stressful job of being a obstetrician-gynecologist.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I finally saw results after I adopted ShapeFit’s interval training methods and I took inspiration from their articles!

Sara’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
sara-pedersen-weight-loss-story-1Exercise aerobically 4-5 times a week.

Weight loss tip #2:
Include resistance and weight training.

Weight loss tip #3:
Eat 3 meals plus a few snacks each day.

Weight loss tip #4:
Limit carbs. Remember, muffins are basically cake.

Weight loss tip #5:
Portion control.

Sara’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Protein shake on workdays, cereal with skim milk and 1/2 banana, coffee.

Lunch:
Hearty soup.

Dinner:
Salad with low-fat dressing, grilled chicken or fish or red meat with a steamed green vegetable.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
I like energy bars. I am addicted to caramel rice cakes. I also like to snack on fruit.

Sara’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Sets of 25-30 reps with 3 sets of each exercise at a weight that I can just feel resistance and becomes difficult at 25 reps.

Cardiovascular:
30-40 minutes of running interval training sessions for usually 3-4 miles.

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