Family Status: Single
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Starting Weight: 320 pounds
Current Weight: 190 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 130 pounds in the last year and a half!
Sarah’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have been heavy since I was a young child. Growing up heavy was very trying and emotionally hard.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I had trouble fitting into an airplane seat and had many health issues.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started seeing a trainer and completely changed my eating habits to healthier options.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I would have to say maintaining a normal social life without messing up my diet routine. Also, the weeks I didn’t see the scale move were challenging because I knew I had worked really hard.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
A couple of weeks at most.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
A year and a half.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
It has been about 6 months. I tell myself that it is a permanent lifestyle change and that I don’t want to ever be big and unhealthy again. I make the gym my second job so that I never deal with the struggles of going.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
People’s support, my trainer and the gym. I want to help others that are struggling with getting started losing weight.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel great and fit. I can do so much more and my options to live a fun and healthy life are endless.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
There will be good and bad weeks but don’t let the bad ones prevent you from success. Look at it as a complete change from the way you used to live your life, not a temporary thing.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I just found ShapeFit.com but it seems that there is a lot of motivation on this site.
Sarah’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t be shy in the gym and talk to others, make friends.
Weight loss tip #3:
Do research on how to modify unhealthy foods to make them healthy.
Weight loss tip #4:
Set weekly goals.
Weight loss tip #5:
Be strong, no matter what type of obstacle is thrown at you.
Sarah’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, fruit and Greek yogurt.
Salad with chicken, apples and a slice of whole wheat bread.
Protein, brown rice and veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein bars, apples, almonds, cheese sticks.
Fish oil, multivitamin.
Sarah’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I see a trainer three days a week focusing on weight training and cardio.
Running, boot camp, circuit training.