Weight Loss Stories – Shannon Lost 55 Pounds in 11 Months

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Name: Shannon
Age: 30
Family Status: Divorced
Occupation: Realtor
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 55 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 0! I had a 39 inch waist and now it’s only 25 inches!
Starting Weight: 170 pounds
Current Weight: 115 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-shannon

Shannon’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After my second child was born I just kind of gave up on my appearance. I was in my mid 20’s, overweight and unhappy.

What made you decide to lose weight?
Two years after having my second daughter I knew I wasn’t in shape but didn’t realize how overweight I was till I got family vacation photos back. WoW!! I soon after stepped on the scale and it said 170 pounds!

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Exercising five days a week. I cut sugar out of my diet 2 years ago and I count my calories.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Hitting plateaus. But mostly it was an empowering experience.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
A couple of weeks I started seeing changes but I remember mostly just having tons of energy when I began my exercise regimen.

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

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
A little over 2 years now.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I just feel better about every aspect of myself.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
It has helped me keep it off. The articles are inspiring and informative. It’s great getting weekly fitness newsletters which help keep me on track. I’m always learning new things from ShapeFit. Very informative website!

Shannon’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
shannon-weight-loss-story-1Exercise at least 5 days a week and when you’re not at the gym try to go on a walk or scrub your floors, some kind of physical activity.

Weight loss tip #2:
Count calories.

Weight loss tip #3:
Allow yourself a least 100 “cheat” calories a day I try to keep it healthy.

Weight loss tip #4:
Keep a food journal. Sometimes you just don’t realize what you put in you mouth. Especially when you’ve got kids!

Weight loss tip #5:
Stay positive, don’t lose track of your goal and enjoy what you’re doing!

Shannon’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
1 cup egg whites 1 slice sprouted grain toast with a small touch of 100% fruit jam.

Lunch:
Lean meat like turkey breast plain yogurt fruit.

Dinner:
Big salad lean meat small portion of a grain like quinoa or brown rice.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Yogurt, protein shake, carrot sticks and lots of fruit.

Shannon’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
3 times a week focusing on two areas each session.

Cardiovascular:
30-50 minutes 5 times a week. Usually elliptical, running or biking. I push myself HARD!!

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