Family Status: Single
Occupation: Personal Health Coach
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Starting Weight: 298 pounds
Current Weight: 188 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 110 pounds so far and only have 23 more to go!
Shazie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 18. I had a mental breakdown after that and had to reevaluate my lifestyle.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was so unhappy with myself and life in general. I knew I had to make a change.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Make it a lifestyle change. It’s way more than just a simple diet!
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Still managing my lifestyle change when life got in the way.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I saw myself in the mirror every day so I didn’t notice the changes right away but friends and family started to notice after the first month.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I lost 70 pounds and life got in the way. I realized I didn’t truly make it a lifestyle change and I quickly gained 50 pounds back. Now at 110 pounds lost, it’s taken me a total of 2 years to lose it.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’m not in the maintenance stage yet. I still have another 23 pounds to lose.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My life has improved drastically! For the first time in a long time, I’m happy.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has tons of useful fitness tips!
Shazie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Realize it’s not an overnight thing and be consistent.
Weight loss tip #2:
Weight loss tip #3:
Balanced meals with protein, carbs and healthy fats.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t “reward” yourself with bad food!
Weight loss tip #5:
Any loss is a good loss! Reward yourself in a positive way.
Shazie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/3 banana.
6 ounces of chicken, 1 cup of veggies and 14 almonds.
Taco salad with ground turkey, sour cream replaced with plain Greek yogurt, low-fat cheese.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt with fruit.
Shazie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 4 times a week, each day targeting a different muscle group.
1 hour of cardio, 5-6 days a week.