Family Status: Mother of 1 child and in a relationship.
Occupation: Credit Associate
Location: Jericho, New York
Starting Weight: 255 pounds
Current Weight: 162 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 93 pounds! I used to fit into size 18/16 jeans. Now it’s 8/10!
Sheena’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I’ve been overweight what feels like most of my life. I’ve tried several diets but always quit.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was tired of wanting it. I spent over a year following others on Instagram who transformed themselves and it inspired me to start documenting my own journey.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed the way I thought about losing weight, I was mentally ready for this journey. I started off with small changes and learned a new lifestyle.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Binge eating. Sometimes I would want to eat just to eat. A few months ago was a hard time for me because my father was diagnosed with liver and lung cancer. Trying to stay positive and not use that as a reason to give up was big for me. I used it as a reason to push forward.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Probably about a month. I took lots of pictures and compared them.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took 1 year to get almost 100 pounds down.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I just reached 1 year on my journey.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Documenting my journey, inspiring others and being able to run and play with my 3-year-old. Also, my large support system and participating in different races. I fell in love with the lifestyle. It’s important to remember it’s not a “diet”.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m a new person! A year ago I would do a race once in a while and now I’m making a schedule for races in 2015. I’m an active person and I enjoy going out and doing things that I never wanted to do before.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Don’t be too hard on yourself! Take lots of pictures and video. Make goals other than pounds lost. Believe you can do it! When in doubt, drink more water! Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I enjoy reading ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories. ShapeFit.com is a great place to find inspiration.
Sheena’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Make it a lifestyle change not a diet.
Weight loss tip #2:
Work on changing the way you think.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink water all day long.
Weight loss tip #4:
Find fun ways to stay active.
Weight loss tip #5:
Take lots of picture and videos.
Sheena’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Smoothie: spinach, oatmeal, frozen fruit, banana, chia seeds, flax seeds and water. Hard boiled eggs and turkey bacon.
Chili: ground turkey, peppers, onions and mixed vegetables.
Quinoa with chicken, black beans, peppers, onions and corn.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Rice cake with peanut butter and a banana.
I currently don’t take any supplements.
Sheena’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I like using different machines at the gym. I do 30 day challenges on different parts of my body.
I like doing the elliptical machine, Stairmaster and treadmill.