Family Status: Married
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 209 pounds!
Starting Weight: 356 pounds
Current Weight: 147 pounds
Sylvie’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always unhappy with my weight but then I found out that my son was autistic. He was my inspiration to lose the weight. I needed to be healthy for him.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My 4-year-old autistic son. I felt that if I didn’t do anything about my weight problems I would end up with lots of health problems and that my son needed me to care for him.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My way of eating and making sure I exercise everyday.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
At the beginning it was hard to exercise seeing that I was at such a high weight. As I started to lose it was easier for me to move.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
In the first month I lost 26 pounds!
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took me about a year and 2 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
In 2004 I was finished losing most of my weight. Right now I am maintaining very well.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My life changed so much for me because now I can do activities that I could never do. I never ever went in a pool and last year I actually put on a bikini and went swimming!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
It’s all about what you really want. It’s just a matter of not giving up. Get all the support you can and never give up!
Sylvie’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Never eat after 7 pm.
Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise every day even if it’s just 30 minutes a day.
Weight loss tip #3:
Watch your sugar intake. Just because it says fat-free doesn’t mean it’s good for you.
Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t eat fruits after 2 PM.
Weight loss tip #5:
Don’t weigh yourself everyday because it’s just a number on the scale and you might still be losing inches.
Sylvie’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
3/4 cup of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a yogurt and then I have a protein shake after workout around 10:30 am.
Salad, tuna and a slice of brown bread, small piece of cheese, yogurt.
I am vegetarian so I will have soy chicken, salad, a slice of brown bread, green beans, yogurt or a mix of granola.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
My snacks are simple – I avoid try to avoid simple sugars (candy, soda, etc.) so it’s basically yogurt, granola, cheese and fruit.
Sylvie’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 6 days a week for 1 hour. One day is my upper body and the next day is lower body. Sometimes I will blend them together (upper/lower body).
I do cardio 6 days a week for 45 minutes per session.