Family Status: Single
Occupation: Lifestyle Fitness Expert and Ph.D Spiritual Holistic Health
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 25 pounds!
Starting Weight: 150 pounds
Current Weight: 125 pounds
Traci’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
The company I was working for was not paying and I had to terminate my job, so I was having financial problems which also put stress on my home life. I didn’t have the money to train or lose weight. Healthy food is expensive.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I knew from my past having traces of cancer in my colon I still needed to eat a certain way plus I was tired of the constant battles of income with working for someone else and not feeling like I was making the money I deserved.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Well with finances hurting and was having trouble getting work right away because of past employer wasn’t giving me good references I decided to go on my own and start a business. I turned to holistic alternatives and found supplementation through a holistic weight management system to help and I’m working on my Ph.D. for spiritual holistic health and exercise which got me certified.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Redirecting my lifestyle to a more simple life but also finding prosperity through losing weight.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first week but felt the results the following day.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
With my situation with my colon, I still deal with water and bloating but I have never gone past 5-10 pounds. I find balance so I can enjoy life without feeling negative because of weight.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Well, I released negative people in my life and excepted only positive. I found prosperity and changed my studies to spiritual life coaching and excited about my new lifestyle being a pro. Plus I won many titles in fitness and model competitions along with starting my association to help others find ways to balance on the go lifestyles and improve their areas of their life.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s are very motivational!
Traci’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Always write a goal list every day.
Weight loss tip #2:
Supplementation is a must starting out.
Weight loss tip #3:
Drink at least 3 liters of water a day! Helps lose that first 5 pounds.
Weight loss tip #4:
Hiring a trainer and life coach to get you a big picture of how you will change.
Weight loss tip #5:
Support groups or join a team.
Traci’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Since I have to eat different based on my medical situation I am not a big meat eater so I detox with tea or coffee, eat 3 egg whites and fruit and sometimes turkey bacon.
If I am busy I do a protein shake or eat Chinese food, white rice no sauce and chicken with veggies.
I do a glass of red wine on occasion to help with water retention and spiritual balance, chicken/fish, sweet potatoes, green veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
I snack on weight loss chews for energy and appetite control, pretzels, and I supplement fiber shakes.
Traci’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Monday through Thursday: upper body only two exercises per part. Tues-weds: I work lower body by using track or esoteric power exercises, then do weighted squats and presses in between or every other week.
I don’t like cardio so I have my classes where we do boot camps with our group or aerobics. When I am working I do my office bike for an hour.