Family Status: Married with children
Hometown: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 150 pounds!
Tracy’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I could hardly move.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I needed a new life.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started an exercise plan and eating 3 healthy meals every day. I also cut out cheese and all fatty foods.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The loose skin I was left with after losing the weight. I have recently had the loose skin surgically removed.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
10 months! That was 7 years ago I even had a baby in between.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m a totally different person.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s are very inspirational!
Tracy’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Never have your weakest foods in the house.
Weight loss tip #2:
Start exercising small like walking to the shops or to school, then after you lose some weight start going for a swim. In time you might feel more confident and go to the gym. That’s how I did it.
Weight loss tip #3:
Make sure you do one thing for exercise every day even if it’s a walk to the store.
Weight loss tip #4:
Have a treat once a week.
Weight loss tip #5:
Realize that diets only work when you’re on them. If you want to lose the weight and keep it from creeping back on you, have to change the way you eat forever! This is my biggest weight loss secret to my success and to maintaining it. Once you have a weight problem, it’s sadly there for life so you have to learn to control it. This does not mean you can’t have a treat or a bad week, you just have to be extra good the following day or week.
Tracy’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Cereal with no sugar added, skimmed milk, low cal sweetener, coffee, yogurt if you’re still hungry.
Beans on toast, sandwich with low-fat spread maybe turkey or anything like that maybe turkey rashers, eggs on toast, no hard cheese though, soft low-fat cheese is fine. I often have a yogurt or fruit after.
Lean cuts of meat, salad pasta, try and have red sauce not white. Cut fat from meat. I might have a low-fat ready-made meal with lots of veggies and salad, after maybe low sugar jelly, fruit or low-fat dessert, low-fat chocolate pudding.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit but not bananas. Low sugar drinks as much as you like.
Tracy’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I weight train 2-3 days per week.
I do cardio 5-6 days per week (walking, elliptical).