Weight Loss Success Story: Shalita F.
I'm so excited to be sharing Shalita's weight loss success story with you today. It took Shalita two years to lose 100 pounds. She did it by creating her own personalized diet, moving more and embracing failure as a learning tool. I loved her advice... "Make failure your friend. If you fail or succeed while dieting, write down what worked and what didn't. You have to learn and listen to your body!" And I can't wait to try her 100 calorie sweet treat too.
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
I had been overweight since childhood. I have asthma that requires me to take steroids daily. I also just loved to eat.
In my adult life childbirth and working 3rd shift also helped pile the pounds on.
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or "A-Ha Moment" That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
I saw a full body picture of myself and noticed how big I had gotten. Being heavy I hated taking pictures. I felt like I had really allowed myself to continue to get bigger.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
I use to eat out a lot. Sometimes every meal was fast food.
When I started my journey I decided to eat more fish and chicken and no red meat. I also increased my vegetable intake and ultimately made my own diet based off of diets I tried in the past and journaling the pro's and con's of each diet.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
I used to sit more than I walked. I make sure I spend at least 30 minutes 3 days a week doing something active. Walking, cycling, dancing anything to make sure I'm moving.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
I love how healthy I feel now. I never knew how bad I felt in the past until I changed my habits and felt amazing. I'm enjoying getting use to the new me.
My Favorite Recipes Is...
A simple ice cream sandwich.
- 2 Italian pizzelle cookies
- Light ice cream (your favorite flavor)
- Take 1 pizzelle cookie and use a small spoon to cover the surface of the cookie with ice cream. (Try not to overdo it with the ice cream.)
- Place another cookie on top and enjoy!!!
- This is around 90 - 100 calories
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
I have lost a total of 100 pounds. It took me 2 years to reach this goal.
Any Advice and/or Words of Wisdom for Others Who Are Struggling?
Make failure your friend. If you fail or succeed while dieting, write down what worked and what didn't. You have to learn and listen to your body!
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