Diane Proffitt in Marietta, Georgia Lost 51 Pounds
Marietta , Georgia
Turning Point That Launched Weight Loss:
"I got tired of where I was weight-wise, especially when my clothes didn't fit me anymore and I didn't want to go up yet another size,"she said. Her weight gain occurred "gradually over a long period of time. I started with Weight Watchers, but did not embrace the program. I didn't count points; I was aware of them, but never really got into counting points that much. It just was not really a good fit for me.
Exercise or Workout Routine:
"I track my food every day with the My Fitness Pal app. I limit portion sizes and try to limit snacking as much as possible. My breakfast is Greek yogurt with fruit. Lunch is a salad or turkey on a sandwich thin, and dinner is chicken and vegetables. I always have a safe snack available."
Diet or Meal Plan Followed:
"I try to do cardio and weights at the gym three to five times a week. I also hike trails 12 times for a total of 68 miles a week."
Key Supporters and Motivation:
In November 2014, I started with wellness coach.
"My biggest challenge overall has been realizing and accepting that this is a new lifestyle. I intend to maintain my weight loss by embracing my new lifestyle."
"Weight loss has enabled me to be more active," she said. Her secret to success was "the help and support of my husband Steve. "Health wasn't necessarily the issue, but I do feel a lot better about myself."
Advice or Inspiration For Others:
Her tips include "using My Fitness Pal every day and having safe snacks available."
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