My Weight Loss Story

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hello my lovely readers!

I am so excited to share my weight loss story, but first let me explain how I decided to start losing weight. This past school year was a completely different experience than two years ago when I was teaching orchestra, guitar, and CHOIR! 

Yes, it is hard enough to run an orchestra program, but throw in guitar and choir and you can easily go crazy trying to balance it all out! 

Because I was less stressed at work and being able to focus on other stuff (hanging with friends/eating out), I completely let go of my diet and exercise routine until around March when I modeled in the Tootsies VPC event the Mr. and I decided to join our local gym. 

I trained with a PT for a couple of sessions but I still wasn't getting the results I wanted. I became really unmotivated and didn't go back for a few months. Finally, summer came around and short season was among us, and none of my shorts (or pants) fit me that I had just bought one summer before!

I was so frustrated, but didn't do anything about it until I decided one Monday morning to do a Yoga for Beginners You Tube video in my living room. I have had back problems for years and I figured I would give it a shot. It made me feel so much better that immediately I started going to the gym and doing yoga almost every day. 

This all began 9 weeks ago, and so far I have lost 18 pounds. Yes, 18 pounds. 

Besides going to the gym almost every day since then, I have also completely cut out all junk food and have been living off of salmon, veggies, pitas, and hummus!

I am not kidding you when I tell you that it was so easy to change my diet. My gym has a cafe that serves gourmet meals, for a great price and I ended up eating there the first 6 weeks until school started. I was kind of worried that I would lose motivation and not be able to eat healthy while at school, but I came up with an easy meal plan for breakfast (a banana and almond soy milk), lunch (carrots or sugar snap peas, a fiber bar, and a yogurt every day), and for dinner I am still able to eat at my gym, or I usually eat a hummus pita with chicken or turkey if I don't get to the gym early enough and there you have it, I lost 18 pounds!

I still have 2 more pounds to go to be back at my wedding weight, but I am noticing a lot more people are needing some motivation to get healthy and lose some weight and I thought I would share my secrets. I am still doing yoga at least 3-4 times a week (for 30 minutes) and at the gym I spend 30 minutes on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the treadmill. 

My before 9 weeks ago...



My after, today


Before, with my J Lo booty


My today!


I always gain weight in my butt and thigh area, so I can see the biggest difference there. 

I really do believe that I can change my lifestyle so that I never gain that much weight again!

If you need a weight loss accountability partner, let me know. I am always here :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!

~Mrs. S






3 comments:

  1. I have used Slimtone capsules and found them very effective. I preferred to use them because they are herbal. Thanks to it, I’ve been able to lose a considerable amount of weight without any side effects.

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  2. Congratulations Cat, and if you ever need a workout buddy I am here for you. Also I am teaching Zumba every Monday at 7pm in Lady of America off Midway and Frankford. You look amazing and congratulations again. Also thanks for sharing your secrets. I need to loose 10lbs extra pounds that I put thanks to stress and putting the gym on hold for a whole month. I will never do that!

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  3. wow u are such an inspo! cant believe ur story annd how awesome u are. xO!
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