Wednesday, October 9, 2013

See Sarah Lose The Frugal Way - Update



Picture taken on April 11, 2013

It's been a longtime since I reported on Sarah's progress because we had a lot of ups and downs due to some health issues she was facing, however, I have some good news. Sarah has lost 102 pounds since she started her weight loss journey.

She started losing weight on her own last December and she weighed 523 pounds or 237.72 kilos. When Sarah started working with me she had already dropped to 489 pounds or 222.27 kilos. Today she stepped on the scale and weighed in at 426 pounds or 191.36 kilos. She couldn't believe it, so the medical staff stepped on the scale to see if it was working correctly, it was.  The doctor asked her why she was so nonchalant about her weight loss and she said she thought her results were just okay. It didn't hit her until this morning when she analyzed her results and it brought her to tears; she lost 100 pounds in less than a year.


How she achieved her results

When I started with Sarah, I would see her twice a week in her home but it was too far for me to drive, so we started Skype training in May of this year.  Presently, she trains three times a week for one hour via Skype and sees the physical therapist two times a week. Her goal is to attend my fitness classes once she's in better shape.  My classes are two nights a week and on Saturday morning.

Diet

Her dietitian put her on a 1200 calorie diet which she was following until recently. Sarah didn't feel like she was making progress so I suggested the Smoothie Jumpstart eating plan. Instead of smoothies, she is using the SPIRU-TEIN replacement drinks instead. Sarah replaces two meals with the shakes and has one meal a day with snacks. After she drinks the shake, she drinks a full glass of water and this keeps her full until her next meal.  I suggested that she put the shake powder in the blender with 2 ice cubes and 8 ounces of lactose free milk, almond, soy or rice milk. This process makes the drink frothy like a milk shake. Sarah stated she wants to drop another 100 pounds by following the Smoothie Jumpstart Diet Plan

Recent picture and future plans

Sarah wants to wait until she drops another 50 to 75 pounds before she does a comparison picture for the blog.  I told her to do what makes her feel comfortable and we can wait for the reveal picture. Sarah's goal is to be in the 300 pound range by January 1, 2014 and I know she will make it.

Sarah's SPIRU-TEIN favorite flavors:
Strawberry Shortcake
Pina Colada
Red Velvet

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20 comments:

  1. Way to go Sarah! You should be SO proud of yourself for taking charge of your health and fitness. Looking forward to more updates.

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  2. Keep up the good work Sarah!

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  3. Awesome job Sarah! Congrats on the weight loss.

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  4. Yay for Sarah! That is some amazing progress! She should be so proud!

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  5. What progress she is making! That takes commitment & dedication ~ Hugs to Sarah!
    Thank you for linking up for #FitFabFri ! =)

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  6. That is an awesome amount of weight loss! She is doing such a great job!

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  7. I've been waiting so long to hear about her success! You're an inspiration, Sarah...keep going!!!!

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  8. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! Keep it up Sarah, you're going to rock your goal!

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  9. Wow that is great! It is so hard to loose weight and especially hard if you have health issues too! Good luck to her!

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  10. you are soo brave Sarah! stories like that make me soo happy

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  11. Wow that is fantastic!! Great job on your weight loss progress, it's amazing to lose 100 pounds. Best of luck with your weight loss goals and thank you for sharing.

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  12. looks great and worth a try to lose weight and look healthy and fit.

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  13. Wow! Amazing.Keep up the good work!

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  14. I give Sarah a lot of credit. I thought I was doing good with a 20 pound weight loss. I can't imagine losing 100 pounds. Good for you Sarah. Please tell her that others are rooting for her.

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  15. Congratulations Sarah on your fantastic weight loss success!! Hats off to your trainer, Sheila as well.

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  16. Best wishes for a successful new year for Sarah - she has really earned her success! And she's lucky to have you, Sheila, to help her get healthier while on a budget.

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