See Sarah Lose the Frugal Way

I'm introducing a new series so you can follow a client I'm training for free.  She will be losing weight the frugal way.  Her starting weight was 500 pounds and her fitness program began January 2013.  Please follow her journey and offer encouragement.


How much do you weigh?  I'm 480 pounds now and I dropped 20 pounds by cutting back on my fast foods, and writing down what I was consuming.  We(my family) were eating out 4 days a week and after you scolded us, we are only eating out once a week. It is also saving our family a lot of money.

What are your short term goals? I would like to lose 40 to 60 pounds in the next three months and finish with physical therapy.  Another goal will be to get back to the fitness level, I achieved 2 years ago.

How will you reach that goal? The doctor recommended a registered dietician and I will be contacting her soon.  I will reduce my portion sizes, cut back on fast foods, drink more water, have one cheat day a week and watch Dr. Oz for heath and fitness advice.

What will be your exercise plan once physical therapy is finished? My plan will be to exercise doing YouTube videos.  They offer a lot of chair and senior videos, and that is my level at this time. I will also get personal training with you one day a week. Once my fitness level has increased, I will return to your boot-camp class.

What contributed to your excessive body weight? I do a lot of stress eating and I also have childhood related issues. Another problem I have, and cannot change, I'm predisposed to being obese.  The women on my dad and my mom's side of the family are overweight or obese.

Why lose weight now? I'm not getting any younger so its time.  Being healthy is important and I want to be here to see my two boys grow up.


  1. Best Wishes, Sarah - may God Bless you in this new endeavor! : )

  2. Go, Sarah! Congrats on making a decision to start down such a positive path! And 20 pounds already! That's so awesome! I know Sheila can help you...she's so great for the fitness AND the saving money. I can't wait to hear your updates and keep up the great work!

  3. That is so awesome! Congrats to Sarah for starting her journey and for losing 20 lbs so far! Great work!

  4. Go Sarah! Sending well wishes and encouragement your way!

    Diary of a Debutante

  5. I am rooting for you Sarah!! You can do it!

  6. Good luck Sarah! I'm trying to get back in shape also. Been trying for the past 3 years and so far i've lost 25lbs. It's not easy, but i have the will and I by the sounds of it, so do you!

  7. Thank you all for the words or encouragement and support. With your encouragement its giving me even more strength to continue.

  8. Keep up the good work Sarah! I know it can be difficult at times, but you will a major payoff in the end. Just keep your eyes on the prize. Can't wait to hear your update.

  9. Go Sarah! Thanks for being brave and honest for all of us. Can't wait to follow your awesome progress, you're already off to such a great start.

  10. Good for you, Sarah! I can't wait to read about your progress. Congrats on losing 20 lbs. already.

  11. Best to you Sarah, looking forward to seeing your continual progress. Keep up the good work. I know you can do it!!!

  12. Sending positive vibes your way, Sarah! I know you can do this!

    Have you thought of starting a blog of your own to provide more frequent updates on your progress? I'd definitely follow!

  13. How's the weight loss going??

    1. I will be updating Sarah process next week, so thanks for stopping by.


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