LOST 132 lbs. and 56” over the last 3 years†
After finding the SlimFast Together Community, Christina found the motivation and support she was looking for to help her make a change and lose weight. It wasn’t until SlimFast that she was able to lose 132 lbs. and 56” over the last 3 years†. Here, she shares her inspiring journey to success.
My story begins in August of 2016 when an acquaintance from church asked me out for coffee one Saturday morning. I accepted, although hesitantly and also a bit curious as to what this was all about since we were not close friends. It turns out, she wanted me to order an expensive weight-loss shake plan from her that would be delivered monthly to my front door. Pretty embarrassed, I immediately become aware of my almost 300- pound body filling up the booth where I was sitting, but I tried my best to be polite and sociable and I heard her out. She had lost a significant amount of weight and wanted to help others do the same as well. The plan sounded simple enough, replace 2 meals a day and still have one 500 calorie knife and fork meal a day as well. The only problem was, I didn’t have $600+/month to sign on and join. I let her know this, and she did give me a one- week starter pack to try the shakes. I ended up really enjoying the simplicity of the shakes and plan that week, and when the sample pack ran out, I knew this was something that I could do long-term.
So, God put the idea in my head, of something similar that I could afford … SlimFast!!! I could also get them from any grocery store, so the simplicity would continue!!! I dove right into SlimFast and discovered I loved all of the flavors from the smoothie mix, to the ready to drink shakes, to the tasty snacks!! I searched on social media for a support group and found that there were several, so I requested to become a member. The support, love, kindness, and all the creative ideas I have found in these groups have been immeasurable!!
“The support, love, kindness, and all the creative ideas I have found in these groups have been immeasurable!!”
I could also not afford a gym membership, so I just decided to start walking after work for 30 minutes per day outside. The first week I lost 5 pounds and I was completely hooked to my new lifestyle!! As my body shrank and the pounds melted off on the outside, my confidence and self-esteem shot through the roof on the inside!!
Today I can proudly say that I have lost 132 pounds over the last 3 years and plan on maintaining my transformation for the rest of my life. I still love all of the SlimFast products and I am addicted (in a good way) to going to the gym for group fitness classes 3-4 days a week. I keep up in dancing, boot camps, yoga, weightlifting and cycling classes doing exercises I never even dreamed of being able to do before!! I love to shop for size small and have even bought a few size 4 jeans and dresses!!
Family, coworkers, and friends all want to know my “secrets” and “what have you been doing?!!” But, it is no secret at all!!! I want to thank God for helping me find SlimFast and the new me. I want to thank SlimFast for creating such nutritious, yummy, and simple products that fit perfectly into any lifestyle!! Thank you, SlimFast for also creating free support groups out there to help people like me stay encouraged and motivated on this life-long journey!!! I would also like to thank my husband and children for their ongoing unconditional love and support and for eating my many, many healthy stir-fry’s!!
Family, coworkers, and friends all want to know my “secrets” and “what have you been doing?!!” But, it is no secret at all!!!
This past summer I won a trip to the first-ever SlimFast Together Retreat and had an absolute ball in Palm Beach Gardens, FL!! I met and made instant friends with fellow SlimFast sisters to continue on this journey with!! My struggle with weight, obesity, food addiction, stress eating, and over-eating have been an ongoing part of my life, since childhood. As for me, I commit to never seeing those unwanted pounds again, weighing me down and keeping me from living my best life!! Thank you SlimFast!!!!