I never get tired of hearing about people's success stories and this one is one of my favorites because Lindsay is so easy to coach. I don't know where you are with your commitment to losing weight, but the only thing stronger than fear is hope. I'm praying this inspires you to decide to make that change you've been dreaming of. — Lisa Lynn
What was the turning point that prompted you to lose weight?
I have been overweight for the majority of my adult life and had tried all sorts of different plans and programs. Some worked for a spell, others didn't. I had decided in my head, being 5 feet tall, "Well, as long as I don't ever get to 200 lbs, then it can't be that bad." I had gotten my weight down to about 145 lbs about 6 years ago and I felt great, but after being on an extremely restrictive diet for a year, I snapped out of it like a bat out of hell and started to fall back into old habits and a poor relationship with food and quickly gained back all of the weight I had lost - and then some. I was sitting around 175 lbs for a couple years, and after getting comfortable with that, the weight started to creep up. I became more tired and cranky. My allergies became worse, I was sick more often, my posture was poor, and I hated how all of my clothes looked on me. I stepped on a scale for the first time in maybe 6 months and my heart stopped when I saw that I had hit 191 lbs. My fear of ever getting to 200 lbs was right within reach and I knew I had to do something - and fast.
When did you start losing weight?
I started using the LynFit Shakes and supplements and following the diet guidelines on July 20th, 2017. Overnight, my body kicked into high gear and I lost 2.5 lbs. Making small adjustments to my diet, I balanced myself out and I average now about 2 to 3 pounds a week. My goal is to lose 60 pounds and I'm officially down 19 pounds as of today (September 8, 2017)!
How did you get started?
Lisa had me start right away with the LynFit meal replacement shakes twice a day. I have a shake in the morning with my Accelerator Advanced, Cutting Edge, and DBoost, and a shake in the afternoon with my Accelerator Advanced, Cutting Edge, and a salad. Sometimes I have a piece of fruit in the morning or in the afternoon, and then I have dinner, which is a few ounces of lean protein from the list or seafood and TONS of veggies and leafy greens. Getting started with such a simple plan to follow was what made it super easy for me. I've gotten so stressed about meal prep in the past with other plans and programs that after a week I would give up. This is just too easy to ignore.
What was your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge starting out was going through what I considered "a bad exorcism of all of my food demons" the first two weeks on plan. My sugar cravings and my desire for all of the usual haunts (Popeye's, Wendy's, McDonald's, overloaded salads, overstuffed grinders and paninis, and every kind of carb and treat you could name) came out and went one right after another. By the end of week two, my sugar cravings had subsided, but I still needed to learn and adapt to what was going on around me and how to not get overwhelmed by temptation at work events or parties.
What's life like now that you've lost weight?
I still have a long way to go before I can really answer this question fully, but so far it feels really great to be able to look in the mirror and see the transformation going on with my body. My clothes are all starting to get loose, my posture is improving, and I'm not as tired as I was a month and a half ago. My allergies and symptoms have reduced significantly, and best of all, my doctor is happy with me! It's really nice to have other people notice the changes I've made and get words of encouragement from others, but I'm doing this for me, so that's just icing on the cake.