Bridgette lost 72 pounds and is today’s featured weight loss success story. She says:
“These photos are from Valentine’s Day 2011 and Valentine’s Day 2013. What a difference it makes when you take some time to love yourself first! I’ve lost a total of 72 pounds over the past year by working out (Curves, Zumba, Turbo Kick, and more), and eating healthier meals.
I started out by limiting my carb intake to only those in fruits and vegetables. I included a lean protein with each meal and ate 5 small meals a day. After a few months, I gradually began to add back in whole grains. I used MyFitnessPal and SparkPeople to track my calorie intake and exercise calories burned. I worked out 5-6 days a week, by starting with fitness games on my Wii at home and a free month trial at Curves. Then I then joined Curves, started doing Zumba and also started taking Turbo Kick classes. What also helped me was joining a weight loss contest sponsored by a local hospital. The program offered a lot of free support through lectures, cooking demonstrations, a weekly exercise bootcamp class, and an online community forum. Now I workout out 3-4 days a week and I’m mainly concentrating on toning.”