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February 2, 2012

My Personal Weight Loss Success Story

Filed under: By Tamra Rosenfeld — Administrator @ 12:38 am

Tamra Rosenfeld Tamra Rosenfeld

My Personal Weight Loss Success Story

For the past 4 years I have been working with clients on weight loss (and other nutritionally related conditions). Occasionally a client will confront me about whether I have had to deal with weight loss. When I tell them about my own struggle (although may not be as significant) they find comfort that they may be able to overcome their weight issues.

As a child I never thought about weight or eating habits. In high school the favorite thing to do with friends was eat. We would go from one fast food restaurant to another and then follow it with dessert. When I went away to college the “all you can eat” meal plan and late night snacking didn’t help. Luckily I was somewhat active and although the weight was creeping up, it wasn’t rapid. After college I worked in front of the computer and became completely sedentary. It wasn’t until I was 26 when I realized I had a weight issue. I would wake up every morning feeling exhausted. Walking one flight of stairs would leave me breathless. I went to doctors but received a clean bill of health (except for slightly elevated cholesterol and blood pressure). It was at that time that I realized that I needed to lose weight.

I knew little about healthy eating and weight loss. I began walking daily outside and got a treadmill for my home. I found the food guide pyramid (before mypyramid and myplate) and decided that was the healthiest thing to do. I spent each day following the food guide pyramid and making sure I had all of the food groups recommended in the correct portion sizes. I had many snacks throughout the day of fruit, vegetables, cheese, and yogurt to sustain myself. The weight did not come off rapidly but I did not get discouraged. I felt better eating more healthfully and I didn’t want to go back to my old ways. It took over 3 years to be down to an ideal body weight.

After achieving my goal I decided to go to school for nutrition so I can help people with the same struggle. I try to be an example for my clients. Today (10 years and 2 children later) I remain at a healthy weight.

Over the last 4 years I have worked at Vadim Fitness Studio, LTD as a consultant dietitian. The team has continued to motivate me to achieve fitness and health. My weight maintenance involves not only nutrition but physical fitness. Vadim and staff are highly skilled and make workouts challenging but enjoyable.

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