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Discover How Katy, Mom of Two Small Kids, Lost 42 lbs

By August 17, 2010 21 Comments

Katy Smith Before

Today I would like to share with you a story of a mom who refused to let any excuses get in her way of reaching her goals.  If you watch her workout, you can tell she is on a mission and will give everything she has everyday.  Not only has she been extremely consistent coming to Mamatone, but she she really made some drastic changes to her eating.  I asked her to share a 3 day food journal with you.  As you will see, it is by no means perfect, but it shouldn’t need to be perfect to see results.  I hope you are inspired by her story.  Please share this with any mom who you think would benefit from it.

Here it is!

“Weight has been an issue my whole life.  I stayed fairly fit during my high school years by running cross country, but from college on my weight was constantly fluctuating depending on what was going on in my life.  When I went through a divorce in 2005 I lost a lot of weight.  A year later when I met my current husband (and was happy), I packed on the pounds.  I would try every fad diet out there, but I would lack will power and eventually give up.  I would also try to exercise.  I thought running on a treadmill was the best way to burn calories, but when I didn’t lose any weight I would get frustrated and stop.

After giving birth to my 3rd child the end of November 2009, I was the heaviest I had ever been at 184.  I knew this was my last child, so I couldn’t use the “I’m just going to have another baby and get fat again” excuse that I had hidden behind for the previous 6 years.  I had to do something about my weight, and this time I was determined to succeed!  Both my mom & sister had great success with Weight Watchers, so I started that program, but I needed to exercise, too.  Luckily, a friend of mine suggested Dustin’s classes.

Katy Before Again

January 22, 2010 I took my first Mamatone class.  It was a completely different way of exercising then I had ever experienced.  The best way to describe it is eye-opening!  I thought I was in OK shape, and after one class realized I clearly was not.  That particular day, Dustin was also doing body fat tests and I was shocked to learn mine was 41%!  Yikes!  So, I started a food journal and went to Mamatone consistently two times a week.  I also bought a treadmill, weights, and a ball so I could work out at home an additional three times a week.

The first couple weeks I didn’t see any results and it was very frustrating, but I stuck with it.  Finally, after 3 weeks I had lost 5 pounds and after that I continued to drop approximately 2 pounds a week.  In early May I had lost 30 pounds and Dustin did another body fat test.  I had lost 11% of my body fat and 7 inches off my waist!

Today, I have lost 42 pounds and my body fat is at 24%.  I’ve lost a total of 9 inches from my waist and went from a size 14 to a size 8.  I still follow Weight Watchers, but incorporate some of Dustin’s nutrition advice into my eating.  I make sure to have protein with every meal and avoid fake sugars.  The most important thing I’ve learned is to read labels!  I used to buy the cheapest item on the shelf.  Living on one income, I thought that was the smartest way to shop.  WRONG!  Knowing what you are eating makes a huge difference when you’re trying to lose weight.  I’ve also become much more conscious of what my kids are eating.

Here is a sample eating plan.

Katy After losing 42 lbs!

Day 1

Breakfast

Chobani Blueberry Greek Yogurt

1 cup of coffee with 1 tbsp. fat free vanilla coffeemate

Snack

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin with wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese

Lunch

Strawberry Salad (spring greens, strawberries, feta cheese, chopped almonds & Newmans Own rasberry walnut vinagrette)

Snack

Banana & string cheese

Dinner

Fajita (grilled chicken breast, green pepper, red pepper, onion, lettuce, 1 tbsp. plain greek yogurt in 100% whole wheat tortilla)

Day 2

Breakfast

Special K Protein Plus Cereal with skim milk and blackberries on top

Lunch

McDonalds grilled chicken sandwich with no mayo

Small iced coffee

Snack

1/2 cup cottage cheese with fresh peach

Dinner

Weight Watchers Mexican Meatloaf recipe (ground turkey, ground beef, cornbread stuffing, egg whites, enchilada sauce)

Steamed green beans

Day 3

Breakfast

Chobani blueberry greek yogurt

1 cup of coffee with 1 tbsp. fat free vanilla coffeemate

Snack

Small handful of almonds

Lunch

Turkey Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread

Snack

1 serving of baked pita chips with homemade black bean salsa

Dinner

Grilled chicken breast

Steamed green beans

Glass of wine

My focus now isn’t so much on losing weight as it is staying healthy.  I try to make it to Mamatone three times a week.  I love to do exercises I physically couldn’t do in the beginning.  I also love that there are still some things I can’t do, and that continues to push me.  My kids love going to the gym, and I love showing them how important exercise is.  I can seriously say these classes have changed my life and made me a better person, mother, and wife!”

Thanks Dustin!

Katy Smith, Madison

Great job Katy!  Does anyone have questions for her?  I am sure she would love to respond.  Please write questions in the comments section below.