"Home Workouts Helped Me Lose 53 Pounds"
Peggy's Weight Loss Plan
Pounds lost: 53
Months at current weight: 14
The Diet: For breakfast, Peggy has a frozen waffle or English muffin and yogurt. Lunch is a Lean Cuisine entrée, and she has fruit for an afternoon snack. Dinner is a turkey burger or chicken with a salad, a vegetable and rice or a sweet potato.
The Workout: Peggy works out at home with sculpting and cardio excercise tapes for 30 minutes, three times a week. She also walks or runs four times a week.
Biggest Temptation: Butter and chocolate. "I've learned to quell my cravings by finding substitutes for both. I use butter-flavored spray to sauté foods and put on vegetables. And I get my chocolate fix with Tootsie Rolls. They're low in fat and take a long time to eat, so they satisfy me."
What She Couldn't Wait to Wear: Low-riding button-fly jeans. "I have a flat stomach now -- and I want to show it off."
Stick-With-It Tip: Remind yourself how far you've come. "I'll pick up a 50-pound bag of dog food and think, she used to carry this around every day!'"
Originally published in Fitness magazine.
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