Weight Loss Before and After Pics

Before and after losing weight: get inspired by real women and men changing for the better with changingshape.com - includes photos.

These amazing weight loss transformations and success stories will inspire you.

Personalized online help, fitness and a balanced diet helped these men and women change their bodies.

If you're anything like the ladies and gentlemen featured in these remarkable weight-loss transformation testimonials, you've fought to lose weight and, at least once or twice, felt like giving in.

Losing weight is difficult enough, but it can even be tougher for women due to metabolic and hormonal variations, according to current studies. Transforming yourself is difficult, and it's considerably more difficult when the effects aren't instant. Before and after images of people who have lost weight can inspire and motivate you in your quest for a new and healthier self.

To keep motivated and inspired in your personal health path, take the stories in. And remember, you can do it too.

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I have reached yet another milestone ... 40 pounds gone!

My starting weight of 287 is starting to become a distant memory... as I am in the 240's now (246.5) for the first time since I don't really know when. Honestly, it's been a LONG time. The best part is there is no looking back, really.

I like to try to remember when I was at this weight last, but I just can't do it ...I'd have to say early college and that was 13 years ago! Once I started working out, I really, really enjoyed it. And, now I don't want to miss a workout. It's amazing to me how much more muscle definition I have in my legs, arms, neck and shoulders. I carried most of my weight in my chest and belly, so that's the part that's going to take the longest to lose, but crunches and leg lifts are working my abs ...I'm really into it, that's for sure.

I don't look at it as a diet per se, but more of a change of lifestyle and it's working!

I really appreciate your support and encouragement also. It's amazing that when you commit to a healthier/more active life, how easy it really is! Even after a Super Bowl Party! .. Still going down! -- Sean Flora

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14.5 pounds lost, 17.25 inches lost and 7.3% body fat is away.

I am a 50 year old female who has struggled with slowly adding pounds through this last decade of life like many women I know. I have been in and out of weight watchers for 20 plus years. I still believe their "point system" works, but I NEED MORE STRUCTURE! I was tired of THINKING about it all the time and trying to manage it and at best maintain my weight but never seeing any consistent weight loss.

I now get up and click on the computer and see what I will be eating that day. Print off my sheet and put it in the refrigerator. Later I go back in and click up my workout and leave it up till I am done and check off each weight as I do it or register my time walking, or elliptical. Now, I can just get up and DO IT and know I will see results. This is for anyone who says, "Just tell me what to do and I will do it!" There is no THINKING about what to eat, what exercises to do, how long and hard I should keep my heart rate up for, or what snacks to have... I have found that there is freedom in submission.

I tried it MY way and it was EXHAUSTING SECOND GUESSING MYSELF! Now I just obey and IT WORKS! If you know you have to vary something, you are told how many calories and fat and protein you are shooting for in that meal. No more guessing. I really like also being asked HOW OFTEN I would like to eat. Eating more often really works for me, so 7 times a day is great!

Accountability with Matt weekly is motivating too. Weighing weekly while including all measurements is another big motivator because we all know it is not just about the weight.

I guess in a nutshell I would say this workout is FREEDOM in letting someone else steer the boat! Now I can get on with LIVING because I know I WILL SEE RESULTS, so I can rest and enjoy the ride. - Pat Norwood

 


He emailed back when I asked a question. His replies were fast and accurate, but most of all he sensed my frustrations.



I went from a sloppy 171 lbs. to a firm 144 lbs. in about 3 months....

Last October I heard a rumor that others thought I'd had "work done" (plastic surgery) because I looked so good. Wrong.

My M.S. is in business and I have 30 years as an entrepreneur, so I pay attention to statistics. I also follow Vibrant Nation a great deal. It's a site for women over 50 years of age and often statistics are displayed there. The "discouraging" statistics that say women over 50 "just can't" lose weight. I gained 25 pounds while writing my doctoral dissertation. I not only wanted it off, but I wanted it to s-t-a-y off. I joined Changing Shape to have an experienced coach with the knowledge that I could not afford to hire in person.

I am 63 years of age. I now weigh what I did when I was 15 years of age. But the best part is that when I read something just too hard to imagine (like at my age 23 military push-ups are "average") I just write to Matt and I know that I am getting the real story from him. I don't need shock value. I don't need to feel incapable (I can do 23 push-ups from my knees, but not from my toes); what I need is truth. I get just that from Matt.

Matt listened, asked wise questions, and gave answers that showed he cared about helping me to find and maintain my life's health goals.

I walked across the stage to get my diploma with total confidence. There was nothing "hiding" under my doctoral gown other than a slim waistline. I have improved my self-esteem to new heights (btw: nothing is harder on self-esteem than rewriting your dissertation for the 87th time) and I feel so healthy. Most of my classmates are half my age or younger, but none of them overshadow my physical health. -- Jacqueline Zaleski Mackenzie, PhD

I 'transitioned' to a better shape because of following the Changing Shape website and listening to Matt's one-on-one advice. Try it. You might like YOUR mirror's reflection a WHOLE lot more.

 


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I was 26 and had been fighting a losing battle with my weight since high school. Being overweight definitely runs in my family and I was worried that if I didn't get my weight gain under control, I would start to encounter the health problems that my Aunts and Uncle are going through at middle age. Plus, I've been told it only gets harder to lose weight the older you get.

I had tried the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, and Weight Watchers, but I tended to lose a few pounds and gain it right back. Plus, I hated that with Weight Watchers you had to rely on their system of sliders, points, and packaged food, which seemed like a disconnect from the thing that really mattered: i.e. how many calories you ate vs. how many calories you burned. I was starting to get really depressed; I hated the way I looked and felt. I really wanted a personal trainer who could help me understand what I was doing wrong and how to stay on track, but I knew I couldn't afford one.

So one day I typed 'Online Personal Trainer' into Google and I found Changing Shape. This was my chance to get help from a real human being without breaking the bank. So I signed up.

Matt immediately helped me set up a nutrition workout that worked with my on-again, off-again Vegetarian diet and helped me set up a workout routine on his website that allowed me to work with just the equipment I had access to. I also used the Diet Contract form on the Changing Shape site to figure out what I was really trying to accomplish and to pinpoint the reasons my dieting had not worked in the past.

The best part was that Matt was really good about writing back to me the very next day after I had filled out a Diet Contract, sent him a weekly check-in, or just emailed him asking a question. I really appreciated having a real person to talk with and feeling like I was accountable to someone who really cared was extremely motivating. So for months I counted my calories (with the help of an iPhone app) and sent Matt my daily calorie intake, and I followed the exercise plan he laid out for me.

Finally success. After nearly a year of working with Matt, I reached my goal weight! I lost a total of 30 pounds and felt SO much healthier and proud of my body. I was able to fit back into my old skinny jeans and got lots of compliments. And the workout sessions paid off in other ways; I was in better shape overall so I can now keep up with my boyfriend better when we go on hikes and was able to help a friend train for a 40 mile Breast Cancer benefit walk. So now I've reset my goal to a slightly lower weight (only another 10 pounds, so I'm very close) and then I plan to work with Matt on learning how to maintain that weight and build muscle mass. I'm looking forward to these challenges because now I know I can accomplish my goals. -- Katie Roberts

 

I have been wanting to get a personal trainer to help me lose 30 lbs. I need to lose before July.

When I found the website of changingshape.com I was so happy to know that I could have the personal coaching without having to pay the $$ for their expertise.

Matt Johnson has been such a great help to keep me motivated and stay on track to reach my short and long term goals.

The meal planners are great and the weekly updates help you realize if you are on track they also help you keep the enthusiasm because you see the results!

Thanks Matt, for all your help and helping me reach my goals!! I also want to say that the service you provide over the net is wicked and I am so happy I came across your site :)

I had been wanting something like this for so long now, and Thank God I have found it now :)-- Jamie G

 

I went online to look up eating routines and how I could make my eating ways healthy. I stumbled upon a website which referred me to www.changingshape.com. What captured me with changing shape was the food workout you were given. I have always been a heavy trainer and the winner mentality has never swayed away from me. But I have never really figured out how much and exactly what to eat. I’d never considered myself a fat person, but I always realized that I was on the heavy side. When I saw what result I could achieve by joining changingshape.com I was intrigued. So I decided to join and I am glad I did.

What specifically improved my training was the changes I made with eating and sleeping. Having a schedule on how to eat and train made the day so much easier and there wasn't a day where I wasn’t happy about making this commitment.

The results are staggering and I cannot emphasize enough on how glad I am that I joined Matt Johnson and his team. During my twelve weeks of training I lost 26 pounds (whilst gaining muscle mass). -- Fríði J

 

This site has given me the tools I needed to effectively change my overall health.

I was stuck with not knowing what foods to eat and what kind of exercise workout I should be doing to lose the weight I needed to.

The meal plans tailored to what weight I needed to lose, and the exercise plans, and with Matt's help and guidance I am finally seeing results that I never thought possible. The weight is consistently coming off; I feel better and I am more aware of the foods I put into my body.

Thank you to Matt and to this site for helping me find the inspiration that I needed.-- Christine Gagne

 

Matt Johnson's one-on-one attention is remarkable.

The weekly check-ins help remind me of my goals and Matt keeps me on track with encouraging words and support. As a graduate student who rarely cooks, the versatility of the diet plans are a huge help. -- Molly OSaben

 

I truly think your Program & Website are Great! Everyone should be able to see that you have spent a tremendous amount of Time & Money.

I will follow up with my sister to make sure she does not procrastinate about joining. I have about 5 other people I have sent an email to. Let you know, I tell them they can look at my profile. Is that O.K.?

As I lose weight, I will send more people an update. I can think of about 30+ people who could & should really join your program. If you are not a huge success, I am sure it is just a matter of time! I am thrilled now to have lost 6 pounds down from 165 lbs. to 159? Thanks to you .....Weighed today, just need to key the Numbers & the Measurements in. --Natalie C

 

Matt, thanks a lot for this. The routine looks great!!! Also, my muscle mass increased (I can see it!) and I lost some weight, but I am still over the desired weight mainly due to nutrition which I improve gradually. Just a note that your routines are great, especially on the core area, but also on the rest.

It is the first time after several years that I can see tangible change.-- Nikolaos Vasileiadis

 

The day I first met Matt Johnson was a day that will be forever etched in my soul and body... before this... my weight was over 220lbs.

I found Matt, luckily enough, through an advertisement through ChangingShape.com. Matt proceeded to evaluate my current profile and was always improving his tactics. I told him that I didn't have the available time to exercise so he gave me a plan that worked best for my lifestyle. The type of man Matt Johnson is can't be found anywhere else cause I've been to them all. Been there, done that, so to speak. His tenacity is so genuine and desirable that I stayed with him while I was with ChangingShape.com. He was able to encourage me to accomplish what no other could or would even bother to try. I feel I've accomplished a lot with his guidance and support.

So in closing I'd just like to say that without the awesome help and support from Matt Johnson, I never would have been able to accomplish what I was able to accomplish. Thank you, Matt, for your hard work and support while I struggled to get into the best shape of my life. You're the best there is, I believe! -- R. H.

 

I was weighing about 252/255 pounds before I started visiting ChangingShape.com.

I was impressed by the personal responses by Matt and his team to providing me with an exercise schedule to help me reach the goal of losing weight.

Currently, I am weighing about 215 pounds... I would highly recommend this website to anyone who is serious about losing weight in a systematic slow manner. Even if you gain back a few pounds, that is ok - work with Matt to discuss the issue and he will make sure you stay on track. Thanks.-- Purvesh Khona

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I love this program! I am a "do it myself on my own time" kind of person and this is perfect for that. Matt/Changing Shape, gives you the routines and you can go to the gym at your own time and do your workout. If something doesn't work right or if you get tired of the routine, he will change it very quickly for you. He always follows up on your new routines or if you haven't done your weekly check-in for awhile. It may be an online workout, but he makes you feel like he sees you each week. -- Shawnda Keeling

 

I lost 15 pounds without much thought ...simply following the advice provided by Matt/simply Friends even noticed. Sound advice and quick replies to any questions or concerns I had. No gimmicks, no special meals, and no gym membership (albeit access to a gym helped me). It's like having your very own personal trainer... and nutritionist that can be accessed via your mobile phone or computer. Matt takes your thoughts and safety to heart while providing a tailored workout to help me achieve my goals. Changingshape.com is not just about losing weight...it's about a healthy lifestyle -- Jeff D

 

Been with Matt and changing shape since 2007, and has changed more than my fitness....my LIFE!!! A huge inspiration so much that I am now a certified in group fitness and well on my way to Certification as a Personal training/wellness consultant!!! MATT, YOU SO ROCK!!! -- Susanne Oddie Armstrong

 

I have been a client of Matt's for more than 2 years. Living in Asia has its advantages, but finding knowledgeable fitness advice from someone who speaks English is difficult. Matt has been there every time I have had questions or concerns. He is diligent in his work and always provides the results you need. After signing up and getting started on Matt's program, I lost 25lbs without pain or injury. I looked and felt better than I had for years. I fell off the workout wagon during a terrible 10 months of my life and just recently got back to the gym. Since getting back at it I have lost 10 pounds again with Mats guidance and encouragement. My wife and daughter have seen the results I have achieved at Changing Shape and have gotten into the gym themselves. I cannot recommend Matt and Changing Shape more highly. It is a great workout which motivates and encourages you at every turn. It guides you to better results than you could achieve on your own. Great job Matt!. -- Kevin Parker

 

Got into a smaller size pants today. Size 14 I was shocked...

I really appreciate your time, your help, and your support. Losing weight and getting in shape is a very personal and emotional thing for me. It is hard for me to reach out for help, but I am hoping that this time things will be different for me. I am hoping to be one of your success stories!...Matt, your site is very well organized and impressive. Your tech people are really good! Sincerely-- Beth M

 

My clothes keep seeming to fit better and be looser. I've actually thrown some away...

From the very start of this whole thing, my BMI has dropped from about 60 to about 53. 7 points! (I was initially appalled when I saw my BMI. I figured I was probably in my upper 30s...!)

My hips have gone from 55 to 53 in. My chest has gone from 40.5 to 39.5 in. My waist has gone from 47 to 39.5 - I can't really see that myself, but it HAS to be b/c the numbers show it. Looking at the comparisons really makes me happy. -- Jessica S

 

I was weighing about 252/255 pounds before I started visiting Matt...

I really needed that support! I'm so happy to tell you that today I feel fantastic and yesterday and today have been great getting back on track days!! I feel like I'm caught up a little on my life and that helps tremendously. Some positive things are that I'm wearing whatever I really want in my existing wardrobe instead of the running out of options I was at one month ago. I see a difference in parts of my body where they have slimmed down, around my stomach and face especially. My energy is great too! Thanks for everything Matt. Your positive encouragement is so refreshing and meaningful. Take care! -- Mari R

 

Tried out my new workout at the gym. Good core workout, something I have really been needing...

The dinner recipes continue to be a big hit with both me and my family. The shopping list is a new tool I have tried. Very helpful...Over all, the workout is working well for me, and I feel healthier and am losing weight. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm getting hopeful. -- Vivian H

 

I really appreciate your help. If you wouldn't have asked what you could do for me, I probably would've given up and not followed through with a new strength training regimen. Thank you!! -- Krista Allen

 

Hi Matt, thanks for the encouragement. I can commit to you that I will accomplish my goals this time and I will be more than happy to check in with you at least weekly... The good news is that I lost 4 pounds when I weighed myself this morning! -- Kristen Castillo

 

I commit! I think writing all that stuff down really changed my motivation. It's pretty rad. I will check in with you once weekly. -- Jennifer Taylor

 

I bought the body fat analyzer 2 years ago and the lowest my body fat has ever registered is 33%. I'm pretty darn close to that now, so I'm going to see what I can do about breaking that record in the next few days :-) -- Alisa White

 

I like the way the "weekly exercise routine" is so flexible. I recorded my workout and the exercises I couldn't find; I just created!! It was great! Thanks for your support -- Teri Hanes

 

I thank you for sharing your site, it is a GREAT site! -- Laura A

 

Digestion is better, slightly more energy, and can do more before fatigued... legs and arm muscles are tighter and showing definition... Regular and not feeling thirsty as often - am, staying hydrated. -- Kristin Vanderstelt

 

I have noticed the size of my stomach is slowly getting smaller. Eating 4-6 times a day would be fine for me. I will also start pre-printing my menus for the week to help me prepare ahead of time. -- Mandi Haldenwang

 

Hi Matt. Thanks for your email. I can commit to you that I will do it this time. Looking forward to enjoying the site. It has many great features. -- Lisbeth E

 

Thanks! So far this week I have followed the meal plans and did both the cardio and worked out twice... I am on track so far!! I am getting more motivated as I see results ...I can see my muscles have become stronger. They are more obvious, larger and stronger. -- Jacquie P

 

I feel better (mentally) from doing my gym workouts. Even though I've just been going for two weeks, I feel stronger physically, too. I have more energy and feel less sluggish -- Vanessa B.

 

I REALLY like this and it's something I can stick to. Many thanks. -- Jill K

 

I'm surprised, I didn't expect a real person to email me. It's very cool, but it might take some getting used to :-) Thanks, and yes, I can commit! -- Laura V

 

Matt, I found the website to be great! The meals look fantastic and I am looking forward to starting the program! -- Thomas H

 

Everything is going great. I hope to have several friends join your site soon. I'll let you know if they do ...I just finished today's workout from one of yours online and it was great. My back did not have any problems. Yeah! ... I can tell my waist is already smaller because some of my clothes are a little bit loose. I know I have only lost 3 pounds, but I can tell. -- Michelle Davis

 

Thanks Matt, I've completed my contract and weighed in. I love your website, it is really great and I'm glad I found it. Thank you! -- Shaneil W

 

Thanks! And my arms were a little sore, but not too bad. That's one thing I really like about the workout, if I follow it and my muscles do get sore I'm pretty much recovered by the time I work those muscles again... which is how I think things are supposed to be. -- Vy-Dana L

 

Today is April 4 and I googled exercise plans and came across the changing shape website. I thought that it sounded like a great option for me. I don't have the time to devote to going to a gym and working with a trainer. So I am glad to have found this option. The communication with Matt has been awesome! I am feeling very motivated and am excited to get started. I received my workout plan for the week and my questions were promptly answered. Thanks again Matt. So without further ado......let's get this party started. Day 1--the first day of the rest of my healthy, fit, slimmer self!-- Wendy W

 

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I've spent the past 13 years feeling trapped in this huge body (when I used to be petite), and I've been trying unsuccessfully to get out of it.

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There was NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, LA Weight Loss, Weight Watchers, health club memberships, neighborhood walks, blah, blah, blah...

I'm liking this so far and I'm 1/2 a pound away from my 1st short-term goal!.. (almost 20 lbs now)... I'm starting to be able to tell in my body form that I am losing weight and shaping up. I can actually suck my tummy in and see a difference ...Some clothes are noticeably looser! My skin looks great- can get away without make-up and look like I have it on! Hair looks healthier. Face looks thinner... Skirts are getting too big; my winter coat zips now!

That's all great and exciting, but I'm thinking that my clothes are gonna go back to not fitting so well... I hope you have an awesome day and thanks again for all the encouragement you provide- I know it's a big reason for the success I've had so far!...You are a blessing to me!!...I give any credit for success so far, to you and God-- L. W.

 

As a 40-year-old woman who has been overweight most of my life and tried more diets than I care to count, I was more than a little frustrated when I tried an internet search in November of 2007 looking for diet menu plans.

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I wanted something that would take the effort out of menu planning and enable me to fix well-rounded meals that are satisfying and enjoyed by the family as well.

I found something better than the menu plans - I found Matt :) When I first looked at changingshape.com, I couldn't help but think, "if something seems too good to be true, it probably is." In English, there's an exception to every rule. Matt is the exception to the "too good to be true" rule. I reluctantly signed up for the service because of the limited trial (hoping that when I wanted to cancel it, I could actually get my money back!) My free trial has long since come and gone, and I'm still a very happy member of the Changing Shape website.

The menu plans (every meal, every day) are fabulous. Try the trail mix - it's great! There is a wide variety of exercise plans - from plans requiring only basic equipment to plans using expensive equipment. Matt is an active part of the process for me - rapid response to questions, changing anything I need changed, and providing helpful advice along the way. How happy am I? In just over 4 months on the site, I have lost 47.5 lbs - and that includes a full month when I did not lose (but neither did I gain) a single pound. That month involved circumstances in my own life - and the holidays. Had I been following the workout more strictly, I would have lost weight then too. However, it was a huge accomplishment for me just to get through that period of time without gaining weight.

There's a carpet store that has a jingle, "You have a friend in the carpet business. .. At changingshape.com you will be glad to know that you have a friend in the diet business." -- Renae Doyle from Converse, IN

 

The Changing Shape workout is personalized and has been the most effective workout of the many I've tried.

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The best part has been my personal online coach, Matt. He keeps me motivated and has helped me successfully deal with situations which in the past would have led me off track.

I've lost 15 pounds and I'm still losing! --Elizabeth Rhoads

 

 

 

Changingshape.com is the perfect workout for me right now. I began in January and have lost weight each week for a total so far 15 lbs.

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My goal to reach is 18 lbs by the end of March. I am so excited that I am rejoining for another 12 weeks April 1, to reach my long term goal of 120.

What I like about this workout is the accountability but not the feeling of failure if I don't make my week's weight loss. I have the freedom to check in whenever I want to. At first I used the menus that were recommended, but now I use my own menus but stay within the recommended grams per each food category that you recommend. I do the exercise workout with some added exercises and classes. I have good energy now. I feel I am confident and motivated and know I am going to reach my long term goal.

The workout is affordable, which is very important to me right now. The behavioral contract is good because it allows me to really focus on why I was overeating in the first place. I was an emotional eater and trying to deal with the "stuff" in my life, I guess, through food. Now, thanks to this workout, I have control over this and really am focused and dealing with the obstacles in my life with good health. I look forward to my weekly check-ins because you are so encouraging and supportive... I just keep telling people that it's been so easy!

I am happy that this workout has made my health REAL to me, and is making me more focused on really how unhealthy I was.... Thanks so much for this program; I have recommended it to friends!! -- Debra Perham

 

Matt, there are so many reasons why your workout works. It has been more beneficial than any gym membership I've had in the past.

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I think your website is great in that it helps promote changing your shape ...vs. unrealistic body types:-) which is what I completely praise women for each day... loving their own shape... and being the best they can be :-)

Matt, there are so many reasons why your workout works. I think it is because it makes you evaluate all of your own strengths and weaknesses. This workout focuses on the entire person's body, mind and soul. Or at least, I have used it that way. It has been more beneficial than any gym membership I've had in the past. It is great because I am responsible to someone for all of my exercising efforts, goals, and meals. In addition, you are affordable to the average mom.

You have designed a fantastic workout with very user-friendly sites throughout. I feel like I have been on a journey for a healthier lifestyle for a while and your site has been an inspirational vehicle. You have found a unique way to make this a personal and yet private experience for me. I think your workout, as far as meal planning has helped me identify my eating patterns and fine tune those areas of difficulty. I must say that I have been running again, which has not been easy, but truly inspired by you who thought I should begin. It has been wonderful to see that I can still run.

Thank you so much. Truly...This workout has given me the tools to change my life. -- Melanie Morse

 

I took off about 25 pounds initially and have maintained the loss. I've recommended your site to several friends. This has been the only weight loss workout that I have been able to sustain into a life-style change.

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I am more healthy; my knee pain has almost gone away (I was told that I need a knee replacement by my orthopedist) with only occasional flare-ups. I have been able to walk briskly without becoming short of breath and started kayaking with greater endurance. As a nurse practitioner with an MSN, I can now be more of a model to my patients.

I've recommended your site to several friends. This has been the only weight loss workout that I have been able to sustain into a life-style change.

Now, when I go out to eat, I eat less than half of what I used to, usually splitting the meal and rarely having dessert. As a person with a sweet tooth, I have been able to satisfy my sweet tooth with just small pieces of chocolate.

Your site made me realize how many carbohydrates I consumed and how little protein I ate. I now am aware of foods that I need to eat to increase my protein, which has a direct effect on my weight. -- Theresa Conroy

 

I only wish I had found your website sooner. Matt, it is I who should be thanking you...

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I have dropped 11 lbs from the beginning. Holy Cow, just saw my name scrawl past, how cool!!! Also, how motivating too, nice to see...

Matt, I really have relied on your info, motivation and assistance. I am now looking forward to seeing what changes happen next month... Clothes I was barely able to get into, now fitting better. Others look better wearing them. Still waiting for the day when I can get rid of all those "big clothes" I used to hide in.

Apart from a few days ago having insomnia, I am sleeping better (more solid sleep). I have more energy. I used to need a nap in the afternoon with my daughter...

Matt, it is I who should be thanking you for being fantastic with your support, information and inspiring me to improve my health and get some balance back into my life. I just needed to invest in myself, find my focus, and spend time on myself, so actually it isn't all that hard, just more of a modification of lifestyle. I appreciate your commitment to my plight as well as your other clients. Your speed, efficiency and clarity with replies is certainly well appreciated and effective. I only wish I had found your website sooner. Here's to pumping Iron! -- Susanne Armstrong

 

I had been looking all over the place in magazines, the internet, and local workouts for some support in getting back into shape after my son was born.

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I came across an article on a fitness website recommending ChangingShape.com. It told about all the different features available to help you set and reach fitness goals. So I visited the website and signed up for the free trial.

I was very pleased with the ease of access and the user-friendly setup. I found the site to be everything the article had reported it to be. Then I got to know my personal trainer through emails. He helped me set realistic goals and kept me motivated to achieve them.

Even when I slipped up, I knew I could count on the encouragement to pick up and start over. I lost a total of 14 lbs by using the exercise and nutrition planners made available. It really takes a lot of discipline to lose weight and inches. Using changingshape.com and its many resources made it remarkably easy. -- Joy J.

 

I have lost 25.75" total; 11 lbs and 6.3% body fat!! I am very pleased!...

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Thanks Matt, for your support, encouragement and prompting to check-in and keep going (even a few times when I didn't think I had the energy to do so). That alone has been worth every penny, and there is so much more assistance on your site that I could be taking advantage of with my membership!

Thank you for formulating a personal workout based on the equipment I had access to, and changing it up for me along the way. Your taking the time to reply personally to questions or concerns, shows a great deal of commitment to your clients.

11 lbs lighter and MUCH stronger, I would recommend ChangingShape to anyone who has plateaued out there. You can do it....with their help! -- Audrey Faktor

 

Once I had a diagnosis, I had to learn how to live with this illness. Stress makes everything worse, so eventually I had to leave my job.

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My ability to exercise is quite limited, but even so, I've lost 17 pounds in 3 months! My clothes are fitting differently, and I can see a big difference in my face.

My coach has been really understanding of my limitations and has worked with me at every step to make sure my workout was right for me. I'm so grateful that I've found something that works, doesn't cause me stress, and makes healthy living easy for me. After years of failure, I'm now on the road to success.

My health problems started about 8 years ago, before I had my kids. The first sign was that I gained 25 pounds in one month. I was already dieting and working out to lose 10 to 15 pounds, so I couldn't figure out what was going on. A few months later I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid. With treatment, my thyroid hormone levels went up, but I couldn't shake the extra pounds.

About a year later, I had my son. Two and a half years after that, I had my daughter. I held on to about 10 pounds from each pregnancy. I tried dieting. I joined a gym and was working hard. I gained muscle tone and stamina, but didn't lose a pound of fat. No matter how determined I was, nothing worked.

Then, about 2 years ago, my weight loss goals had to take a back seat. One day I was rushed from work to the emergency room with what appeared to be a heart attack. It wasn't, but no one could figure out what was wrong. A few weeks later, I was back in the ER with suspected appendicitis. Again, it wasn't that, but the doctors were stumped.

I continued to have extreme abdominal pains that ranged from a dull ache to stabbing, shooting and burning pains. I'm not just talking about run-of-the-mill pain, either - I'm talking pain that brings you to your knees; pain that makes you curl up in a ball and cry; pain that I'd gladly trade for the 31-hours of un medicated labor I had with my son. I also started having extreme fatigue, anxiety, confusion, short-term memory problems, muscle weakness and dizziness. It was 6 frightening months before I finally had a diagnosis - fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that researchers are just now figuring out. Basically, the brain and central nervous system start to process things differently. Pain signals are amplified, as are sounds, smells, everything. That overwhelms the brain, and things start to misfire.

Once I had a diagnosis, I had to learn how to live with this illness. Stress makes everything worse, so eventually I had to leave my job. I have to pace myself, because if I don't I pay for it by having more pain for a few days. It took me a year and a half to get healthy enough to consider myself functional again, and in that time I gained several more pounds. I decided it was time again to work on my weight.

I wasn't really sure where to start. The noise, lights and visual overload of the grocery store make it hard for me to think, and I just want to get out of there as fast as possible. I was having trouble making shopping lists that included healthier meal choices. It was all too overwhelming.

I went online and searched for weight loss plans, hoping to find one that was simple and straightforward and wouldn't force me to make one meal for myself and another for my husband and kids. I happened upon Changing Shape, and when I saw that meals were planned and the site would even put together a shopping list, I was sold.

I've loved the dinner recipes, and so have my kids! I never go hungry, and I don't feel pressured when I can't exercise or my weight plateaus for a week.

My ability to exercise is quite limited, but even so, I've lost 17 pounds in 3 months! My clothes are fitting differently, and I can see a big difference in my face. Everyone is noticing. My coach has been really understanding of my limitations and has worked with me at every step to make sure my workout was right for me.

I'm so grateful that I've found something that works, doesn't cause me stress, and makes healthy living easy for me. After years of failure, I'm now on the road to success. -- Adrienne Dellwo

 

The entire workout that you offer is great. I love the program.

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I'm getting skinnier and my pants are almost too loose to wear. (YEAH!!!)... I love the meal plan. It's different, but easy to make. Also, I use most of the things that I would buy anyway. So it has been really easy.

The entire workout that you offer is great. Not only are you helping me with what I should be eating, but you are helping me know how to exercise. Which is always good. Plus, I get to do the work-outs at home (where with my time frame, it's more convenient for me.) I love the program. Checking in, also a bonus. It makes me accountable to someone other than myself. Keep doing a great job. -- Jennifer Plante

 

I've lost 10 pounds! Woo hoo!

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I'm really beginning to notice physical changes in my body... I wore my favorite pair of pants the other day and had to keep pulling them up..! My jeans this weekend were remarkably COMFORTABLE! ....something is obviously working since I've lost 10 pounds! Woo hoo! I had my intermediate or short-term ....can't remember which--goal to be 125 by May 1! I weighed 125 this morning. So that feels good. I've also noticed it doesn't take as much to feel full anymore. I'm glad for that. I've learned to stop eating when I feel satisfied instead of stuffed.

I very much appreciate the dialog and the encouragement you give. I have surprised myself by sticking with this for the past 5 weeks. I think the small pieces of success that come from watching the weight come off are a great motivator. I really watch what I eat and actually MAKE time to exercise because I don't want the weight to come back ...I'm going to have to find a way to really "maintain" when I reach my final goal ....whatever that turns out to be. -- Angie Lappe

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