Name: Amy Garrett
Home: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Previous Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 145 pounds
Pounds Lost: 115 pounds
How I Lost It
Walking changed my life. It’s the way I shed the majority of my weight. I stroll around my neighborhood for an hour five days a week or do at-home DVDs—my favorite is Leslie Sansone’s 5-Mile Walk. I even bought a treadmill for when it’s too cold outside. I track all of my workouts on SparkPeople.com.
I made healthier food choices. I cut out fast food, reduced my salt intake and started reading nutrition labels. Keeping a food journal on SparkPeople.com helped me realize how many calories I was consuming—especially in foods I considered healthy, like regular yogurt and wheat cereal. I switched to low-calorie foods and added fruits and veggies to my diet.
I move to the music. Listening to my favorite songs on my MP3 player motivates me to up the intensity of my workouts. I love anything with a good beat.