Weight Loss Story: Roxanne Berretta



Age
47

Profession
Retail Sales (Athleta)



Height
5’3

Beginning Weight
170



Ending Weight
115

Size Before
16



Current Size
4

How long has it taken you to reach your goal?
Took 10 months to lose the first 35 lbs, then another 3 months to lose 20
when I took up running!



What was your motivation to lose weight?
I wanted to be a fit Mom and be able to run around after my son

How often do you work out?
6 days per week



What were your worst diet habits before you began to lose weight?
I always ate ice cream at night, while watching tv. I made poor choices in
restaurants, and I often ate candy instead of meals. I was addicted to
sugar!

What dietary changes did you make?
I incorporated vegetables in every meal. I began to focus on protein and
complex carbohydrates and made sure to get plenty of water each day. I ate
only when I was actually hungry – I learned what being thirsty meant vs.
hunger; I learned to turn to things other than food when I became emotional.
(usually would go for a walk or scrapbook).



What is your go to healthy snack?
Kale! I love it!

What food will you not give up?
Gluten free (Udi’s) blueberry muffins



What is your favorite thing about losing weight?
I would tell them to take it one day at a time. I honestly focused on “one
meal at a time” in the very beginning. I planned my meals by taking time in
the supermarket. I feel that you can’t be successful in healthy eating if
you don’t have the right foods on hand. I would tell them to not only watch
the scale, but look for other victories (smaller waist, smaller pants,
easier breathing, having more energy).

What are your future fitness goals?
I would tell them to take it one day at a time. I honestly focused on “one
meal at a time” in the very beginning. I planned my meals by taking time in
the supermarket. I feel that you can’t be successful in healthy eating if
you don’t have the right foods on hand. I would tell them to not only watch
the scale, but look for other victories (smaller waist, smaller pants,
easier breathing, having more energy).



What advice do you have for others to inspire them to lose weight?
I would tell them to take it one day at a time. I honestly focused on “one
meal at a time” in the very beginning. I planned my meals by taking time in
the supermarket. I feel that you can’t be successful in healthy eating if
you don’t have the right foods on hand. I would tell them to not only watch
the scale, but look for other victories (smaller waist, smaller pants,
easier breathing, having more energy).

Additional Comments
I lost my weight in 2001, by joining Weight Watchers and incorporating daily
exercise into my life. I lost a total of 55 lbs. (from 170lbs to 115lbs). I
currently weigh 118, which I have maintained since 2001. I began working for
Weight Watchers in October 2002, and resigned in December 2013. I helped
many people reach their weight loss goals and even formed a running/walking
team, which I named the “Pavement Pounders”. We have done several local 5k
races as well as a few 5 milers and half marathons. We will be doing the St.
Pat’s 5k in March and will schedule a 5k every month this year.
I personally look forward to attempting some new activities before I turn 50
in 2016. I would like to try hiking!

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