How Shellie Lost 101 Pounds*

By , SparkPeople Blogger
UPDATE: Shellie was featured in the Zumba-themed publication "Z-LIFE." Read her story here, about breaking out of her shell.

About 101 pounds lighter, Shellie Austin (SHELLSBROOD) is now a Zumba teacher--and her story is featured  in the April 29 issue of FIRST for Women magazine. The magazine is on newsstands now.

We aren't going to give away the "good parts," but Shellie did share some behind-the-scenes pictures on her SparkPage blog.

Be sure to pick up a copy of FIRST for Women to read Shellie's story!
WooHoo, Shellie! 

*Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints


fantastic!! Report
Great job Shellie! You are an inspiration Report
Wow! I'm looking forward to reading the article. Report
Way to go, Shellie! I look forward to reading the article! Report
Keep up the good work Report
Good Job, WOW thank you so much for sharing your story! True inspiration!! Report
Thank you all!! You've all touched my heart in ways you'll never know. I was so blessed to have this amazing opportunity and even more blessed at how far God has brought me.

Stay strong, love life and enjoy being YOU!! Report
Shellie! Your an inspiration! Way to go! Report
She's beautiful inside and out! Report
well done! Report
Job WELL Done!!! Congratulations! Report
You inspire me. Congratulation on you many successes! Report
Congratulations......Way to go! Report
Congratulations! Way to Go! Report
Congratulatiions Report
Congratulations! I just grabbed it off the library shelf! Report
Congratulations!!!! Report
Congratulations Shellie, love these kinds of stories, very inspirational and I love that you've been able to spread the inspiration far and wide through not only SP, but a national magazine too. Report
congrats, Shellie, I, too, have lost 100 pounds and can relate to how you feel and look. I have 20 more to go to my goal I set two years ago. Report
YAY!!!! Report
Wonderful to share your story and your success! So glad so many get to know you this way. Report
great inspiration! Report
Great job Shellie!!! Way to go!
Awesome. GREAT. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE. Report
Congrats to you Shellie!!! Way to go. Report
haha - I bet Shellie *didn't* use the "European Secret" advertised on the cover.

I'm so grateful that Spark provides a place where we can be frank that there are no secret tricks.

Congrats, Shellie! You're an inspiration! Report
Congratulations!! Report
LOVE IT!! Report
CONGRATULATIONS Shellie! That is so awesome! Report