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ShapeUp ShowDown: Surgery isn't an instant weight loss fix

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Cristie Rogers is learning that weight loss has as much to do with your frame of mind as the food you eat and the workouts you do. Cristie Rogers is learning that weight loss has as much to do with your frame of mind as the food you eat and the workouts you do.
Rogers lost about 60 to 70 pounds before joining the ShapeUp ShowDown weightloss competition. Rogers lost about 60 to 70 pounds before joining the ShapeUp ShowDown weightloss competition.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The Action News 5 ShapeUp ShowDown contestants had quite the weekend with another weigh-in and a new physical challenge.

The gang got out of their regular workout digs for a spin class at Bellevue Baptist Church.

Cristie Rogers is learning that weight loss has as much to do with your frame of mind as the food you eat and the workouts you do. She is using the 90 day weight loss challenge to get her thinking on the right track.

Rogers lost about 60 to 70 pounds before joining the ShapeUp ShowDown weightloss competition.

"I had the surgery December 17, 2012," she said.

The surgery Rogers is referring to was a gastric sleeve or bypass. It was something the 26-year-old single mom thought would help her control portion sizes and take away the comfort she says she found in food.

"I think it was more my ignorance thinking, 'Oh, I'm gonna have this surgery and I'm gonna wake-up skinny,'" she said.

Rogers says the new and smaller size of her stomach is what initially kept her from eating much after the surgery.

But then reality set in.

"And then afterwards it doesn't take the craving out of fast food," she said. "And it doesn't, it makes you still wanna eat cheeseburgers, you just limit your portion sizes."

So, it still requires a lifestyle change. It was a change that Cristie says she could not master on her own. But now, she believes she is in the right program with the right people.

"So, I think with this program, it'll educate me a little bit better with the nutritional and physical side of it," said Rogers, who is ready for the challenge.

The contestants in ShapeUp ShowDown have lost a total of 100 pounds so far.

Rogers has lost a little more than seven pounds since starting with Shape Up Showdown on November 2.

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