113 Pounds Lost: Enough is Enough!
NAME : Troy
BEFORE WEIGHT : 355
AFTER WEIGHT : 242
POUNDS LOST : 113
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
Depression, lack of self confidence & motivation, alcoholism
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
My wife was upset that after we had separated (2yrs prior) that I began a journey of health that included a personal trainer & better eating. But after we got back together, I fell into the same, unhealthy pattern
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
At home. HIIT program. A simple 12min exercise & 25mins on the treadmill…37mins total.
For years I’d look at myself naked in the mirror & kept saying “enough is enough” until finally, I followed through with it
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I started June 5, 2015 & lost 11lbs in week one. My goal was to lose 30lbs by Xmas…by Xmas I had lost 60lbs
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
I began this journey in the midst of a downturn in the energy sector which is my line of work. The exercising helped eliminate the stress of being out of work
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Every time I felt like not exercising, I pushed harder
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I’m currently at a plateau & trying to get under, stay under 240
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
I fit into a 34 jean now! Never been smaller than a 38!
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
It’s high in protein & veggies
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Well, I workout/exercise 7-10hrs/week, compared to not
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Set small achievable goals & fulfill them. Achievement is a huge motivator.
- 10 Breath Rule.
When you 1st start running & start feeling tired, walk while taking/counting 10 deep breaths, then start running again.
- Cheat day! Give yourself 1 day/week where you eat as much of whatever you want. Depriving yourself of the foods you love will only bring you down.
- Take a day of rest, but never more than 3days in succession. Your body needs the rest to rebuild but if you go too long, you’ll fall off track. In the last 17mons, I’ve never swayed more then 3 days in a row without exercising & now I can maintain my current weight
- Protein breakfast! I can’t stress enough the value of protein & the fuel it provides. My motto? Eat like a king for breakfast & a peasant at dinner