142 Pounds Lost: Saving my life for my family
NAME : SCOTT
BEFORE WEIGHT : 370
AFTER WEIGHT : 228
POUNDS LOST : 142
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
i have been big since middle school
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
was super shy, very non-active, very depressed
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
had a come to Jesus talk with my with about my weight and health. we were in the stages of adoption and she wanted to make sure i was around .
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
read Chris Powell’s book choose to lose from Extreme makeover weight loss.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
within the first to months i lost over 50 pounds
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
hated exercsie and loved the bad food for you. Never thought i could lose the weight since i am have been in the 300’s for over 20 years
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
when i lost about 75-80 pounds i stalled out for awhile, just kept pushing and working hard and eating right and the weight started to come off again.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
about a year
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
going from a 3XL-4XL shirt to now a large or XL and down from a 56 wasit to a 40
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
today’s diet is a protein shake for breakfast and snack at 9 a.m like a bannana or carrots, hard boiled egg with out the yolk. a salad for lunch and another snack at 3 p.m. and dinner something that is less the 500 calories. i do carb cyclying . before the diet i eat fast food all the time. or big helpings of food.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
i can run around with my newly adopted 9 year old girl. if i was still heavy i would last 2 mins .
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- no pop/soda,
- as little sugar as you can do
- workout til you sweat a lot
- no fast food
- no processed food