147 Pounds Lost: You can do anything you put your mind to
NAME : Fred
BEFORE WEIGHT : 349
AFTER WEIGHT : 202
POUNDS LOST : 147
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
When I was 7, I was around 150lbs
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
Everything, my energy level, my moods, my breathing.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
In December of 2013 my step father passed away because he didn’t take care of himself and that made me realize I was going to go down that same road if I didn’t change.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I started cutting out certain foods from my diet like soda and bread and pasta and rice. Then I begin to add exercise to my daily regimen and kept pushing more and more with every step.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART?
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
The process of losing the wait took two and a half years.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
There were a lot of non scale victories such as being able to run and being able to get off the couch without having to strain yourself.
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
- Be consistent, sometimes you’re going to hit a plateau but keep fighting through it do not quit.
- Push yourself, everybody asked me what can they do to work out and always tell them it is if you’re starting out just push your body to the your body’s limits.
- Take progress pictures, you may not want to at first because you don’t like the way you look at the time but you definitely want to take pictures so that you can look back and see the progress you’re making.
- Enjoy the ride, losing weight is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things you’ll ever do in your entire life so enjoy the ride while you have it because it will be hard but it’ll be the best thing you’ve ever done.