Male Weight Loss Transformations

After Losing His Father To Diabetes, Steve Weirich Dropped 90 Pounds

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Name: Steve Weirich
Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | After Losing His Father To Diabetes, Steve Weirich Dropped 90 PoundsAge: 27
Height: 5’7″
Before Weight: 320 pounds

How I Gained It: I’ve always been overweight. I grew up fat. Genetics and poor eating habits are the culprit for my obesity; however I found a way past it. During high school I was on the football team and wrestling team just to try and get healthy and reach a respectable weight. Once I hit college, my weight would go up and down, but I never really got to where I wanted to be. Then, in July 2011, I hit a scary statistic: I was 5’7″ and 315 pounds. I wore a 3XL shirt and had a size 50 waist. My father passed away in 2007 because of complications of diabetes, which stemmed from his weight issues. I was determined to not let that happen to me. I knew he wouldn’t have wanted that for me.

While living out in Los Angeles during the latter half of 2011, I tried to work out, but then I’d undo my progress by eating fast food burgers and pizza. I drank lots of pop. I ate out of boredom.

Breaking Point: January 2012 was at a very low point in my life. Financially, I couldn’t live in L.A. anymore, and it crushed me. I was looking for ways to try and deal with that disappointment but also do it in a smart way, so I started power walking.

How I Lost It: Winter back in Chicago was not exactly a haven for working out, but as the weather got nice I decided it was time to really start taking the weight loss serious. I started making small goals for myself. I started running, which was a roller coaster, because during my runs I’d hate how out of shape I had let myself get. But when I’d reach small milestones, like the first time I ran a full mile, that feeling was surreal. I couldn’t have been prouder.

Additionally, I targeted my eating problem. I did this all on my own, didn’t see a diet specialist, didn’t see a doctor. I knew what I had to do. It was a matter of looking my problem in the eye and facing my own demons. I was a habitual eater. I’d eat whenever and I’d eat things that were terrible for me. Now, I eat only when I’m hungry and I know when I’m full.

By June 2012, I was running nearly 30 miles a week and walking that same amount too as I would run on local paths and then walk home. By August, I was running organized 5Ks and doing them at about an 8:30 per mile pace. By October, I weighed in at 230 pounds and had cut 10 inches from my waist. The response I’ve had from family and peers has been the motivation I needed to never pick up on those old habits again.

After Weight: 230 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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