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I Lost Weight: Jim Fisher Made Portion Control A Priority And Lost 109 Pounds

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Name: Jim Fisher
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 | I Lost Weight: Jim Fisher Made Portion Control A Priority And Lost 109 PoundsAge: 34
Height: 5’7″
Before Weight: 325 pounds

How I Gained It: I’d always fought my weight as a kid growing up, but after high school and early into my career I managed to lose most of it and keep in pretty good shape. Right around the time I turned 26 I got a new job in another city, met my first wife and all of a sudden I had put on 30 pounds. I chalked it up to having less time to work out with a new family and job, and didn’t worry about it.

All of a sudden, a few years pass, and I’m 30. I’m at another job with more stress, I’ve divorced and remarried and I’ve got a child of my own, plus step-kids — and I weigh 325 pounds, heavier than I’d ever been. I hated looking at myself in the mirror. I don’t think it’s that I ate things that were bad for you, it’s that I ate way too much of everything. A slice of pizza would be a whole pizza. One donut or bagel would be a dozen. I literally couldn’t stop myself from eating too much of everything.

Breaking Point: The year 2011 wasn’t a good one for me. My second marriage had fallen apart and later in the year my father died. I was getting back into the dating world. I felt miserable about how I looked, and it was affecting how I felt about myself. I had zero energy for my son, no energy to work the long hours I needed to and, at 32, I knew if I didn’t change I wouldn’t make it to 40. On June 23, 2011, I committed to changing my life forever.

How I Lost It: I knew that to lose weight you had to do two things; exercise more and eat less. I started doing P90X daily and I did Weight Watchers online to keep my food intake in check. I’ve basically lost a pound or two a week — sometimes more, sometimes less — for the last year and a half.

At first, exercising was depressing. When I was younger and in better shape I was a runner and lifted weights daily. The first day I did P90X, I couldn’t do one pushup. I just kept doing a little better every week. Eventually, I began to look forward to it, and now I can’t imagine starting my day without a workout. I started running seriously a few months ago, and I hope to complete my first half-marathon in February.

Once I got portion sizes under control, I started eating cleaner. I don’t eat very much red meat anymore. I don’t eat large portions of white bread or pasta. It’s all multigrain and lean chicken or turkey. I’ve never been a big vegetable guy, but I eat a lot of fruit daily and enough vegetables to fill me up. I rarely eat fast food, and when I do eat out I’m careful.

Now, I look forward to doing something athletic every day. I feel like I’m making up for the lost six years I spent weighing over 300 pounds. I feel like I’m in control of my life again. Exercise has helped bring me through a tough couple of years, and I am stronger both mentally and physically than I was before.

After Weight: 216 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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