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Mike Bellso loses 127 pounds

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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 | Mike Bellso loses 127 poundsFormer weight: 325 pounds

Current weight: 198 pounds

 

Pounds lost: 127 pounds

Height: 6 feet

How long he’s kept it off: Four months. He started in September 2008 and met his goal this past January.

Personal life: “I’m a warehouse manager, living in Powder Springs with my wife, Colleen, and our boxer, Jake, and English bulldog, Bella.

Turning point: “I have been overweight the majority of my life and have tried every diet on the market,” Bellso said. “It took 25 years for me to realize that a diet doesn’t work; I needed to make a lifestyle change.  I knew I needed to go back to Weight Watchers — yes, I am a frequent flyer — and make a way of life change. When I started, I weighed 325 pounds, my knees were hurting. I had just started to not feel good anymore and I had become pretty inactive.”

Diet plan: Breakfast is black coffee, three slices of turkey bacon, three egg whites and an English muffin. Lunch is a roasted turkey sandwich. Afternoon snacks include popcorn and vegetables. Dinner is often a buffalo blue chicken burger with a salad. “The program does take work and it may be a bit easier because my wife and I have supported each other along the way,” he said. “We shop, cook, weigh and put together our brown bag lunches for work.”

Exercise routine: “I’ve joined a gym and go to work out four to five days a week,” he said.

Biggest challenge: “The biggest challenge was just to start, to put my mind to it and complete the first day,” he said. “Now that I have met my goal, a bigger challenge awaits me to maintain my weight loss. This will be more challenging than the actual loss.”

How life has changed: “My life has changed in many ways,” he said. “I feel 15 years younger and am more active. I have more confidence in myself and am more self-assured. Bored hungry is no longer an activity for me. I understand what hungry is and I eat until satisfied.”

Source: AJC

Originally posted 2012-09-13 09:54:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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