Male Weight Loss Transformations

Small Steps Helped Scott Slim Down

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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 | Small Steps Helped Scott Slim DownName: Scott Adams

Age: 35

 

Height: 6 feet

Before weight: 288

How I gained it: I love food — fast food, junk food, dining out. I never paid much attention to what I was eating, and I worked too many hours to exercise — or so I thought.

Breaking point: I was on a week-long vacation in Charlotte and Atlanta visiting family and friends. I stopped by my company’s headquarters in Charlotte and met a few co-workers I had never met before. I do not remember who it was, but someone stated that I was much larger in person than he’d imagined. I returned from vacation and jumped on the scale, and I realized I was weighing in at 288 pounds — just 12 pounds away from 300! In a panic, I turned to the Internet to find healthy recipes.

How I lost it: I knew there was no quick and easy solution to losing weight, no magic pills or magic juice. I had tried a couple of different weight-loss programs in the past with some success, but I have always gone back to my old habits. However, one of the most important pieces of advice I had received in the past was to set small goals and reward myself whenever I reached them.

The key to my weight loss was to find foods I enjoyed eating and that were easy to make at home. I spent hours browsing the Internet, looking for recipes, and I stumbled upon That’s Fit and EatingWell.com. That’s Fit provided a ton of advice, and EatingWell provided thousands of free recipes that were easy to make and taste great.

In early July 2008, I started a 2,000 calorie daily diet and joined a gym. I started off using the elliptical machine 15 to 20 minutes a day, and as the weight started to come off, I moved on to other activities, including spin class, running and soccer. I have just completed my first half marathon, and I am now training with a group for the Chicago Marathon in October. I also plan on running theNew York(November) andMemphis(December) marathons this year. Crazy! I have also completed three duathlons and a handful of 5Ks and 10Ks over the last eight months.

As a reward for each goal, I might treat myself to Ben & Jerry’s, dine out at my favorite restaurant or buy myself something expensive. My ultimate goal is to complete each of the marathons and see my 6-year-old son cheer for me as I cross the finish line — that’s the biggest reward I could ask for.

After weight: 185

Scott has maintained his weight loss for 13 months. He hopes to lose another 10 pounds.

 

Source: Thatsfit

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