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Male Before And After Weight Loss: Anthony Lost 160 Pounds After A New Year’s Resolution

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I lost 160 pounds! Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures at the website The Weigh We Were. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men. Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration!Name: Anthony Masiello
Age: 39
Height: 6’4″
Before Weight: 360 pounds
After Weight:
200 pounds

 

How I Gained It: I remember starting the fifth grade after gaining weight over the summer and kids at school asking me how I became fat. I have no idea how I gained weight that summer, but I do know that it stayed with me. I struggled with my weight for the rest of elementary school and through high school and college. I went through short phases at different points in my life where I would lose some weight, but somehow it always came right back. The situation got even worse when I started working at a sedentary job. Even though I was heavy, I was still a relatively active person; I could skateboard, snowboard, hike, bicycle and ride motorcycles all pretty well. However, I gained a few extra pounds every year, and, before I knew it, I couldn’t sit in an armchair or fit in small cars. I had to ask for a seat belt extension when flying on an airplane. I started taking medication for high blood pressure; my weight was having a negative impact on my life.

Breaking Point: At age 33, and with my second son on the way, I applied for a 20-year term life insurance policy and was denied. This was a huge wakeup call for me. The thought of not living to see my unborn son’s 20th birthday was really scary. At that point I knew I had to lose weight and become healthy, I just had no idea how to do that. By that point in my life I had already tried and failed at almost every weight loss diet or strategy that I was aware of. I knew I needed to try again, I knew I needed to do something, I just had no idea what that should be.

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How I Lost It: I started at the beginning of 2006, like many others, with a New Year’s resolution. I vowed to give up soda and sweets and set a goal to lose 50 pounds by the end of the year. I knew I would have to figure out how to lose the weight as I went but thought this would be a good start. After almost three months of sticking to the plan and not having a sip of soda or a taste of sweets, I still had not lost a single pound. I was frustrated and becoming depressed, but I was determined to find something that would work. I eventually found a book titled Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. I began following the guidelines and changing my diet immediately. I ate more fruits and vegetables than I thought possible and not much else, and I started losing weight! By the time my son was born — only two months later — I had already lost 30 pounds! I continued to increase the amounts of vegetables and fruit in my diet, and also cut back on processed food, and sustained a steady weight loss of almost exactly eight pounds a month for the next 17 months.

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In January of 2007, after losing almost 100 pounds, I decided to try running. I began with a combination of walking and jogging until I was able to complete one mile, then two, then three. I continued eating well and increasing my running. Nine months later, I ran a half-marathon in one hour and 48 minutes. Even with my increased exercising, I continued to lose almost exactly eight pounds a month until September 2007, when the weight loss stopped almost as suddenly as it began.

Weight is no longer an issue for me. I have been steady now at 200 pounds for more than four years! I still run regularly, and skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking, biking and riding motorcycles are all so much more enjoyable now. In addition to losing weight, I am off blood pressure medication, have more energy than ever and wake up every day feeling absolutely great!

Source: Huffington Post

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