How I Lost 117 Pounds: Chris Drops The Weight And Looks The Part
WHEN DID YOU START DEVELOPING A WEIGHT PROBLEM?
I am recently retired from 28 years in law enforcement, the last two I spent sitting a desk and just putting on the pounds.
NAME : Chris
BEFORE WEIGHT : 306
AFTER WEIGHT : 189
POUNDS LOST : 117
HOW DID YOUR WEIGHT AFFECT ANY ASPECT(S) OF YOUR LIFE?
When I retired in February of 2017 I decided to rescue a puppy. When I took her for her first walk it was like I ran a marathon and that was just one city block.
WHAT WAS THE “TURNING POINT” THAT GOT YOU STARTED ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY?
The turning point for me was getting on an airplane and needing the seatbelt extender, the flight attendant was awesome she hid it under her arm and made sure nobody saw but I was still so embarrassed I wanted to get off the plane.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
First thing I did was contacted a friend who is a personal trainer. He started me off slow kept me motivated and would not let me quit.
HOW LONG AFTER YOU STARTED DID YOU BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS?
I personally did not notice until the third month when my clothes started to look like I was wearing a tent. But my friends and neighbors started to notice and asked me what I was doing.
DID YOU EVER WANT TO GIVE UP? WHAT KEPT YOU GOING?
Never want to give up. I feel aweasome and love the compliments
DID YOU HIT ANY WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAUS? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
When I hit plateaus my trainer would just change my meal plan
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO LOSE MOST OF THE WEIGHT?
It took me six months to shed 100 lbs.
DID YOU HAVE ANY NON-SCALE VICTORIES?
My non- scale victory was not having to shop in the “big and tall” section
WHAT DOES YOUR DAILY DIET LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
When I was heavy I would eat anything that looked and tasted good my favorite was pizza.
HOW DOES YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COMPARE TO WHEN YOU WERE HEAVIER?
Today I combine LISS with HIIT cardio 6 days a week. I also do my weight training.
MY WEIGHT LOSS TIPS & TRICKS
Start slow. There will be days when you just not going to want to train but for me, those seem to be the days when I have my best workouts