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Men Before And After Weight Loss: Chris Drops 97 Pounds To Be There For His Son

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Name: Chris Simpson
I lost 97 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!Age: 37
Height: 5’10”
Before Weight: 335 pounds

How I Gained It: I have always been overweight. I was a chunky kid, even though I rode my bike a lot. As an adult, everything just intensified. I didn’t get much physical activity at all, and my eating habits were horrible. I ate fatty and sugary foods, and never tracked a bit of it.

Breaking Point: I was participating in a research study about diabetes when it hit me that I was at an extreme risk of contracting the disease. I saw what people who had diabetes went through, and realized that I did not want to live my life like that. This also made me think about the impact this would have on my family, especially my 4-year-old son. I also realized that I may not be there for him if I don’t change my ways. So I did.

How I Lost It: The first thing I did was go to a fitness evaluation at my work gym. I am extremely lucky to have access to a free gym that is right next door to my office.

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I got the evaluation, and a starting fitness plan. That plan included walking on a treadmill, and light resistance training on machines.

I also began to track my diet and change to whole foods, eliminating sugary drinks and fast food. I took small steps at first; I think that is key. I also blog about my progress.

After about eight months and 30 pounds, I began to stall out, but I kept up the resolve, and decided something just wasn’t working. I discovered free weights, and that is when everything changed. I now do little to no cardio (and have been that way since November 2011). I do only compound weight-training movements with accessory lifts on occasion. I use the Big Three (Squat, Deadlift and Bench), along with the overhead press three days a week for an hour each day.

The most effective thing is tracking every single thing that I eat all day using MyFitnessPal. I eat fruits and veggies, eggs, fish, take vitamins and fish oil. I also practice intermittent fasting.

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Now, I can actually participate in physical activity with my son without feeling like I am going to pass out! My blood pressure is normal and so is my blood sugar. I also have an excellent resting pulse rate, and much more muscle mass. Luckily I never had a lot of problems with cholesterol or blood sugar. Food no longer has control over me.

I can fit into “normal” clothes now and look a lot better in them. I started out in a men’s XXXL shirt and size 50 waist in pants. I can now fit into a large shirt and about a 42 waist. I am still losing, and intend to get to about 10 percent body fat. I am not over the hump yet. But I want to help people to change their lives for the better, and would like to show people that there is hope out there!

Current Weight: 238 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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