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Male Before And After Weight Loss: Robert Loses 70 Pounds And Becomes A Marathoner

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Name: Robert Davis
I lost 70 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: 29
Height: 5’10”
Before Weight: 250 pounds

How I Gained It: Through the majority of my life, I carried a little extra weight on me, mainly from eating the wrong things. I ate whatever, whenever. I ate fast foods, fried foods, sweets, ice cream — anything and everything except healthy products and seafood. I ate at all times of the day, even if it was 2 a.m. Most of the time, I ate out of boredom. I did not exercise. I always wanted to lose weight, but I never could build myself mentally to do it and stick to it. I’m sure many people can relate.

Breaking Point: One day, I looked in the mirror and decided I needed to make a change. On Friday, March 7, 2008, I sat with two of my friends, making a decision to myself and explaining to them that this would be my last weekend for eating badly. I told them that starting Monday, March 10, 2008, I was going to begin my weight-loss journey.

How I Lost It: I took the rest of the weekend and ate all my favorite foods, desserts and candy. When Monday morning came, I was ready mentally to begin my journey. I weighed myself and took photos of my front and side view. I carried a notebook with me as my journal to write down everything I ate during the course of the day.

The journal also included my current weight and how many calories I burned during my daily workout routine. When I first started working out, it was a complete challenge, but I felt great overall making a change for myself and each day brought me closer to my goal. I printed out my photo and hung it up downstairs in my basement in front of the treadmill as a reminder to myself why I was working my butt off.

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Now I eat salads and all types of fruits and vegetables. Instead of eating pork bacon or pork sausage, I eat turkey bacon and turkey sausage. I also eat boiled eggs, grits, grilled steak, grilled or roasted chicken, fish, boiled or mashed potatoes, rice, beans, peas, cabbage and any type of greens. Even though I do like pop, I cut it from my diet. I drink mostly water, with some juice, energy drinks, Gatorade, Vitamin Water and coffee occasionally.

I stayed focused and, a year later, I had lost 70 pounds. Before, I was edging into a 44 inch waist, and now I was down to a 33/34! What a change in such a short period of time. I lost my first 25 pounds in two months and I lost 60 pounds in seven months.

I became a totally different person. I thought differently, I dressed differently. My mentality was different. It changed the people around me. They respected what I did. Physically, I had more energy and didn’t have that sluggish, slow movement.

After completing my transformation, I overheard buzz about the Detroit Marathon, an event that I never heard of before and that never caught my eye until then. I wondered to myself what it would be like to complete a marathon.

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I started training right away, practicing with short 5K runs around Michigan. I challenged myself with each race. In addition to my everyday training at the gym and at home, Saturday mornings I was running around Belle Isle in Detroit, testing my ability to see what I was capable of doing. A full lap around Belle Isle is almost six miles long. One Saturday, I challenged myself and said I would run around Belle Isle four times straight without stopping. I did just that — and from that day, I knew I would be able to complete the marathon.

I never thought in my life I would run a marathon. But once I crossed the finish line of the 2009 Detroit Marathon, I felt like I could do anything I put my mind to. It felt wonderful to accomplish a goal like that. It wasn’t easy; it was my first race, and it took me six hours to complete. That’s not record-breaking, but my goal for my first time was to just finish!

Recently, I began a weight-loss social network at Weightathon.com in hopes of connecting and motivating people and to find others with similar weight-loss stories that could inspire others on the site. Now, I’m training to run the 2013 Detroit Marathon — and to complete it faster this time.

After Weight: 180 pounds

Source: Huffington Post

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