Weight Loss Success Stories - Greg Lost 20 Pounds
First Name: Greg
Family status: Married
Occupation: Telephone Technician
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Pounds or inches lost: I was 220 w/38 waist. Exercise and
proper diet took me to 187. Lost 33 lb. Built up muscle mass. Now
at 200 lb. Brick house!
Starting Weight: 220 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Greg's Weight Loss!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
What made you decide to lose weight?
Poor self image, arthritis and bursitis in knees and ankles.
Work requires climbing poles, ladders, attics and under homes
and was increasingly difficult.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Attitude. Developed determination. This led to lifestyle changes
in diet. Less processed foods more fiber w/homecooked and fresh
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Occasional setbacks from vacations, family emergencies and work
would put me behind. Then I'd have to build back up to where I
How long did it take you to start to see results?
After one month my pants began to fit me loose. When I first
started working out I was running 1-2 miles before or after each
workout. At 6 months my 12 year old daughter noticed my triceps
showing and complimented me. That was a big high for me because
my daughter doesn't lie.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I've always taken my time in my fitness goals. Within one year
I went from 220 down to 187. After that I set out to gradually
build up muscle mass. I reached 200 about 5 years ago and have
maintained that weight easily since.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do
15 years. I'm always trying to change and adjust my workouts
for development and interest. My daughter now works at 24-Hour
Fitness and she signed me up for the stationary bike classes.
More fun and burn way more calories in a short amount of time
that solitary aerobics. I exercise 6 days a week. Lift weights
one day, aerobics the next.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
My daughters friends and the young guys check me out. Lifting
weights is the only activity that puts me in the zone. I lose
myself and feel great about myself. I am now starting a business
in the fitness industry. At my age I sometimes forget an exercise,
rep, set or weight. Log-books, mag. fold-outs and charts are too
big and hard to use. So I developed a compact, at-a-glance and
easy to use tool for tracking ones exercises.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Through the many helpful information, stories and resources that
help me understand and learn about my body and how to optimize
my health. I am currently studying for the ACE Personal Trainer
ShapeFit.com is one of the best sources for fitness information
about a healthy lifestyle. Stories and articles are diverse and
interesting. It is great that ShapeFit gives us the story behind
how the beautiful and famous go about staying in shape. That is
as close as you can get to working with the same personal trainer
Greg's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Attitude = Lifestyle change
Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise slow and deliberate
Weight loss tip #3:
Always include aerobics
Weight loss tip #4:
Balanced diet, small portions
Weight loss tip #5:
Learn to listen to your body
Greg's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
One egg- poached, one slice of toast or a small bowl of oatmeal
with small glass of OJ, milk or coffee.
Half a turkey sandwich or salad. Plenty of snacks of seasonal
fruit, i.e. mangos, strawberries, bananas, apples oranges, jicama.
I only drink water throughout the day.
Meat (poached fish, roast, chicken, lamb) and vegetables. Some
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fresh fruit, dried fruit. Popsicles. An occasional cookie or
Greg's Weight Loss Workouts!
Three days weight training. Each on different parts of the body.
Approx. 5-6 exercises each workout. 1st- 5min stretching. 5 min.
jump rope. 40 min weight lifting. 5-10 min aerobics (run/elliptical)
Bicycle class two times a week 45 min. Run 1-2 times a week for
one half hour.
See All Weight Loss Success Stories | Submit Your Success Story Today!