Family Status: Single
Occupation: Dietary Aide
Hometown: Jefferson, Ohio
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 110 pounds!
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 190 pounds
Chris’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight about two years ago, in 10th grade.
What made you decide to lose weight?
When I stepped on the scale and saw it was in the three hundreds.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I had to cut out some of my favorite foods that included cakes, donuts, cupcakes, and cookies.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Saying no to all the temptations.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About a month into my diet, I got a lot of compliments from my friends and family.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Well, I’ve been maintaining my weight for a while and I am currently trying to gain muscle.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have been maintaining my weight for about 10 months now and I started to exercise, workout and eat right.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am much more confident in myself, I am finding myself participating in things I haven’t before, and I love being an inspiration to other overweight family members and friends
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I’ve read numerous articles on ShapeFit about proper nutrition and I learned different exercises such as jumping rope. ShapeFit has helped me on my quest to become the person I’ve always dreamed of. Whether it was to get information on proper nutrition or how to spice up my workouts, ShapeFit knows how to do it!
Chris’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Never ever quit!
Weight loss tip #2:
Forgive yourself if you mess up. We all mess up every once in a while.
Weight loss tip #3:
Take at least two days a month where you allow yourself to eat all the foods that you’ve been craving. It helps keep your sanity.
Weight loss tip #4:
Wake up each and every morning and look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself “What are my goals?” and “Why am I losing weight?”. It will keep you motivated.
Weight loss tip #5:
Don’t be afraid to try new exercises and new foods. You might be surprised how much you actually enjoy them.
Chris’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1/4 cup oatmeal.
A good-sized piece of skinless boneless chicken, 1/2 cup of greens, 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
A turkey burger, 1 potato and a protein shake.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein bars, nuts, fat-free yogurts, apples, oranges and carrots.
Chris’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Alternate between upper and lower body workouts every other day. For example:
Monday: Chest, Shoulders, Back
Wednesday: Bicep, Tricep, Abs, Legs
Friday: Chest, Shoulders, Back
I try and do cardio exercises at least 3 times weekly. I do 15 minutes of walking/jogging, 5 sets of 32 reps of jump rope, taking only a 20-30 second break between each set. Punch the punching bag for 10-20 minutes. I do cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.