Weight Loss Stories – Daniel Lost 55 Pounds

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Name: Daniel
Age: 19
Family Status: Single
Occupation: Tutor
Hometown: Artesia, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 55 pounds!
Height: 5’7″
Waist: 30″
Starting Weight: 200 pounds
Current Weight: 145 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-daniel

Daniel’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always unhappy with my weight ever since high school, but I never had the motivation to do anything about it.

What made you decide to lose weight?
The motivation for me to lose weight was because my ex-girlfriend told me that sometimes she would be embarrassed to be seen with me because I was so fat and that none of her friends actually took me seriously and thought of me as a joke. She also feared for my health and thought that I was going to die in my mid-20’s if I kept living the way I lived. After that conversation the very next day, I called one of my best friends who works out frequently and asked him to help me.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I gave up on fast food and soda. I also started working out 5-6 times a week.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Giving up fast food and soda. Those two things were my life. Giving it up was a really hard thing for me to do. I also had a hard time running. The first time I ran on a treadmill for 10 minutes I almost passed out and threw up. After about 4-5 months I was able to run 5-6 miles nonstop.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took me about 3 months. In 3 months I lost about 20 pounds. People were amazed that I was actually losing weight!

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
About a year and a half.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
A year and half. I maintained by living a healthier lifestyle. To this day I still don’t eat fast food or drink soda. I weight lift 3 times a week with a mini-cardio session. I do push ups, jump rope, pull ups and dips (circuit training) and a 30 minute run, 2 times a week.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My self-esteem and confidence has gone up. I’m doing better at school by being more focused. I have been doing a LOT better with the ladies! I don’t get tired as often, and I don’t sweat as often.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com helped a lot with my nutrition and gave me a different variety of exercises that I still use.

Daniel’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
Try to stay away from fast food and soft drinks as much as possible.

Weight loss tip #2:
Cardio! It’s a big part of weight loss.

Weight loss tip #3:
Try to eat white meats like chicken or fish. Red meats is ok on occasion.

Weight loss tip #4:
Eat 1 hour before a workout and eat after a workout or replace a meal with a protein shake.

Weight loss tip #5:
Find motivation! Losing weight doesn’t happen overnight so find some motivation that will help you keep going towards your goal because if you don’t have one, you won’t get anywhere.

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Daniel’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
4 boiled eggs. I eat one whole and the other 3 I just eat the egg whites. A bowl of oatmeal, a glass of orange juice and a piece of toast.

Lunch:
I usually have chicken with brown rice and some vegetables on the side. Sometimes I make chicken sandwiches or tuna sandwiches or turn them into salads.

Dinner:
A grilled chicken breast with some brown rice with a baked potato and vegetables on the side. Sometimes I would replace grilled chicken with a steak or some of my moms Korean food which is equally healthy and good.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
I usually have peanuts, apples, peaches and bananas as my mid-day snacks.

Daniel’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:

Monday: Back and legs.
Wednesday: Chest and biceps.
Friday: Shoulder and triceps.

Cardiovascular:
30 minutes of push ups, pull ups, dips and jump rope (circuit training). 2 mile run and 6 sets of sprints. Saturday: Circuit training – 2 mile run and 6 sets of sprints. I also run for 20 minutes after a weight training session.

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