Family Status: Married
Occupation: Desktop Support
Hometown: Wappingers Falls, New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost a total of 112 pounds! I went from a size 46 waist down to a size 32.
Joe’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Around December of 2004.
What made you decide to lose weight?
The TV show “The Biggest Loser”, my wife’s concerns about my weight and breathing, and the movie “Super Size Me”.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started going to the gym (a lot), and completely changing my diet.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The most challenging thing was to continue going to the gym after I didn’t see much of a change within the first few weeks.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 2 months.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel attractive again, I have more confidence, and I am actually able to do physical activities (like walking up stairs) without being out of breath. I also feel more alive and better about myself and my future.
How did ShapeFit.com help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit has made it possible for me to live again. I can now do things I had to stop doing a long time ago. My wife told me one night that she was worried about the way I was breathing while laying on my back. I guess that due to my weight, I was starting to suffocate myself into an early grave. Do to hard work, changing the way I eat and ShapeFit I went from a 302 pound monster down to my current weight which is 192 pounds. I have lost 14 pant sizes and feel great. I recommend this website to anyone that is trying to lose weight. This site is great, it shows you the proper way to eat and helps you in choosing what exercise plan is right for you. It not only explains each exercise it shows them to you. I thank ShapeFit for helping me become who I am today. I can now look in the mirror and see a person again. I feel re-energized. ShapeFit taught me how to eat right and exercise correctly. The most helpful thing about ShapeFit is the weight lifting guides. I think it is great how ShapeFit shows the correct exercise motion though animated GIF’s.
Joe’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Always be snacking on veggies.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat about 4 to 5 small healthy meals a day.
Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise, oh and Exercise.
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight lift, this will raise your metabolism while resting.
Weight loss tip #5:
Cheat every now and then, like 2 to 3 times a month.
Joe’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
On weight lifting days I have muscle milk, non weight lifting days usually oat meal and coffee.
Veggies, lean meat and a little carbs such as noodles or rice.
Lean meat, a lot of vegetables and maybe a baked potato or rice.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Rice cakes or vegetables.
Joe’s Weight Loss Workouts!
5 times a week broken down into 2-3 muscle groups a day. Mon: Chest and Biceps, Tue: neck and shoulders, Wen: back and abs, Thu: chest and biceps, Fri: neck, shoulders, abs.
6 times a week for an hour. I usually do the stairmaster for 30 min and then cross country trainer for about 30 min.