Weight Loss Success Stories - Michael Potter Lost 145 Pounds
First Name: Michael
Family Status: Married
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 145 pounds and 16 inches!
Starting Weight: 380 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Michael's Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight in July of 2008.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My wife diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Changing my eating habits and including exercise.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing my mindset to understand that being overweight is a
thought process, not a food problem.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
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
I've maintained my weight for 2 years. I do it with a sensible
diet and exercise.
How has your life changed now that you've lost weight?
I feel much better and have started running marathons!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
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Michael's Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss is more about what it is in your mind, than what
you put in your mouth.
Weight loss tip #2:
Nothing tastes as good as weight loss feels.
Weight loss tip #3:
Don't let weight loss define the journey. It is about better
Weight loss tip #4:
Don't eat after 7pm.
Weight loss tip #5:
Eat something light every 3 hours.
Michael's Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, small breakfast sandwich (sandwich thins, egg, 2 pieces
of fat free ham, fat free cheese).
Soup, 1/2 sandwich (sandwich thins, turkey, fresh spinach).
I try to watch the fat, carbohydrates, and salt at dinner.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
16 fat free animal crackers mixed with nuts, granola, raisins.
Michael's Weight Loss Workouts!
I workout with weights 2 days per week.
I run about 20 miles per week.
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