Family Status: Single
Occupation: Meat cutter
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 100 pounds and went from a size 44 to 34!
Starting Weight: 315 pounds
Current Weight: 215 pounds
Aaron’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was overweight my whole life and decided to do something about it.
What made you decide to lose weight?
One day I decided I was tired of being fat and did something about it.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Working out and watching what I ate.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Getting my lazy butt off the couch and watching what I ate. It was normal for me not to workout and eat whatever I wanted because I did not care that I was big.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took a while. I lost 30 pounds in the first month but I was driven to see myself more fit so I put a mental block in my mind and did not begin to see results for about a month or so.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
6 months. I’m telling my story today (1/4/2011) and its been exactly six months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’m currently still losing weight. I have about 20 more pounds to go.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
People who I have not seen in a while, do not recognize me when they first see me! I also feel like I get more respect because I’m not the “fat guy” anymore.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I read all of the success stories on ShapeFit.com and it motivated me to keep going because there are other people out there doing it too.
Aaron’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Have a good mindset about it. Do not think “I want to do it”, think “I have to do it”.
Weight loss tip #2:
Stay strong. The results will come so be patient.
Weight loss tip #3:
Get support from your family and friends. Having people by your side really helps.
Weight loss tip #4:
Weight loss tip #5:
Find something to motivate you. It can be anything, just find that one thing that drives you to be better.
Aaron’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Yogurt, granola, egg whites, peanut butter and banana.
Fruit and vegetables, salad, grilled chicken breast.
Chicken breast, vegetables, salad with low-calorie dressing and dried cranberries.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Nuts, protein shakes, fruit, granola.
Aaron’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Back and biceps, chest and triceps, shoulders and traps, abs and legs. Most of the time, I weight train Monday through Thursday in that order.
At least 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week. I do abs and pushups after every cardio workout.