Family Status: Single
Occupation: Package handler
Hometown: Grajewo, Poland
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 110 pounds! My max weight was 310 pounds!
Arthur’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always unhappy with it but when I was around 17-18 years old, I just had enough and was ready to change.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I wanted to have friends, a girlfriend and join the Marines. I was denied so much because of my weight problem. I was never treated for who I was but what people saw me as, so with that I tried for many years to lose weight. It was not until about 1-2 years ago that I succeeded doing it for a girl and for myself and it has changed my life forever.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My diet plan and working out at home and also at the gym. It has literally changed my entire life from top to bottom. Music helps me a lot because it gets me going when I think about stopping.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I failed so many times and did not see results and gave up. I expected it to be easy, but it was the hardest thing to do.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Probably the first month or so, when I noticed my stamina increasing and in some places I looked different like my legs for example, but that was not until later.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Probably 1-3 years. I’m still trying to lose everything completely and still have 15-30 pounds to go.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Work and not eating too much. Work really keeps me fit and I bike 12 miles to work and do a 5 hour shift and go home. It definitely has an impact on my body.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have so many friends and so many girls like me now! My mom is happy and so am I. I feel good when I look in the mirror and think to myself that it was worth it. It paid off! I’m healthy, strong, fit and that’s a plus for me.
How did ShapeFit.com help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit has inspired me to try harder. I take it day by day and today was one of those days where a little inspiration went a long long way. Thanks ShapeFit!
Arthur’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink water before and after a meal.
Weight loss tip #2:
Give into cravings once or twice a month but don’t over do it. Take little steps.
Weight loss tip #3:
It take’s time. Nothing happens overnight. Keep with it and you will start seeing results. Don’t give up but don’t over do it either.
Weight loss tip #4:
Do it for you and no one else. It’s your body, so be proud of it.
Weight loss tip #5:
It won’t come off by itself! You have to work for it and earn it. Music helps me. Try it out.
Arthur’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, water, fruit.
Soup or a small sandwich like Subway or something with water or any kind of tea or juice.
I’ll cook something with protein like chicken breast with veggies and have something on the side like mashed potatoes. Things like that or a foot long sandwich from Subway with water of course.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
An energy bar or some type of shake like Slimfast.
Arthur’s Weight Loss Workouts!
1 to 4 times per week at the gym. Free weights and machines. I start small and work my way up.
Biking and running. If I’m at home, I will pop in a DVD and do a cardio workout for 30 or more minutes.