Family Status: Single Full Time Dad
Location: Olean, New York
Starting Weight: 337 pounds
Current Weight: 225 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 112 pounds so far and still losing!
Bob’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
January of 2013.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I looked in the mirror and realized that I was not happy with myself. I also realized I was starting to get past middle age and soon my health was going to start showing signs of wear and tear.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I had the gastric sleeve done and I started a regular strength program (5 times per week). I also run 5 miles 4 times per week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Starting my new healthy lifestyle was the hardest part. Once I got going it became addicting.
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 it?
I am still losing, although right now I am building more muscle but I am actively on track to continue to lose.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
Now it is just my lifestyle, I couldn’t see myself not exercising and running. I stay motivated by not ever wanting to be back where I was. I got a tattoo on my pec to remind me every day when I get up and look at myself in the mirror.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have way more energy than I ever had. My friends and even relatives do not recognize me and I am more confident in everything I do.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Stick with it and surround yourself with others that have similar goals. Promise to push each other and call each other out if someone starts to slack. After a while it becomes addicting and you will start to notice results.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading the articles on getting healthy and the success story testimonials. I used ShapeFit to keep me motivated and to learn tricks and tips on how to get fit and healthy. Thank you ShapeFit!
Bob’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat in moderation.
Weight loss tip #2:
Find like-minded workout partners.
Weight loss tip #3:
Set small, medium and large goals.
Weight loss tip #4:
Do not get obsessed with the scale, just let it happen.
Weight loss tip #5:
Falling off the fitness wagon happens, but successful people get right back on.
Bob’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1 egg and 2 slices of wheat toast.
4 ounces of meat or a small portion of protein.
Balanced small meal (it is all about portion control).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Oscar Mayer P3 Protein Packs.
Bob’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Every day: Abs.
I run 5 miles 3-4 times a week at around a 9 minute mile pace.