Family Status: Married
Occupation: Field Service Representative
Location: Petersburg, Illinois
Starting Weight: 220 pounds
Current Weight: 165 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 55 pounds and 8 inches from my waist (40″ to 32″)!
Elijah’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
After traveling for my job. I was 51 years old and I just became very dissatisfied with my weight which was 220 pounds at the time.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Listening to a radio news story while driving which detailed how success is greatly increased by recording food intake.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Step #1 was recording my food intake, step #2 was better food choices and step #3 was to exercise three times per week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Meeting my daily calorie goal.
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?
10 months to date. I maintain my weight by recording my food intake, making better food choices and exercising a minimum of three times weekly. I also maintain my weight with a public Facebook page to help keep me accountable.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
My confidence has increased in my everyday life. I feel good about my body shape which motivates me to workout!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I actually did not know about ShapeFit.com until recently.
Elijah’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Record all food intake.
Weight loss tip #2:
Make better food choices.
Weight loss tip #3:
Exercise 3 times a week.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat high protein, low-calorie foods.
Weight loss tip #5:
Strive to drink 64 ounces of water daily.
Elijah’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
7 Egg Beaters, 3 ounces of grilled chicken, protein powder with plain Greek yogurt mix.
Grilled chicken sandwich (no mayo), grilled chicken salad.
Salmon, chicken, broccoli.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein drink, plain Greek yogurt, protein powder.
Elijah’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Weight training with body weight only which includes pushups, squat thrusts, body dips, bench dips. I also use free weights at home with 30, 20 and 15 pound dumbbells.
Treadmill, running outside, elliptical machine.