Weight Loss Stories – Jerome Lost 288 Pounds

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Name: Jerome
Age: 46
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Operations Manager
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 288 pounds!
Height: 5′ 11″
Waist: 33″
Starting Weight: 493 pounds
Current Weight: 205 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-jerome

Jerome’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have always been unhappy with it.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I really started to notice things like having to lean on shopping carts and sweating profusely when walking.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I became determined to lose the weight! I found a diet and support group and began exercising.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Finding other ways to relieve stress besides turning to food for comfort.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within 2 weeks on the scale, 3 months in my eyes.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
August 5th, 2008 I was 493 pounds. I began my journey the week of Christmas 2008. January 6th, 2009 I weighed in at 478 pounds. Today I weigh 205 pounds.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I am still losing about 3 pounds a week. I have lots of loose skin though. When I was 23-25 years old, I was a solid 220 pounds. So I was shooting for 250 pounds and will lose another 20-25 pounds of skin after surgery.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Lots more energy! I feel free! I can do things now that I haven’t dreamed of doing in years!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
The weight loss success stories are inspiring and I took some of the helpful hints that have been provided.

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Jerome’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
You MUST become determined to lose the weight! When it becomes an important part of your daily lifestyle, you will succeed!

Weight loss tip #2:
Find a diet! For me it was Medi-Weightloss (low carb).

Weight loss tip #3:
Find a support group! I joined TOPS and also enjoyed support from friends, family, and staff from Medi and my gym.

Weight loss tip #4:
You must move to lose! Cardio and weight training at least 3 times per week!

Weight loss tip #5:
Drink lots of water! I drink 120 ounces per day!

Jerome’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
jerome-weight-loss-3(7am) Eggs and turkey sausage wrap in low carb tortilla.

Lunch:
(11am) 2 servings of steamed green beans and 4 ounces of chicken breast with salsa.

Dinner:
(5pm) 6 ounces of lean 4% ground hamburger with a little taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and salsa.

Snacks or Mini Meals:

5am: 1 serving almonds
9am: 6 large strawberries
1pm: 2 sugar-free Jello snacks
3pm: 3 cheese sticks
7pm: low carb yogurt

Jerome’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
Tues, Thurs, Sat: Circuit training hitting all areas of the body.

Cardiovascular:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun: Walk/jog 3 miles, 1 hour spin class (group ride).

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