Family Status: Single
Occupation: Undergraduate at Purdue University
Hometown: Austin, Indiana
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost 183 pounds. I went from a size 50 waist to a size 36!
Starting Weight: 472 pounds
Current Weight: 289 pounds
Josh’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
All my life. I finally decided to take charge.
What made you decide to lose weight?
An inspirational teacher of mine in high school showed me the road. I had to take it.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Everything! Eating right and learning that food and nutrition can be healthy or poisonous. I also learned that exercise is your friend.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing my whole routine of how and what I should eat.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About a week. It has only been 10 months since I started.
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. I have exercised everyday and I continue to learn which foods are good and which foods are bad for me.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Everyone treats me so different. I have new friends, and lost old ones. My family treats me so much different also. I finally have a girlfriend, haha!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Josh’s Weight Loss Tips!
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Always want to succeed.
Weight loss tip #4:
Never give up.
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Josh’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Protein based meal that usually includes egg whites with toast.
A little more carbs for energy. Usually a cheese sandwich, some raw vegetables with hummus and a banana.
My favorite, which is a grilled chicken breast with steamed broccoli and a side salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein filled snacks, cheese sticks and cans of tuna.
Josh’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Mainly weight training. I lift weights 5 days a week.
I do cardio as well, after I lift weights. I usually use the treadmill or the elliptical machine when my legs hurt. I have experimented with playing basketball also.