Weight Loss Stories – Josh Lost 183 Pounds and 14 Inches


Name: Josh
Age: 18
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!
Height: 6’1″
Waist: 36″
Starting Weight: 472 pounds
Current Weight: 289 poundssuccess-stories-new-layout-josh

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?
10 months.

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!

Weight loss tip #1:
josh-weight-loss-story-7Eat right.

Weight loss tip #2:
Exercise daily.

Weight loss tip #3:
Always want to succeed.

Weight loss tip #4:
Never give up.

Weight loss tip #5:
Love yourself.

Josh’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Protein based meal that usually includes egg whites with toast.

josh-weight-loss-story-8A 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!

Weight Training:
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.

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