Family Status: Married
Hometown: Lodi, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 131 pounds and 20 inches!
Starting Weight: 340 pounds
Current Weight: 209 pounds
JS’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
A few years ago.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I could not fit into airplane seats, restaurant booths and I had to buy clothes in “big mans” stores. I needed medicine for diabetes, hypertension and an arthritic knee. I had no stamina, aches and pains all the time and had low energy.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Food portions, treadmill and weight lifting.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Not eating fast food on an almost daily basis.
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 and my goal weight is 192 pounds.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I now take less medicine, sleep better and buy clothes from the bargain rack at regular stores. I have much more energy, more sex and more self-confidence.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s exercise tips and workout routines are very helpful. Reading other weight loss stories was inspiring.
JS’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Pay attention to food portions.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat anything you want, just eat less.
Weight loss tip #3:
If you eat poorly one day, forget about it and go on with your plan.
Weight loss tip #4:
Keep “free” foods available all the time.
Weight loss tip #5:
3 days of cardio, 3 days of crunches and weight lifting then 1 day of nothing.
JS’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Serving of oatmeal, 1/2 cup 2% milk, fruit (fresh or dried), tbs of honey, 1 slice high fiber toast, sugarless jam.
Soup or sandwich or salad, pickles, veggies, peanut butter, canned sardines & crackers.
Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish or beans of some kind, green salad, veggies, starch.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Popcorn, celery, radishes, pickles, dried fruit, V8 juice, fruit.
JS’s Weight Loss Workouts!
3 days a week mixing cable machine and dumbbells:
Day #1: Biceps and Triceps
Day #2: Shoulders and Back
Day #3: Chest and Forearms
3 days a week of treadmill for 35 minutes. Recumbent bike and/or bicycle as desired, usually 2-3 times a week for about 5 miles.