Family Status: Separated
Occupation: Insurance Auto Technician
Hometown: Helena, Montana
Starting Weight: 305 pounds
Current Weight: 215 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 90 pounds! I started the year with a 44″ waist and I am down to a 36. I weighed in at 305 at the top and today I weigh 215 and anticipate hitting 205 by New Years. I don’t have a final goal other than to remain healthy and happy.
Kevin’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I always knew I needed to lose weight and get control of my diet. A job loss at the end of last year along with anxiety attacks got me started.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I suppose it was going to be easier to get hired as a fit guy rather than a fat guy. I also needed to feel better about myself and overcome some personal limitations.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my fat intake. I kept a food journal for 26 weeks and will do it again if I need to. I also wear a pedometer and walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
So far, I haven’t found any really.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I felt results immediately and others started to comment at about 6 weeks. Then I started to see it.
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’m still maintaining. I’ve slowed down on the weight loss because I simply made a lifestyle change and stayed committed.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I can bend over in the driver’s seat and pick up the cell phone I just dropped on the floor without pulling over and getting out to get it. I can ski all day long and then go again the next day. I can be proud of myself. I don’t think about how far something is, I just ride my bike or walk there. I can go on and on!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Kevin’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Keep a food journal.
Weight loss tip #2:
Keep track of fat grams and don’t exceed 25% of your ideal weight.
Weight loss tip #3:
Activity is important.
Weight loss tip #4:
Monitor your weight.
Weight loss tip #5:
Kevin’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1.5 cups of Life cereal with nonfat milk and a banana.
Bowl of non-cream soup or a salad with ranch on the side. Possibly a sandwich from Subway or similar.
One helping! Keep mindful of the amount of fat you are consuming.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Almonds, jerky, snack bars, bananas and grapes.
Kevin’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I currently don’t weight train.
I walk 10,000 steps a day. I like to mountain bike, cross country ski, downhill ski, use the stair stepper and hike.