Family Status: Married
Occupation: Computer Technician
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 144 pounds and 20 inches!
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 156 pounds
Marshall’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
All my life.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Watching a family member undergo open heart surgery.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Cut out most sugar, refined flours and high fat meats. I stick to whole grains, fruits, veggies and low-fat meats like chicken and turkey. No partially hydrogenated oils.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing my lifestyle from being McDonald’s #1 customer to avoiding going there all together.
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 reached my current weight around April 2008.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I have much more energy. Many of my medical problems are gone or more controlled. I can fit into a roller coaster now 🙂
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading other’s weight loss success stories to help motivate me. Reading how others achieved their success, motivated me to find out how to have success myself!
Marshall’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat smaller portions. Never be stuffed after a meal.
Weight loss tip #2:
Cut out refined flours and sugar.
Weight loss tip #3:
Cut out high fat meat like beef and pork or limit it.
Weight loss tip #4:
Walk 30-60 minutes everyday.
Weight loss tip #5:
Cut out trans fat in your food.
Marshall’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
100% whole grain cereal (2 ounces) with 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened), 1 banana and coffee.
Natural peanut butter (locally hand-made) with no sugar added preserves on 100% whole wheat bread, low-fat cottage cheese cup, and natural apple sauce.
Rotisserie turkey slices (6 oz), steamed fresh broccoli, salad with lettuce, carrots, onions and fat-free Italian dressing.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
100% whole wheat pretzels, pears, whole grain sugar-free cookies, low-fat sugar-free ice cream.
Marshall’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I lug around computers and monitors all day at work so I get most of my weight training from that.
30-60 minutes walking 4.0 mph on the treadmill each day. I also kayak several times each week.