Family Status: Single
Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
Starting Weight: 450 pounds
Current Weight: 222 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 228 pounds and 21 inches (from 60 to a 39 waist size)!Michael’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
Since I was 14 years old.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I turned 21 and decided to turn my life around and I wanted to be attractive to women.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My diet and activity level.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
I was addicted to food and the first month it felt like I was going through withdrawal symptoms.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
1 year and 24 days.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’m still losing weight. I’ve been at 222 pounds for 2 days now.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
People don’t stare at me anymore and I can fit in seats and desks now. I talk to a lot more women now and I can buy clothes at department stores.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I just joined ShapeFit.com and the weight loss stories are really inspirational.
Michael’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat ground turkey instead of beef.
Weight loss tip #2:
Drink diet Sunkist. It’s the best diet soda available.
Weight loss tip #3:
Use the elliptical machine because it burns calories like crazy.
Weight loss tip #4:
Bench press twice a week.
Weight loss tip #5:
Play sports. They are fun and burn calories like crazy.
Michael’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Bowl of corn flakes with no sugar.
Turkey sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce,tomato and mustard (no mayonnaise). I also have an orange.
Turkey burger on wheat bread and some corn.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Fruit like grapes, apples or oranges.
Michael’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Bench press and all the machines at my gym.
Elliptical machine, stepper or treadmill for an hour. I also play full court basketball and 9 on 9 football on the weekends.