Weight Loss Stories – Michael Potter Lost 145 Pounds

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Name: Michael
Age: 42
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Trucking
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6’2″
Waist: 40″
Starting Weight: 380 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 145 pounds and 16 inches!success-stories-new-layout-michael-p

Michael’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy with my weight in July of 2008.

What made you decide to lose weight?
My wife diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Changing my eating habits and including exercise.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
Changing my mindset to understand that being overweight is a thought process, not a food problem.

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How long did it take you to start to see results?
1 month.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
18 months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I’ve maintained my weight for 2 years. I do it with a sensible diet and exercise.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel much better and have started running marathons!

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very motivational.

Michael’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
michael-p-weight-loss-story-2Weight loss is more about what it is in your mind, than what you put in your mouth.

Weight loss tip #2:
Nothing tastes as good as weight loss feels.

Weight loss tip #3:
Don’t let weight loss define the journey. It is about better health.

Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t eat after 7pm.

Weight loss tip #5:
Eat something light every 3 hours.

Michael’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Oatmeal, small breakfast sandwich (sandwich thins, egg, 2 pieces of fat-free ham, fat-free cheese).

Lunch:
Soup, 1/2 sandwich (sandwich thins, turkey, fresh spinach).

Dinner:
I try to watch the fat, carbohydrates, and salt at dinner.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
16 fat-free animal crackers mixed with nuts, granola, raisins.

Michael’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I workout with weights 2 days per week.

Cardiovascular:
I run about 20 miles per week.

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