Family Status: Married
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
Starting Weight: 525 pounds
Current Weight: 215 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 310 pounds and 20 inches around my waist!
Michael Shilkus’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I couldn’t buy clothes in town anymore and had to go out of town to buy them.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Got tired of being fat.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Less food intake, eating more often and cutting out fried foods. Exercise, exercise, and exercise.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I lost everything in 18 months and started seeing results in a month. I lost 60 pounds in the first month.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
My lowest weight was 193 pounds. I was told by a doctor that I looked gaunt so I decided to start lifting weights and gained a good 20 or more pounds of muscle.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
5 years. I keep track of my calories everyday and I exercise every day.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
More confidence, more out going and just a better lifestyle all together.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspiring.
Michael Shilkus’s Weight Loss Tips!
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Eat more often.
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Michael Shilkus’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg white omelet and toast.
8 ounces of chicken breast, brown rice, broccoli.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Michael Shilkus’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Hour and a half of lifting heavy weights.
I like to run about a mile a day and I run at a slow pace. I want to enjoy it so I don’t get to a point where I don’t want to do it.