Family Status: Married
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Starting Weight: 400+ pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I have lost over 200 pounds!
Richard’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy about 35 years ago.
What made you decide to lose weight?
Losing friends and family made me think about my own health.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Exercising and eating better.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
At first it was just getting motivated to do it every day. But the most challenging now is keeping away from the bad food.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took a couple of weeks to start seeing results.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Two and a half years.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
About two years. I make sure to keep working out and eating right. Even when you overdo it, just get in there and keep working.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
I don’t want to be 400 pounds ever again!
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I generally just feel better, I look better and I can buy clothes anywhere.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Just do it! I put off working out for too long. Negative thinking like “I can never do it”, “why bother”, or “I’m just meant to be big” is BULL! I’m living proof. You are worth it!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I honestly just found ShapeFit.com but I’m going to get my wife going on a workout routine.
Richard’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Don’t set your goals too high.
Weight loss tip #2:
Workout and stay with it.
Weight loss tip #3:
No fast food or sugary drinks.
Weight loss tip #4:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #5:
Richard’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal or whole grain cereal, fresh fruit.
Salad or low-fat lunch meat with whole grain bread, fresh veggies, milk.
Lean meat or fish, brown rice, salad, veggies.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Nuts, yogurt, lettuce and lunch meat rolled up.
Just a vitamin supplement.
Richard’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do alternate workout routines during the week (5 days a week). On one day I will do 11 different exercises, the next day will be the same number of exercises just different muscle groups.
I ride my exercise bike for 50 minutes a day which is just over 15 miles a day.