Family Status: Single
Hometown: Melrose, Massachusetts
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 45 pounds and 5 inches off my waist!
Starting Weight: 230 pounds
Current Weight: 185 pounds
Sean’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
What made you decide to lose weight?
One day I was laying in bed and had trouble sitting up. I had to roll over to get out of bed and decided right then and there to get to the gym.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My diet. I cut out all junk food, high fat, dairy and stopped eating red meat every day.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Getting started and not knowing where to begin.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I lost the first 35 pounds in 3 months and over the course of the last 9 months, I lost an additional 15 pounds.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Approximately 8-10 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Almost a year now.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m a completely different person. I look different, feel great and have motivation.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com has given me the education to maintain a healthy workout and eating lifestyle without getting burned out or bored with it. The weekly emails were a great motivation. They helped me figure out what to eat, gave me great workout routines and showed me how to exercise properly. The success stories were also a huge motivation in itself.
Sean’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink WATER! Lots of it and refrain from drinking soda, Cut back on alcohol intake and use skim milk with coffee instead of cream.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat 5-6 small meals a day.
Weight loss tip #3:
Allow yourself one day a week to have your favorite food.
Weight loss tip #4:
Increase your protein intake.
Weight loss tip #5:
Eat your green vegetables!
Sean’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
6am: 3 egg whites with spinach. 9am: Bowl of Special K with skim milk.
1pm: Salad with grilled chicken or tuna with balsamic vinaigrette.
7pm: chicken with asparagus, broccoli, spinach. Any green vegetables really.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
11am: apple 3pm: low-fat yogurt 5pm: raw carrots with hummus.
Sean’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Started off with calisthenics. Eventually worked my way to 5 days a week, with more localized muscle strengthening and full body weight lifting.
Did cardio 4-6 times a week. I would switch it up between running and the elliptical for 45 minutes to an hour.