Family Status: Single
Occupation: School administrator
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Starting Weight: 345 pounds
Current Weight: 240 pounds
Current Waist Size: 38″
David’s Weight Loss Interview!
How much did you lose?
I lost a total of 105 pounds (and counting). My neck went from a size 20 to a 17.5 and my waist went from a size 52 to a size 38. My shirt size went from a 3X-4X to a L/XL.
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I have had weight issues my entire life.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I was tired of being overweight. I also walk a lot for my job and the stress on my back, knees and ankles was an issue.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Eating healthy was the key. My plan was based on the Whole30.com website and the book called “It Starts with Food“.
What was the most challenging thing you had to deal with during your weight loss journey?
The first month of the plan was tough as I was detoxing my body from all of the toxins (sugar, salt, etc).
How long did it take you to start to see results?
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
I started October 1, 2014 and hit 105 pounds lost this month (May 10), so it took me 32 weeks to lose the weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and what are the most important factors for keeping it off?
I am still in the weight loss phase but I do know that keeping it off will be the key.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
How I look, how I feel and my overall confidence.
How has your life changed now that you have lost weight?
I am healthier, have more energy and look better.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
The things that worked for me were setting obtainable goals, working with a coach, weighing in at an outside location, staying mentally strong through the process and celebrating wins.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very motivational.
David’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight Loss Tip #1:
Set obtainable goals.
Weight Loss Tip #2:
Work with a coach and weigh in at an outside location.
Weight Loss Tip #3:
Stay mentally strong and make sure to get through the first month.
Weight Loss Tip #4:
Celebrate your wins (but not with food).
Weight Loss Tip #5:
Find fun things to do for exercise (it should not feel like a chore).
David’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
What do you normally eat for breakfast?
I normally have a mix of organic ground beef or turkey with eggs and organic kale cooked in coconut oil.
What do you normally eat for lunch?
Some type of protein (meat, chicken, fish, turkey), vegetables.
What do you normally eat for dinner?
Protein source (meat, chicken, fish, turkey), vegetables and a small amount of fruit.
What do you normally eat for snacks?
Organic nuts with either no salt or lightly salted with sea salt, small apple with almond butter.
What type of nutritional supplements do you take?
My supplements include a multivitamin, 3/6/9 fish oil, CoQ10, turmeric.
David’s Weight Loss Workouts!
What do you do for weight training?
I have lifted all my life. I played college football so weight training is not unknown to me. I do mostly low weight, high reps targeting various body parts, 3 or 4 times a week.
What do you do for cardio training?
I like doing outside activities which includes biking and doing trail hikes.