Family Status: Married
Occupation: Professional Manager
Starting Weight: 265 pounds
Current Weight: 170 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 95 pounds in 4 months with a special workout program.
1. What made you choose to lose weight?
As a result of my excess weight I had problems with my health. These problems and chronic fatigue sharply affected my professional life. Before gaining excess weight, I was a very active person and never knew what being tired meant. Problems with my health mainly consisted of issues with my stomach, gastrointestinal tract, heart, cardiovascular system, pancreas and liver. High blood pressure and high cholesterol were also common problems.
2. What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I knew that the very first thing I needed to do was quit smoking since smoking was negatively affecting my health. Also, physical exercise was impossible if I smoked since I had issues with breathing. I was successful at quitting smoking which helped me tremendously. I also came to understand the truth that nobody but myself can help me. I read a lot of literature about the human body and how different parts of our body operate in order to understand which path to choose. The other very important change that I made was to start keeping track of all my calories in and out.
3. What was most challenging on the subject of losing weight?
The most challenging thing about losing weight and becoming very fit and healthy was changing my self-image from being overweight to being an active person.
4. How long did it take you to begin to see results?
The first month I was able to lose 20 pounds and this inspired me a lot to keep going!
5. How long achieved it take that you can achieve your current weight?
It took me approximately 3-4 months to lose the weight.
6. How long perhaps you have maintained your bodyweight loss and how will you do it?
I have maintained my weight for the last 1 year and the formula I follow is very simple. It consists of proper eating habits, playing sports, leading a physically active lifestyle and positive thinking. I haven’t gained any weight back over the last 1 year!
7. How has your daily life changed given that you’ve lost weight?
My life changed completely! I became much more positive, more active and for the last 2 years I forgot all about the phrase “I am tired”. I have huge amounts of energy, I use my time more effectively and rationally, and my professional and personal life became more colorful. I feel like my 40’s gonna be the best time in my life, because every passing day and every week makes me younger and younger. All of the problems with my health are gone!
8. How did Old School New Body help you reach your weight loss goals?
Old School New Body is truly helpful, the very first piece I learn from old school new body is to just want it. Secondly, you need to get up right now, believe in yourself, believe that you can do it and make the first step! The very first step is the hardest one to take.
Weight loss tip #1
Believe in the results and have a positive way of thinking.
Weight loss tip #2
Cardio training to burn calories.
Weight loss tip #3
Be patient. Making long-term changes in your life takes time so stay focused on your final goals.
Weight loss tip #4
Eat healthy foods, drink lots of water, use olive oil, drink green tea (very useful).
Weight loss tip #5
Use every chance to do physical activities. For example, don’t use the elevator and take the stairs instead.
Cheese, honey, eggs with cheese. 2 days a week I only eat fruit (apples).
Green vegetables, cheese, rice and chicken.
Different types of fresh salads with plenty of olive oil.
I don’t eat snacks.
I just do push-ups and pull-ups. I only do bodyweight training exercises (no weight lifting).
Swimming and running.