Family Status: Married
Occupation: Computer Technician
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 144 pounds and 20 inches!
Starting Weight: 300 pounds
Current Weight: 156 pounds
1. What made you choose to lose weight?
Watching a family member undergo open heart surgery.
2. What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Cut out most sugar, refined flours and high fat meats. I stick to whole grains, fruits, veggies and low-fat meats like chicken and turkey. No partially hydrogenated oils.
3. What was most challenging on the subject of losing weight?
Changing my lifestyle from being McDonald’s No.1 customer to avoiding going there all together.
4. How long did it take you to begin to see results?
5. How long achieved it take that you can achieve your current weight?
6. How long perhaps you have maintained your bodyweight loss and how will you do it?
I reached my current weight around April 2015.
7. How has your daily life changed given that you’ve lost weight?
I have much more energy. Many of my medical problems are gone or more controlled. I can fit into a roller coaster now
8. How did Old School New Body help you reach your weight loss goals?
The book inspired me. Learning how to use the most efficient method for Mid-Aged people like me to achieve the success of weight loss, motivated me to find out how to have success myself!
Weight loss tip #1
Eat smaller portions. Never be stuffed after a meal.
Weight loss tip #2
Cut out refined flours and sugar.
Weight loss tip #3
Cut out high fat meat like beef and pork or limit it.
Weight loss tip #4
Walk 30-60 minutes everyday.
Weight loss tip #5
Cut out trans fat in your food.
100% whole grain cereal (2 ounces) with 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened), 1 banana and coffee.
Natural peanut butter (locally hand-made) with no sugar added preserves on 100% whole wheat bread, low-fat cottage cheese cup, and natural apple sauce.
Rotisserie turkey slices (6 oz), steamed fresh broccoli, salad with lettuce, carrots, onions and fat-free Italian dressing.
100% whole wheat pretzels, pears, whole grain sugar-free cookies, low-fat sugar-free ice cream.
I lug around computers and monitors all day at work so I get most of my weight training from that.
30-60 minutes walking 3-5 mph on the treadmill each day. I also kayak several times each week.