Robert Lost 48 Pounds by Counting Calories
This is part of my continuing series sharing readers’ weight loss success stories. Do you have a weight loss success story? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been following your blog since January 2012.
My story is very similar to yours, had never been thin, had been on 23 different diet plans in my life and of course put the weight back on and more.
In January 2012 we went to Disney World for a two-week vacation. We were getting ready to come back on the plane and I realized I didn’t have anything comfortable to wear in the uncomfortable plane seats, and had to buy new clothes to fly home – 3XL. On the plane ride home I had a long chat with myself about my weight. I was determined that no matter how long it took I was going to count calories, eat less and get my ass off the couch.
We got back home and I joined Weight Watchers; after 8 weeks I realized I didn’t need to sit around and talk about the food I was or wasn’t eating I could do this without paying someone. My plan was first to get my eating under control and then join a gym. I started eating less on February 8, 2012 and joined my first gym class May 1, 2012. I started my journey at 310 pounds. I am now 262 pounds. So far I have lost inches, gained muscle and have lost a total of 48 pounds.
Of course, I’m far from my goal. I’m going to keep going.
The great thing is that this is now turning into a lifestyle because it has slowly been integrated into my life. Sure I’m not a Saint by any means, I still have days where I eat a 200 gram bag of wine gums, but for the most part I keep on track. I would like to reach 200 pounds (I think that is realistic).
I want to thank you for helping me. Sometimes when I would feel like I couldn’t do it I would visit your blog and just pick random posts and start reading to become motivated again. Now I’m so motivated I’m thinking of becoming a fitness trainer myself. At our local gym we have a class called “The Biggest Winner” (play on the Biggest Loser), and I want to teach that class because I want other overweight people to know that if I can do it they can do it. I want to be part of their journey.
Thank you so much for showing the world that there is no magic pill or potion and that weight loss takes time (1 – 2 years) and that it’s a lot of hard work. In fact, you never stop and it takes work to maintain the weight loss you’ve already achieved.
I recently purchased your book and I’m excited to keep this with me as I continue my weight loss journey.