Brian's Weight Loss Journey
Tell Us A Little Bit About Your Weight Struggle
I have always been 'big,' but I felt I finally reached a tipping point and decided to do something about it. My biggest issue was that I would justify eating more because I could "carry it well."
What Was Your Wake-Up Call Or "A-Ha Moment" That Caused You To Really Commit Yourself To Succeeding?
I moved to a new city and my new apartment was on the 3rd floor. The very first time I walked up the stairs I was winded and I realized that I needed to do something about it.
How Have Your Eating Habits Changed Since Beginning Your Journey? What Did You Eat Before And What Are You Eating Now?
I have made the effort not to just eat a bag of chips, or similar, because I was bored or watching a sporting event. My new relationship with food doesn't allow me to have those treats. I started portioning my meals and it allowed me to eat what items I wanted, but no to excess. I have also included more healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
What Is The Difference In Your Fitness Before You Started And Now?
I work out everyday. I walk on a treadmill everyday and mix in weight training 3-4 days a week as well. On the days I don't walk, I feel lethargic the next day.
What Has Been The Biggest Change/Payoff For You So Far?
Just new clothes and not sweating when doing normal everyday tasks. I never hated or was down on myself when I was heavier, so my mental outlook is very similiar.
How Much Weight Have You Lost? How Long Did It Take You To Lose It?
I've lost 133 pounds in a year.
Some Advice and/or Words of Wisdom I'd Like To Share
There are no bad days, just days we can get a little better. Goals are important but they can't define success. No matter what you want to achieve, you need to work at it and not losing a few extra pounds doesn't mean that your 'diet' wasn't successful. No plan works for everyone, customize yours to fit who you are and live your life.
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