Height: 5’8″ – 5’11”
Pounds Lost: 80-90
Pounds Gained: None
Work: Full Time Work at Office
The reason for this change was that I had to fit into the groomsmen suit that my brother required for his wedding. My now sister-in-law picked out off the rack from Macy’s. The problem with this is that it did not come in my size. So I gave myself 5 weeks (the wedding was in 6) to loose the 4 inches I needed off my gut in order to fit into the vest and pants. I figured worse case I would get the outfit tailored if I didn’t make my goal.
I totally made it!!!
Anyways, here’s how I did it…
Started out doing about 2-3 hours of cardio in the gym 5-6 days a week.
1 hour of recline bike (hills program on machine)
30 mins of treadmill at 3 MPHs
1 hour of elliptical (can’t remember what my pace was, but it was decent and steady)
This changed to me running 3-4 days a week at speeds around 8 min mile for distances of 6-12 miles once I hit about 220lbs.
My eating was simple… Tried to eat 1200-1600 calories a day. (I don’t recommend this, it’s hard and probably unsafe.) Now I don’t really pay attention to the amount of calories I eat. Instead I have learned portion control and WHAT I should be eating.
So, some starting stats. I was 247.5 on August 9, 2012. 1 year later I was 163.4.
Today I try to get out and run about 18-20 miles a week. Sometimes I hit my mark, sometimes I don’t, but I don’t sweat it either way.
Remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and this is a lifestyle change not a diet.