When asked how he feels after losing 66lbs, John said, "How do I feel? You gotta be kidding. I feel great."
Before: 255 lbs After: 189 lbs
What were your weight-control goals?
My first goal was just to be less than 200 lbs. Then I decided to make my goal reaching 190. I'm 189 lbs right now so I've hit my goal, although I've revised it again and think that 180lb would be great.
What motivated you to lose weight?
My father died last year and I got to thinking that when he was 45 (the age I was when he died) that he was in better shape than me. He had heart attacks and lived the last 15 years or so taking pills and running back and forth to the doctor. The writing on the wall was clear: I am my father's son.
What was your weight-loss method?
I used the CalorieKing method. 2000 net calories per day and I exercise. A lot. I run almost every day at least 3 miles and I'm an avid road bicyclist.
What were some obstacles you encountered while losing weight?
I didn't really have any issues. I followed the program and the weight came off. I cheated a few times but for the most part my mind was set. I was going to lose weight and get healthy. Period. End of story.
What tips do you have for others who are trying to lose weight?
Yes I have a tip. Follow the program. When you net 2000 calories a day or whatever your set point is ........STOP. That's it. That's all you get. If you want more you have to get up, get out, and SWEAT for it.
How do you feel now that you've lost weight?
How do I feel? You gotta be kidding. I feel great. I'm a 45 year old man who previously (even before I started this program) weighed over 300 lbs once. I have actually caught a woman or two looking at me. That didn't happen when I was 300 lbs. As a married guy it certainly isn't my goal to mess around but who doesn't like a little attention?
How have the products or services offered by CalorieKing assisted you in your weigh-loss journey?
Oh yeah, CalorieKing has helped. It provided me a visual reference any time of the day I needed to look at it to see where I was at. I will confess that it gets a little old writing down every single thing I eat every day but it's really the only way I can control myself. I now have a visual reference that says "STOP". That's what I need, a way to know when enough is enough. It works for me and, as for writing it all down, CalorieKing is probably the easiest of all the ways of doing that. I have tried other software. It works too but I never stuck with it. The forums are great as well. Even though I have achieved my goal weight now, I renewed my CalorieKing membership for another year so I can stay in the forums. Good luck to all.