After triple bypass surgery, James was under doctors' orders to lose weight. He says, "CK gave me the tools that I needed to stick to the instructions that the doctors gave."
Before: 350 lbs After: 288 lbs
What are your weight-control goals?
My goal is to get my weight to a healthy and maintainable level.
What is your motivation for losing weight?
I had a triple bypass in April. My doctor said I was lucky because I had no heart damage. I have been overweight all my life and have a high-stress job. Those things usually end badly for people like me. I got a second chance. I intend to make the most of this gift.
What is your weight-loss method?
I had to do a complete overhaul of my diet. I work for a fast-food chain and had to stop eating at my restaurants. I had to start cooking and stop eating out. I had to read labels and pay attention to what they said. I had to cut down on portions and remove unhealthy items from my house. I had to exercise.
What obstacles have you encountered while losing weight?
I work in the restaurant industry. It is like being a brewmaster and an alcoholic. I also eat when I an stressed and I am stressed all the time. I have more than a few physical limitations, so exercise was a challenge at first. I have overcome most of these obstacles.
What tips do you have for others who are trying to lose weight?
Exercise on a regular basis
Don't get discouraged
How do you feel now that you're achieving success?
I feel great!
How have the products or services offered by CalorieKing assisted you in your weigh-loss journey?
CK gave me the tools that I needed to stick to the instructions that the doctors gave. The Food and Exercise Diary made all the difference to me. The ability to add custom foods and store recipe ingredients in the Diary made logging my food much easier.