What really motivated you to gain control of your weight this time?
My wife being pregnant with our second child. I wanted to get healthy so
I would be around to see my kids grow up.
Was your ultimate goal to lose the pounds or to be able to do something
that your weight prevented?
I just needed to lose the weight. I wanted more energy to be a better
father to my sons.
How have you tried to lose weight in the past?
Yes, some here and here, but really lacked the long-term willpower to
make a huge dent.
Why did you choose CalorieKing this time?
I wanted to be able to track my food intake and my progress, and wanted
to keep an online journal until it became second nature.
What were some of the obstacles that got in the way while losing weight?
And how did CalorieKing help you overcome them?
The obstacles were my own mind and lack of willpower. There was nothing
to blame but myself.
What in the CalorieKing program did you find most useful on your journey
to weight control?
The CK Diary which allowed me to plug in my meals and plan out my daily
What tips would you give others who are trying to manage their weight?
Plan out a goal and realize it won't happen overnight, but you can
still do it. Eat plenty of salads, but still enjoy the foods you love in
moderation. I still eat pizza once a week to keep my sanity.
Reflecting on your motivation to gain control over your weight, how is
the CalorieKing program helping you now?
I still use CK for Weigh-Ins and checking nutrition for foods but I
honestly am not using it that much anymore, because I do not need to.
However, I attribute me not needing CK to CK itself. CK taught me how to
get healthy, and now that is my lifestyle, I know what I can and cannot
do to succeed long-term.
Why are you willing to allow CalorieKing to share your story with
Because I would like them to know that it can be done, just look at me.
I am now running 5k's for charity once a month, something I could never
have done without my weight loss. I am very proud of what I have done and
am determined to keep it off.