In 2001, I lost more than 45 pounds of body fat and
kept most of it off
As a child, I enjoyed collecting baseball cards and watching
such classic films as Superman and Star Wars. As an adult, I simply collect
memories, watch sunsets, and enjoy virtually all film genres. In fact, my
favorite movie of all time is probably "Terms of Endearment"
Salad can be DELICIOUS! Try it!
I took 7 inches off of my waist in about 6-7
Photo taken in Greece, 1999.
Approx. weight 190. Pants size = 36
Photo take in Bermuda, 2001.
Approx. weight 155. Pants size=31
[Lost a little more fat in the weeks that followed]..
In more recent
years, I've gained nearly 20 pounds of muscle
[and a BIT of the fat back]--- See below:
I wish I had some better "before" and
"after" photos -- but I really don't. This is probably because in
the "before" days -- I usually wore longer sleeves and more layers
[exception above!]...When I
look at pictures from back then, a slight difference can be seen in
the face and upper body...but it's not dramatic. The reality is,
however, that I went from "the 190s" [men's size 36] to "the 140s"
[men's size 29-30] while reducing my body fat from 35%+ to barely
So how did I do it? The "short story" is I went to a Weight Watchers®
meeting, learned their point system--and brought it home with me. By
counting whatever I ate and exercising for one hour each day [mostly
using Tae-Bo videos..and SOME free weights as well], I lost an
average of 2 pounds per week.. reaching plateaus every now and then. I
acquired a real love for good salads without meat and with
vinegar [no oil!] or NO calorie dressings and would eat at least 2
large salads before each meal to curb my subsequent appetite. Fruits
& veggies became my snack of choice and for main dishes, red meat
was almost completely ruled out and fish/poultry became the norm.
For most of us, the bottom line is this: If you burn more calories
than you take in, you will lose weight! Do it safely and with a
E-mail me if you want to swap weight loss stories!
NEW UPDATE! I found some arguably
more telling before/after photos. Click the thumbnails below to