Success Story: Chris
Chris: Calorie Counting success story

Having not dieted before, Chris has found calorie counting quite a revelation and has lost over 2½ stone to reach his goal weight

Success Story: Chris

Chris, Age 31
Start Weight 12st 3lbs
Current Weight 9st 8lbs
Goal Weight 9st 9lbs
Weight Lost 2st 9lb
Working to Rate of Loss 2lbs per week

Dieting History


Have you lost weight before and regained the weight?

No - lost some weight through exercise.

On Being Overweight…

Since losing the weight many people have reacted very positively; most people have noticed the change which does boost your self confidence.

"Losing 4" off my waist and going from large/medium sizes to small sizes has been a breath of fresh air."

I am a keen runner and recently ran a 10k race in 39 minutes 32 seconds - 11 minutes faster than my previous 10k in September.

I can also run after my daughter for longer now (she's 20 months old).

Motivation to Lose Weight

My dad had a heart attack 1½ years ago and I saw a side profile photo of myself at Christmas time. I also am a keen runner and wanted to improve.

Discovering Weight Loss Resources

I discovered WLR when I searched for a calorie counter website on the web. I was just curious on how many calories I was eating/drinking and got a big surprise.

How Weight Loss Resources Helps

Up until I discovered WLR I had no idea how many calories I was consuming/how many calories were in specific food items (especially beer!). 

The main way the site has helped is through counting calories in the food and exercise diary.

"Converting exercise to calories was a great benefit (particularly when I was on 1100 calories a day)."

The Best of Weight Loss Resources

I mainly use the food/exercise diary with the occasional look at the message boards. The online recipes were a great help for inspiration.

Chris's Tips for Losing Weight

The best advice I can give is stick with it, it's hard work but the results are worth the wait.

Beginning to understand how many calories a chunk of cheese or a pint of beer is worth was the biggest help/surprise.

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* Note: The success stories published on Weight Loss Resources are written by WLR members, past and present, telling their own stories in their own words. As you will see if you read more than one or two of them, everyone's story is different and they have reached their success from a variety of starting points and lost weight at varying rates. Individual results may vary.

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