Success Story: Mark
|Start Weight||14st 6lbs|
|Weight Lost||3st 6lbs|
|Working to Rate of Loss||2lbs per week|
|Time Taken||12 months in total|
None in the past. Always tried to eat healthier but having no idea what I was really eating, what was good for me etc until joining Weight Loss Resources.
Have you lost weight before and regained the weight?
I lost a lot of weight due to illness but never because of a diet.
I went as low as 9st at one point due to the illness.
Quite incredible to think that this soon shot up to 14st 6lb when I was better again.
How being overweight has affected you…
Losing weight is such a confidence boost.
When I decided to start losing weight with WLR I was at university.
"The feeling of people being shocked when I came back for the Christmas holidays over 2 stone lighter was incredible."
It really is true when people say that the confidence you will gain from losing weight is massive.
At my highest weight I would never have done any exercise and although I still fear gyms I think I could handle going to one now!.
Motivation to Diet
It really is true that you have to want to lose weight for yourself and no one else.
"You need to be motivated and have the willpower in your own head before you will make any positive movement in shifting the weight."
Summer looming was a motivation as no one wants to be covered up in the sun.
Discovering Weight Loss Resources
I found WLR by doing a google search for calorie counters and never looked back.
How Weight Loss Resources Helps
It’s amazing to find out how often you think you are eating healthy when you are not aware of portion sizes.
WLR is great because I can input the exact portion size that I’ve had and know exactly how many calories it contains.
"You would be surprised how many grams of cereal you normally have I bet if you weighed it!"
WLR made my eating more structured, sticking to meals and snacking less.
The support forums are superb too. If I ever had something I was unsure of I knew I would have an answer within the hour (usually within minutes!)
The Tried and Tasted section also helped while working nightshifts and only having access to a microwave. I
t’s surprising how many ready meals that are ‘healthy’ taste of nothing until I read this information.
The Best of Weight Loss Resources
Always use the food diary and daily/weekly reports to make sure I am on track.
I also browse the support forums even when not looking for an answer just to get ideas etc.
Towards the end of my dieting I also discovered the recipe database which gave useful ideas for meals etc.
Mark's Calorie Counting Tips
Make sure that you have a good look at the site to discover all that is has to offer in your free trial.
Although I immediately became a member for a few weeks I just used the food diary not knowing the forums existed etc.
"Also make use of the jotters WLR send and RECORD EVERYTHING no matter how minor you may think it is."
You will soon start to lose track of those little treats you don’t record.
Do you want to include anything else that you feel is relevant and supportive?
Remember that WLR puts your dieting into perspective by setting small achievable targets.
For most people this is a lifestyle change that you need to get used to not just a diet.
"It is a marathon not a sprint so on those weeks where you “simply must” eat and drink aplenty then do."
Just as long as you make up for it the following week etc.
Also make use of changing your weekly rate of loss to accommodate a “heavy calorie” week. Even save up your calories at the start of the weak in anticipation for that take away Friday.
Above all good luck and stay motivated!
You can access the WLR food and exercise calories database free, for 24 hours: keep food and exercise diaries and see how many calories you need, eat and burn each day. Take a free trial.