Phil's Fantastic 4+ Stone Loss!
Phil's Weight Loss Success

A desire to regain the fitness levels Phil had whilst racing cars provided the motivation to lose weight.

Phil's Fantastic 4+ Stone Loss!

Phil, Age 30, Height 5ft 10in
Start Weight 17st 6lbs
Current Weight 13st
Goal Weight 10st 12lbs
Weight Lost 4st 6lbs
Working to Rate of Loss 2lbs per week

How I Gained the Weight!

I used to race cars for a living and when I gave that up, due to lack of funds and advancing years, my fitness regime went out the window.

Whilst racing I was doing gym work (which I hated) and eating a pretty serious amount of food.

"On a reasonably controlled diet, a normal day was about 4,000 calories."

When I gave up full time racing, I stopped the gym work and pretty much carried on eating as normal. The result was predictable...

How being overweight has affected you…

I’m one of those fortunate people where I’m not affected by most other people’s perceptions. However:

  • I began to start seeing myself as appearing less attractive than normal (although how attractive an overweight balding man can be in the first place, I have no idea!)
  • I realised that long walks were becoming harder work (and probably not through advancing age).

I decided I had to do something about it.

Motivation to Lose Weight

Nothing specific beyond a desire to regain the fitness levels I had previously whilst racing cars.

Discovering Weight Loss Resources

Pure chance. A few minutes with Google led me to Weight Loss Resources and the obligatory free trial.

Three days was not quite long enough to really see any difference, but the potential was there.

How Weight Loss Resources Helps

The biggest thing is really the main selling point of the site, and that’s the food diary.

"The ability to record your food and see how that can directly affect your potential weight loss (or gain!) is invaluable."

There’s really no other way I can see that would allow me to have a realistic amount of control over my intake.

The reduction in calories has also, by default, increased the amount of healthy food I’m taking in, with me nearly managing to hit the much vaunted five-a-day!

The Best of Weight Loss Resources

I fundamentally only use the food diary.

Phil's Tips for Losing Weight

  • In a nutshell, believe in the fact that the basic idea of calculating calories and working towards a realistic goal work.
  • Trust in the site, and yourself, and you literally can’t fail!

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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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