Weight Loss Story: Man Loses 290 Pounds

I like inspirational stories about people who have experienced success in there efforts to lose weight and get in shape. Reading about someone else’s success is a great way to motivate yourself to take the steps necessary to burn your stomach fat and get some six pack abs. I found just such a story the other day and I thought it was worth sharing.

If you want to read the original story, you can find it at GoUpstate.com.

The story is about a man named Doug May who weighed just under 500 pounds when he decided to make the life changes necessary to lose his excess fat and get into better shape. Like so many others, he tried for years to lose weight by following various diets but found that he was not able to stick to any of them. This is a cycle that keeps so many people from ever losing their excess fat and getting the body that they want and deserve.

So what finally changed things for Doug? He had an experience that made him realize that enough was enough and it was time to make some life changes. He took his kids to the county fair and had to pay some teenagers to ride with his kids in the bumper cars because he was too big to ride with them.

Some times it takes something that drastic to give us the motivation that we need. If you are someone who needs or wants to lose weight, hopefully this story will help motivate you and you wont need something extreme in your own life to get you moving in the right direction.

So, now that you know how Doug found his motivation, you are probably wondering what diet and exercise program he followed to lose 290 pounds. Well, he didn’t following any of the popular fad diets or any specific workout program. All he did was start walking in his neighborhood in the mornings and evenings and started cooking for himself at home instead of eating out all the time. He started small and progressed over time as his body was able to handle more and more. That’s it. No magic diet pills or fancy exercise equipment. He did it just by being motivated, consistent and sticking to the basics of weight loss: a sound diet and regular exercise.

I realize that everyone is different and what worked for Doug may not be what works for you. For example, when you weight 500 pounds, a little bit of walking can go a long way. On the other hand, if you only have 20 pounds of fat to lose, it is probably going to take a little more than a stroll around the block to get the job done. What I hope you will get out of this story is that success is possible for anyone. The steps you take will be determined by your particular body and circumstances, but the most important ingredient will by self motivation and determination to stick with a plan.

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about making some changes in your life. If you have the motivation and the determination to meet your goals, but you just don’t know how to get started, take a look at my product reviews and pick the program that is best suited to your goals and circumstances.

If you need some extra advice or motivation, leave a comment or send me an email. I wish you luck in your weight loss goals and success in the new year.


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