Male Before And After Weight Loss: Jerry Loses 120 Pounds And Feels Younger Than Ever
A NEW DAY: I feel like I’m 15 to 20 years younger. I have more energy. I am a happier person. I feel I have a better outlook on life. I think I’m a nicer person because I’m not mad at myself anymore for being so overweight and for having gotten out of control. If I was one of the seven dwarfs, they probably would have put me somewhere around the grumpy category.
THE TURNING POINT: I have two daughters. When the girls were seniors, they have a senior presentation that they go to and that’s a black-tie affair and we all get dressed up. I had to go out and rent a tuxedo. Three and a half years later along comes my younger daughter and I’d had a tuxedo hanging in my closet that was 10, 12 years old. I said, “You know, I’m not going to rent a tuxedo. I’ve got a perfectly good tuxedo hanging in my closet that all I got to do is lose some weight.” It gave me two things. It gave me — I call my tuxedo my motivator. It was an absolute taskmaster. I would try it on twice a week so that I could measure my progress. That was the thing that kind of got me started on more than anything else.
YES, YOU CAN: You have to give up that 11 o’clock hot fudge sundae followed by the peanut butter sandwich before you turn into bed, but you can do it. I actually, from time to time, will go do a little motivational speaking. It’s important to me because it made such a change in my life. I know there are people out there and I know how they feel. I know that a lot of them saying, “I don’t like it. I don’t like being overweight, but I’m too old” or “It requires too much effort” or “Oh, I can’t do it.” I would like others to know it can be done if they just make up your mind. You got to be committed. You got to be focused on doing it. I had a very good team around me and my family, my wife and others, the people that were there to make sure that I did well or my cheerleaders, guys I played golf with say, “We’re pulling for you.”
GETTING MOVING: At first I didn’t have the energy to incorporate any kind of physical training when I first started to lose the weight. After about the first 40 pounds came off, I noticed that I was having a lot more energy. So I said, “Well, I got to do something now because I’ve got all this energy.” So I started walking, and then I started putting some free weights into it. I had a small area at home, a home gym where I had one of those ski machines and ab crunching machines. But now I work out for 40 to 50 minutes every day, and sometimes I’ll take a second walk in the afternoon or evening.
BETTER WITH AGE: My blood pressure was something like 150/110 and so I’d go to the doctor’s office or the little mini clinic at CVS and they take the blood pressure and I can see their eyes getting big like “This guy has got a problem going on.” Now it’s around 115/70 or 80 or something like that.
TOOLS OF MY SUCCESS: Home exercise equipment. A tuxedo that served as motivation. A supportive family.
After about the first 40 pounds came off, I noticed that I was having a lot more energy. Read my weight loss success story and see my before and after weight loss pictures! Build muscle and lose belly fat with healthy male weight loss transformation pics for inspiration. Hundreds of success stories, articles and photos of weight loss diet plans for men, tips for how to lose weight for men.