069 – Half Size Me: Weight Loss Success With Rick Who’s Lost 190 Pounds!

069_ImageIn this episode of Half Size Me, Heather interviews Rick, who’s (so far) lost 190 pounds! And he did it by changing his eating habits and challenging himself through exercise.

You’ll definitely want to hear his inspiring story, so please download the episode and tell the community what you think in the comments below!

Rick’s Bio: “I’ve been overweight since I was 8 years old.  At my heaviest, I’d say I was near 450 pounds, but I know for a fact that on February 14, 2012, I was 426 pounds.  That’s the day I woke up with a newfound determination.  The night before, I had a pizza binge after a bad day at work.  It was my normal source of therapy.  But that night, I stayed up, sick with indigestion. It got me thinking just how much of a waste my life was becoming!  I deserved more. I deserved, at least, to make an effort to lose the weight.

Since that time, I’ve slowly built a healthy lifestyle.  One step at a time, I’ve made changes that have created the life I live today.  The first week I walked 15 minutes a day and gave up fast food.  The next week, I added 5 minutes to my walk and gave up soda. I continued that approach and kept building up those steps.

Today, I’ve lost 190 pounds and weigh around 236 pounds.  I’ve run 2 5k’s.  I joined a gym, and I love lifting weights now.  I’m working with an online trainer to take my training to a new level.  I hope that my story can encourage someone who may think, ‘What’s the point?  I’m too heavy to do anything about it.’

To them I would say, forget the big numbers and focus on making each day count.  Take it one step at a time.

You can learn more about Rick on his Facebook page “Constructing a New Rick“!

This week’s quote:

“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”
― Vera Nazarian,

In this episode, you’ll hear Rick share

— how making one small change, each week, that led to big results

— why surrounding himself with “success-minded” people helped him achieve his goals

— why he’s focusing less on the scale, and more on his improving his overall health and fitness

— and much more!

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About Half Size Me

Half Size Me is an hour-long, weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are on your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.