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David McKibbin
Successful Loser

David McKibbin

Mitchell, Neb.

Pounds Lost


Time to Do It:

About a year


Former history professor, now renovating a former nursing home; member, National Weight Control Registry


59 years old; married, five children, five grandchildren

Maintained Weight:

Since 2004

Size Change:

38- to 30-inch waist

Healthy Habits Added:

Biking; walking half hour daily with his beagle; learning about nutrition; drinking almond milk, eating five to six small meals daily

Trigger Food:


Secret Weapon:

Fitday.com, uses it to analyze and track daily nutrients and calories

What He Can't Live Without:

Up to 10 servings daily of fruit and vegetables, especially apples, blueberries, tomatoes, squash and broccoli from his garden.

Favorite Snacks:

Homemade applesauce, frozen yogurt, dark chocolate

Biggest Struggle:

To stop eating before feeling too full.

Previous Attempts at Weight Loss:

Never really tried to lose weight before, still doesn't "diet."

What Motivated Him to Succeed This Time:

Stepped on scale to find he weighed 212 pounds--too much for his 5-foot, 9-inch frame

Rewards Along the "Weigh":

Dropping a pant sizes; finding clothes that fit

Benefits of Weight Loss:

Improved blood pressure and blood fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides; better resting heart rate; more energy; increased flexibility; no more acid reflux.

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