Scott Leopold: Lost 193 Lbs.
Scott Leopold has been attempting to lose weight for years now. He’s a father of two young boys. He tells GET FIERCE Training that he drinks more than he ever used to and always finishes the night off with a handful of chips or an entire pizza. But now that he has lost 100 pounds, he’s feeling happier and healthier, and is ready to celebrate with his family and friends.
“I ate at least eight plates full of fried shrimp, crab legs, and hush puppies,” he says. “It seemed reasonable at the time.”
The 46-year-old says he gradually put the weight back on and reached a weight of over 300 lbs. When he couldn’t catch up with his toddler, he decided to make a lifestyle change, but he always considered diet again. “I tried to run after her but couldn’t get above a moderate walk,” Leopold says. “All I could do was watch her.”
In order to be more active in his children’s lives, Leopold discovered Real Appeal, a digital weight loss program that provides you with coaches, support groups and helps set daily goals for diet and exercise. He was on a strict 800-900 calories diet and went running or walking every day.
Now, at 170 lbs., Leopold is able to run 5Ks with his daughters and go on hikes. “I’m happier, healthier, more energetic and far more active,” he says. “I can keep up with my girls and be there for them in a way I never could before.”