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Wanted macdonalds.

Wanted macdonalds.

Hi everyone.

I just wanted to share my dinner today. I know that sounds weird.

I really wanted macdonalds but I didn’t want to go crazy. If you are in Australia they have a ordering app. The reason this is good is because it shows available customisations. Specifically the gourmet options can be lettuce wrapped instead of on that massive buttered roll.

So I order the chicken burger removing the bun and subbing lettuce wrap. Removed the cheese and aioli leaving the chilli tomato jam for flavour. It was really good, did confuse the staff but they did it perfectly.

I did have fries as a small and ate half getting rid of the rest before I started.

So I just wanted to say that it’s ok to eat. We need to eat but we can make better choices and every little step is something.

Major Milestone I showed myself I can maintain it

Major Milestone I showed myself I can maintain it

About a month ago, after 14 months of dieting, and a 95 lb weight loss, decided to try going maintance for a little bit. Give myself a little break before ultimate goal. Proud to say I was able to do maintance for a month with out gaining weight. In matter fact still lost a couple! I also have my first personal training session Monday to start learning heavy lifting. On wards to the next part of my transformation!

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One year ago today I went to the doctor for the flu and it changed my life. Now I am down 200lbs

One year ago today I went to the doctor for the flu and it changed my life. Now I am down 200lbs

Hey everyone, today marked the one year I went to the doctor for the flu and he wanted to run blood work for me and found out how seriously sick I was. I was battling depression and I weighed 440 lbs. The blood work my doctor ran showed my thyroid was messed, up my liver was fatty, I had diabetes, and my only remaining kidney was trying very hard to survive. I used to be a very fit person so this was the wake up call I needed along with working with a psychiatrist to get over some of the issues I had mentally. My doctor and nutritionist helped me get the dietary and supplemental help I needed as well. 200 lbs is a ton to lose in a year but I was working with my doctors on a weekly basis to make sure my nutrition and numbers stayed acceptable. I was on a 1500 calorie a day diet but all my food was super clean and almost always approved by my nutritionists. I used to take pictures of all my food to send to her, which kept me very honest. My workouts started out small, only 25 minutes a day, with steady cardio and weight with me gradually increasing my activity each month. Well all that work paid off as I got my latest blood work back I weight 240 and I have done a total reversal of just about everything. I no longer have diabetes, fatty liver, and my thyroid is doing great, along with my kidney. My cholesterol is still a tad high but has dropped considerably since a year ago. I no longer take a ton of drugs and my depression is no longer controlling my life. The doctors and I have upped my calories and I probably will start gaining a few lbs back as I start adjusting to better caloric intake while I start to do more serious weight training. I still want to lose more weight but I am giong to do it at a much slower pace, while still working with my doctors.

A couple of key points from this past year of work I put in.

Do not be afraid to see a psychiatrist or someone to talk to. This was a huge help for me and more people should seek the help they need.

Ask questions to your medical professionals it helps out with confusion and they should be more than glad to answer them.

Don't be afraid of bad days. I've had them but I didn't let it control me.

If you have a bad day don't beat yourself over it, refocus yourself and tackle the next day.

Don't be afraid to start small when trying a new workout or even a diet.

Before and after https://imgur.com/a/x889s https://imgur.com/a/EiBM1 https://imgur.com/a/LrcSl

F/22/5'9: 220+Ibs to 160.1 Ibs and 20Ibs to go. I will be 140Ibs and be happy.

F/22/5'9: 220+Ibs to 160.1 Ibs and 20Ibs to go. I will be 140Ibs and be happy.

Hi my name is Princess (actually it translates to Princess). I have been on this for over 5 years and I am now approaching my goal. I am now going to try to include exercise, exercise was never my thing.

I need to have fun as I exercise, I need to work on my core and arms.

I have tried many things over the years and never focused on only one. I was severely overweight from high school, I had high blood pressure and I kept having chest pains. However finally I am approaching my goal and I feel amazing. I never knew this day would come.

To weigh 140Ibs at 23 will be one of the most amazing things I can accomplish. Also this year I found someone I really care for and I am overjoyed. I have never been so happy.

https://imgur.com/gallery/9OTzx

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Down 130lbs, no longer obese. Face gains inside!

Down 130lbs, no longer obese. Face gains inside!

Through lots of fad diets and having babies, I gained and lost an enormous amount of weight over the last 8 years, sometimes as much as losing and gaining 100lbs in the span of a couple years. I got to my lowest adult weight in June 2016, only to get pregnant in July. The scale crept back up after having my baby in April 2017 and I was stuck around 220lbs for months. I finally started taking calorie counting seriously and got a scale to weigh my food, and that has been the only thing that’s worked and shown consistent results.

SW:330 CW:200 GW:165 5’10” 33F

Face Gains

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A big and tall place didn’t have a size small enough. A silly reason to celebrate, but I feel proud

A big and tall place didn’t have a size small enough. A silly reason to celebrate, but I feel proud

I have spent most of my life overweight and struggling with my relationship with food. About 4 years ago, I ended an awful relationship and used the process to get myself in the best shape I had ever been in. I lost over 60 pounds and needed a whole new wardrobe.

Sadly, I fell back into that same relationship and the unhealthy choices started coming back. Over time, I slowly gained the weight back. I have been hovering heavier than I wanted for a long time, even after ending that relationship for good. None of my “healthy clothes” fit, and once I got into a new, healthy relationship, we both got super comfortable and both gained weight. I found myself at the same size as when I started this journey the first time.

Now, with our wedding 9 months away, my fiancée and I are working to feel and look better for our big day. I’ve already lost over 14 pounds this time around and feel better about being back in a healthier lifestyle. My bigger clothes fit me better than they have for a while or are too loose, and some “healthier” clothes are closer to fitting then they have in years.

I went to try on some suits at a Big and Tall store yesterday and the smallest size in the store was getting too big for me. I didn’t expect to feel anything from hearing that, but I’ve become so used to feeling like crap when a regular store doesn’t have a thing that fits me. It felt good to have a pleasant fitting room experience for once, and it just kicked my ass even more into gear.

Thanks for the inspiration to get my life back on track. I’m hoping I can make you all proud!

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Day 1? Starting your weight loss journey on Thursday, 01 February 2018? Start here!

Day 1? Starting your weight loss journey on Thursday, 01 February 2018? Start here!
Day 1? Starting your weight loss journey on Thursday, 01 February 2018? Start here!

Today is your Day 1?

Welcome to /sub/loseit!

So you aren’t sure of how to start? Don’t worry! “How do I get started?” is our most asked question. /sub/loseit has helped our users lose over 1,000,000 recorded pounds and these are the steps that we’ve found most useful for getting started.

Why you’re overweight

Our bodies are amazing (yes, yours too!). In order to survive before supermarkets, we had to be able to store energy to get us through lean times, we store this energy as adipose fat tissue. If you put more energy into your body than it needs, it stores it, for (potential) later use. When you put in less than it needs, it uses the stored energy. The more energy you have stored, the more overweight you are. The trick is to get your body to use the stored energy, which can only be done if you give it less energy than it needs, consistently.

Before You Start

The very first step is calculating your calorie needs. You can do that HERE. This will give you an approximation of your calorie needs for the day. The next step is to figure how quickly you want to lose the fat. One pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of fat per week you will need to consume 500 calories less than your TDEE (daily calorie needs from the link above). 750 calories less will result in 1.5 pounds and 1000 calories is an aggressive 2 pounds per week.

Tracking

Here is where it begins to resemble work. The most efficient way to lose the weight you desire is to track your calorie intake. This has gotten much simpler over the years and today it can be done right from your smartphone or computer. /sub/loseit recommends an app like MyFitnessPal, Loseit! (unaffiliated), or Cronometer. Create an account and be honest with it about your current stats, activities, and goals. This is your tracker and no one else needs to see it so don’t cheat the numbers. You’ll find large user created databases that make logging and tracking your food and drinks easy with just the tap of the screen or the push of a button. We also highly recommend the use of a digital kitchen scale for accuracy. Knowing how much of what you're eating is more important than what you're eating. Why?

Creating Your Deficit

How do you create a deficit? This is up to you. /sub/loseit has a few recommendations but ultimately that decision is yours. There is no perfect diet for everyone. There is a perfect diet for you and you can create it. You can eat less of exactly what you eat now. If you like pizza you can have pizza. Have 2 slices instead of 4. You can try lower calorie replacements for calorie dense foods. Some of the communities favorites are cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash in place of their more calorie rich cousins. If it appeals to you an entire dietary change like Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian.

The most important thing to remember is that this selection of foods works for you. Sustainability is the key to long term weight management success. If you hate what you’re eating you won’t stick to it.

Exercise

Is NOT mandatory. You can lose fat and create a deficit through diet alone. There is no requirement of exercise to lose weight.

It has it’s own benefits though. You will burn extra calories. Exercise is shown to be beneficial to mental health and creates an endorphin rush as well. It makes people feel awesome and has been linked to higher rates of long term success when physical activity is included in lifestyle changes.

Crawl, Walk, Run

It can seem like one needs to make a 180 degree course correction to find success. That isn’t necessarily true. Many of our users find that creating small initial changes that build a foundation allows them to progress forward in even, sustained, increments.

Acceptance

You will struggle. We have all struggled. This is natural. There is no tip or trick to get through this though. We encourage you to recognize why you are struggling and forgive yourself for whatever reason that may be. If you overindulged at your last meal that is ok. You can resolve to make the next meal better.

Do not let the pursuit of perfect get in the way of progress. We don’t need perfect. We just want better.

Additional resources

Now you’re ready to do this. Here are more details, that may help you refine your plan.

Quick Start Guide - Build your foundation! Loseit Compendium - Frame it out! FAQ - Answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions!

Six months of progress taking a photo of myself on the 1st of each month.

Six months of progress taking a photo of myself on the 1st of each month.It has been a satisfying six months, I have progressed pretty consistently and have now reached my goal weight.

I decided at the start of this process to take a picture of myself every month to document my progress.

Well, here it is:

Left

Right

Front

Here is my weight loss graph

Now to start the tricky process of maintaining, I'm still going to count my maintenance calories and weigh myself daily. I don't want to backslide back to that first picture.
Six months of progress taking a photo of myself on the 1st of each month.

It has been a satisfying six months, I have progressed pretty consistently and have now reached my goal weight.

I decided at the start of this process to take a picture of myself every month to document my progress.

Well, here it is:

Right

Front

Here is my weight loss graph

Now to start the tricky process of maintaining, I'm still going to count my maintenance calories and weigh myself daily. I don't want to backslide back to that first picture.

Dude! That's awesome! You look a lot happier!

NSVish - pANTS! im wearing real pants. with buttons and zippers and stuff. like FREQUENTLY.

NSVish - pANTS! im wearing real pants. with buttons and zippers and stuff. like FREQUENTLY.not like i was banned from wearing pants but i defaulted to the ol yoga stretchy stretchy pants for so. long. i never thought i'd put my ass in jeans again! sz 14 jeans not where i want to be at all but, starting to feel like i might have a body again... argh. sad day when you're proud of yourself for wearing pants? idk. anyway, needed to think positive bc i've been very down lately. trying to keep up the effort and ignore the scale a little, since it is not moving as quick as i need (want) it to and it is really getting me down. I know i am about 220 tho, about 5'4. started at 257 a while back.... slow progress, i know it is better that way but and maybe i am spending TOO much time lurking here & at progress pics, great inspiration but seeing so many people do it so quickly is really making me want instant resultssss! 

but hey, i am wearing pants!!!
pantsssssssss pic
NSVish - pANTS! im wearing real pants. with buttons and zippers and stuff. like FREQUENTLY.

not like i was banned from wearing pants but i defaulted to the ol yoga stretchy stretchy pants for so. long. i never thought i'd put my ass in jeans again! sz 14 jeans not where i want to be at all but, starting to feel like i might have a body again... argh. sad day when you're proud of yourself for wearing pants? idk. anyway, needed to think positive bc i've been very down lately. trying to keep up the effort and ignore the scale a little, since it is not moving as quick as i need (want) it to and it is really getting me down. I know i am about 220 tho, about 5'4. started at 257 a while back.... slow progress, i know it is better that way but and maybe i am spending TOO much time lurking here & at progress pics, great inspiration but seeing so many people do it so quickly is really making me want instant resultssss!

but hey, i am wearing pants!!!

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Take pictures, especially if you are a mom/dad

Take pictures, especially if you are a mom/dad

And I don't mean progress pics. I mean all pics, no matter how much you hate them.

I posted some flashback pics recently, and one of them had a pic of a friend's mom in the background. my friend asked me to look for more pics of her mom. This lady was a very sweet and loving person. She was always extremely overweight, and like most of us here, hated having pictures of herself taken. And now her daughter, just a few months after her death, is asking me to look for pictures because she hardly has any.

I went through every photo I had, looking for her, expecting to only find a few with her in the background here and there. I came up with a total of 4 pics, including the original. In two of them, she is in the background, and likely unaware that she is in the photo. In one, she knew the photo was being taken and was purposefully hiding a bit from the camera. In one photo though, I hit the jackpot.

In this photo, she is holding two kittens that she adopted from us. She is looking at the camera, with the biggest grin, and is radiating her happiness. This photo is what reminded me of her. I didn't look at it and see her fat, I looked at it and saw this kind and generous woman.

I wanted to post this after the bridesmaids dress thread, where I posted about being larger than my bridesmaids. Right after these photos were taken, I hated them and felt bad about myself. 5 years later, I am thrilled to see the happiness in my face, to see myself with my skinny friends all looking deliriously happy. I am overwhelmed seeing photos with my dad, him looking so happy, before we knew he had cancer and passed away.

Please let people take occasional photos of you, especially when you are really truly happy. Let loose of the unhappiness with your body, don't let it ruin your moments. Your kids want to see these photos, you may want to someday too.

My wedding photos with my mom do not bring this feeling as the fat photos of me and my husband, friends, and dad. She looks so obviously uncomfortable. The rest of the day she was so happy and truly smiling, and I have some candids, but the posed professional photos don't show the same happiness and love. Let loose, forget about the body. The people who really care and love you don't care what you look like, they care about who you are and the love you give.

Try one of these subthreads