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So I've apparently lost more weight than I thought....

So I've apparently lost more weight than I thought....starting in November 2017 me and my sister decided to start at the gym and we went two times a week on average sometimes more, sometimes less. I didn't really notice any improvements till christmas when I realized I was only 350 instead of 365. in January I got a job working the floor at walmart which has a lot of walking around, 

7-10 miles per 8 hours to be exact. when I started I wanted to die and puke even after practicing cardio at the gym, my feet hurt like no damn other. Nothing really interesting in febuary except I weighed myself feb 10th and was 325 so I made decent progress. fast forward to March 2018, I'm on the phone with my mom on my lunch break on my way to burger king, because I always get the 2 for 6 deal with 2 chicken sandwiches, she tells me I need to try a salad just once to see if I like it because it well be way better in the long run than the burger king. My god she was right, I am now addicted to salads and losing weight, I've never been happier in my life, I have so much energy now. keep in mind it's been about 2 months since then and I was 300 on the dot march 17th.

at the end of march I bought a basketball hoop to help lose weight while also having fun. Fast forward to now, I went to work today to give my boss her Bday present on my day off and was wearing normal clothes instead of a heavy hoodie and vest like normal. her reaction when she saw me was "What the fuck is that you josh?" I was flattered and thought she was pulling my leg. she called one of my other bosses to come look at me and they had the exact same reacion. I know the numbers of my weight but haven't really felt the difference if you know what I mean. but oh my god is this addicting, getting in better shape and being looked at by members of the opposite sex is a huge ego boost especially if you're where I was when I started. 

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my routine has been as follows, I wake up at around 11, go to work at 1, usually have a granola bar on my first break. I take lunch between 5-7 and eat a salad for dinner, personally I like the Chefs salad because it's really good and only 450 calories even with the dressing! then when I get home I either eat a small portion of what my sister cooked, if she didn't cook I eat a hot pocket or a few pizza rolls. I also only drink water at work, every now and then I have a diet soda on lunch or Gatorade. so if you ask me who made this all possible it would probably be my mother, she has given me so much support throughout this journey and I'm only just getting started :) I pla on losing a good 60 more, maybe 40 more by the end of the year, I know the haircut and trim definitely helps
So I've apparently lost more weight than I thought....

starting in November 2017 me and my sister decided to start at the gym and we went two times a week on average sometimes more, sometimes less. I didn't really notice any improvements till christmas when I realized I was only 350 instead of 365. in January I got a job working the floor at walmart which has a lot of walking around,

7-10 miles per 8 hours to be exact. when I started I wanted to die and puke even after practicing cardio at the gym, my feet hurt like no damn other. Nothing really interesting in febuary except I weighed myself feb 10th and was 325 so I made decent progress. fast forward to March 2018, I'm on the phone with my mom on my lunch break on my way to burger king, because I always get the 2 for 6 deal with 2 chicken sandwiches, she tells me I need to try a salad just once to see if I like it because it well be way better in the long run than the burger king. My god she was right, I am now addicted to salads and losing weight, I've never been happier in my life, I have so much energy now. keep in mind it's been about 2 months since then and I was 300 on the dot march 17th.

at the end of march I bought a basketball hoop to help lose weight while also having fun. Fast forward to now, I went to work today to give my boss her Bday present on my day off and was wearing normal clothes instead of a heavy hoodie and vest like normal. her reaction when she saw me was "What the fuck is that you josh?" I was flattered and thought she was pulling my leg. she called one of my other bosses to come look at me and they had the exact same reacion. I know the numbers of my weight but haven't really felt the difference if you know what I mean. but oh my god is this addicting, getting in better shape and being looked at by members of the opposite sex is a huge ego boost especially if you're where I was when I started.

https://i.imgur.com/Dcnxez0.png

my routine has been as follows, I wake up at around 11, go to work at 1, usually have a granola bar on my first break. I take lunch between 5-7 and eat a salad for dinner, personally I like the Chefs salad because it's really good and only 450 calories even with the dressing! then when I get home I either eat a small portion of what my sister cooked, if she didn't cook I eat a hot pocket or a few pizza rolls. I also only drink water at work, every now and then I have a diet soda on lunch or Gatorade. so if you ask me who made this all possible it would probably be my mother, she has given me so much support throughout this journey and I'm only just getting started :) I pla on losing a good 60 more, maybe 40 more by the end of the year, I know the haircut and trim definitely helps

Something weird is happening to my legs

Something weird is happening to my legs

I noticed it yesterday in the shower. It was a small... dent I guess is the only way to describe it. I saw it on the outside of my upper right calf. Then I checked the left side and there it was again. I worried for several moments before it finally hit me:

This is what the beginning of muscle definition looks like!

I'm very excited, and even more motivated to keep going at it hard at the gym. Anybody else experience anything similar?

congratulations on your "dents"

Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday

I am 38 today and I just stepped onto the scale and I am at 309 lbs. A couple weeks back I had a big health scare that caused me to change my habits. I am working hard to improve and made a lot of good choices / sacrifices to get to this junction which feels good. Now I just need to see that number go down.

I have more to live for now than I ever did before and I want to be there for the people who care about me.

I am going to come here daily and share what goes good or what goes bad. Whether anyone chooses to follow this journey or not is up to them but I promise I am going to see it through.

Thanks

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So apparently my husband has a new girlfriend.

So apparently my husband has a new girlfriend.

My husband is a member of a club that meets about twice monthly, and has been going to this club for about 6 years. I usually don't go because they're all talking about eye crossingly booring stuff (electronics and stuff), but every once in a while I go if they're doing something halfway interesting, just enough so that I know most of them at least a little bit.

Last week was the monthly breakfast social at a diner that makes amazing breakfast stuff. They hadn't seen me since last summer, and some hadn't seen me since the summer before (when I was about 300lbs). My conversation with several guys I remember was oddly stilted and uncomfortable, and I couldn't figure out why.

Yesterday I found out exactly why. They had another event this weekend, and two of them cornered my husband and wanted to know WTF happened to his wife/marriage, and when did he get a new girlfriend? At first my husband thought they were teasing, then he realized they actually believed the woman with him at the breakfast a week ago was not the same person as his wife. He had to show several of my progress pictures (on his cell phone) to get them to believe it was still me!

When I stopped by to snag my husband back from them, they approached me and apologized. But it was hilarious. It's not the first time someone who hadn't seen me in a while didn't recognize me, but it was the first time it resulted in such a misunderstanding.

I thought this was going a completely different direction!

Congrats! That's so great!

That’s the best kind of compliment, and your husband has great friends! Great job OP! :D

That was a wild ride lol Happy for you OP!

This is a great story! Congratulations!

I maintain a healthy weight by putting my local castle to good use.

I maintain a healthy weight by putting my local castle to good use.

I am somewhat blessed to have been born in a Welsh town with a castle. There are about six towers within the castle walls, and the idea of restricting cardio to my house or the gym is a little boring.

So I decided to pay £6.00 for an annual pass and two or three times a week I go to the castle, climb all the towers, walk all the corridors, paths and steps and consider my cardio done for the day. Takes about an hour to explore the entire place.

So yeah, my castle is my gym!

Here is the castle.

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Everything I Wish I Knew (17F, 5'4", 189lbs > 116lbs, BMI 32.6 > 20.0)

Everything I Wish I Knew (17F, 5'4", 189lbs > 116lbs, BMI 32.6 > 20.0)I’ve done it. Today’s the day. 

100% of my goal reached; a goal I set almost in sarcasm, because the idea that I’d ever be thin was such a far-off concept to me. But I’ve fucking done it.

To be honest, I don’t have a unique story. 

I was a chubby Asian kid, and eventually a chubby teenager. Bad eating habits that went unchecked, which developed into an unhealthy coping mechanism while I battled against stress and depression. Years of yo-yoing weight and fad dieting. Moved away for college at 16, gained the classic freshman fifteen, and more. I ate more and more and more; and gained and gained and gained. 

It all culminated in the day I took responsibility for myself, faced the consequences of my actions, weighed myself and broke down in tears.

My journey wasn’t anything special either. Lots of cardio, CICO, no specific diet plans.

It’s a song we’ve all heard many times before. I’m proud of myself and how far I’ve come. 

But my journey is a generic one.

So, I don’t want to spend this post talking about me; I want to spend it talking to you, saying things I do think are worth saying, and telling you everything I wish someone had told me.

Everything I wish I knew.




You don’t have to be perfect to lose weight. There will be days where you might have a few slices of pizza that puts you over your limit, or ate a little too much more than you were meant to. It’s fine every once in a while, each day is a new day and if you let the guilt go and get right back on track, you will be fine. I am.
I wanted curves, collarbones and thigh gaps, because I associated them with a body worth loving. Some people get them. I never did get them, and that’s okay. Weight loss gave me health, energy and a lighter, thinner body; it wasn’t a waste. It gave me the things I never knew I needed. But it didn’t give me body acceptance. Self-love is a gift I need to give myself. 
Do it for you, you, you. No one else. When my (now-ex) boyfriend cheated on me and told me I didn’t look as good as he’d expected me to after losing weight, the promise that this journey was for myself and no one else kept me going.
Happiness isn’t reserved for a certain weight. You are worthy of self-love, and you deserve to be happy no matter your weight and no matter how far along your journey you are. Love yourself – all versions of yourself; the you that first took on this journey and stayed strong through the hunger and the cravings, the you that’s keeping it going and continuing to stick to it despite plateaus and slip-ups, and the you that will maintain their weight and keep all your efforts worth it.
Don’t put your life on hold. Take a bite of that once-in-a-lifetime cheesecake. Postpone your gym session to make time for those long-lost friends. Go out and meet new people. Weight management may become a part of your life, but don’t let your life revolve around it. Losing weight or not, you are still alive -- your life doesn't pause, and it is a life worth living. Make every damn moment a moment without regrets.
You’re never going back to the way you ate before. For some that might sound daunting; like mourning a part of your life you’ll never get back. I’ve been there. But I also promise that somewhere along the way, you’ll realise that you don’t miss it anymore.
Take some pictures of yourself. Doesn’t matter if you’ve just started and you might be a little afraid. Doesn’t matter if you’re halfway there and you think it’s too late for your first progress picture. Don’t be embarrassed to like I was. Even if it’s difficult to, do it for the future you that would give anything to go back in time and smack you upside the head if you didn’t. I couldn’t see how heavy I was in the mirror then; and I can’t see how thin I am in the mirror now. Seriously, take some damn pictures.
Weight loss will take less and less energy as it goes on. As weight management truly becomes a part of your lifestyle, it fades away into the background; having to weigh and log your food, having to stick to your budget, at times seeing the number on the scale go up – all of it will end up not mattering as much as it used to. The frustration will go. The annoyance will disappear. The disappointment will pass. Hold on to that hope.
Take part in the challenges. Meet people going through the same thing as yourself. You’ll gain friendships that go way, way beyond weight loss. I’ve made so many precious friends that I’ve become genuinely attached to. It’s bittersweet that I’ve reached the end, because it feels like I have to let them go. I can't, though. Sorry guys, you're stuck with me! u/jh_2719, u/Burntorange786, u/Sapphire592, u/glimmerousdream: I love you all, and want to see you guys succeed. I owe you four so much.
Don’t beat yourself up. Weight loss is simple, but it is hard; we all know this. Say a dear friend was going through what you are going through. Would you chastise them for going over their calories today? Would you tell them they were weak for not being able to finish their workout? Would you tell them that they were a failure for not hitting a target or a deadline that they’d set? No? Then don't do it to yourself. Think of all the good, encouraging things you would say to that friend, and tell yourself that instead. Then pick yourself back up and keep on fighting.


I don't know who it is I'm speaking to. But it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you've given in to your cravings before. It doesn't matter if you struggle to catch your breath after a workout. It doesn't matter if you're looking at years of weight loss. It doesn't matter if you've fallen off the wagon. It doesn't matter if you think it's not possible.

It doesn't matter.

ALL of the following apply to you.

You are capable of so much more than you think you are.

Your goals are achievable.

You can do it.

Don’t ever give up.

You will get there.
Everything I Wish I Knew (17F, 5'4", 189lbs > 116lbs, BMI 32.6 > 20.0)

Today’s the day.

100% of my goal reached; a goal I set almost in sarcasm, because the idea that I’d ever be thin was such a far-off concept to me. But I’ve fucking done it.

To be honest, I don’t have a unique story.

I was a chubby Asian kid, and eventually a chubby teenager. Bad eating habits that went unchecked, which developed into an unhealthy coping mechanism while I battled against stress and depression. Years of yo-yoing weight and fad dieting. Moved away for college at 16, gained the classic freshman fifteen, and more. I ate more and more and more; and gained and gained and gained.

It all culminated in the day I took responsibility for myself, faced the consequences of my actions, weighed myself and broke down in tears.

My journey wasn’t anything special either. Lots of cardio, CICO, no specific diet plans.

It’s a song we’ve all heard many times before. I’m proud of myself and how far I’ve come.

But my journey is a generic one.

So, I don’t want to spend this post talking about me; I want to spend it talking to you, saying things I do think are worth saying, and telling you everything I wish someone had told me.

Everything I wish I knew.

You don’t have to be perfect to lose weight. There will be days where you might have a few slices of pizza that puts you over your limit, or ate a little too much more than you were meant to. It’s fine every once in a while, each day is a new day and if you let the guilt go and get right back on track, you will be fine. I am.

I wanted curves, collarbones and thigh gaps, because I associated them with a body worth loving. Some people get them. I never did get them, and that’s okay. Weight loss gave me health, energy and a lighter, thinner body; it wasn’t a waste. It gave me the things I never knew I needed. But it didn’t give me body acceptance. Self-love is a gift I need to give myself.

Do it for you, you, you. No one else. When my (now-ex) boyfriend cheated on me and told me I didn’t look as good as he’d expected me to after losing weight, the promise that this journey was for myself and no one else kept me going.

Happiness isn’t reserved for a certain weight. You are worthy of self-love, and you deserve to be happy no matter your weight and no matter how far along your journey you are. Love yourself – all versions of yourself; the you that first took on this journey and stayed strong through the hunger and the cravings, the you that’s keeping it going and continuing to stick to it despite plateaus and slip-ups, and the you that will maintain their weight and keep all your efforts worth it.

Don’t put your life on hold. Take a bite of that once-in-a-lifetime cheesecake. Postpone your gym session to make time for those long-lost friends. Go out and meet new people. Weight management may become a part of your life, but don’t let your life revolve around it. Losing weight or not, you are still alive -- your life doesn't pause, and it is a life worth living. Make every damn moment a moment without regrets.

You’re never going back to the way you ate before. For some that might sound daunting; like mourning a part of your life you’ll never get back. I’ve been there. But I also promise that somewhere along the way, you’ll realise that you don’t miss it anymore.

Take some pictures of yourself. Doesn’t matter if you’ve just started and you might be a little afraid. Doesn’t matter if you’re halfway there and you think it’s too late for your first progress picture. Don’t be embarrassed to like I was. Even if it’s difficult to, do it for the future you that would give anything to go back in time and smack you upside the head if you didn’t. I couldn’t see how heavy I was in the mirror then; and I can’t see how thin I am in the mirror now. Seriously, take some damn pictures.

Weight loss will take less and less energy as it goes on. As weight management truly becomes a part of your lifestyle, it fades away into the background; having to weigh and log your food, having to stick to your budget, at times seeing the number on the scale go up – all of it will end up not mattering as much as it used to. The frustration will go. The annoyance will disappear. The disappointment will pass. Hold on to that hope.

Take part in the challenges. Meet people going through the same thing as yourself. You’ll gain friendships that go way, way beyond weight loss. I’ve made so many precious friends that I’ve become genuinely attached to. It’s bittersweet that I’ve reached the end, because it feels like I have to let them go. I can't, though. Sorry guys, you're stuck with me! u/jh_2719, u/Burntorange786, u/Sapphire592, u/glimmerousdream: I love you all, and want to see you guys succeed. I owe you four so much.

Don’t beat yourself up. Weight loss is simple, but it is hard; we all know this. Say a dear friend was going through what you are going through. Would you chastise them for going over their calories today? Would you tell them they were weak for not being able to finish their workout? Would you tell them that they were a failure for not hitting a target or a deadline that they’d set? No? Then don't do it to yourself. Think of all the good, encouraging things you would say to that friend, and tell yourself that instead. Then pick yourself back up and keep on fighting.

I don't know who it is I'm speaking to. But it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you've given in to your cravings before. It doesn't matter if you struggle to catch your breath after a workout. It doesn't matter if you're looking at years of weight loss. It doesn't matter if you've fallen off the wagon. It doesn't matter if you think it's not possible.

It doesn't matter.

ALL of the following apply to you.

You are capable of so much more than you think you are. Your goals are achievable. You can do it. Don’t ever give up. You will get there.

I'm no longer obese- now I'm overweight

I'm no longer obese- now I'm overweight

I went on the scales today and being 5"8 at 14 and a half stones prior, today I weighed in at 13:10 and the NHS chart says I'm no longer obese! This is a small victory that I wanted to share as it has been down to me making healthier choices. I realise that I just like the act of eating, and so rather than feast on sweets and other junk food, I will "feast" on vegetables such as carrots or apples or cherry tomatoes where i can consume a lot of them and not be as concerned as to how bad they are for me. Plus I have become addicted to yogurt instead of ice-cream!

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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

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