Your fiancé has been there for you through THICC and thin.
Great but you really pulled off 170 well, too.
You look AMAZING!
Can you tell me a bit more about your diet and exercise routine? I got down to 129 from 187 but am no where as toned as you are. Did you lift a lot?
Also did the last 10 lbs change your body dramatically?
the last 10lbs definitely made me appear much more toned! i went on a 1400 cal diet between november & may. over the summer i have transitioned to a life away from calorie counting & heavy dieting... but keeping a mental estimate of my intake instead!
i used to go to the gym frequently but if i'm being honest i've been slacking since i reached my goal a little. (& work has been crazy!)
Goals! You look great.
I'm very impressed with your abs at 168. You have a lot of muscle, clearly. I'm 5'10", 154 so this gives me a basis for what I could look like if I did a recomp and stayed roughly the same weight. (I'm skinny fat right now) Thanks for posting.
Anyway, well done.
You did that! You motivated me and my sister more than you will ever know :) you look sooo awesome
I like that you replied to the haiku bot
Oh wow.... cosmopolitan called they want their model back!!! Killing it. Amazing progress.
Wow. Incredible transformation! You look stellar! Great job girl :)
College is going to be so awesome for you! Have fun and congrats!!
Great job. Remember the new freshman fifteen is a negative fifteen.
Maybe not the normal kind of post here, but I'm really happy for you, and you look very happy yourself in the second pic.
thank you! I am 100x happier than i was
You look fantastic and your hair is amazing.
As a woman who loves respectable and responsible men, you became super hot
Also great haircut.
Great work! You look so much healthier now! Look at your change in posture, and you seem more confident too.
I normally don't comment on posts in this subreddit, but your change has been phenomenal.
Thank you! Honestly, I haven't followed a specific diet, it's just been calories in-calories out. I've tracked daily in MyFitnessPal for the last 446 days. It keeps me honest and allows me to indulge when I just need a cookie. :)
Wow! What a difference. Your eyesight even got better!
Proof that dadbod is not an inevitability.
Thank you!! I don't think anyone's ever said that to me.
I started by following a fairly strict ketogenic diet the first 90 days and lost 25 pounds. Now, I mainly track my protein and calories and eat at about a 10% deficit. Once I get to around 12% body fat, I’ll start a slow bulk.
In those first 90 days, completed C25K; realized I still don’t like running even after reading “Born to Run”.
Returned to the gym January of this year from a five year hiatus and just fucked around for that month. Ran PPL from the /sub/fitness wiki 6 days a week from February through April and then switched to /sub/nsuns five day program, which I’m currently running.
Cardio consists of walking the dog and weekend hikes.
Also, really helped inspire me to push forward.
You are the closest thing I've seen on here to my situation. You inspire me more than all the amazing pictures of other people because I relate to you more. Thank you.
Beyond quitting drinking what else did you do? Those are some serious abs and pecs you must have been lifting. Right?
Also love the new hair and beard. You went from a kind of standard dad look to pretty badass looking !
What pact with the devil did you have to sign to get such amazingly elastic skin?
Hey thanks for the compliments. I initially lost most of the weight by doing split routine and cardio 4 to 5 times a week.
I liked back and traps, shoulders and triceps, chest and biceps and legs.
Cardio started with just walking and then built up intensity by 10% every week until I was sprinting up 12 flights of stairs and Hiit training.
Now I don't do weights.
I work out on a Swiss all and try and do handstands and body weight fitness and my own little circuits.
Diet: I'm on 2000 calories a day and eat lot of steak, tuna, fish, and salad and veg. I don't eat carbs such as pasta etc; just have good fats.
Skin: I do have some stretch marks on my back , small one on belly, and top of legs but I realise how lucky I am in that respect.
Genetics: I think I'm quite lucky here too; but I did train all the time until I was 30 so despite decade getting fat, had muscle underneath that was a good foundation.
Losing the weight was the hardest thing I've ever done!
Well except splitting up with BPD ex recently; but that's another post 😂
Probably not a lot of unprotected sun exposure and won the genetics lottery.
That is awesome. You're a champion.
What did you do too achieve that?
You look amazing but WOW YOUR HAIR 😍!
Thanks! I'm coming to terms the natural texture of my hair, but it's been an uphill battle
No way, different = good. Really suits the shape of your face and your jawline.
As far as diet goes, tracking was obviously important. I also cut out everything with flour and substituted my favorite snacks for low calorie alternatives: eg Arizona Green Tea instead of soda, lettuce wraps instead of sandwiches, cranberries w/kale instead of candy, ice pops instead of ice cream. I started drinking black coffee and tea, which was also helpful. At the hardest points I'd drink soup broth and eat lots of canned tuna with dijon mustard out of the can. I also liked to make lettuce wraps with bacon. You just have to find the low cal foods you like.
Outside of that, I biked and walked everywhere out of necessity. I went off antidepressants and started taking medication for narcolepsy, which made everything easier. I also got out of an abusive relationship that prevented me from losing weight and going outside, and cut out some toxic relationships with family members. The reduction in stress made maintaining weight loss almost effortless.
Wait, you have arms?
I feel like you probably hate them because everyone hates their stretch marks but I really like the pattern they make on your back.
GJ on your progress you look amazing!
thank you so much! im having surgery on my arms, stomach and thighs so i'm excited :)
I was looking at those pictures and thinking that the marks look like a sunrise. They're great.
I'm happy when I see other 5'7 women. I think what matters the most is how happy we are. Every lady I've seen 200+ lbs I can't understand how they even have that much weight on them it's proportioned really well. You still looked good at 213. I know when I was 213 I was not happy with my weight but I looked great. But I could figure out how to be happy at that weight. I just wanted better. You being at 151 must make you incredibly happy. You must be feeling really proud and this is certainly encouraging to other women!! Way to go!!!
Incredible! You look great, I find this very inspirational :) Well done you! x
Pic 2 looks like the daughter of the lady in pic 1
Simply amazeballs. Smirk gains ftw 👌🏻