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      05-09-2014 03:23 AM #1
      Hello all. Long time lurker in this section and hoping to share my story with you all.

      This thread will hopefully serve as some inspiration to someone who needs to make a healthy change to benefit their health.

      On June 10th 2008 I was 20 years old, 5' 9" tall and weighed in at 363lbs with a 50+ bmi. Completely miserable, socially introverted and invisible to the opposite sex. It was this date I discovered the following video from a local 1/4mile track event:
      http://s11.photobucket.com/user/WayS...Horse.flv.html

      It was a real eye opener for me and it was exactly the motivation I needed to make a change. I took some pictures of myself so I could look back and say "holy ****.. I really did it!"
      363lbs. 56" waist. 4 or 5xl shirts.





      My diet was as bad as you can imagine. $10+ McDonalds visits for a single sitting. Zero activity and almost all drinks were soda.

      I started walking my neighborhood 10-15 minutes per night. I cleaned up my diet and dropped soda cold turkey. I believe I lost 30lbs within a month. Month two I had lost a total of 54lbs so far.
      309lbs


      284lbs


      250lbs (co-worker trying out my old 56" pants!)


      195lbs.


      171lbs.. current.


      Currently into running. I've done several official timed 5k's. Just recently dipped into the 25:xx range. Also a 54:xx 10k. Trying to focus more on weight training now as well since I am dealing with quite a bit of loose excess sagging skin.

      The current total is 192lbs lost since I've started. I feel amazing and have a completely different life than when I started. No surgery, no drugs involved at any point. Simple diet, multivitamins and whey protein blends. I have not seen a doctor or had any medical supervision throughout this entire duration either. If anyone has any questions or input please ask away. Thanks for reading.
      Last edited by rwp; 05-09-2014 at 06:12 AM.

    2. 05-09-2014 08:18 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by rwp View Post
      The current total is 192lbs lost since I've started. I feel amazing and have a completely different life than when I started. No surgery, no drugs involved at any point. Simple diet, multivitamins and whey protein blends. I have not seen a doctor or had any medical supervision throughout this entire duration either. If anyone has any questions or input please ask away. Thanks for reading.
      that's how it should be done. good job

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      05-09-2014 08:31 AM #3
      Congratulations.

      It is nice to see you took responsibility and worked for your goal instead of making excuses and looking for a surgery shortcut.


      Head over to the forums at www.JohnStoneFitness.com and post up your results. There are several people over there that have transformed themselves and you will find a lot of support and knowledge to help build up now.
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      05-09-2014 09:22 AM #4
      Damn, absolutely marvelous.

      Well done.

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      05-09-2014 09:24 AM #5
      amazing!!! very happy for you

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      05-09-2014 10:26 AM #6
      I expected soo much less.

      That's incredible. You've lost a person.

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      05-09-2014 11:47 AM #7
      Amazing work!
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      05-09-2014 01:18 PM #8
      That's awesome, man. Good work

      I was never that heavy, but after working out daily and being 5'11" and ~175 in my first year of college, I had balooned up to 230 after being out of school for 6 years. At the beginning of this year, my wife and I finally said enough is enough, and got back into our old workout habits and eating better. I'm now back down to the low 190s after 3 1/2 months of work, and my wife is back to her college weight (although she didn't gain nearly as much as I did).

      We're now running organized 5ks regularly (like you, i'm in the 25 min range), she's running a women's half marathon in september, and we're going to do a half marathon relay in october. It's nice to feel like this for the first time in over 10 years.

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      05-09-2014 01:53 PM #9


      As was said, this is the right way to do it. Is your excess skin improving with the weight training, or do you think you'll eventually consider surgery for it?
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      05-09-2014 03:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Congratulations.

      It is nice to see you took responsibility and worked for your goal instead of making excuses and looking for a surgery shortcut.


      Head over to the forums at www.JohnStoneFitness.com and post up your results. There are several people over there that have transformed themselves and you will find a lot of support and knowledge to help build up now.
      Thank you! I had forgotten about John Stone. I was a member and lurked years ago.



      Quote Originally Posted by ab8349 View Post


      As was said, this is the right way to do it. Is your excess skin improving with the weight training, or do you think you'll eventually consider surgery for it?
      It is improving little by little. My arms and legs/calves have tightened up quite a bit and I actually have visual vascularity in these areas.




      As you can see by my before no shirt picture my chest was huge and that is where I am experiencing the most difficulty. I would consider surgery in the future.

      Thank you everyone for the kind words.
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      05-09-2014 04:46 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      That's awesome, man. Good work
      This about sums it up! Great job.
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    12. 05-10-2014 12:06 AM #12
      Holy SH*T. AWESOME work!

    13. 05-10-2014 11:07 AM #13
      what was your diet when you were loosing weight? what do you eat now? what do you put in your whey shakes?

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      05-10-2014 12:50 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by robhurlburt View Post
      what was your diet when you were loosing weight? what do you eat now? what do you put in your whey shakes?
      When I started losing I tried to stay within 1800 calories or less per day. Grilled meat and poultry, greens, fruit, nuts etc.

      Now I eat a lot of the same. Salad, fish, chicken, ground turkey, veggies, eggs.

      My whey shake that I use as a meal replacement:
      1 1/4 scoop of whey
      8-10 oz skim milk
      1 tbsp natural peanut butter
      1/2 large banana
      ice/blend

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      05-10-2014 06:44 PM #15
      Strong work. Awesome stuff.

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      05-10-2014 08:25 PM #16
      And you get to keep your fat man calves!

      <------jelly

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      05-10-2014 08:54 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by pops View Post
      And you get to keep your fat man calves!

      <------jelly
      I immediately thought, "you know how many guys would kill to get those calves" One benefit of carrying around all that weight.

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      05-10-2014 09:19 PM #18
      Another example of how hard work always pays off. The resilience of the human body never ceases to amaze me. Having never had an issue with weight, I cannot fully appreciate your progress, but am amazed and applaud your journey just the same. I hope you are an inspiration to all those around you. Good job, man!

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      05-11-2014 12:35 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by pops View Post
      And you get to keep your fat man calves!

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      My thought exactly, but I didn't want to be the first one to say it.

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      05-13-2014 02:31 PM #20
      Very impressive, man

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      05-13-2014 06:50 PM #21
      Way to go! That is a very impressive accomplishment. With those five or six years of hard work and sweat, you have probably added 20 years to your life expectancy. You also saved yourself thousands of dollars in future healthcare costs.

      Great work, and very inspirational!


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      05-13-2014 08:37 PM #22
      Wow that is absolutely amazing. As pointed out above, your biggest benefit is your long term health and drastically lowering your chances of developing stuff like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, all of which were a near certainty with your previous weight. The f'ed up part is, the diabetes etc wouldldn't have been a burden until they started chopping toes/limbs, or you had your first big heart attack or stroke. Totally in awe...great work! Your future self owes you.

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      05-13-2014 08:53 PM #23
      Yup.. not only are you physically smaller, but you are stronger both muscularly and cardiovascularly.

      Unlike people that just get half their stomach cut out of the system.
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      05-13-2014 09:34 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GASMAN664 View Post
      Wow that is absolutely amazing. As pointed out above, your biggest benefit is your calves.
      Yes?

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      05-13-2014 09:45 PM #25
      Hat off.

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      05-16-2014 11:30 PM #26
      Great job!!, I myself am down 85lbs since Jan. 2nd of this year. Started @ 286 and currently at 201.

      it really is a big change in everything!
      keep up the great work!!
      I really miss the junk food but it has been worth it.

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      05-17-2014 04:36 AM #27
      Great work dude, keep up the motivation and you will be fine.


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      05-19-2014 11:11 AM #28
      Very impressive, Congratulations!

      I'm glad to see that you did this the right way: proper diet and exercise.

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      05-20-2014 11:58 AM #29
      Congratulations! Amazing!



      Anyone see you before you lost the weight and then after, but not while losing weight. Any stories?

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      05-20-2014 08:52 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by XiaoNio View Post
      Yes?
      I see what you did there..

      OP that is an amazing transformation!

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      05-21-2014 06:45 AM #31
      Wow!
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      05-21-2014 08:06 AM #32
      Very impressive OP. Very.

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      05-22-2014 11:05 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Cooper View Post
      Congratulations! Amazing!



      Anyone see you before you lost the weight and then after, but not while losing weight. Any stories?
      Yes, due to a divorce early on I was very distant from my father and his side of the family. When my grandmother passed away my cousins came and tracked me down at my work to notify me. I had not seen them in 3-4 years+. I was still 220-230 at the time, but obviously down a great deal of weight. When I walked out to greet them they were blown away and the look on their faces was genuine shock. My father flew in later that evening and I met with him for the first time in 5 years or so.. he was very surprised as well.

    34. 05-23-2014 02:49 PM #34
      Dude, awesome work. That truly is incredible. You should be very proud.

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      06-07-2014 01:03 AM #35
      Congratulations. As an MD I cannot emphasize enough how much you helped yourself by this tranformation

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