Losing 110+ Pounds

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    Jul 06, 2010 5:46 PM GMT
    Hey guys.
    I thought it would be appropriate for me to talk about my weight loss here... considering it is the weight loss forum lol

    Since june of '09, I've lost a total of 115 pounds. All of it fat.

    Things to discuss:
    Have you lost weight? How?
    Health risks involved with losing weight fast
    Overcoming thyroid disease
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    Jul 06, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    Congratulations, Tinplz! icon_biggrin.gif

    I've been working on losing weight, too. So far, I'm down 48 pounds since August 09. What motivated me was I ran into an old college buddy, who was buff to begin with, and saw he only got bigger as the years went by. I decided I needed to catch up, and surpass him.

    Basically, I started working out and dieting. I cut out as much junk-food and soda as I could, though I still indulge every now and then.

    The only thing I can think of as a side effect of losing weight too fast is lax skin. That's my biggest concern. (I'm sure there are other things, but I don't know about them at the moment.)

    I don't know anything about thyroid diseases, so I can't comment on that right now. Still, if you're kicking its ass, more power to you!
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    Jul 06, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    CONGRATS, that's actually really impressive icon_wink.gif

    I went from almost 190 to like 150 back when I was 17.
    Did lots of cardio , went a little bit too far when limiting the caloric intake, plus my approach to dieting was far from healthy and that probably took most time to fix... but in the end I lost weight, I was skinny but I didn't like one bit what I saw, I thought I was fat and skinny at the same time, so I've been trying to gain some mass back for the last year lol, the irony...

    I guess the one and only aspect that can/has put my health at risk was not doing proper research...
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    Jul 06, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    that is incredible!! congrats man!!
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    Jul 06, 2010 9:14 PM GMT
    Well done!
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    Jul 06, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    cool, ho0w is the skin?!?!?
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    Jul 07, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    FredSh9483 saidCongratulations, Tinplz! icon_biggrin.gif

    The only thing I can think of as a side effect of losing weight too fast is lax skin. That's my biggest concern. (I'm sure there are other things, but I don't know about them at the moment.)


    Yes, It's the loose skin that has proven to be the most trouble. I made the mistake (Rather, the uneducated and misguided decision) to focus 100% on cardio, and not worry about muscle building at all.

    -I am a fantastic idiot LMAO-
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    Jul 07, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    MixedHead saidCONGRATS, that's actually really impressive icon_wink.gif

    I went from almost 190 to like 150 back when I was 17.
    Did lots of cardio , went a little bit too far when limiting the caloric intake, plus my approach to dieting was far from healthy and that probably took most time to fix... but in the end I lost weight, I was skinny but I didn't like one bit what I saw, I thought I was fat and skinny at the same time, so I've been trying to gain some mass back for the last year lol, the irony...

    I guess the one and only aspect that can/has put my health at risk was not doing proper research...


    I can completely relate. In the middle (over the winter) my perspective was skewed, and I was very unhealthy in my dieting. Even though the Wisconsin Winters make it nearly impossible to go out and run, I lost 60 pounds between november and march. That's not healthy at all.

    But, now that I cut my hair (Oh, By the way, everyone. Up until The end of April, I had very long hair [down to my rear] which made it inconvenient to bathe daily, so exercising daily wasn't an option) I'm able to get out every day and get my 3 miles.
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    Jul 07, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    redbull saidthat is incredible!! congrats man!!


    Thank you very much icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 07, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidcool, ho0w is the skin?!?!?


    It's... It's not great, let's put it that way XD

    I'm covered in scars and loose skin, Something I'm not sure I'll be able to fix in a timely manner.
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    Jul 07, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    That is spectacular... what an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations!
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    Jul 07, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    tinplzI'm covered in scars and loose skin, Something I'm not sure I'll be able to fix in a timely manner.


    You might be surprised at how effective strength training can be for that. I haven't done a minute of cardio since I started at the beginning of the year. I lost 80 pounds years ago and looked like a deflated bag. This time (and I'm only at 45 lbs. lost so far) with strength training, I look 100% better. Give it a try for a year or two before considering surgery.
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    Jul 07, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    tinplz said
    FredSh9483 saidCongratulations, Tinplz! icon_biggrin.gif

    The only thing I can think of as a side effect of losing weight too fast is lax skin. That's my biggest concern. (I'm sure there are other things, but I don't know about them at the moment.)


    Yes, It's the loose skin that has proven to be the most trouble. I made the mistake (Rather, the uneducated and misguided decision) to focus 100% on cardio, and not worry about muscle building at all.

    -I am a fantastic idiot LMAO-


    Well, it's not too late for strength-training. I think there are some other threads floating about, too, that focus on lax skin and stretchmarks; they've got some tricks and advice for dealing with them.

    PS: You may be a fantastic idiot, but at least you're cute! icon_wink.gif
  • helios01

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    Jul 08, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    how did you do it? any before and after pics?
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    Jul 31, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    tinplz saidHey guys.
    I thought it would be appropriate for me to talk about my weight loss here... considering it is the weight loss forum lol

    Since june of '09, I've lost a total of 115 pounds. All of it fat.

    Things to discuss:
    Have you lost weight? How?
    Health risks involved with losing weight fast
    Overcoming thyroid disease


    Congrats!

    I can relate to a dramatic weight loss at a young age. In February of 08, at 19, to February of 09 I went from 350 lbs to my sustained current 175lbs. I also focused almost entirely on cardio - I have the scars and excess skin. It can be quite frustrating at times, but I am slowly building more of a routine including strength training along-side my passion of yoga.

    You have quite an accomplishment, I hope you are VERY proud of yourself. Your efforts have created an adorable man, I'm sure you've discovered a tremendous amount about yourself and what you can create.
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    Jul 31, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Wow, congrats!
    I was only 50 pounds overweight, and lost 30. I left the other 20 and started a bodybuilder's training style to build some muscle, then let that extra muscle help burning off the remaining fat as the muscle grows larger and replaces it. That's the only thing that's kept my skin from getting loose. Only drawback is it's a very long process.
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    Jul 31, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    It's good that you've managed a recovery from your prior bad behavior. It's important that you continue making the right choices as you move forward.

    As you adeptly stated, you need resistance training. If you haven't started already, you should soon.

    Resolve to NEVER, EVER, NEVER, let yourself get in such a state again, and to take charge well before you end up in such a spot as you found yourself. As you know, obesity is not something that happens overnight, or even in weeks, but, take months, and years, of bad behavior.

    You should work to tell others about your own bad choices, and hold your resolve to lead moving forward.

    Rather than looking for health effects here from laymen, you should conduct your own research based upon scientific studies. All the statistics are there.

    As I'm sure you're aware, type 2 diabetes is one of just several diseases directly related to obesity that is nearly 100% preventable with proper behavior, not to mention stroke, heart failure, and premature aging.

    You can affirm all that you already surely must know with sound research.

    Spread the word. There's no excuse. Folks needs to take personal responsibility for their personal health through good behavior. You're well positioned to become a leader in that regard.
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    Aug 02, 2010 12:25 PM GMT
    That's great icon_eek.gif

    I am also losing weight now a days.I got some very effective and great Weigh Lose Tips and Exercises.I am following these tips for Eight Lose.
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    Aug 02, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    THAT"S AWESOME icon_biggrin.gif I've lost 160 since 08 so if you ever want to chat let me know icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 02, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    I lost 75 lbs in one summer. And I elected to use a personal trainer for the next 18 months after that.. 3x a week with a trainer to help build the muscle. I was able to get stronger, however the skin would just sag.

    In march of 2009, I decided to see a surgeon and I underwent a belt-line-lipectomy.

    I am amazed to this day of the transformation... Yes it was expensive, however; I'm smiling and that is priceless!

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    Aug 02, 2010 1:25 PM GMT
    I've lost about 125lbs so far since starting spring of 09. I have no sagging skin, as my trainer combined both cardio and resistance training, and I did it slow enough. I have about 20lbs to go to my goal. I was at 325 back then, now am around 200. I did most oft it over a 6 month period with 2 month-long plateaus thrown in for good measure. I had gained all this weight over a period of about 10 years (most of it in the last three) due to depression.

    I did develop a thyroid problem. My doc gave me selenium tablets for that. Other than that, it only improved my health as it should. My picture does me no justice (sitting in a dark shirt in a dark chair... go figure) Got some nice compliments the other day, too. icon_biggrin.gif