Question for All of You Former Fatties

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    Jun 28, 2007 9:24 PM GMT
    How long after beginning a weight/fat loss regimen did you actually start to feel it?
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    Jun 28, 2007 9:59 PM GMT
    Honestly, when I dropped the 50, it took roughly six weeks for me to notice differences, but it took me awhile after I reached my goal to actually "feel" thin. How about you? How's it going? How much are you trying to lose? I wish you all the best, I think it's great that you're taking your health in hand!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jun 28, 2007 10:00 PM GMT
    Man, it's been over a decade when I started, but I remember about a few weeks into it, I had a spring in my step and climbing 8 flights of stairs was a breeze! I loved that feeling, so I kept at it. I didn't EVER want to lose that.
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    Jun 28, 2007 10:04 PM GMT
    I started dieting and working out shortly after Xmas. By mid Feb. I was wearing some of my smaller sized clothes, from 36 to 34 pants. By March I was wearing mostly mediums and some 32 pants. It was a slow process though, about a pound a week. Some weeks I thought my scale would never move, but it eventually did. I still want to get rid of an inch or so of fat around the middle, but that is taking longer.
    Good luck!
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    Jun 28, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    You mean in term of feeling healthy or feeling confident. Since I start loosing weight some 7 month ago and loosing around 60 lb, so much wonderful thing happen to me. In term of health, I am more energetic. I can jog longer, I snore less and my blood presure have become normal . I guess I start feeling this thing after dropping some 10 lb.

    However , as confident level is concern it take longer. I have this mental attitude that I am a fat and unattractive person, no guy looking at me (except for cubby chaser). Only after my physical changes becoming more noticeable and more people complimented me, that I become more confident. Nowaday, I am very much concern about my image, buying new cloth and shall I said doing my best to look sexy. O yes, one big plus....the guys ..they start noticing me now.
  • nrwillia

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    Jun 28, 2007 11:35 PM GMT
    I haven't noticed much change, I know I'm carrying more weight though. So, I'm trying to get my resistance training down to compensate for not actually having the weight in the head.
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    Jun 29, 2007 12:29 AM GMT
    I noticed within the first 6 weeks. I dropped 50 lbs, and it takes forever, too. Don't expect too much too quickly. And make sure you get on a good diet and exercise plan! Don't just make it up!
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    Jun 29, 2007 12:54 AM GMT
    I've lost about 20 lbs, and it feels totally different. I've moved from 3XL to 2XL, which means I can now shop at Old Navy. The wierdest thing is that I crave vegetables--honestly, if I don't have something green cooked in olive oil and spices, I go nuts!
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    Jun 29, 2007 1:28 AM GMT
    My weight loss was only 30 pounds, but I felt the change as soon as I changed my diet because cutting out my excessive carb intake immediately put an end to the huge hypoglycemic blood sugar swings. Almost overnight I went from being constantly lethargic and often needing to sleep after lunch to having more energy than I knew what to do with.
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    Jun 29, 2007 3:46 AM GMT
    At my heaviest point, I was close to 270, and I realized it was a problem when I was sweating eating a piece of cheesecake. In about 15 months, I dropped down to 160, so I lost a whole person. I think it was in that first month that I began to feel better. It wasn't until I was able to wear smaller sized clothes that it really sunk in.

    Even now, having put on some weight while getting bigger, there are those moments that just make me elated. I usually wear 34 inch pants, and in a means to motivate myself, I bought some 32 inch shorts. Just to see how close I currently was to wearing them, I tried them on, and they fit! I was shouting for a minute, "Yeah!! 32, bitches!!"
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    Jun 29, 2007 6:49 PM GMT
    It wasn't an overnight thing for me, but the immediate difference I observed was my energy levels (which seemed to go up). Fast-forward a few years since I got serious about being fit & healthy and it's great being able to jog, run, or walk long distances without feeling like I'm about to die. LOL! But best of all (and most superficial)...

    Best of all was getting those 36/38/40s out again and trying them on, then finding them to look terrible on me. I can wear a Speedo confidently, which is the first time in my life that that's been true. Oh, and (I don't know if it has anything to do with the weight-loss) sex improved tenfold for me.

    Just keep at it and don't expect to drop it all overnight...after all, you didn't gain it all in one night! :P
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    Jul 03, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    ive lost over a hundrend and ten pounds and it took me a while to see it, somes days i still dont see it. but dont focus on your image of yourself focus on your progress and your health. but if you realy need to see it bodywise then take a picture of yourself once every other week and compare them, the proof will be right there in front of you
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    Jul 03, 2007 3:03 PM GMT
    requiem, I'm amazed by your transformation. On your profile, I have to really look hard to see that the guy with the pudgy face is the same guy with the slender body.
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    Jul 03, 2007 3:50 PM GMT
    Hello,

    I think I know a thing or two about what its like being fat AND gay... and it's not fabulous.

    I think the biggest I've been in my life was 300 lbs in highschool. Over the course of about ten years, I was "Manorexic" and "Boy-lemic", and shed about half my weight in less than a year. Then I ballooned back up to 200 pounds after 18 months.

    After joining Bally's, I got fit again at 21 and those three years were D'BOMB!! At 180 lbs, I was Super Sexy! Then it went away, but I kept my muscle tone.

    I gained more weight, then I got fat again. My weight was a give'n'take between 230-245 lbs, never going below 200 again.

    One day, when I was fumbling through old family photos, I noticed that my parents were very thin and fit in their younger years. Then it struck me: I was gentically gifted!! But why was I fat? Then BOOM! I realized that everyday junkfood were counterproductive to my well-being. So, with my newfound motivation, I started to regain control of my potential and ditched the bad stuff.

    I also discovered these WONDERFUL new supps from this underground website. I regained energy and I recntly lost 35 pounds of pure fat. I run everyday and I eat better. I'm pushing 30 in a few years, and I want my 20's to have something good to show for. This new lifestyle is permanent, I'm never going back - I can't go back, it's too toxic.

    Also, I am seeking a LTR, so I gotta get on the ball before it's too late...I'm not getting any younger. As in the words of Jenny B. from Ace Of Base, "I need a man!"

    If you wanna see my BEFORE and DURING pictures, let me know...BUT BE WARNED, it's not pretty. Thank GOD I don't look like him anymore.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 03, 2007 4:24 PM GMT
    I`d say I noticed adifference in about six,eight weeks when I wasn`t gasping for breath on my easy-beginner runs after twenty minutes.I also noticed my thirty eight inch trousers getting rather loose and baggy!I`ve dropped from a fourty to a thirty four inch waist in eleven months.To me ,fitness showed itself in better sleeping,more even nights,not five hours one week and fouteen the next;now it`s all about nine hours.People have commented/complimented me on getting so slim(which is very gratifying),but I don`t quite see it(to me I`ll always be a big,strapping guy!)When I started running,a three mile run nearly finished me.Now,I run four miles and it feels like I`ve just begun!I usually end doing eleven,twelve miles in eighty minutes or so.Overall,I`ve lost about fourteen pounds and I`m down to my ideal weight.I`ve discovered a talent in distance running I didn`t think I had,achieved more than I thought I could.That`s fitness!!
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    Jul 07, 2007 1:06 AM GMT
    When I cut out carbonated drinks, bread and lessened the amount of meat I was eating-The weight loss and energy boost was evident in the 2nd-3rd week. I was also sleeping better and alot of the various aches in my body were gone and never returned
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    Jul 15, 2007 6:57 PM GMT
    my dieting was the crash ones.

    i always eat veggies in every meal and always forget to eat meat. Another downside is that i kept on eating a lot of rice and no exercise...

    but i cut down my intake of rice like 1 and a half a day and still with the veggies only and no meat.

    then tried eating 4 burger buns (and i mean no burger pattie) and lot of water a day.

    I actually felt thinner in just 2 weeks and shocked me that i lost 7 lbs. it continued until i lost almost 30 pounds in just 2 months.
    talk bout crash dieting.

    i then started to eat meat after being thin coz i knew this was unsafe.
    in addition, because i love walking, my stamina increased and more energy.


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    Jul 21, 2007 1:08 PM GMT
    I've lost close to 180 lbs after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Was 320 and went down to 139 at one point obviously too thin, but since I am back at my weight of 148 lbs and have been able to keep the weight off for almost 3 years.
  • Alan95823

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    Oct 06, 2007 9:42 PM GMT
    Heck, I'm on my 3rd week and feeling/seeing it already. Granted, the 5 lbs I'm down is probably just water, and the inches are just from firming things up, but the difference is already visible. But I've still got a loooong way to go before I'll be posting body shots anywhere.