70 lbs. down. Progress report

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    Aug 20, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    As some of you know, I have been trying for the past year and a half to lose weight and gain muscle. I posted here when I hit the 50lb mark and just recently hit the 70lb one. My weight loss has significantly slowed as I have switched heavily to muscle development.
    I thanked you at 50 and am thanking you again at 70. I poured over the suggestions here and even got the confidence to press on from time to time. I appreciate you guys.
    A year and a half ago I was at around 300lbs. I was tired, stressed, and was going against my typical gregarious nature.Now I have lost more weight than those people on the diet pill commercials. The hardest pill to swallow, for myself and others, is that diet and exercise are what is needed to lose weight. Not only do I have more energy and self confidence now, but I also found the self esteem to start coming out to people. I owe my success, at least in part, to you. Again, thank you. icon_smile.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/ad209c4e3ca3c42c3f35a5c28d8bca46?preview=1
    Around when I started. Christmas of 2009

    http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/d8d3de7602344a125afc51af59cc1efa?preview=1
    50lbs down I bought myself an English shooting jacket. (Don't judge me! haha)

    http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/8f1e0042055cf6c1b2eda9e1a0bc1655?preview=1
    Most recent picture taken yesterday.




  • Timbales

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    Aug 21, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    excellent work! good for you
  • UnluckyTitan

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    Aug 21, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    Wow, looking good! Not to mention you've dropped about 10 years off your face.
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Holy shit, man! Excellent progress! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 21, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    WHOA! Job well done! Such a motivating story.
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    Aug 21, 2011 9:34 AM GMT
    Great job, love hearing about others weight issues and loss. Keeps me motivated on my own.
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    Aug 21, 2011 9:52 AM GMT
    CONGRATS MAN!!!! YOU LOOK GREAT!!!! Keep it up! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    Wow! Congrats!
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    Aug 21, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    Extraordinary work, guy. More power to you.
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    Aug 21, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    fantastic ! *bows*
    hope you're as impressed as we are
    there's a hot prince waiting at the end of the road. ;)
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    Aug 21, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    wow great progress!! congrats! keep us posted icon_cool.gificon_cool.gif
  • tdot46

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    Aug 21, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    congrats!

    your heart thanks you icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    The congratulatory remarks are very humbling. You guys are great. Still a long way to go, but on the way.

    I finally have overcome my fear of small children throwing feed pellets in the water if I go to the pool. Hence, I have started to learn to swim. Something I always wanted to do, but wouldn't being as fat as I was.

    When I started this I had several motivating factors: 1) I had just started law school and hoped to be a lawyer. No one wants an obese lawyer sweating and spilling out of a suit. 2) I really wanted to try to get a boyfriend and knew I needed to drop a lot of weight. Although I have yet to find someone, I have lost the need for someone else to validate me. (cheesy I know) I share this mainly with the people who are debating or starting a big weight loss plan. At the beginning, I thought the benefits would be superficial or simply for sexual attraction. I am glad to say the benefits were much more than that and well worth the time and energy.


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    Aug 23, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    maluminse saidThe congratulatory remarks are very humbling. You guys are great. Still a long way to go, but on the way.

    I finally have overcome my fear of small children throwing feed pellets in the water if I go to the pool. Hence, I have started to learn to swim. Something I always wanted to do, but wouldn't being as fat as I was.

    When I started this I had several motivating factors: 1) I had just started law school and hoped to be a lawyer. No one wants an obese lawyer sweating and spilling out of a suit. 2) I really wanted to try to get a boyfriend and knew I needed to drop a lot of weight. Although I have yet to find someone, I have lost the need for someone else to validate me. (cheesy I know) I share this mainly with the people who are debating or starting a big weight loss plan. At the beginning, I thought the benefits would be superficial or simply for sexual attraction. I am glad to say the benefits were much more than that and well worth the time and energy.




    Congrats on your accomplishments.
    I've been on a similar road (just had surgery to remove some of the excess skin), and I can agree with your points above: validation from others can form a big part of this. One of the risks I faced, as I hit larger and larger amounts of weight lost, was making sure that I didn't allow myself to become a compliment junkie; living for - hell, needing - the "OMG you lost so much weight" comments from people. It is an what ongoing battle (for me, at least) to focus on doing what I've always wanted to do (learn to swim for me, too, btw) and not worry only about what other people think.