Finally reached a milestone.

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    Jan 24, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    I know that everyone is likely getting tired of hearing about my weight loss journey.

    Today, I finally reached a milestone. I broke the 200 pound mark. - I weighed in today at 200 - (well more like 199).

    That means I've lost 117 pounds in about 9 months.

    As you can tell by my profile pic, I still have a lot of work to do. Now it's mostly going to be about continuing my workouts to get my shape where I want it. - I have a lot of skin that needs to draw up ( I am going to avoid surgery if I can).

    I had my trainer do a body fat percentage calculation yesterday. I am about 14%. I feel very good about that considering where I started and on the scale that is excellent for my age. I know that it can go a bit lower and I will continue working on that.

    I want to thank everyone on here for your motivation and encouragement. - I would like to lose another 10 pounds or so - but as long as I see muscle growth and changes in my body, I am not going to focus on the scales so much. I am also going to make an effort not to harp on this journey. If I forget sometimes, feel free to remind me.

    My profile says I am On a Quest to be a Real Jock. I know I haven't quite made it yet, but someday soon.

    Have a great day!
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    Congratulations! Thats great progress.

    14% bodyfat is lower than the average guy and a great result. I have tested loads of guys' bodyfat and you'd be surprised how many apparantly very lean guys are higher than that.

    However..... it is only one measure and only tells apart of the story. I'm not sure what kind of programme you are currently following, and without meeting you, I can't really recommend an exact course of action but I suspect it might now be beneficial to focus more on resistance and go heavier with the weight to build more muscle and continue to change your body shape.

    This should also give your metabolism a different kind of boost and more muscle is an investment to help burn more fat day-to-day in your everyday activities as well as exercise.

    Good luck buddy. I really admire your determination.
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Yes. That is what I am doing now.

    I am trying to pick my cardio back up a bit because I have gotten a bit lax on it, but my focus is definitely on the weight training at the moment. I am seeing good results working with a trainer now.

    Thanks.
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    It's impressive, congratulation
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    Yes, very very impressive. I don't recollect you talking about this before. I know there was Jerebear doing it..
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    Jan 24, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    Congrats!!!
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Great job with your journey. Remember, this is a lifelong journey so personal lifestyle changes need to be permanent. So, in essence, as much as having a specific target weight goal is great, your true "milestone" should be consistent healthy eating and exercise for the rest of your life!!


    Stories like this will continue to inspire others as well!
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Yes. I just got off the phone with my mother who asked me - how long I was planning on doing this weight training thing. I said that eventually, I may not need a trainer, but I will have to continue weight training forever.

    The good thing about my journey diet-wise this time is that I am not on any kind of diet. I still eat whatever I want, just strategically. I eat clean and healthy about 90% of the time, and once in a while, I allow myself a cheat. Which makes me feel like it's a lifestyle change - more than other times I have done fad diets and lost weight and didn't keep it off.
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:28 PM GMT
    Well done! Keep it up

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    Jan 24, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    What a transformation man. It's amazing.

    I wish you the best.
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    onaquest saidYes. I just got off the phone with my mother who asked me - how long I was planning on doing this weight training thing. I said that eventually, I may not need a trainer, but I will have to continue weight training forever.

    The good thing about my journey diet-wise this time is that I am not on any kind of diet. I still eat whatever I want, just strategically. I eat clean and healthy about 90% of the time, and once in a while, I allow myself a cheat. Which makes me feel like it's a lifestyle change - more than other times I have done fad diets and lost weight and didn't keep it off.


    Awesome, good for you. The right attitude!! You're allowed to cheat, but not often (once a week) and not over the top. Actually, you need to cheat so your body doesn't plateau.
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:41 PM GMT
    Congratulations, Onaquest! That's a big achievement! icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    onaquest saidI know that everyone is likely getting tired of hearing about my weight loss journey.


    Well, they shouldn't be. Stories such as this are part and parcel of what RealJock is (or at least should be) all about.

    Congratulations!!!
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    Congratulations, you've made great progress! Keep up the good work, I'm sure you've inspired many! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    congratulations!!!
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    Fantastic! Keep it up! Its your goal.. enjoy it!
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    You look GREAT, dude! Way to go!
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    Jan 25, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    I commend you on your impressive and inspirational work. Please don't feel like you're tiring us with your updates and check-ins. I'd rather read this 100X over a "guy above you" or dating thread. I have a student who went from about 300 to 140 and I have the utmost respect for him.
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    Jan 25, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    You're an inspiration for every guy who needs to loose as much weight as you have lost. Do you remember how how impossible that felt when you looked in the mirror before? You have a responsibility to those people to keep showing your progress, and that it IS possible.
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    Jan 25, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Congrats man! I know exactly how it feels, I was ecstatic the day my scale read 199.8. I'm dealing with a little bit of the skin issue too, mostly around my waist, but I know it's tightening up over time. I don't think anybody would get tired of hearing about your progress, not when what you did is that fucking awesome. Keep it up.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    Serious Congrats.....
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Congratulations! You're an inspiration and you do good for yourself and others by sharing. Thanks.
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    WOO HOOO!!!!!!
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    Jan 25, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Congratulations! That is awesome. Don't give up on yourself ; ) EVER =)
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    Jan 25, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    Congratulations!