My weight loss story with pics AWWWW YEAHHHH

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    Apr 17, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    Hi, I originally posted this to help motivate Flamesoul and it received some positive feedback and MuchMoreThanMuscle suggested I should make it a thread.

    I went from this
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    to this
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    (I'm the guy on the far left haha)

    In a little over a year. I was in really bad shape mentally and physically. I actualy fell in love with a girl and I finally decided I had to lose weight. I started walking a lot, around 4 hours a day, everyday, as well as eating around 1000 calories a day. I was relentless with this routine. I kept this up for about 9 months, when I started working out on my friends bowflex, in addition to walking around. This lasted for about a month.

    Eventually my friend stopped being lazy and started going back to the gym and asked me if I wanted to go, and I did. So for the next 3 months I was going to the gym 4-5x a week. I was strictly eating whole grain foods, fruits, veggies, yogurt, lean protein and only drinking water. I was doing full body strength training as well as cardio. I hit two muscle groups a day, except legs had its own day. I did abs and cardio every day I went to the gym. For cardio I ran, used the elliptical and jumped rope, usually just one activity per day.

    At the start of my weight loss I was around 400 pounds. In that fat pic I was probably a little less, I was about a month in to the weight loss. I lost around 200 pounds, I hover around 170 now. I actually went under weight for a little bit.

    If I am capable of accomplishing this, anyone is. I had a really messed up child hood and adolescence, and I still pulled through. Everyone has preventive excuses but the evident truth is, 99 percent of them are useless. you just gotta be relentless and ruthless to achieve what you're after.

    If you are still trying to lose weight, just stay strong and believe in yourself. I highly reccomend delusions of grandeur, they will take your mind off wanting to eat, and hopefully further motivate you. I had no fucking idea things would turn out so well. Just take it one day at a time and remind yourself nothing good in life is easy. Once again I highly reccomend delusions of grandeur hahaha

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    Apr 17, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    Kudos to you, sir! This is great!
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Well done - shows what commitment can achieve! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    Great story! Congrats!
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:49 PM GMT
    You were right that I would be shocked... I doff my cap to you good sir.
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    The ONLY person that needs be impressed is YOU! And I think you are quite impressed with yourself!
    Its the prize baby! Enjoy it! You WORKED for it!icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    A hearty congrats!! Excellent job, I'm sure you have friends and acquaintances that will look to you for inspiration. Keep up the good work... this is only a milestone in your life. Identify and move to the next challenge!

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    Apr 17, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    Exceptional, brother! Inspirational and dedicated work.
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    congratulations!!!!!


    when did you discover you liked guys in this process? That and the weight loss is a lot for year.
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    What an amazing transformation! You should be an inspiration to anyone wanting to reach a goal. Congratulations!
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I think it's great that you've had success, but not everyone has a similar outcome. To say that people just make up excuses is to pretend the struggle many people have is all in their head. Research shows that's not the case.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/tara-parker-pope-fat-trap.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=magazine
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Inspirational...

    Congratulations, another great success story here on RJ. Never too many of these!
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Oh wow!

    Great job man!!
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    Apr 17, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    That's absolutely amazing! Good work!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    eat something!!!
  • Flamesoul

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    Apr 17, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    Awesome! Great job, I hope you're proud!
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    Absolutely inspirational. Commendable discipline and no wonder given the motivation - you switched from being surrounded by gals to guys! Hat's off to ya.
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    Congratulations, jack. Awesome job and great inspiration. So, how long have you kept the weight off? Do you feel it's now a complete lifestyle change?

    And what happened to the girl? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    Awesome accomplishment!

    What happened to the extra skin?
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Great job. You've worked hard and it paid off.

    Now who's the guy in the pink shirt? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    Good job! I've heard that it can be hell to go from one lifestyle to another. Glad you met your goals and overcame your only/biggest obstacle, Your Self! icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    This right here is what inspires me. Thank you for this man. I am currently overwight and just started on dieting and working out (part of the reason I joined the site was for workout, diet tips, and inspiration from men like you.)

    What you did was nothing short of amazing. A true inspiraion if I ever saw one. It gives me hope and a push and drive everyday to do more and that if you can do it then so can I.

    Would love to keep in touch with you to keep me going though RJ as I go though my weight loss battle. It was dudes like you that I wanted to find who know my struggle and could inspire me to do better.

    Keep up the good/hard work man. You inspire more people then you would know. Please keep us updated on your progress. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Thank you for all your support! icon_biggrin.gif Losing the weight changed my life tremendously in a positive aspect. I don't wake up dreading the day, instead I wake ready to face the day. For people struggling with weight, life is too short to live in despair, do it for yourself.


    Dallasfan824 saidcongratulations!!!!!


    when did you discover you liked guys in this process? That and the weight loss is a lot for year.


    I always liked guys and I still like girls. Lately I've been more into guys, but occasionally I'll freak out and tell myself I'm straight and try not to be gay. As for the weight loss AWWW YEAHHHH, best year of my life. I actually miss losing the weight, cause now I'm kinda just maintaining. No one recognizes me if they haven't seen me in awhile.

    EastCoastNAZ saidCongratulations, jack. Awesome job and great inspiration. So, how long have you kept the weight off? Do you feel it's now a complete lifestyle change?

    And what happened to the girl? icon_razz.gif

    I have kept at around 170 for 4 months now, almost 5.
    As for what happened with the girl, I can't really get in to it, it mostly has to do with my older brother. He is addicted to and sells drugs, and I was living with him and my dad while I was losing weight. She was a friend of ours but doesn't want to associate with either of us. I don't want to associate with my brother, not while he is like this.

    Caslon18453 saidAwesome accomplishment!

    What happened to the extra skin?


    I'm thinking about getting the surgery to remove the skin. I have some nice abs I never get to see.
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    Apr 17, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    great work!!! we're definitely proud of ya. i hope you continue to hold your head high for your (ongoing) accomplishment! icon_biggrin.gif

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Apr 17, 2012 10:05 PM GMT
    Well done, Jack! Two thumbs up, sir!