Lost 71 lbs, now what?

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    Jul 21, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    So it has been 8 months, I used to weigh 240 lbs but not weighing at 168. I lost all this weight by doing P90x plus a low carb diet... My weight loss seemed to stop a lot!! I used to lose 1-2 lbs in a week and half but not it has stopped to .1-.5 every week and a half.

    Do I still need to lose more weight? What should I do then if I don't need to lose more weight. I am 5'9.

    Thanks, saw this site on google, so I finally convinced myself to make an account.

    Here are some pics.

    Before:

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    After:

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    Jul 21, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    Buppi saidLost 71 lbs, now what?
    Take sexy pictures.

    <-- lost ~70 lbs
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Enjoy life!
  • BmwKid92

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    Jul 21, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    have the same polo highfive
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jul 21, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    Congratulations.....


    Good for you to lose that much weight.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 21, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    buddy, you are 18 you will continue to lose weight as long as you are active. by the way, great job. keep up the hard work buddy. now you can start putting on muscle if that is what you want. also, why not try playing a sport.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 21, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Congrats! Mazel Tov!
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    Congrats!!!
    So.......??? .What's up with the furniture in the background??icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:36 AM GMT
    Congratulations!

    As mentioned before, take up a sport.

    If you're a member of a gym, look into classes they offer. Spin, Zumba, Body Pump, and HIIT classes are pretty popular, and they're a good way to meet new people interested in fitness. Most communities have running clubs, and other sports oriented groups.

    Adding muscle is a great way to burn more calories, too. Find a good weight training program building to add mass.

    You'll find there are some helpful members here on RJ who have some great advice. Get to know them, check out past fourm posts. I'll bet you'll find a lot if ideas that you'll be able to incorporate into your fitness plan.

    ...and keep up the good work!
  • Jerebear

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    Jul 21, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Congratulations! Be very proud of yourself!

    Whether you still need to lose more weight is totally up to you and what you can live with in terms of diet. How clean you're willing to eat will determine how lean you will be.

    And, as others have said, be active and enjoy life!
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    Jul 21, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    I love the after picture. You look very proud of yourself and you should be! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 21, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    TropicalMark saidEnjoy life!
    Fuck that. Life sucks, whether you're fat or thin or ripped or somewhere in between.

    Losing the weight did nothing but make him healthier and more susceptible to old creepy guys like us hitting on him.
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    Jul 21, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    Thanks for the replies.

    I am trying to get bigger arms for mine are really small, I always seemed to do my bicep curls wrong.. I never feel the burn in my biceps.. My triceps are slowly getting there but my biceps are having a little trouble.

    My lower stomache, where some fat is, it is slowly toning up, I tend to easily put myself in zombie mode when I'm on the treadmill lol. I also mix it up with some plyometerics.

    I have also tended to do more flys for I never did them before, my new goal is to shape up my inner chest to get that nice cut.


    Oh and for the old pervert comment, I am actually dating an older guy much older than me. I find them sexy lol
  • Avataraja

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    Jul 21, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    congrats!
    Id say continue to work out regularly to maintain your current weight and continue to eat healthy.....then, you can start 'toning'! good luck and keep it up! icon_biggrin.gif
  • ASHDOD

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    Jul 21, 2012 10:30 AM GMT
    you are now healthier, more attractive, can find clothes that fit you[without compromizing] what do you want more?
    good work!
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    Jul 21, 2012 10:39 AM GMT
    Buppi saidThanks for the replies.

    I am trying to get bigger arms for mine are really small, I always seemed to do my bicep curls wrong.. I never feel the burn in my biceps.. My triceps are slowly getting there but my biceps are having a little trouble.

    My lower stomache, where some fat is, it is slowly toning up, I tend to easily put myself in zombie mode when I'm on the treadmill lol. I also mix it up with some plyometerics.

    I have also tended to do more flys for I never did them before, my new goal is to shape up my inner chest to get that nice cut.


    Oh and for the old pervert comment, I am actually dating an older guy much older than me. I find them sexy lol


    congrats! :-P

    I would highly recommend getting a personal trainer (minimum a month or so) to help you with form, focus and assist you on some of the challenges you have. You wont regret it. Swimming at your local gym is also fun (though, at mine, its more like a parade than anything else..)

    Like the others said, classes are greaticon_smile.gif

    congrats again icon_smile.gif awsome work
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    Jul 21, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    Congrats! That is an impressive before and after! I think it is up to you if you want to continue to lose to get super ripped but I think you look great just as you are. The important thing is to keep working out. If you are happy with where you are, keep eating clean in general and allow yourself a cheat day or meal every now and then.

    BTW, I'm not a Beach Body coach that tries to push their workout dvds and supplements, but they have a new series of dvds that could help you put on more size on your arms. If you like working out to P90X, this series is similar but it focuses more on putting on muscle mass so you might wanna check it out:

    http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/body-beast-workout.do
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    Jul 21, 2012 12:57 PM GMT
    Congratulations! You've proved that you can do what you want to do! Be proud.
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    Jul 21, 2012 1:34 PM GMT
    That P90X/diet combination is really good isn't it? icon_smile.gif
    I'm a big believer in it. I did it as well. Didn't need to lose a bunch of weight, but I really liked the results after it was all done.
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    oh baby congratulations!!!!!!!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 21, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    Wow! What an incredible accomplishment that took hard work and commitment --- and you did it!! I'm sure besides just feeling better about yourself, you are also much healthier and energetic. Remember the hard work it took to get where you are now, and keep living that healthy lifestyle.
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    Crankyella saidNow what?
    Go to Disney World, of course.


    Best answer! We can put the thread to bed now! Haha.
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Redecorate!
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    Jul 21, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    Congrats. Keep up the progress.
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    Jul 21, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    Congrats dude! That is so awesome! Keep at it and you will get there man.