Weight Loss success stories....

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    Jul 16, 2015 12:01 AM GMT
    I really like what she had to say and I find her story inspirational for anyone. Have one to share? Something good that can benefit members of the RJ community??

    The Exact Steps I Took to Lose 40 Pounds in 4 Months


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/the-exact-steps-i-took-to-lose-40-pounds-in-4-months/ar-AAcOPz8
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    Jul 16, 2015 12:20 AM GMT
    <-- Lost 70 lbs in 1.5 years (2009-2011).

    Why so long? I wanted it to be sustainable so I took tiny steps, changing one meal item at a time, till I finally ended up with a group of healthy foods that I still enjoy just as much as I used to enjoy unhealthy foods.

    As for the exercise part, my only exercise during the beginning of my weight loss was walking. After losing the first 30 lbs, I started lifting. Once I lost the entire 70 lbs, I was introduced to off-road/mountain biking, then the other genres that go along with it.

    Cliffnotes version: I lost the weight by eating healthier and moving more, then got into extreme sports after losing the weight.
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    Jul 16, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    I'm down 60 pounds. I was down more but an injury late last year reversed some of that and it took me a while to snap back to my senses. I'll post some videos from youtube. There are some great people out there who have done a good job.
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    Jul 16, 2015 12:37 AM GMT
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    Jul 16, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    MrFuscle saidI'm down 60 pounds. I was down more but an injury late last year reversed some of that and it took me a while to snap back to my senses. I'll post some videos from youtube. There are some great people out there who have done a good job.
    Holy shit man, good job! icon_biggrin.gif

    As much as I love it here in the SF Bay area (the mountain biking scene here is insane!), I can hardly wait to get back to FLL and see the progression of another friend of mine there who's lost 40 lbs since I've been gone. When I left he looked quite similar to your current profile pic, and the latest pic he showed me was stunning!

    I'll be there in mid-Sept. Lemme know if you wanna meet up for drinks, dinner, or a hardcore mountain biking sesh at Markham Park. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    MrFuscle saidI'm down 60 pounds. I was down more but an injury late last year reversed some of that and it took me a while to snap back to my senses. I'll post some videos from youtube. There are some great people out there who have done a good job.
    Holy shit man, good job! icon_biggrin.gif

    As much as I love it here in the SF Bay area (the mountain biking scene here is insane!), I can hardly wait to get back to FLL and see the progression of another friend of mine there who's lost 40 lbs since I've been gone. When I left he looked quite similar to your current profile pic, and the latest pic he showed me was stunning!

    I'll be there in mid-Sept. Lemme know if you wanna meet up for drinks, dinner, or a hardcore mountain biking sesh at Markham Park. icon_wink.gif


    Lol damn it, I need to change my profile. I live in Houston now. I miss Florida so much. My people are so crazy and interesting lol. Don't get me started on living within jogging distance of a beach icon_biggrin.gif Houston is slightly cheaper with a better job market so I am here to stay I guess.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 16, 2015 1:39 AM GMT
    Watching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:41 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidWatching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif


    Maybe you are a cannibal and you see the resources dwindling?
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    Jul 16, 2015 1:52 AM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe saidWatching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif


    Maybe you are a cannibal and you see the resources dwindling?

    So that's what they mean by raw sex.icon_eek.gif

    #themoreyouknow
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    Jul 16, 2015 2:48 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe saidWatching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif


    Maybe you are a cannibal and you see the resources dwindling?

    So that's what they mean by raw sex.icon_eek.gif

    #themoreyouknow


    I think cannibalism is paleo friendly
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    Jul 16, 2015 3:46 AM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe said
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe saidWatching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif


    Maybe you are a cannibal and you see the resources dwindling?

    So that's what they mean by raw sex.icon_eek.gif

    #themoreyouknow


    I think cannibalism is paleo friendly
    It is...if you're a chicken or turkey. But I don't think human muscle tissue is lean enough to to make into the paleo book. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 16, 2015 9:44 AM GMT
    I lost a 100lbs over 20 years ago. Of course I was younger, but its a lifestyle change. I had to change my eating habits and make exercise part of my everyday life.
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    Jul 16, 2015 10:04 AM GMT
    Shortly after joining RJ, I posted my story:

    A few years ago I was 40 pounds heavier than I am now; at my biggest, about 50-60 pounds.

    For me, a half-gallon carton of Breyer's used to be single-serving size. No bowl needed.

    At the same time I'd tell myself that I just wasn't built like those guys in the fitness magazines.

    The truth is I wasn't really trying. I'd make a small change, get a small result, then say it wasn't working.

    Then one day I decided to put it to the test. I decided to really go for it.

    No more added fats. No more processed sugar. Only lean protein, whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit.

    When I worked out at the gym, I worked out. Hard. For every set the other guy did, I did three.

    Instead of running two miles at a stretch, I started to run five. Then six. Then seven. Once I ran 21 miles in a day.

    I got used to being a little hungry. To burn off the fat, I had to use more fuel than I was consuming. How could I do that without being at least a little hungry?

    Lo and behold, my body started to change. I started to see abs. And biceps. And pecs. The pics in my profile tell the story better.

    Now it's a way of life. I can't imagine going back to the way I was.
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    Jul 16, 2015 2:23 PM GMT
    ^^^^^To the guy above me: You worked your ass off to lose all that weight. You changed your way of eating, and busted your tail at the gym. Congratulations! You're an inspiration to any guy reading your words.

    I had the opposite goal, because I started out as a skinny, pale, too-tall twink. Like you, I transformed myself into the body I wanted. Pumping iron, swimming, water polo, and a whole variety of sports, plus eating clean did it for me, ever since high school.

    Again, congrats. on all you did. Other guys should follow your suggestions. They need to know they can make a huge difference in their lives, and self esteem.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 16, 2015 3:09 PM GMT
    Between 2006/7 I lost about thirty pounds, mainly due to changes in diet, especially a lot less processed foods, the kind that`s more like a quasi-industrial product, but also exercise, both aerobic and weight training. I additionally made my diet more varied, with a lot more fruit and vegetables.
    For me the key was to find exercises I really enjoyed(running), and developing a habit of frequent, regular exercise, and always doing something active, never going days and days with nothing, even if it`s less intense or demanding.
    The weight came off slowly but gradually and, more importantly, stayed off.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 16, 2015 3:26 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe said
    MrFuscle said
    HottJoe saidWatching people lose weight makes me hungry. What the hell is wrong with me?icon_confused.gif


    Maybe you are a cannibal and you see the resources dwindling?

    So that's what they mean by raw sex.icon_eek.gif

    #themoreyouknow


    I think cannibalism is paleo friendly
    It is...if you're a chicken or turkey. But I don't think human muscle tissue is lean enough to to make into the paleo book. icon_razz.gif

    It's usually pumped full of antibiotics and steroids. I prefer free range.
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    Jul 16, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    Lost 20kg in 6 weeks time when I was 17yo - took back progressly 10 kilos - mostly muscle - icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 18, 2015 3:03 AM GMT


    Calories in << Calories out

    All you need to know....


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    Jul 18, 2015 3:27 AM GMT
    At 40 after a Type 2 diabetes scare I went from 250 to 170 lbs with perfect "numbers" and a tight, startling physique - 80 lbs in five months - and did it a second time at nearly 50 after battling a rare genetic cancer with an uncertain prognosis and debilitating aftereffects, achieving record aesthetic and functional bests. But despite that I never got much recognition here or to my knowledge inspired anybody since I never created a thread on it, posted real before pics, or wrote in sound bytes. So this time, for what it's worth, if anyone's interested, here's some takeaway:

    I did it without training too strenuously. No "sexy" HIIT or boot camp, P90X and Crossfit type training for me - just safe, sane, moderate lifting, lap swim, yoga, pilates and steady state cardio.

    The first time I dropped weight at about 40, right before the cancer diagnosis, I wasn't hungry once. I just constantly ate small meals of high quality food. I got derailed by chemo and subsequent fragility, and prednisone weight gain from whiplash. This second time at around 50 it wasn't quite so easy and I struggled with the last 20 lbs, so a few months ago I consulted with an NPC competitor who's a trainer at my gym and he gave me the best nutrition advice I ever got:

    "I don't care how healthy you eat, if you're not a little hungry and grumpy at least some of the time you're doing something wrong."

    Halving my portion sizes did the trick and I dropped another 20. My reward? Now that I've hit the 180s he's telling me to eat and lift MORE and do LESS cardio so that I could conceivably put on about 20 lbs of muscle in a year without, given medical concerns, using any type of gear, TRT or HGH. Having observed my progress these past few months he's determined that I have a "bodybuilder" type physique, and with that kind of validation how can I help but be motivated? Anyone reading this might not think they have that type of body type but like me, they'll never know unless they put in some effort and see what develops.
  • Goodluckyman

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    Jul 18, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidShortly after joining RJ, I posted my story:

    A few years ago I was 40 pounds heavier than I am now; at my biggest, about 50-60 pounds.

    For me, a half-gallon carton of Breyer's used to be single-serving size. No bowl needed.

    At the same time I'd tell myself that I just wasn't built like those guys in the fitness magazines.

    The truth is I wasn't really trying. I'd make a small change, get a small result, then say it wasn't working.

    Then one day I decided to put it to the test. I decided to really go for it.

    No more added fats. No more processed sugar. Only lean protein, whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruit.

    When I worked out at the gym, I worked out. Hard. For every set the other guy did, I did three.

    Instead of running two miles at a stretch, I started to run five. Then six. Then seven. Once I ran 21 miles in a day.

    I got used to being a little hungry. To burn off the fat, I had to use more fuel than I was consuming. How could I do that without being at least a little hungry?

    Lo and behold, my body started to change. I started to see abs. And biceps. And pecs. The pics in my profile tell the story better.

    Now it's a way of life. I can't imagine going back to the way I was.



    Quite inspiring. If there is anything I respect, it is hard work and determinationt to overcome challenges towards progress. Congratulations for facing it like a "bull" and succeeding. I am behind you-I feel so inspired reading this. Thanks.
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    Jul 19, 2015 1:31 AM GMT
    These are stories to inspire and motivate us all!! You see there're more and more studies being done about the struggles of weight management.
    It's not so easy to get your ideal Body weight back after you become obese. This is why it's important to be on life long nutrition, good eating habits, working out or physical activity to keep your Body, mind and sexual health optimal!!

    I am proud of everyone here who has made the effort and made the change for a better and healthier life.

    We all need continued motivation and inspiration...... FYI below is a shocking realization of excess.....

    Obese patients ‘unlikely’ to achieve healthy body weight

    http://www.pppfocus.com/obese-patients-unlikely-to-achieve-healthy-body-weight-3281/
  • Crisistunity

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    Aug 25, 2015 7:13 AM GMT
    I lost 35 lbs last year.

    I was so fat I didn't even recognized myself in the mirror, and I avoided to look at myself at all times.

    I decided to change that and started the year walking at 6.00 am in freezing northern Madrid, a week after I incorporated some light jogging, and progressively some more and more until I ended up running 30 minutes by the end of March.

    I saw the results and I got lazy, I kept the diet, though. I maintained the weight up until the day this picture was taken (a friend's wedding when diet died).

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    Then I started to gain weight again, I met my boyfriend in August and we engaged in a very fattening lifestyle (especially for me icon_lol.gif )

    So now, a year after I met him, I can finally wear most of my clothes from that time, but I want them to be loose.

    I've always had a history of getting bored with things, the moment I see some results I tend to infinite laziness.

    That's why I joined here, to find some support for keeping on. icon_biggrin.gif