I hit a landmark today. 60 lbs.

  • insaneplight

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    Oct 23, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    I know this is completely self serving, but I received so much support on my last post about swimming, and it really gave me a boost. I am in the mood to celebrate a little.

    As of this morning I am down 60 lbs. I started a little over a year ago, but in that time I have dropped from 390 lbs to 330 lbs.

    I still have a long long way to go, but the last time I weighed 330 was 2010, so for me this is huge.
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    Oct 24, 2015 12:45 AM GMT
    Grats to you icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    Excellent. What an accomplishment!
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    Oct 24, 2015 2:40 PM GMT
    Congrats!!!!
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Oct 24, 2015 5:29 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing this accomplishment with us. Your present success could be the encouragement someone else needs!
  • ASHDOD

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    Oct 24, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
    congrats icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 24, 2015 6:14 PM GMT
    That is awesome, congratulations. Did you land a place where you can swim in peace without obnoxious comments?
  • bearygood1

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    Oct 24, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    good for you!
  • LJay

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    Oct 24, 2015 11:35 PM GMT
    Good work!

    Keep up the swimming. It is great exercise.

    I admire your dedication.

  • toybrian

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    Oct 24, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Congrats to you on your weight lost and keep going.
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    Oct 25, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    insaneplight saidI know this is completely self serving, but I received so much support on my last post about swimming, and it really gave me a boost. I am in the mood to celebrate a little.

    As of this morning I am down 60 lbs. I started a little over a year ago, but in that time I have dropped from 390 lbs to 330 lbs.

    I still have a long long way to go, but the last time I weighed 330 was 2010, so for me this is huge.

    Wonderful! Many of us can empathize. And another reason some of us are on this site. Of course we ain't all buff male models already, but we can make improvements. You go gurl!

    Today I got close to reaching the 170s. That'll be a 45-pound loss for me, from my peak during my cancer treatment's hormone therapy. My ultimate goal is 155, my weight when I moved to Florida almost 9 years ago. And to fit into my 32-33" pants again, and wear medium shirts. It's really been slow, but steady. Your progress encourages me. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Joboesanchez

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    Oct 25, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    Congrats!
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 25, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
    insaneplight saidI know this is completely self serving, but I received so much support on my last post about swimming, and it really gave me a boost. I am in the mood to celebrate a little.

    As of this morning I am down 60 lbs. I started a little over a year ago, but in that time I have dropped from 390 lbs to 330 lbs.

    I still have a long long way to go, but the last time I weighed 330 was 2010, so for me this is huge.


    Congrats to you! Keep it up.
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    Oct 26, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    insaneplight saidI still have a long long way to go, but the last time I weighed 330 was 2010, so for me this is huge.


    Congratulations! I lost half my weight when I was 19, and I remember how elated I felt whenever I hit a major milestone, The best thing about it: it gets easier as time goes by (but watch out for the plateaus!), and literally everything about your life gets better and better!
  • rjtmmd

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    Oct 27, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
    Congrats on your success!
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    Oct 27, 2015 1:07 AM GMT
    like who gives a shit, you were fat in the first place I will not give you credit for just becoming normal weight in that case everyone with normal weigh deserves to be praised
  • Jaiin

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    Oct 27, 2015 2:05 AM GMT
    Super nice bud..I love hitting new heights at the gym too..super satisfying after
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    Oct 29, 2015 1:31 PM GMT
    Awesome!
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Oct 30, 2015 3:53 AM GMT
    bonaparts saidlike who gives a shit, you were fat in the first place I will not give you credit for just becoming normal weight in that case everyone with normal weigh deserves to be praised


    Bonaparts, what is wrong with you? Come on, can't you ever say anything positive. That was a shitty comment. Why must you always be negative? How about offering some support and creating positive energy?
  • insaneplight

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    Oct 30, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    That's okay, Bonaparts doesn't know that I fought cancer for two years, that the tumor was so aggressive, it broke three bones in my face, including my upper jaw, during which time most everything I ate was through a straw, that I lost most of my muscle mass in the process.

    He doesn't know that when I was healthy enough to start trying to rebuild myself, and finally eat normally, I lost my brother and best friend to heroine. He doesn't know that the depression from the loss combined with eating solid foods again, combined with still being weak, caused me to gain over 200 pounds over the next 2 years.

    He doesn't know that my illness bankrupted my parents, and I started working 80 hours a week to try and help them recover, but leaving little time for anything else, like fitness.

    He doesn't know that during the process, my body chemistry changed, and during the last 8 year struggle with my weight, I've had to be on a constant diet just to maintain my already heavy weight, and not gain anymore.

    He doesn't know that even when I weighed almost 400 lbs, I was still on my feet 12 plus hours a day with work, and that I was able to keep up with my very physical job, that I prefer hikes to tv, that I've sought the help of several personal trainers and doctors without success, or that I went through my 20's without any relationships or sex because I was to embarrassed by my size.

    He doesn't know how amazing it feels, even though I'm still fat, and have only been able to average a loss of about 1 pound a week loss, to be back down to a weight I haven't been at in over 5 years.

    It is amazing! It feels amazing, and nothing he says will detract from that feeling, or from keeping me from continuing on.

    I know posting on here was self serving, but I don't really have many friends, I just don't have time for them, plus I'm only in a place for half a year before I move on again to a new place for work. It doesn't leave much time for friends and relationships. I just needed a little encouragement at an accomplishment for me, and I thank all of you who offered it.
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    Oct 30, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
    insaneplight saidThat's okay, Bonaparts doesn't know that I fought cancer for two years, that the tumor was so aggressive, it broke three bones in my face, including my upper jaw, during which time most everything I ate was through a straw, that I lost most of my muscle mass in the process.

    He doesn't know that when I was healthy enough to start trying to rebuild myself, and finally eat normally, I lost my brother and best friend to heroine. He doesn't know that the depression from the loss combined with eating solid foods again, combined with still being weak, caused me to gain over 200 pounds over the next 2 years...

    Yeah, it's a mistake to believe that cancer always make you lose weight and become a skeleton. I've certainly know lots of guys & gals like that, and not to be insensitive or disrespectful of their difficult struggle. But it sometimes goes the other way.

    I gained a lot of weight, due to hormone suppression shots. To slow the cancer's growth down. But it also turned me into a pot-bellied eunuch with a chubby face, effectively castrated chemically (temporarily). And lost lots of muscle mass, like you.

    With the shots finished I'm slowly getting back to normal now, as I'm encouraged to hear you are, too. But at my age (66) my hormones were already diminishing naturally, and given my past cancer the doctors won't allow me testosterone boosters.

    So weight loss is a real battle. And with my mobility disabilities I can't do an awful lot of exercise. Mainly walking & biking. But I get tips from this site and I keep trying.

    I hope you do, too! At your younger age your prospects are twice as good as mine. You're gonna do this, brother! Guys here are rooting for you. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 31, 2015 11:30 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    bonaparts saidlike who gives a shit, you were fat in the first place I will not give you credit for just becoming normal weight in that case everyone with normal weigh deserves to be praised


    Bonaparts, what is wrong with you? Come on, can't you ever say anything positive. That was a shitty comment. Why must you always be negative? How about offering some support and creating positive energy?

    he just another lonely ignored kid seeking attention.
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    Oct 31, 2015 8:58 PM GMT
    Yup, my chemo treatments made me gain a LOT of weight. (Then with whiplash I gained weight again on prednisone, which just took 3 years to lose.)

    With the chemo weight gain I'd routinely get knocked to the ground in empty parks by joggers when curbing my apparently invisible big white show dog because I wasn't bald, and didn't look frail or infirm (which I was). My only defense on bad days was to walk with a cane. Everyone respects that visual marker and when I used one I was treated like the Queen of Sheba.

    Even cancer patients can be mean about people with cancer looking good. I was just talking about this with a friend's wife, a stunning Miami Latina who years ago turned down a permanent role on "Baywatch" because it would've taken too much time away from her kids. In a breast cancer support group the other women accused her of being a "plant" working for the hospital and she literally pulled her blouse down uncovering her breast reconstruction to show them her scars.


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    Nov 01, 2015 7:53 AM GMT
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    ChicagoSteve said
    bonaparts saidlike who gives a shit, you were fat in the first place I will not give you credit for just becoming normal weight in that case everyone with normal weigh deserves to be praised


    Bonaparts, what is wrong with you? Come on, can't you ever say anything positive. That was a shitty comment. Why must you always be negative? How about offering some support and creating positive energy?

    he just another lonely ignored kid seeking attention.


    It's sad icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 08, 2015 10:42 AM GMT
    Just saw this.

    Great work. It's a hard road, but it is paying off for you.


    And it's not completely self-serving, this is a community.
    (Most) people like to see others doing the work to improve themselves, and seeing it pay off.

    Big thumbs up from me.