Gimme some love! I reached my first fifty pounds lost this week!

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    May 15, 2009 2:52 PM GMT
    At this morning's weekly weigh-in, I pulled a 238.6 - down 52.4 pounds from my starting weight in January of 291. I'm pretty sure my face lit up like a Christmas tree icon_biggrin.gif I'm really proud of myself! And I'm proud of doing it through good nutrition and exercise. Please feel free to shower me with any and all accolades, "atta-boys," and congratulations!

    The information and support I've found in the RealJock forums has been a big part of my success. Thanks, guys, for sharing your experiences and knowledge. It makes a difference, and it's very much appreciated.

    Will :-)

    p.s. a new, albeit not great, pic of my progress in my profile.
    p.p.s. how many more pounds til I look like Charlitos? . . .
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    May 15, 2009 3:15 PM GMT
    Congratulations Will, looking good.
  • Timbales

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    May 15, 2009 3:39 PM GMT
    good for you!
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    May 15, 2009 4:17 PM GMT
    Atta Boy Will keep it up! oops! I mean down! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    Congrats...and atta boy...and accoolade accolade accolade!! Keep up the great work!
  • EricLA

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    May 15, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    Congrats! Keep at it and continued success!!
  • FredMG

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    May 15, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    Awesome job man! I know how that feels, I lost 20 via the RJ WLC!

    you know the support from the other guys on WLC was awesome! You should join / chec out our thread:http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/386970/

    It's kind slowed down a lot since the end of the WLC, but everybody there knows where your coming from!

    One of my secret weapons: Shirataki noodles, rinse them a few time, add some veggies, lean meat, some beef broth and soy sauce and it's a lot like ramen, but like zero carbs AND very filling.
  • Bunjamon

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    May 15, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    Congrats!
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    May 15, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    Congrats man!
    Great job icon_smile.gif
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    May 15, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    That's amazing man! You must feel super. And you should.
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    May 15, 2009 7:06 PM GMT
    Congratulations Will!!

    I lost 80 lbs 8 years ago and have kept it off. You've made the right move in changing your lifestyle, and not looking for a quick fix via a diet. You'll find it much easier to continue your success and not yo-yo by losing it at a healthy steady rate, like your 10 lbs/month. Now that you've been in this routine for so long, I'm sure you'll be able to maintain your weight loss, as I have. Its hard work, but definitely worth it !

    Congratulations, and good luck as you continue icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    when hot guys are lining up outside your door..that will be all the praise you need. Cut out all processed carbs and all processed sugar to keep it off. food . Fat is ok to keep the metabolism in burn rather then conserve mode. .
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    May 15, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    Congrats, Will. Hot guys drooling never hurt, but wrong motivation, I think.

    Will, UBER proud of you for your accomplishment. Keep it up and thank you for WANTING to do this for yourself. A lot of support in your corner. Take care and be well.
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    May 15, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Ditto to what everyone here has said. Great job. That's quite the accomplishment. It's all the little steps and keeping focused! Do it for yourself and the guys will be beating down your door later. I can vouch for that! icon_wink.gif
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    May 15, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    Great job Will!!
    Keep it up!
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    May 15, 2009 8:04 PM GMT
    Good for you.

    You should do a photo essay / blog on the way you feel as you progress through your journey back to wellness. You should use yourself as an example to those fat asses that are to lazy, or to afraid, to take control of their lives and make changes, instead of making excuses for their ongoing failures. You should talk about what let you get so bad in the first place; what finally got you to bottom out, stop making excuses, and got you to make the commitment that has taken you to the where you are today. Doing so might save a life, or two, or three, or however many, rather than the bullshit of "I have bad genes", etc. Document your journey and use it to get others to save themselves, and to show them that there's no reason to be sick with obesity. It's 100% preventable.

    You shouldn't aspire to look like Charlitos (arguably nearly starving) but to become healthy again, and not be a burden to society as you get older. You should aspire to be the best that you can be and to never ever go back to being the person you were prior.

    Over my 35 years in gyms I've met a number of folks who have been successful in going from fat ass to regular person. It's important you share your story with the weaker ones so they can learn from your example.
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    May 15, 2009 8:07 PM GMT
    I agree with Chuckystud 100 % ! Very good idea ! It's all about inspiration.
    Not only for you, but for others here who may be in a similar position
    as yourself.

    Congtas and....
    KEEP GOIN MAN !! icon_biggrin.gif
  • DCEric

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    May 15, 2009 9:00 PM GMT
    Awsome! Congrats! Keep it up!
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    May 15, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    Great Job! Keep up the good work
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    May 15, 2009 9:08 PM GMT
    Wow, awesome job and very inspirational. Congratulations!
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    May 16, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou shouldn't aspire to look like Charlitos (arguably nearly starving)


    Muscle dysmorphia much? Charlitos is a normal athletic 22 year old, size wise.
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    May 16, 2009 4:56 AM GMT
    And you thought you couldn't do it? Well look at yourself now!
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    May 16, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    Thanks, everyone! icon_smile.gif
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    May 16, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    Oh, and I wanted to share a link to a guy who's doing just what Chucky suggested. Check out Tyler at 344pounds: http://www.344pounds.com
  • underbearboy

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    May 18, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    Congratulations on your weight loss... and let this serve as encouragement when you hit your next plateau in losing! That too, will pass, and your body will soon be looking as good as your face is handsome!