I used to be a fat - ass :)

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    Jun 02, 2009 4:26 AM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    Since this forum seems like a "FAA" (Fat Ass Annon) group, I thought I'd post my story.

    I've always been more or less the pudgy kid. I lost weight in highschool and tightened up in grade 11. Then once I hooked up with my girlfriend (yah - I tried it) things became comfortable, and the tight stomach went the way of the dodo.

    Fast forward through a couple of bad gay relationships, and being a yoyo in terms of weight gain/loss ... and being my heaviest at 265lbs when I was 27.

    It brings me to today. I lost 100lbs and went down to a 165lbs, but still wasn't happy with myself, because I didn't want to take my shirt off at the beach, or be involved in any kind of activities that involved a bathing suit.

    In January of 09, my friend who has been working out for years, agreed to accept me as his pet project at the gym, and made me give him a goal, and timeline.

    My goal was a bathing suit by June 1 (which is today) ... It was an ambitious goal for 6 months, but I'm ALMOST there. I've still got about 4 inches to lose around the waist, but at least the abs are underneath (I can see the top 4 now) hehehe

    I've been diet and gym routine strict. Diet is eating 5-6x a day, and gym is 6 days a week - approx 2 hours a session.

    Today - I'm at 176lbs, and my bf scale indicates 14.5-15.5% (depending on when I weigh in)

    I hope that this helps someone else ... the side effects of being in shape vs being a fat ass are numerous. I have more energy, my mind is sharper, and my confidence level has gone up exponentially.

    I used to be the timid guy who never made eye contact, head down, shoulders slouched. Not anymore icon_smile.gif

    I don't know how to include the picture of my 265lb physique... if anyone knows - let me in on it, and I'll post.

    Cheers!
    Gerry


  • Jun 02, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    Great Job! I am around 255 lbs. I have never really been skinny. I can not even imagine myself at 165? it just does not compute. But looking forward to see what happens! I think even the fittest have body issues so go out have fun in that bathing suit...!
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    Jun 02, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    Congratulations! ... It certainly takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to achieve all that. ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    Congrats on da healthier new u...commit 2 stay fiticon_wink.gif
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    Congrats on the goal being in sight!!!
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    Jun 02, 2009 5:51 AM GMT
    i know too guys that were in the 300 + range and now down to 190 or so. So do you have folds of skin to get rid out?
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    Jun 02, 2009 6:11 AM GMT
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    Jun 02, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    Use your discipline and will to show others the way.

    Obesity is 100% preventable, and is the LEADING cause of premature death.

    2 MILLION folks compared with 3000 for illicit drugs, combined.

    If we're truly interested in saving lives, we have to end obesity.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 02, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
    Thanks for that. I'm midcycle and feeling disillusioned.
  • zakariahzol

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    Jun 02, 2009 12:50 PM GMT
    You inspire me. I was slim, fat, slim, fat , trim and now overweight again. This time I gonna lose this flab, once and for all. I have join Clark Hatch Fitness, work out during lunch hour, return to Marathon, do Muay Thai (I am seriously considered the Muay Thai Bootcamp). I am not loosing weight but I can feel my pant getting loose, my stamina inceasere, my appetize get smaller.My muscle growth and abs tighter. I am on a right track.
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    Jun 02, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidi know too guys that were in the 300 + range and now down to 190 or so. So do you have folds of skin to get rid out?


    Hey Alpha,

    Ya know - I thought I was going to have huge loose skin issues, but I don't. There are some stretch marks, but I think nothing that a little microdermabrasion won't help icon_smile.gif

    The skin has been steadily tightening up - and I'm surprised that at my age my skin is still so elastic. But then again, after every shower, I moisturize with a cocoa butter based moisturizer, and that's seemed to have helped as well.




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    Jun 02, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    zakariahzol saidYou inspire me. I was slim, fat, slim, fat , trim and now overweight again. This time I gonna lose this flab, once and for all. I have join Clark Hatch Fitness, work out during lunch hour, return to Marathon, do Muay Thai (I am seriously considered the Muay Thai Bootcamp). I am not loosing weight but I can feel my pant getting loose, my stamina inceasere, my appetize get smaller.My muscle growth and abs tighter. I am on a right track.


    That's great Zakariahzol! I never stood on the scale once when I was loosing - it was all about the way the clothes fit. (Now is a different story - I wanna keep track of lbs and body fat) icon_smile.gif

    All it takes is to see some results, and it gets you back on track. This time, I'm now old enough to take some lessons learned away from my previous relationships, and the fact that I just got too comfortable, and lazy, and let the ex's dictate diet - basically loosing who I was in the relationship.

    So now that I'm single again - and focusing on what *I* need, and not trying to please someone else, and in the process loosing that *ME* focus, I've come to realize that the next guy that comes into my life for the short or long haul will have to have the same kind of respect for his body and share the same desire to be healthy.

    Otherwise, it won't work. Spending a good chuck of spare time at the gym without your partner sometimes is a blessing for your own mentality, however, if your partner doesn't subscribe to that same school of thought, then sometimes it feels like you are wasting precious time you could be spending with him.

    Anyhow - that's my ramble.
  • ftwcycle

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    Jun 02, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    Congratulations, Gerry! It has been a long haul for myself as well. From 242 and about 32% bodyfat to about 184 and 19%. Very little muscle, so I have concentrated on getting the weight off before starting a building program...I will start that in about a month. So I know it has been hard..those plateaus are hard to work through, but the discipline used to stick with it changes our bodies and the way we look at ourselves.

    You are accomplishing a seriously good thing for life and you should be proud!
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    Jun 02, 2009 3:53 PM GMT
    CONGRATS!!!!!
  • EricLA

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    Jun 02, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    Congrats on all your progress! I'm glad you're being rewarded for all of your hard work and discipline. I'm not sure I could work out six days a week.
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    Jun 02, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Timberoo said[/cite]Thanks for that. I'm midcycle and feeling disillusioned. [/quote

    Hey Timberoo -- midway is halfway there .... First part was hard... finding the willpower and the routine...

    Now just stick with it.... it'll come off... icon_smile.gif

    Just Remember, not everyone can look like Chuckystud the first year ;)

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    Jun 02, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    Great post, thanks for sharing.

    You've given me some great motivation and inspiration for the day. ;)
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    congrats on that man.

    and i have to say, that picture of you and your GRANDMOTHER dancing is the most adorable picture i've seen. ever.

    *edited for politeness icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    Congratulations, and you would great on the beach!
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    Congratulations! Great Job!!!!
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    Jun 02, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    I like this forum, congrats to all the transformed bodies. It can be done. I was 5'8 247lbs fat and now I'm 6'0 200lbs muscle. Just be consistent. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 03, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    double saidcongrats on that man.

    and i have to say, that picture of you and your mom(?) dancing is the most adorable picture i've seen. ever.



    Thanks Double... no - my mom would have a fit if she saw this post icon_smile.gif That's my grandmother icon_smile.gif

    It was a very special moment in both our lives - We lost my grandfather in June, and my sister was married in October. So this was at her wedding, and when it came time for the dance with the grandparents, I took my grandfathers place.

  • ajw18

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    Jun 03, 2009 3:44 AM GMT
    looking good!
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 03, 2009 6:53 AM GMT
    Dolge,

    great job- keep up the great work.