New on here- About my weight loss challenges and successes!

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    Jul 29, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    I just wanted to introduce myself to this forum. I am a 24 year old guy that has battled my weight for my entire life to the point of extreme obesity when I graduated higschool I was at my all time high weight of 380lbs on my 6'1" frame with a 52 inch waist. After 2 years of serious training and restrictive eating lower carb/higher protein I got my weight down to 218lbs and 34inch waist but soon I rebounded up to 312lbs over a 3 year period. I am currently at around 230 wear 34/36 jeans and I concider this a huge success. I have decided to join this site for motivation and inspiration to get down to my goal weight of 200lbs. Hopefully I can also inspire some of you as well!

    I would like to invite any of you that have advice, motivating stories, or are just looking for someone to chat with to email me.

    Josh
  • momewrath

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    Jul 30, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Welcome Josh!

    It's a struggle for sure... but it is a huge success to do what you've done. Now, just don't let it go back up like that again!
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    Joshb12885 saidI just wanted to introduce myself to this forum. I am a 24 year old guy that has battled my weight for my entire life to the point of extreme obesity when I graduated higschool I was at my all time high weight of 380lbs on my 6'1" frame with a 52 inch waist. After 2 years of serious training and restrictive eating lower carb/higher protein I got my weight down to 218lbs and 34inch waist but soon I rebounded up to 312lbs over a 3 year period. I am currently at around 230 wear 34/36 jeans and I concider this a huge success. I have decided to join this site for motivation and inspiration to get down to my goal weight of 200lbs. Hopefully I can also inspire some of you as well!

    I would like to invite any of you that have advice, motivating stories, or are just looking for someone to chat with to email me.

    Josh


    Awesome. No more fat ass! Don't swing to much the other way, and end up all skinny. End up somewhere in the middle.
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    Jul 30, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    Welcome Josh!...From one Columbus RJ to another!
    Congrats on your weight loss!
    I know what you mean about it being a real battle!
    This is a great site for information, motivation and gossip too!
    Feel free to ask questions....Where are you working out at and what are you doing? What are you eating and when?
    Be Well and Take Care!

    SPORTY_G aka Gary
  • Muunrakur

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    Jul 30, 2009 1:17 AM GMT
    Welcome and congratulations! I myself am down to about 210 (from 235) and am trying really hard to get under 200. I've yo-yo'd for the past 2 years and I know how disheartening it can be. Keep it up and stay strong!
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    Jul 30, 2009 1:20 AM GMT
    Josh,

    Welcome. There are a lot of us who have made similar journeys, and you can find a lot of support here. You might want to check out some of the Weight Loss Challenge Threads to get some information and find out who the other guys are.

    Keep working and let us know if we can be of help.
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    Jul 30, 2009 2:26 AM GMT
    Welcome, Josh.

    You'll find much support and encouragement here. I know I have, and it's helped me lose almost 70 pounds this year. Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing you around the forums!
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    Jul 30, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    Thanks for all of your comments and welcoming! I will be sure to keep updated photos posted and try to keep updated my weight loss. Hopefully with the help of all of you I will be sucessful this time and continue to live a healthier life.

    look forward to hearing from you,

    Josh
  • underbearboy

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    Aug 02, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    Best of luck to you... I've lost 52 lbs in 6 months... am now at 193lbs. It is a lifestyle change... so make sure you fill both your mind and body with good things. The guys here are great for helpful advice and a helpful kick in the butt when you need it! icon_wink.gif So feel free to post your questions in the forums.
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    Oct 25, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Just wanted to say that I posted an updated progress pic. I have lost 95-100lbs (saw 211 on the scale one day) since the end of DEC. I also ran my first half marathon in 2:00:13 last sunday! I still want to lose about 15-20lbs let me know what you guys think!

    Josh
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    Oct 25, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    Looking good, Josh! Keep up the good work, man.

    As you continue reaching for future goals, make sure to take a minute each day to appreciate where you are in the journey.
  • IdkMyBffJill

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    Oct 25, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    Congrats on the half-mara. That's pretty fantastic.
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    Oct 26, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    super achievements !
    congrats.

    once you drop the 10-20 pounds, what's your next goal?
    get more toned? add mass? shed even more pounds?
    you're probably starting to turn a few heads now ? icon_smile.gif

    and great job on the 1/2 marathon. Running does burn a heck of a lot of calories , moving large muscle groups.
    and all the best for a full marathon , which i've never done, but i bow to anyone ready to put in the training mileage !
  • rdberg1957

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    Oct 26, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    I've struggled with weight for the last 33 years. I was rather thin in high school. 5'11" 155, played tennis. I started gaining weight my freshman year in college. Despite many successful attempts at weight loss, I regained weight and returned to gain even more. Back injuries foiled my attempts to work out. About two years ago, I topped out at 348. At 50, I decided to do a gastric bypass because I had insufficient energy to bring to the project of weight loss. After recovery from surgery, I dropped to 216lbs. I have worked with a trainer, played racquetball, done some strength, core, and flexibility training. I enjoy my body a lot more. I've had some struggle with eating improperly recently and regained about 8lbs. I am recommitting to doing what I know I need to do. My goal is to drop to 200lbs and to continue developing cardiovascular fitness, along with maintaining muscle mass. Congratulations on your success and perseverance. Perseverance is the most important quality to maintaining success.
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    Oct 26, 2009 11:19 AM GMT
    xassantex saidsuper achievements !
    congrats.

    once you drop the 10-20 pounds, what's your next goal?
    get more toned? add mass? shed even more pounds?
    you're probably starting to turn a few heads now ?


    once I get down to about 195-200 I think I will be about where I want. I do alot of lifting now and feel like my muscle mass is where I want it to be I may work on getting more defined but I do not want to bulk up much more. According to my body fat scales my body fat is around 18-19% meaning my LBM is around 180lbs I think I would be pretty defined at 195-200. I guess I can set new goals when I get there and see how I feel.

    I have been getting ALOT more attention then I am used to.

    Thanks for all of the comments guys!

    rdberg congrats on your weightloss too!

    Josh
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    Oct 26, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    Welcome! Keep up the good work..... this is a great group of supportive guys, for the most part. We're rooting for ya!
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    Nov 02, 2009 8:16 PM GMT
    I'm in a similar boat as you are. Great job, keep up the good work!