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    May 09, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    My highest weight from inactivity and overeating was 225 lbs, which was a 60 lbs increase from where I was before I stopped smoking (and subsequently stopped working) out in 2001. Then I started smoking again in 2003 as a food substitute and was able to maintain 205 lbs until Dec. '09 when I started seriously working out again. This time I learned more about working out and did it right; and in just 5 months got myself in better shape (more muscle mass and lower BF%) than I was in 2001 when I quit.

    My motivation to get serious again was a combination of many things; but turning 39 in November was the #1 motivation. I want to be ripped, like competition ready (or nearly so - very patient here) by age 40.

    That's a rather benign story compared to many success stories I've heard. So, let's hear YOUR success story. How fat were you? What motivated you to do something about it? How far along have you come?
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    May 09, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    ehh, I'm still in the middle of things. I used to be 300 lbs, then I was tired of my body and tired of not taking care of myself. I started going to the gym 5 days a week during the summer doing 1 hr of cardio every day then gradually introduced weight training. Now I weigh 240 lbs. and my goal is 200 lbs at the moment.
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    May 09, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    I spoke to a lady at Albertson's here in Lewisville last week. She was working at the deli counter, handing out fried chicken. We were talking about diet; the fact that Logan is type 1 diabetic, and how type 2 diabetes is a needless, 100% preventable, disease of obesity. She went on to tell me that, by walking just three times a week, she had gotten rid of her type 2 diabetes, and was off the cholesterol and BP meds.

    EXERCISE works.
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    May 09, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Formerly over 260lbs. Roughly 180ish now. Proud FFB (former fat boy) icon_biggrin.gif

    Great job, guys!
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    May 09, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    I weighed 162 at one point, got it back down to an equillibrium of 147.
  • hdurdinr

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    May 09, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    I was never very fat, but seriously out of shape as a teenager - I weighed around 190lbs and wasn't doing much exercise at all. When I turned 17 I started doing lots more exercise and lost lots of fat. I weighed around 140lbs. I started weight training aged 19 and I now weigh around 170 lbs...I still have some fat to shift (see photos) but I'm much much happier now with my body than I was. I may not be a big success story but I still managed to make the shift from fat to fit! Well done guys icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 09, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    I used to weigh in close to 190. It was all centered around my stomach so now i have a hard time keeping a tight stomach. icon_mad.gif
  • Fritter

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    May 09, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    I remember the day clearly, the day after Easter dinner, I stepped on the scales and it said 242lbs! From that point, several years ago, I've been slowly trying to loose it. I got a great head start when I started 'working for a living' when I worked at a Train station cleaning the joint. Walking up and down platforms, lifting garbage mopping floors etc, it just melted off, no concious effort. I got myself down to 189, but have gained some back. I'm now almost 2 years serious weightlifting, and now 210, but I can see alot more muscle in sholders, chest and arms. I'm trying to loose the gut, but it is a long process!
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    May 09, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    i used to weigh 280 when i was in middle school. my mom owned a professional cake bakery which was attached to our house so i ate cake all day every day. Then in high school i got cast in a professional show where i wouldn't be wearing a shirt. the director said "i don't want you embarrassed on stage and i will not be embarrassed for casting you... you need to drop the weight" So i ate completely clean, ran 3 times a day, worked out every day, and went from 280 to 160.

    ...then i broke my foot and they dropped me from the show. and i gained about 20 pounds back. and that's where i am now.
  • HOTWEILLER

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    May 09, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    i always wanted to be fat! [honestly] and i still have this dream, maybe in two or 3 years i'll stop to work out and focus on get fat.
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    May 10, 2010 12:50 AM GMT

    Ex-fat-ass here. Currently 170 and that fat person inside me wants to be re-born. He was 250. Is this a support group? Cause I got some shit I need to get off my FAT ASS!
  • jimjock

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    May 10, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    I coined FFP - Former Fat Person

    The skinny on the moment that made me realize:

    In September 2006 I received an International Student ID Card. I saw my photo and like a ton of bricks I thought to myself, "You fat bastard, I would not fuck you!"

    218 lbs
    36"waist
    5'8"

    I told the story about staying motivated here in reply to that very question -
    It is a funny read. No really, I am not just convinced it is.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/708140/

    I learned somethings along the way. One that I never even would have dreamed true. It is that it is just as difficult for some people to gain and maintain weight as it is for some people to lose weight.
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    May 10, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    260lbs tops! Dropped to 170lbs now at 195-200lbs!
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 10, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    2001 - 5'2", 41 years old, 131 lbs, ripped, used to compete as a bantam in amateur BB shows.

    January 2010 - 208 lbs, disgusting weight gain (very sad long story, mostly hiding from my self and my desire and in an unhappy relationship.)

    Emerged January 18, reclaimed my life with a vengeance and TODAY 170 lbs and losing, having lost a total of 50.5 lbs of fat and gained 12.5 lbs. of lean mass in the past 17 weeks. 1/3 of the way there, and aiming for 165 at 10% and then add even more mass from there.

    I'm on my way home, boys! And turning 51 on the 19th of May.

    (Profile Pic is four weeks old now.)
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    May 10, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I know I know, I'm 6'3"...so when I was at my heaviest - 215 to 220lbs - in the early 90s, I didn't look obese...but I had that jiggliest man boobs, Oprah arms, thick blobby legs and a buddha belly. I wore XL shirts and baggy jeans before it was cool in order to hide my body. It took me...from 1995-1998 to shed the first 20. Then from 1998-2001 I shed the last 10 ...and I've hovered between 180-190 ever since.
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    May 10, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    Great job guys. All of you should be proud to have committed to the transformation.

    At my heaviest I was 300 lbs and a 42 waist. I'm now at 179 and a 30 waist. I credit triathlon and a fantasy of being on the Amazing Race one day.
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    May 10, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    ...for sure not a fat ass any more!

    The topic of weight management and FAT and obesity needs to be on the forefront of these RJ pages. There are no excuses for NOT getting your self in shape.

    form 29% body fat to about 10% is a big drop and I am alive! I am still working on more muscularity, lean muscle and a bigger cock if possible.......
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    May 10, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    I used to weigh 230 pounds a couple years ago (height was likely 5'11"), hit the gym and went from 230 to 180 in 5 months. I'm at 200 now, at 6'2".

    I decided to go in that day because I had just moved away from home for school and figured since I was about a 2 minute drive from the gym it would be a good time for me to change my eating habits and get to the gym. I was tired of being insecure about my weight, wondering if people were watching me and making fun of me. I also loved playing sports but since I was so overweight and weak I couldn't be competitive or make my high school sports teams.

    Still have a long ways to go but I love the gym, changed my life SO much and I'm so happy I decided to go into the gym that day. So if any of you guys out there that are out of shape and thinking of getting a gym membership, DO IT NOW! And to the guys posting in this thread, BIG congrats on your success, it's awesome to see people changing their lives for the better!
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    May 10, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    Ever since I was young, I was a fat kid. I remember my mom telling me I was "chunky" when I was like 6 or so... I stayed fat through middle- and high-school, and then gained more weight in undergrad. I was always obese but grew so quickly that I my height/weight ratio always stayed the same. Finally, in undergrad, I maxed out at 6'8" and 307 lbs and then yo-yo'ed between 280 and 307.

    It wasn't until I started moving regularly for work that I started losing the weight. I didn't have an established social network, so I started hitting the gym, coming out to myself, and eating a decent vegetarian diet. Then, over about 1+ year, I started dropping the weight down to a healthier level. I worked out usually 5 days a week, sometimes 2x a day and minded the protein in my diet. At the end of 2000, I was 6'8" and around 204 lbs with very low body fat.

    Unfortunately, when I moved to Boston, I kept working out but my diet fell apart and my muscles disappeared without protein. I dropped to a scary 187 lbs. People were asking if I was sick, I was dizzy all the time, but I was finally happy-ish with my body because I couldn't "pinch an inch." I then saw a picture of myself, thought I was too emaciated, and realized that I was too skinny because of no protein.

    Over the last year, I've really gotten my diet sorted out (thanks to NutritionforYou.com) and today hover around 203 lbs. Now, I'm hoping I can recapture the workout time and build some mass. I'd love to have more muscle, and gain some weight, but I still struggle with my body image... At least now I have an excellent vegetarian diet and don't black-out like I always used to when I was too skinny!
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    May 10, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    OK - my story might not be as dramatic as far as weight gain or loss as some of the others here but I went through a phase of what I call "happy fat". It was after my partner and I first got together. It was just a lot more fun to hang out together and go out to dinner than to go to the gym and before too long I had put on 20 pounds. And I was really happy doing it! icon_lol.gif Actually, I probably put on even more than 20 pounds of fat because I'm sure I lost some muscle also, so maybe more like 25 pounds of fat. Anyhow, we went on vacation to Hawaii and when I saw the photos of us on the beach and one in particularly of me snorkling with my gut hanging out, I decided I really needed to get back to a workout routine and in a serious way. So yes, it was primarily vanity but I also realized I felt a lot more sluggish. Anyhow, that was 6 years ago and I've pretty much maintained my weight within about 5 pounds or so since then. I'd actually like to get a bit heavier, but muscle not fat.
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    May 10, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Mystic_Man said
    form 29% body fat to about 10% is a big drop and I am alive! I am still working on more muscularity, lean muscle and a bigger cock if possible.......


    LMAO! icon_lol.gif
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    May 10, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidHow fat were you? What motivated you to do something about it? How far along have you come?


    At 5' 7", I hit 324lb. One morning, I realized I had to make a change before I started developing problems. I had been paying monthly for gym memberships for over 10 years, but never went and knew I had to take a different approach. I called a personal training studio a few days before Christmas in '07, and the guy asked if I wanted to come in after the first of the year to see what they had to offer. I told him, no, if I wait it likely won't happen. So he suggested the next day, and I told him, no, I'd come in that afternoon. Long story short, I ended up working with a great trainer who took me seriously when I told him I wasn't there to be coddled. He put me through my paces and pushed hard.

    I'm with a new trainer who continues to put me through my paces with strength training combined with plyometrics. I also stay active with cycling, running and pilates. In total, I've dropped over 130lbs, and I feel fantastic!
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    May 10, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    Ten years ago I began lifting and made surprising progress but after several months I was derailed by a move, career change and illness. I eventually recovered but eight months ago at 247lbs at about 6 feet I was diagnosed as prediabetic and that was it - I had to hold myself accountable, take complete charge of my health and body and fight my way through fatigue to better myself. Now I weigh 188lbs after a self devised program of a healthy diet, protein shakes and extremely moderate training; I'm hoping to hit a ripped 180lbs within the next six weeks. Let's keep our fingers crossed, lol!
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    May 10, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    240lbs....44 waist- Had terrible sleep apnea where i'd actually wake up choking and gasping, knees were hurting, constantly short of breath; at the age of 19, things weren't looking too bright.

    Got to 165....30 waist...ppl said i look sickly

    Currently 190....32 waist...got a some flab around the midsection that i'm relatively okay with as long as it doesn't begin expanding

    Goals now are more functional than aesthetic: be able to run longer, lift more, keep the blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate in check, feel good in general and not be on all sorts of anti-hypertensives and diabetic meds by the time i'm 50. I'm doing my part...that's the most anyone can do really and that's my motivation to keep keeping on.

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    May 10, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    In the summer of 2003, I was 190 pounds because I'd always been sedentary, and my carb addict ways caught up with me as I hit my late 30s and early 40s. What motivated me to change was some anonymous bitchy queen on a webcam site. I'd figured out that if I mounted my webcam up high and leaned back in my chair, my flab would flatten out, and I'd look like I had a swimmers build. One day, I absentmindedly leaned forward to reach for something on my desk, and someone in the chatroom remarked that I needed a C-cup (i.e., a bra.) I immediately shut off the cam and sat there in stunned silence for about 30 seconds before bursting into tears.

    But, over the next 5 months I dropped 30 pounds and started working out. I actually hit 190 pounds again a couple years ago by eating more like a body builder, but it was more paunch than muscle, and I dropped back to 180-182 for a couple years. A couple months ago, I put myself in caloric deficit with the help of fitday.com, and I'm now down around 170, which is where I'll probably stay.