I’m 5’5” and I used to weigh 195, even 200 at my heaviest. I got to 120 in a year and 8 months through seriously diet changes. No meat except fish, no snacks but a special k bar or piece of fruit. I rode my bike around campus and walked everywhere in town. I’ve since gained weight and I’m in the mid-130’s now, I hope this submission will reignite my desire to get back to my goal of 125.
before: 212 lb (2011)
after: 182 lb - and nowhere near done!! (2013)
30 lbs down!! hard work always pays off, even though it may seem otherwise at times. believing in yourself is the first step to success! :)
238lbs to 148lbs
Still trying to loose about a stone! Come support me :)
Height: 5’ 6”
SW: 72 kg / 159 lbs.
CW: 67, 2 kg / 148 lbs.
GW: 62 kg / 137 lbs.
I started losing weight less than a month ago.
I work out 3 times a week for one hour. I go to body combat class which is a fun cardio work out.
Also i eat all foods but in small portions. I try to keep it to 300 kcal a meal so i don’t overeat. But i can have anything i want. Also i drink red tea and as much water as i can (never more than 2 liters a day).
So far it’s working. I hope i get to my goal before the end of the year.
Good luck and success for everyone!
oh gosh you guys. i was looking through some old photos today and i realized how far i have come. clean eating and putting in that extra gym time will do the trick. i have lost a total of 40 pounds so far, but my goal weight is 150ish. you guys are incredible, and i know if i can do it, you can too. keep your chin up sweetheart.
Often times getting started is the hardest part. Other times it’s keeping it up and not losing your motivation.
Katey, resolved this by plotting out her entire day, so that all the healthy aspects were covered. Having a schedule and a eating plan takes care of not knowing what to do when, or delaying exercise indefinitely and prevents falling off the weight loss wagon.
I’m 5’5, I weigh 10st 11lbs now and used to weigh 14st 7lbs.
It’s taken me just over a year to get this shape, by eating 3 meals a day with fruit in between, switching from white to brown (bread, pasta, rice), cutting out as much processed food I could, drinking water and green tea as they’re all I really like, exercising regularly, cycling, walking, jogging, jillian michaels dvds, blogilates, and I would treat myself every 2 weeks with pizza, nandos, cookies, haribo - the lot! And not feel guilty, but just keep on going…
Sw: 124 lbs.
Cw: 100 lbs.
I lost 24 lbs from July 1st to October
*Ever since the age of 12 I have been yo yo dieting. I have lost the weight so many times , but never kept it off. Whenever I tried to lose weight I did it the unhealthy way. I use to restrict , not eat , all that bad stuff. This has been a tough year for me and I felt really down this summer . July 1st I decided to make a change . I started eating healthy and started running . I started off only being able to run a mile without stopping and now I’m able to run 9 miles without stopping. I have lost and the weight I want and now want to focusing on building muscle and working towards running a marathon. Thanks for reading my story .
My name is Erin, I am 31 years old. I started my weight loss journey 3.5 years ago. My heights weight was recorded at 510. I lost 200 lbs the first year and a half with a low calorie/low carb diet. I got down to 320 lbs. I was still In great danger and my doctors suggested I have weight loss surgery before I pass away of a heart attack. I went ahead with their suggestion and in May of 2012 I had the Gastric Sleeve. I lost an additional 130 lbs. I am not my 1st goal weight of 199. I just wanted to share my story and let the world see it is possible.
Current Weight: 240lbs
Goal Weight: 195lbs
(And I want muscle mass. And a million bucks…but one of these are realistically attainable)
I am a single father of two. Needless to say what they see me do, they may follow. When I hit the scale back in February, I almost had a conniption. Discouraged and stressed, I could not believe the almost 300 pounds I had allowed myself to become. And I knew it was the path that I chose. I didnt want to put myself in harm’s way any longer. I didnt like to entertain the thought that my 2 year old and 4 month old could see my bad eating habits and my un-motivation to live a healthy life become their mold.
So I set out on a long and challenging journey to become fit. I consulted a lot with local fitness gods and goddesses. I knew everyone would have their owndo’s and don’ts but I listened to what they all had to say and try to fit what I could in my lifestyle. My main focus was on food.
Let’s face the facts here. I like food. I love food. The tastes, the aroma. The art. And the more I love something, the more invested I became into that subject. Lol. And let me tell you, I was VERY invested in food. So that was the first thing to put on a leash. I dropped the 2 or 3 impulsive dishes a meal time to one. Then I portioned those single meal dishes to a more befitting amount.
And I drank just water. Water water water. If bathrooms had frequent flyer miles…I could fly to Guatemala once a year.
Then I started do small things from home, like walking. And attempt-to-running (cus I hate running). Which really meant I walked until I was alone on the canal trail I would go on, then when the coast was clear…I’d jog. Then wheeze, cus my body isnt use to running. Then when a more fit person would run by I would yellow belly back to walking like I was “taking a breather from my awesome and fit manly run”. I rule!
I was told by someone very smart, “Tim. Im not going to tell you what to do. Do you know why? Everyone has their own lifestyle. Their own busy days. Their own priorities. There is no one way of losing weight. What works for me may not efficiently work for you. So my challenge to you is, if you really want to lose weight, read up on healthy living. Find guys (or girls) who were your size (online and in person) and see what they did to shed those pounds. Take what you can make work and do it. As long as you are not hurting your body and mind, there is no one way of losing weight.”
Smartest advice I ever got.
Before and during. Bathers season. Next year - bikini?
19-year-old Aussie. 165cm. From ~95kg to 74kg (and counting), through a sporadic mixture of vegetarianism, running, lifting and calorie counting. It doesn’t matter if you drop the ball for a bit, just don’t forget to pick it up again!
Hit me up a follow at asspirational.tumblr.com to keep seeing my progress. Love yourself <3
Hi all, my name is Lauren and I’m a 19 year old from New Zealand.
I’m 177cm tall (I think!) and I’m finally in my healthy BMI. I’m still in my journey and I’ve been struggling to be healthier since 2010 (the first photo).
Weightwatchers helped to teach me HOW to eat initially, and I’ve been following basic clean eating ever since— even adding in the gym into the equation now.
I’d love to talk to you all, can’t wait to meet you
Weight lost: 28.2lbs (35 lbs total, but this was the earliest pic I could find to use for comparison)
My goal is to get to the correct weight to be able to enter the Air Force. The necessary weight is 197 lbs, and I’m SO close after an almost 3 month journey. I lost the weight through a butt load of cardio and strength training as well as changing up my diet. I ride about 13 miles a day to and from the gym for my workouts, going once on Sundays for resting. With diet, a lot less red meats, counting calories, and watching what exactly I put into my body all have helped me get this far. :)
Follow me on my fitblr, dropitjohnny
Starting Weight: 320 lbs (April 13th, 2013)
Current Weight: 201 lbs (November 17th, 2013)
Total Weight Lost: 119 lbs
Goal Weight: 140 lbs
Mine isn’t just a weight loss story. I am a cancer survivor. At 25, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I had an ovarian tumor the size of a bowling ball. After the tumor was removed, I experienced the most dreaded complication of surgery (especially abdominal surgery) — disruption of operation wound. Basically, I didn’t heal. I was left with a gaping wound in my gut the size of the tumor. I had to undergo surgery while wide awake and feeling everything. Shortly after, I was put on a wound vacuum. I had to visit a wound clinic 3x a week for painful dressing changes and small operations. My wound was full of dead tissue and I was barely alive. But it was in those moments that I learned my true strength. I vowed that when I healed, I would lose the weight.
It took 9 months for the wound to finally close. In April of 2013. At that time, I had discovered that my body was in the process of producing a second cancer — endometrial cancer. This was due to a hormonal imbalance. And the only way to stop it in its tracks was to get my hormones back in balance. Because I also have a blood clotting disorder, I wasn’t able to undergo hormone treatments. So I was left with only one option: Lose the weight. This only added more fuel to the fire.
So that’s what I did. I never joined a gym. I never joined a special diet program. I did it all the old-fashioned way. I counted my calories, controlled my portions, ate the right kinds of food, quit soda, and began exercising rigorously every day. The threat of cancer has completely vanished and I am more healthy now than I was when I was 16.
When I was sick, I could barely get up out of bed. Taking a shower and getting dressed for the day exhausted me. The tumor was putting so much pressure on my lungs that I could barely breathe and even briefly lost consciousness at the wheel of my car. Now, I run every single day and I am constantly pushing myself to do more and more even when I think I can go no further.
Take it from me: Losing weight is hard, but being sick it A LOT harder. And if you don’t take care of yourself, it’s all going to catch up with you sooner or later.
One month change - the right one is from Oct 13, the left is from Nov 13.
I’m 55 kg (121 Ibs approx) at both. 158 cm.
I’m doing crossfit x5 a week, eat really clean paleo + keto diet days from time to time
The SCALE isn’t everything.