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Dutch - 26 - 5’7 
It has been almost a year and a half since I’ve started my new lifestyle. I’ve been dieting for almost 15 years. Instead of eating less I started eating more and it finally pays off.
I eat clean and work out 3-4 times a week, mostly weight lifting. I’ve lost almost 35 pounds so far and I feel much much better nowadays. Even though sometimes it feels like I haven’t made any progress at all, I know it takes time to get there :)
My progress so far:
SW: 98 kg / 215.6 lbs (September 2012)
CW: 80 kg / 176 lbs (February 2014)
GW: 75 kg / 165 lbs
UGW: 65 kg / 143 lbs
My Fitblr: http://fithealthyandhappylife.tumblr.com

Dutch - 26 - 5’7 

It has been almost a year and a half since I’ve started my new lifestyle. I’ve been dieting for almost 15 years. Instead of eating less I started eating more and it finally pays off.

I eat clean and work out 3-4 times a week, mostly weight lifting. I’ve lost almost 35 pounds so far and I feel much much better nowadays. Even though sometimes it feels like I haven’t made any progress at all, I know it takes time to get there :)

My progress so far:

SW: 98 kg / 215.6 lbs (September 2012)

CW: 80 kg / 176 lbs (February 2014)

GW: 75 kg / 165 lbs

UGW: 65 kg / 143 lbs

My Fitblr: http://fithealthyandhappylife.tumblr.com

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Height 1.8mWeight before (28/02/2012) : 90.2 KGCurrent weight : 66KG
To loose 24 KG took nearly two years, as it was a slow but effective journey. I fit my meals every three hours, and try and eat more protein and fibre, and less carbohydrates. Along with eating healthy and cutting all sweets and junk food, I used to/still do exercise a lot. I want to help anyone that is going to embark on this weight loss journey, it ain’t easy, but it surely WORTH IT !

Height 1.8m
Weight before (28/02/2012) : 90.2 KG
Current weight : 66KG

To loose 24 KG took nearly two years, as it was a slow but effective journey. I fit my meals every three hours, and try and eat more protein and fibre, and less carbohydrates. Along with eating healthy and cutting all sweets and junk food, I used to/still do exercise a lot. I want to help anyone that is going to embark on this weight loss journey, it ain’t easy, but it surely WORTH IT !

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Weight loss and muscle growth

 

I just wanted to share the progress I’ve made in losing weight. Its never easy to lose weight and this was the 6th time I had joined a gym to try and lose this weight. Photo on the left was taken on 15th Feb 2014 and the photo on the right was taken on 15 Feb 2013. It took me one year to lose 40kg = 6 stones = 88.2lb. I was afraid of lose skin therefore I worked hard on gaining muscle to avoid this. I was successful in avoiding lose skin apart from my abdomin. I guess you have to pay a price for damaging your body for that long. 

-Height = 5ft 5”

-Weight before = 117kg and after weight loss =  78kg.

-How long did it take you to lose the weight? 1 year

-What was your diet and exercise strategy?

I stuck to a strict diet while doing cardio 5 times a week for 40 mins each session. For breakfast all I had was cereal (All Bran for those interested). Lunch/Dinner - Protein - Eggs, Beans, Chicken (without the skin). Strictly no carbs, and a lot of fruit and salad. 

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Hey my name is chloe and in two weeks it will officially be my one year of losing weight, my height is about 5’6-5’7 and my heaviest weight was at 195 pounds, today I weight 132 pounds. I mainly cut out all bad processed foods, no alcohol, no bad carbs, and added proteins and drank ALOT of water, as well exercising and running helped a lot :) Blogs like this one were my motivation to get fit, if I was having an off day or wasn’t seeing the progress I desired, I would look at others progress photos and remind myself that losing weight takes time, and the reward is amazing. NEVER GIVE UP :) you will get there eventually <3 

Hey my name is chloe and in two weeks it will officially be my one year of losing weight, my height is about 5’6-5’7 and my heaviest weight was at 195 pounds, today I weight 132 pounds. I mainly cut out all bad processed foods, no alcohol, no bad carbs, and added proteins and drank ALOT of water, as well exercising and running helped a lot :) Blogs like this one were my motivation to get fit, if I was having an off day or wasn’t seeing the progress I desired, I would look at others progress photos and remind myself that losing weight takes time, and the reward is amazing. NEVER GIVE UP :) you will get there eventually <3 

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SW: 90 kgs
CW: 67 kgs
Height: 164&#160;cm
First pictures: march 2013
Last pictures: september 2013
I reached my first goal with eating healthy and exercising.

SW: 90 kgs

CW: 67 kgs

Height: 164 cm

First pictures: march 2013

Last pictures: september 2013

I reached my first goal with eating healthy and exercising.

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Height 5&#8217;11

Start: 235lbs

Current: 180lbs

One day I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror and had enough. I was a smoker and had a horribly poor diet. First thing I did was quit smoking and go for a run. My first run was horrible but each day got better and I felt better. Now I&#8217;m addicted to healthy living and daily exercising. I&#8217;m not perfect but I do the best I can. It&#8217;s all about quality of life for me. 
Message me if you need anything 
http://nikateendream.tumblr.com

Height 5’11

Start: 235lbs

Current: 180lbs

One day I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror and had enough. I was a smoker and had a horribly poor diet. First thing I did was quit smoking and go for a run. My first run was horrible but each day got better and I felt better. Now I’m addicted to healthy living and daily exercising. I’m not perfect but I do the best I can. It’s all about quality of life for me.
Message me if you need anything
http://nikateendream.tumblr.com

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I’m only 2 months in but I need to motivate myself a bit more so here we go.
Age: 18 (17 at start)Height: 5’ 2”Starting Weight: 12st 11lbs (179lbs)Current Weight: 12st (168lbs)Loss So Far: 11lbsI know it’s not much and I still have a long way to go but I’m proud of myself! I’ve done this by really cleaning up what I’m eating but with a few treats here and there, occasional cardio that I’m hoping to increase and yoga and strength everyday (though how much varies on time available etc).My fitness blog is attackofthefat. This is my primary blog.Happy health hunting! :D

I’m only 2 months in but I need to motivate myself a bit more so here we go.


Age: 18 (17 at start)
Height: 5’ 2”
Starting Weight: 12st 11lbs (179lbs)
Current Weight: 12st (168lbs)
Loss So Far: 11lbs

I know it’s not much and I still have a long way to go but I’m proud of myself! I’ve done this by really cleaning up what I’m eating but with a few treats here and there, occasional cardio that I’m hoping to increase and yoga and strength everyday (though how much varies on time available etc).

My fitness blog is attackofthefat. This is my primary blog.

Happy health hunting! :D

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My mum sucks at taking pictures..but you’ll get the point. Submitted on here before so I don&#8217;t ask the questions again. Height: 5&#8221;8
135.5kg vs. 123 kg vs. 109kg
298 lbs vs. 272lbs vs 240lbs

My mum sucks at taking pictures..but you’ll get the point. Submitted on here before so I don’t ask the questions again. Height: 5”8

135.5kg vs. 123 kg vs. 109kg

298 lbs vs. 272lbs vs 240lbs

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Height: 6ft 3&#8221;
Weight before: 24 stone
Weight after: 13.5 stone
Time: 1 year
Strategy: Started walking from bus to work, then biked, then joined rugby and as they say the world becomes your oyster :) There&#8217;s a lot more to my weight loss but it&#8217;s a hefty story to post here!

Height: 6ft 3”

Weight before: 24 stone

Weight after: 13.5 stone

Time: 1 year

Strategy: Started walking from bus to work, then biked, then joined rugby and as they say the world becomes your oyster :) There’s a lot more to my weight loss but it’s a hefty story to post here!

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Starting weight: 418

Ending weight: 228&#160;

It&#8217;s been three years and still going strong!! The key thing to always remember is that this isn&#8217;t a quick fix, it&#8217;s a lifestyle!

Starting weight: 418

Ending weight: 228 

It’s been three years and still going strong!! The key thing to always remember is that this isn’t a quick fix, it’s a lifestyle!

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How I lost 365lbs in 15 months

This is me in December 2012

As of August 2012, I was at the heaviest I’d ever been - 625lbs. I was an alcoholic (drank around a fifth of vodka mixed with a liter of pop every night) and was addicted to fast food. I am 6’2” and was still able to walk around (with a good deal of difficulty). My parents had no idea how bad it had gotten because I kept it a secret. I was dealing with depression as well and ended up dropping out of college. I have had a recurring cellulitis infection in my legs and was also borderline diabetic. I also had very high blood pressure that was not being controlled at all.

My typical fast food meal was a double cheese burger with a large pop and large fries. That usually wasn’t enough, so I would have chicken nuggets with it as well. I also ate Arby’s frequently. Large roast beef sandwich, large curly fries and drink, and a side of mozzarella sticks. I ate fast food every day. I look back now and estimate that I was consuming around 4000-5000 calories per day.

I also sat around all day playing video games. I typically played for 4-5 hours per day along with watching TV. It seemed to be a good distraction to pass the time between meals and drinking binges. Sometime around August of that year, I began playing Draw Something on my tablet. I picked a random match with a woman named Jackie who lived in London, England. We got along quite well despite my depression an frequent mood changes due to alcoholism. I was immediately attracted to her. In October 2012, my mother had to have her left leg partially amputated below the knee. It turns out that she had infections in her legs that weren’t healing properly due to poor blood flow and she was not taking care of them. She had let it go to the point where it was inoperable and had to be amputated. I, of course, used this as an excuse to drink more and sink deeper into my depression. I knew that I was going down the same road as my mother. By this point, Jackie and I had grown to be very good friends. I was expecting sympathy from her, but what I got surprised me. She was angry with me. She told me that I was wasting my life and that I should be ashamed that I was throwing it away when there are so many people out there who are fighting to stay alive.

Jackie has myotonic muscular dystrophy and has to stay very healthy in order to keep her symptoms in check. She seemed to be losing patience with me, and I was afraid I was going to lose her. Soon after that, I decided to quit drinking. I quit cold-turkey. It was quite difficult for me, and I did suffer withdrawals for the first few days. I ran through the full gammut of emotions during this period. I felt self-pity mostly, some desperation, and also anger. I was angry at the world. I was angry at the way my life turned out. I was angry that I never did anything about it. I was also angry that I was 30 years old and had basically wasted a decade of my life. After a few weeks, I started feeling better. After a month or so, I began to feel changes in my body, it seemed like I was beginning to lose weight. I had no idea how much weight I was losing as there were no scales that could weigh me. The only time I had weighed myself at my heaviest was when I was in the hospital with a cellulitis infection. They had to bring a special scale in for me. In December of that year, I decided to buy a scale (one of the only ones that I could find that measured above 500lbs). I was 525lbs when I weighed myself. 100lbs had somehow evaporated off of me. This was enough to get me hooked.

I started a daily exercise routine in which I woke up 5 minutes early every day and ran in place at home. I did this every morning without exception. I found that I was becoming addicted to exercise. I gradually added minutes to my routine until soon I was running in place for an entire hour. I also incorporated ‘half-jumping jacks’, in which I would lunge to one side and raise my arms, then lunge to the other side and repeat. These exercises were good for me because I had a lot of anxiety about going out in public.Jackie had once told me that I would take to exercise ‘like a fish to water’. She was absolutely right. The endorphins I got from exercising were addictive. They made me feel alive for the first time in years!I eventually worked up the nerves to start walking outside. This was a huge step for me. I had to get over the anxiety of worrying about what people thought of me as they saw me walk by.I started walking around my subdivision, only to the end of the street at first. I found that walking on pavement was a bit harder on my knees than jogging on carpet at home. It was a bit painful at first, but I just took it easy at first.A week later, I completed my first mile. The snowball was now rolling downhill and couldn’t be stopped. I was making progress and feeling results.

Other parts of my life were progressing as well - I landed a fulltime job.I soon found myself waking up at 5AM to go for walks before work. I started using Run Keeper to track my progress. The walks got longer and longer until I was walking 5-7 miles every morning and was waking up as early as 3AM. It had turned into a bit of an obsession, but I could think of worse things to be obsessed with. At this point I had become comfortable with pushing myself. I was also walking laps around my office before work every day. At first, my coworkers somewhat ridiculed me, but I just kept at it. I started setting goals, eventually working up to walking 7, 8, then 10 miles. On July 28, 2013, I walked my first half-marathon. It was a Saturday morning and I woke up at 5AM (sleeping in for me!). It took me just over 4 hours to complete, but I did it without stopping. I mapped out my route and made sure that my furthest point was about 5 miles from the start, so I knew that when I hit that halfway point, I would have to walk back! I was in a good deal of pain, but it didn’t matter to me. It was a milestone, and I was determined to hit it. I had Jackie on my phone through Skype to help push me through some of the difficult parts. She was always a huge support to me.

Shortly after that, I decided to dust off my father’s old mountain bike and go for a ride. I was around 400lbs at this point. Again, I had to deal with the anxiety of riding in public. I was afraid that everyone would be staring at me. I dealt with this by cycling early in the morning until I was comfortable enough to do it during the day. It seemed that I had developed a new addiction - cycling! The best part about cycling was that I was able to incorporate it into my daily commute to work. It is a 22 mile commute, so what I did was drive half way, then cycle in 11 miles each way. I did this every day with the exception of rainy days (though sometimes I got caught in the rain anyways!). Eventually, I got to the point where every Friday, I cycled the entire distance - 44 miles round trip.

By the time I got down to around 300lbs, I felt that I was ready to try running. I knew that eventually I wanted to run a 5k, and that I had to do some kind of training program to get to that goal. I decided to try an interval training app on my phone. It seemed to work very well for me. It was a 9 week program that I had to condense down to 6 weeks (I had signed up for a 5k - the Detroit Turkey Trot). In the middle of this, I had a bit of a setback - I came down with a cellulitis infection and was hospitalized for 3 days on I.V. antibiotics. I struggled a bit with this more mentally than physically. I felt the self-pitying side coming back. After all of this progress, I let a cellulitis infection make me feel defeated. Once I got out of the hospital, I realized that I had to make up for the lost time, so I was even more driven to reach my goal in time. By the time the 5k happened, I was down to 280lbs and was running at 14 minutes per mile (not very fast, but at least I could run the entire 5k without stopping). Now I am at 11 minutes per mile and am striving to get under 10!

I have in recent months had to purchase a gym membership because the weather has been especially bad this year. I generally despise treadmills, they give me motion sickness, so my running has been put on hold until it gets a bit warmer out! I like using the elliptical machines and static bikes for cardio.

In December, I finally ended up going to London to meet Jackie. I spent 2 weeks over there with a trip to Paris as well. I loved every minute of it. Jackie is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I feel that she saved my life, even though she would never take credit! We even climbed the Eiffel Tower. I can check that off of my bucket list! Today, I am down to 260lbs. I went to see a plastic surgeon this past Monday. It turns out that I have a hernia near my belly button. They say that insurance will cover skin removal just on the front of my stomach as well as fix the hernia. They will remove around 30lbs of skin. I haven’t scheduled the operation yet, but I’m sure it will be sometime this year. I’m also planning a return trip to London sometime this year!

I also need to cover some of my diet during these past 15 months. In addition to cutting out alcohol, I cut out all processed sugar. I then cut out red meat as well. The first 6 months or so, I did use the fitness pal app to count calories. I limited myself to 1400 calories per day for a long time. It was difficult at first, but it taught me to choose foods that were low in calories, but filled me up. I ate chicken breasts and rice quite frequently. I also had a few choice restaurants that I ate at when I was busy and on the go. For breakfast, I typically had sodium free turkey breast meat (yes processed, but cheap and convenient), a cup of special K (dry), a bowl of non-fat greek yoghurt (with splenda to sweeten it), and a glass of low sodium V-8. I ate this for breakfast daily for a long time. I also started taking a multi-vitamin and fish oil daily. My depression has pretty much subsided. I did end up seeing a therapist once a week, and that was a big help. I still see him to this day. I am actually planning to go back to school for psychology. I would like to be a therapist myself - specialising in weight loss, depression and anxiety.

As far as eating habits now, I don’t count calories anymore. I tend to know now what I can eat daily within reason. I owe a big part of this to Jackie. I’ve adopted her mentality for eating - it’s all about portion control. Our portions in America are quite larger than what people eat in European countries. We tend to overeat frequently, and that is what is contributing to our problems with obesity.I now eat sugar occasionally, and always in moderation (though sometimes I cut loose and overdo it - a good topic to discuss with my therapist!). My current goal is to run a full marathon. I plan to run in the Ann Arbor Marathon in May (albeit a 5k, but will eventually work up to a full marathon). I also plan to return to Cedar Point this year. I haven’t been able to fit on the rides in 14 years!

This has been the best year of my life. For once, things are looking up. I used to tell Jackie about how all of this feels like a dream and that it never actually happened. She just says that this is me living my life now and that I need to get used to it! I sometimes look in the mirror and don’t recognise the guy I see. It has all been a bit overwhelming (in a good way!)

Life is good, and I look forward to living it for much longer now.

I wish you all the best of luck with your health and hope you find the strength to make it happen!

- Brian

The After 365lbs weight loss picture

Me in December 2013

weight loss results

Jackie and I at Hampton Court Palace, England!

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horsepowerfit:

Dear Followers,

My journey to fitness began in April 2013. In the previous months, beginning almost a year ago, I tried and failed to regain control of my eating habits and workout routine. But in April, I finally made a decision that would change me for the rest of my life.

I have lost many things in life, but what I have lost, I’ve gained in mental, emotional, and physical strength. I feel powerful, empowered, and I feel like I need to share my journey. I was always an athletic person growing up. I played basketball very well as a teen, and I absolutely loved running. In general, I was great at most sports. Despite any lack of speed or agility, at my core, I was an athlete. As the years went, I faced personal hardships, and though I don’t blame those difficulties on my weight gain, I can admit that I lost sight of my general health and appearance. 

To begin, the first picture in my Before and Afters was taken during my college graduation in May 2012. I avoided pictures at all costs because I hated the way I looked. Although I’m so glad I have it today to share. My graduation should have been one of the happiest and proudest moments of my life, but it really wasn’t all that.  Academically and intellectually, I was a master. I graduated magna cum laude, won business awards and competitions, interned at some of the world’s biggest companies, but something was missing. I had so much control over some parts of my mind, but in others, I was powerless. Maybe oblivious is a better term. If you’re into fitness or athletics, you know that the mind is everything. Your mentally is what gets things done; not the body. At that time, however, I didn’t know that I was lacking a piece of me. I just knew I was fat. Despite this, I didn’t do anything about it until about January 2013. That was shortly after the second picture was taken. After that picture I gained about 20 more pounds because the holidays came around starting in November. I slowly struggled to diet and exercise, but it was hard, and I didn’t know what I was doing. And it was a wake up call when I stepped onto the scale. I was shocked, mortified, and I almost couldn’t believe it. I knew I had a long way to go, and I knew I couldn’t sustain a “diet” for the duration. What I needed and realized in April, was that I needed to change my life. 

And almost instantly, I began to eat healthier. I ate about 90% clean. Meaning, I ate natural, non-processed, or minimally processed foods. I fueled up with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, all made or cooked in a simple way. To this day, I still eat that way, although the ratio is a little more lenient these days. About 80/20. Yet, the amazing thing is that I’m still seeing results! But more on that later. At that time in April 2013, I educated myself about nutrition. Everything and anything there was to know about nutrition and food, I wanted to know. I wanted to accomplish something serious, so I had to do some serious research. And the more I learned, the easier it became. Eating right became second nature. I was immediately happy with my new eating habits, and even more pleased that I never had to diet. 
Now, the exercise part of my journey is one of my favorites to discuss. I had a gym membership, but wasn’t using it since I was waiting for the opening of a new gym in my neighborhood. So since I love running, I began to exercise at my old high school’s track after school. I smile in amazement at how far I’ve come when I think about gearing up everyday with my running shoes, music, sunblock, and sunglasses. I jogged about an 8th of a mile, while walking 1/2 a mile, then stopping for water, then going a little more and calling it a day. To me, at that time, that was my max. Between the walking and water breaks, I was pathetically doing a 20 minute mile, easily. More than double the time it took me in high school on that very track. I didn’t care though. I felt amazing afterwards, and I knew I would come back the next day and do it again. However, to my disappointment one afternoon, I see that the track and field is holding an event. I contemplated going home until I looked down at my car-key ring and remembered that I had a gym membership. I was so unprepared for the gym in many ways, I thought; but that day I went to the gym, and I haven’t looked back since.  

Today I don’t exercise. I train. I train like an athlete, and I do it because I love it. I’m addicted to the power, the speed, the progress; and I can’t imagine myself ever stopping. The third and last pictures were taken a year after the second and 8 months into my weightloss journey. That’s 75lbs. down. I have 3 months until I hit the year mark of my start date of April 2013, and I hope to lose 25lbs. more, to complete a 100lbs. weightloss in 1 year.  

I’m telling you right now, DON’T GIVE UP. Even though I started in April, it took people until about July to notice my progress. That was almost 4 months. Every week, and most certainly every month I could see the progress, but not others. I didn’t let that stop me, and you shouldn’t either. Remember that at the end of the day, you’re the only one that matters on this journey. Because when all the vanities and public have left your site, you’re doing this for yourself. Whatever time it takes, let it happen. The longer the journey, the stronger you’ll get. For example, by the time I reach my goal weight, I’ll be deadlifting more than my own weight. I’m actually more excited about that than the actual weight loss. So don’t despair. Keep going, surround yourself with positivity, and believe in yourself. 

I’ve created various social media profiles so we can all share this journey together. We all need motivation, inspiration, encouragement, and education. So follow me and I’ll help in any way I can.  

@HorsepowerFit
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horsepowerfit:

Dear Followers,

My journey to fitness began in April 2013. In the previous months, beginning almost a year ago, I tried and failed to regain control of my eating habits and workout routine. But in April, I finally made a decision that would change me for the rest of my life.

I have lost many things in life, but what I have lost, I’ve gained in mental, emotional, and physical strength. I feel powerful, empowered, and I feel like I need to share my journey. I was always an athletic person growing up. I played basketball very well as a teen, and I absolutely loved running. In general, I was great at most sports. Despite any lack of speed or agility, at my core, I was an athlete. As the years went, I faced personal hardships, and though I don’t blame those difficulties on my weight gain, I can admit that I lost sight of my general health and appearance.

To begin, the first picture in my Before and Afters was taken during my college graduation in May 2012. I avoided pictures at all costs because I hated the way I looked. Although I’m so glad I have it today to share. My graduation should have been one of the happiest and proudest moments of my life, but it really wasn’t all that. Academically and intellectually, I was a master. I graduated magna cum laude, won business awards and competitions, interned at some of the world’s biggest companies, but something was missing. I had so much control over some parts of my mind, but in others, I was powerless. Maybe oblivious is a better term. If you’re into fitness or athletics, you know that the mind is everything. Your mentally is what gets things done; not the body. At that time, however, I didn’t know that I was lacking a piece of me. I just knew I was fat. Despite this, I didn’t do anything about it until about January 2013. That was shortly after the second picture was taken. After that picture I gained about 20 more pounds because the holidays came around starting in November. I slowly struggled to diet and exercise, but it was hard, and I didn’t know what I was doing. And it was a wake up call when I stepped onto the scale. I was shocked, mortified, and I almost couldn’t believe it. I knew I had a long way to go, and I knew I couldn’t sustain a “diet” for the duration. What I needed and realized in April, was that I needed to change my life.

And almost instantly, I began to eat healthier. I ate about 90% clean. Meaning, I ate natural, non-processed, or minimally processed foods. I fueled up with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, all made or cooked in a simple way. To this day, I still eat that way, although the ratio is a little more lenient these days. About 80/20. Yet, the amazing thing is that I’m still seeing results! But more on that later. At that time in April 2013, I educated myself about nutrition. Everything and anything there was to know about nutrition and food, I wanted to know. I wanted to accomplish something serious, so I had to do some serious research. And the more I learned, the easier it became. Eating right became second nature. I was immediately happy with my new eating habits, and even more pleased that I never had to diet.
Now, the exercise part of my journey is one of my favorites to discuss. I had a gym membership, but wasn’t using it since I was waiting for the opening of a new gym in my neighborhood. So since I love running, I began to exercise at my old high school’s track after school. I smile in amazement at how far I’ve come when I think about gearing up everyday with my running shoes, music, sunblock, and sunglasses. I jogged about an 8th of a mile, while walking 1/2 a mile, then stopping for water, then going a little more and calling it a day. To me, at that time, that was my max. Between the walking and water breaks, I was pathetically doing a 20 minute mile, easily. More than double the time it took me in high school on that very track. I didn’t care though. I felt amazing afterwards, and I knew I would come back the next day and do it again. However, to my disappointment one afternoon, I see that the track and field is holding an event. I contemplated going home until I looked down at my car-key ring and remembered that I had a gym membership. I was so unprepared for the gym in many ways, I thought; but that day I went to the gym, and I haven’t looked back since.

Today I don’t exercise. I train. I train like an athlete, and I do it because I love it. I’m addicted to the power, the speed, the progress; and I can’t imagine myself ever stopping. The third and last pictures were taken a year after the second and 8 months into my weightloss journey. That’s 75lbs. down. I have 3 months until I hit the year mark of my start date of April 2013, and I hope to lose 25lbs. more, to complete a 100lbs. weightloss in 1 year.

I’m telling you right now, DON’T GIVE UP. Even though I started in April, it took people until about July to notice my progress. That was almost 4 months. Every week, and most certainly every month I could see the progress, but not others. I didn’t let that stop me, and you shouldn’t either. Remember that at the end of the day, you’re the only one that matters on this journey. Because when all the vanities and public have left your site, you’re doing this for yourself. Whatever time it takes, let it happen. The longer the journey, the stronger you’ll get. For example, by the time I reach my goal weight, I’ll be deadlifting more than my own weight. I’m actually more excited about that than the actual weight loss. So don’t despair. Keep going, surround yourself with positivity, and believe in yourself.

I’ve created various social media profiles so we can all share this journey together. We all need motivation, inspiration, encouragement, and education. So follow me and I’ll help in any way I can.

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Before photo: 274 poundsAfter photo: 178 poundsHeight: 5&#8217;2It&#8217;s a funny thing about weight loss, you think that as the pounds come off, you&#8217;ll get down to that business of loving yourself like you never could have before. But the truth is, it&#8217;s a process. It&#8217;s a process and pictures are your very best friends.In the picture to the left, I had already lost 25 pounds but didn&#8217;t know it due to my crippling fear of scales. I went to the hospital for a burn and nearly wept for joy when I stepped off that scale, for the very first time in my life. I remember rushing home to tell my mom and her insistence on photos, that we commemorate my true &#8220;beginning&#8221; but even then in my happiest hour, all I wanted was to hide every inch of me. I loathed standing there under those fluorescent lights, I loathed it so much that I never saw those photos again until she emailed them to me this morning. And even though I&#8217;ve felt disgusting all week (hello, my monthly visitor) it only took moments before I was proudly strutting around in my underwear, excited to see the new me. See, it really is a process. Because just yesterday, I was grabbing at every inch of loose skin with so much useless hate that I just to stop myself. I sat right down in front of that mirror and forced myself to look at me through the eyes I would use on anyone else; and I saw beauty. I saw my scars for what they are; badges of fucking honor. I saw my skin for what it represents; the girl I&#8217;ve left behind and the woman I&#8217;m still becoming. Not every day is easy and just because you won&#8217;t gasp up every staircase, it doesn&#8217;t mean you&#8217;ll still pass every mirror easily.  But it helps to remember, it helps to have the visual proof of how far you&#8217;ve come without letting anyone or anything stop you, and then it helps to celebrate. Because who is gonna celebrate you if you don&#8217;t?!Thank you endlessly everyone in this wonderful fitblr community. You all motivate and inspire me daily to see the beauty in that mirror, no matter the size of the woman looking into it.

Before photo: 274 pounds
After photo: 178 pounds
Height: 5’2

It’s a funny thing about weight loss, you think that as the pounds come off, you’ll get down to that business of loving yourself like you never could have before. But the truth is, it’s a process. It’s a process and pictures are your very best friends.

In the picture to the left, I had already lost 25 pounds but didn’t know it due to my crippling fear of scales. I went to the hospital for a burn and nearly wept for joy when I stepped off that scale, for the very first time in my life. I remember rushing home to tell my mom and her insistence on photos, that we commemorate my true “beginning” but even then in my happiest hour, all I wanted was to hide every inch of me. I loathed standing there under those fluorescent lights, I loathed it so much that I never saw those photos again until she emailed them to me this morning. And even though I’ve felt disgusting all week (hello, my monthly visitor) it only took moments before I was proudly strutting around in my underwear, excited to see the new me. See, it really is a process. Because just yesterday, I was grabbing at every inch of loose skin with so much useless hate that I just to stop myself. I sat right down in front of that mirror and forced myself to look at me through the eyes I would use on anyone else; and I saw beauty. I saw my scars for what they are; badges of fucking honor. I saw my skin for what it represents; the girl I’ve left behind and the woman I’m still becoming. Not every day is easy and just because you won’t gasp up every staircase, it doesn’t mean you’ll still pass every mirror easily.  But it helps to remember, it helps to have the visual proof of how far you’ve come without letting anyone or anything stop you, and then it helps to celebrate. Because who is gonna celebrate you if you don’t?!

Thank you endlessly everyone in this wonderful fitblr community. You all motivate and inspire me daily to see the beauty in that mirror, no matter the size of the woman looking into it.

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Height: 157 cm

Weight: cca. 50 kg

Tomorrow, February 13th is my one year anniversary since I started working out and eating cleaner. It’s been a bumpy ride, with a lot of ups and downs, but all I can say that it’s worth it. It has made me a better person, it made me realize what I wanted in life and to make a healthier relationship with my body. I don’t deprive myself of anything, I still eat pizza and cake, chocolate and ice-cream, but all in moderation. My road so far has made me realize that I couldn’t change my life in a month or two, It takes a lot of time to make yourself be a better person and most importantly, to love yourself.

 

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I&#8217;m 6&#8217;0
8 months ago i was 240 lbs (108kg)
and now i&#8217;m only 150 lbs (68kg) i just lost almost 100 lbs
it took me 8 months to lose weight
i eat vegetables , fruits, i don&#8217;t eat rice, meat or high sugar, and i drink 5 bottles of water a day.
work hard , play hard, and you can reach your goals
remember that nothing is impossible.

I’m 6’0

8 months ago i was 240 lbs (108kg)

and now i’m only 150 lbs (68kg) i just lost almost 100 lbs

it took me 8 months to lose weight

i eat vegetables , fruits, i don’t eat rice, meat or high sugar, and i drink 5 bottles of water a day.

work hard , play hard, and you can reach your goals

remember that nothing is impossible.

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