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Old 05-11-2018, 08:53 AM
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Just wanted to share my story partly because I am proud but mainly in case anyone is in the same boat.

I got up to 240 and being in my 20ís I decided it was time to do something. I am down 50 lbs this morning and I feel great.

Everybody asks me what am I doing so I thought about the changes I have made and what has made me successful. I have been watching what foods I eat, I have also started going to the gym 5 days a week. Those things really help and if you want to lose weight they should be in your routine.

But the key is... stop eating like a fat a$$. I use to eat fast food for breakfast, take clients out for lunch, and then go out to eat with my wife for dinner. That was pretty much what I did. I could eat a frozen pizza in one sitting with no problem. On the weekends it was a lot of the same plus about 15 beers.

Now I eat responsibly and just less food. You donít have to give up the foods you love, just donít eat them for lunch and dinner the same day multiple times a week. And I still drink, but drink liquor with water or on the rocks instead of pounding beers. The thing is you donít have to eat carrots and lettuce for the rest of your life, but grab some veggies instead of fries next time.

In summary if you want to lose some weight, donít eat like a fat a$$ and you will be amazed at how quick the lbs shed.
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Unless of course your filled with steroids from 9 years of varying treatments. Doc told me it maybe years until my body gets back to normal, f king cancer!!!!

Have platoed at 43lb weight loss for several months now. But your 100% correct, stop eating like a fat ass, exercise and it will come off!

Congradulations!!!!

Now keep it off!!!
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I bet you have a lot more money if you cut out eating out a lot. That eats up a lot of cash. Congrats!
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Success stories are awesome
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Originally Posted by Fishnhokie88 View Post
Just wanted to share my story partly because I am proud but mainly in case anyone is in the same boat.

I got up to 240 and being in my 20ís I decided it was time to do something. I am down 50 lbs this morning and I feel great.

Everybody asks me what am I doing so I thought about the changes I have made and what has made me successful. I have been watching what foods I eat, I have also started going to the gym 5 days a week. Those things really help and if you want to lose weight they should be in your routine.

But the key is... stop eating like a fat a$$. I use to eat fast food for breakfast, take clients out for lunch, and then go out to eat with my wife for dinner. That was pretty much what I did. I could eat a frozen pizza in one sitting with no problem. On the weekends it was a lot of the same plus about 15 beers.

Now I eat responsibly and just less food. You donít have to give up the foods you love, just donít eat them for lunch and dinner the same day multiple times a week. And I still drink, but drink liquor with water or on the rocks instead of pounding beers. The thing is you donít have to eat carrots and lettuce for the rest of your life, but grab some veggies instead of fries next time.

In summary if you want to lose some weight, donít eat like a fat a$$ and you will be amazed at how quick the lbs shed.
awesome success story don't know how old you are now but losing weight at 20 vs. 60 is apples to oranges. You will find eating less for the same results at 60 require a much larger proportional caloric reduction especially if you have a cubical job spanning 10 hours a day.
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Congrats. I've never been noticably overweight but had some extra lbs last fall. (6'1", 220, 46 yr old). Although I was a gym rate for most of my 30's I hadn't been in years and long said I would never be 19X lbs ever again. Then I was sent to the hospital with pancreatis 5 months ago. So I too started eating better...really just less (exact same as you) and got back into the gym. 4 months later (this past weekend) the scale said 196!

The first couple weeks are HARD because you seem to stay hungry. You order food by memory or fill your plate from memory. I actually got my wife to use smaller plates for me at dinner (you get used to filling the dam thing up). I've finally shrank my stomach to where 2/3's of what I used to eat is satisfying!
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Congrats and well done OP

And yeah quit eating like a fat azz, it really is that simple
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If you're looking for a beer substitute and don't want liquor they have some new products called hard seltzer. Not bad taste and very low on calories. White Claw is one brand. Anyway they're a little pricey but have a decent 5.0%ABV. I'm sure its not as cool as beer but your gut will thank you.
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quitter!


j/k awsome!
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:28 AM
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Well done. Stand by for all the fat peoples excuses.
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Sounds like what I did. Our numbers were very similar but my weight is creeping back up. Oh have a little bit of a blood pressure problem 150/98. Nurse gave me a good verbal lashing yesterday
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:54 AM
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Hey congrats. Keep up the good work. Garage in = Fat ass/gut....
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:55 AM
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Grats on your weight loss! Not trying to be negative but losing weight is easy, the hard part is keeping it off. It's a marathon not a sprint.
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Congrats! Similar story here. 46 years old, IT desk job. Used to be an athlete until my mid-30s (marathon runner, ultras, ice/rock climbing, etc). I ate and drank whatever and whenever I wanted without a problem. I still ate and drank like that while sitting at a desk and traveling for work. Next thing you know I'm up to 280lbs at 5'-10" with blood pressure about 140/90. In February I had a strange heart arrhythmia that scared the shit out of me. I decided it was time to wake the F up for my kids and for myself. Strict diet, working out every day, started on a CPAP (developed sleep apnea due to being a fat ass),etc. 3 months later and I'm down 45lbs and my blood pressure is 110/70. I'm in a very good place now mentally and am having no problem with the new lifestyle.
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Thanks for all the kind words. Glad to hear other people who have had success also. Keep the success stories coming and any tips to keeping it off.

As mentioned here first first couple weeks were tough, but after that eating better becomes a habit and is much easier.
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MyFitnessPal is an awesome app to help track your calories. Super easy to use.
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MyFitnessPal is an easy and awesome app to track calories. Been using it since October to lose weight and maintain.
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Good job OP.

My success story is I retired last year and decided to get in better shape. With the correct diet and plenty of exercise I am down to 170 lbs, 5'11.5"' tall. I used to be 180 lbs, 6' tall.
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Congratulations, I'm 54 and used to be skinny at 6 ft 165 in the USMC in the early-mid 80's, now because I eat now like I did then, I weigh 205, not so good!
I'm built like a basketball player but driving commercially almost 3 decades doesn't help, also not an excuse, I just eat to much, I'm cutting back gradually bit it difficult in your 50's.
I say keep up the good work!
God bless.
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Oh yeah, 23 year old me would tell 54 year old me, your fat! Such is life!
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I have weighed the same 240-243 since 2015 according to the scale and records at the VA... I went on a diet back in 99, got down to 200-202, found it near impossible to maintain, and IMHO, as well as a few others, I looked like shit. Went to 210-215 in about a year and that felt right, easy to maintain, but little by little up to 240ish...
A few weeks ago I quit the Marlboro Lights again. My 40" Wranglers are getting tight.... I'm going to hammer a diet for the next few months with the 210 lb goal. Going to go with the 'quit eating like a fat ass' method, since I am armed with the knowledge of what foods are what, it should be good. Back when I was 30 I was heavy into running and playing racquetball, that isn't happening, it'll all be about the diet, experience has taught me that works for me.....

I missed the gym this morning again, that makes 17 years in a row.
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