Weight loss journey

JasonE

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I have gone from 250 lbs. down to 193 lbs. I am another one that has vowed to not break the 200 lbs. mark again. I around 230 lbs. for years and then shot up to 250 lbs. I saw myself in a picture and instantly decided that needed to change. I was starting to get some of the medical issues my parents had. I have reversed those things by losing weight. The first time I stepped on the scale and the number didn't start with a 2 it felt like something was wrong with the scale. I honestly looked at it for a short bit in confusion until it set in.

I still have a little extra on me so I know I could go down more. My wife said I have gone down far enough. She said that if I go down more there won't be much left of me. My next step needs to be to get into moving more. I may have to join a gym again, which I hate, to get this done.

I lost a good amount of weight by going on a low carb diet. I have diabetes on both sides of my family so this was really the best thing I could have done. I have virtually eliminated sugar from my diet. I took my A1C from a pre-diabetic number to being right in the middle of normal. I did as everyone does and hit a plateau. I decided to try intermittent fasting. That kicked things back in gear and got me down to where I am now.
 

Alnus Rubra

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I have gone from 250 lbs. down to 193 lbs. I am another one that has vowed to not break the 200 lbs. mark again. I around 230 lbs. for years and then shot up to 250 lbs. I saw myself in a picture and instantly decided that needed to change. I was starting to get some of the medical issues my parents had. I have reversed those things by losing weight. The first time I stepped on the scale and the number didn't start with a 2 it felt like something was wrong with the scale. I honestly looked at it for a short bit in confusion until it set in.

I still have a little extra on me so I know I could go down more. My wife said I have gone down far enough. She said that if I go down more there won't be much left of me. My next step needs to be to get into moving more. I may have to join a gym again, which I hate, to get this done.

I lost a good amount of weight by going on a low carb diet. I have diabetes on both sides of my family so this was really the best thing I could have done. I have virtually eliminated sugar from my diet. I took my A1C from a pre-diabetic number to being right in the middle of normal. I did as everyone does and hit a plateau. I decided to try intermittent fasting. That kicked things back in gear and got me down to where I am now.

Just don’t fall in the “sweetener” trap. I’ve cut that substance from my diet and I’m starting to remember things again!!
 

JasonE

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Just don’t fall in the “sweetener” trap. I’ve cut that substance from my diet and I’m starting to remember things again!!
I am not falling into that trap. There are only 3 sweeteners that I will consume and I limit those. I knew that I had to eliminate the sweets and that there was no safe alternative to turn to.
 

tdarian

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Congratulations on the weight loss!

In 2009 I went from 265 pounds in January to 170 pounds by July 4th. I’ve stayed under 170 ever since and for a while my weight was in the low 150s. My hands got so lean that any PRS neck, like a Wide/Fat, felt thin as a tongue depressor. That’s why I also have 3 Historic Les Pauls!

I’m back around 170 and resumed weight training a few years back, and with more meat on the bone the Wide/Fatties feel good as do the larger necks.

I usually walk at least 6 miles/day of structured walking and consume roughly 2500 calories/day. Everything that lands on my dinner plate must earn it’’s spot nutritionally. I’m age 68, and 5’10”.
 

JasonE

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Did I really make this statement right before Thanksgiving?!! WTF was I thinking? :oops::eek::rolleyes:



Happy Thanksgiving and eatenup day everybody!
Congratulations on the weight loss!

In 2009 I went from 265 pounds in January to 170 pounds by July 4th. I’ve stayed under 170 ever since and for a while my weight was in the low 150s. My hands got so lean that any PRS neck, like a Wide/Fat, felt thin as a tongue depressor. That’s why I also have 3 Historic Les Pauls!

I’m back around 170 and resumed weight training a few years back, and with more meat on the bone the Wide/Fatties feel good as do the larger necks.

I usually walk at least 6 miles/day of structured walking and consume roughly 2500 calories/day. Everything that lands on my dinner plate must earn it’’s spot nutritionally. I’m age 68, and 5’10”.

I picked up a few during the holiday. I was successful in staying under 200. I was a little worried at one point but made it. I have lost almost everything I picked up.

How did you drop that much weight that fast? I would like to go down a little more but my body seems to like where it is at.

I did get one not so good discovery while I was off for Thanksgiving. I had a couple of things that took the wind out of me that should not have. I am now gym shopping in my area to figure out which one I am going to. I am going to fix this and do it very soon. I have never been this low on the endurance scale. Once I get back up to where I was, I need to make sure to stay there. Hopefully I will tone up some and slim down a little more in the process.
 

Mike J.

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When I retired in March of 2020 I was right around 200 pounds and I felt it.

Been on my treadmill just about everyday since then and I'm down to 163 pounds. Not too bad for a guy who'll be 70 in a few months. Started easy on the treadmill and have slowly worked my way up to 2.5 miles a day with every intention of going further. Can't deny I've got my "trouble/saggy spots" but maybe in time they'll get better.

At this stage in life this single guy is not trying to impress anyone. Just want to feel good!
 

JasonE

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Since my last post, I bought a gym membership. I have been in there a number of times now. I beat my arms up a little too much last week and am now recovering. I am getting close to being recovered enough to beat them up a bit again. It is amazing how this stuff gets harder as I get older. I have been doing cardio when there. My doctor wanted me to get that in. It has actually made me feel a bit better and my breathing and lung capacity seems to be coming back pretty fast. I am happy about that. Now I just have to get the muscles back in shape, in time.
 

kristaevans

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Congratulations on your weight loss journey! It sounds like you've made some great changes to your lifestyle, including cutting out fast food and increasing your exercise
 
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