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Wheelchair user maintaining ~75 lbs lost for 4 years

SmartAlec03211988SmartAlec03211988 Member, Premium Posts: 1,918 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,918 Member
I lost the weight rather quickly (75 lbs in 11 months), but despite that I've managed to maintain it give or take a few lbs for the last 4 years, thanks to keeping track of my food on MFP. Maintaining, in my experience, is far more difficult than losing it was, so I'm quite proud of the fact that I've been able to say "I did it" for four years so far. There's no going back.

For exercise I do mostly cardio (50-70 miles a week all in my wheelchair). I do weights occasionally, but it's not my favorite thing to do. I do body-weight exercises 3x/week.

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  • TaurianDollTaurianDoll Member Posts: 111 Member Member Posts: 111 Member
    Amazing transformation! You look great!!
  • dnllkeydnllkey Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    Remarkable! You look great :)
  • alfiednalfiedn Member Posts: 425 Member Member Posts: 425 Member
    You have an amazing smile! I love that I can see your eyes better in your more recent photos!

    Very impressed with your mileage. I'm nowhere near that!
  • greenheadhuntergreenheadhunter Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member
    Fantastic! Stay the course!
  • Annie_01Annie_01 Member Posts: 3,115 Member Member Posts: 3,115 Member
    I could say how inspiring you are...how awesome of a job that you have done...I could say all of those standard responses but my thoughts go beyond that. As I looked at your pictures I thought...

    You are an example of what a human being is capable of doing if we want it bad enough and are willing to do the work...if we are willing to persevere.

    You are inspiring...it is an awesome job...but you are also so much more than that. I feel privileged to have been able to read your story and see your pictures. I will remember this when I struggle to lose the weight...when my body doesn't want to do one more exercise...when I feel like just quitting...I will remember what we as humans are capable of doing.

    Thank you for sharing.
  • DanniB423DanniB423 Member Posts: 759 Member Member Posts: 759 Member
    You are just freaking awesome. Congrats
  • chesnity3chesnity3 Member Posts: 981 Member Member Posts: 981 Member
    Incredible!
  • sistrsprklsistrsprkl Member Posts: 1,013 Member Member Posts: 1,013 Member
    Awesome! You look so happy, healthy & STRONG! Go, you!
  • He1loKittyHe1loKitty Member Posts: 212 Member Member Posts: 212 Member
    Congratulations!! You look awesome!
  • cindyangotticindyangotti Member Posts: 294 Member Member Posts: 294 Member
    Thank you for posting you success! My daughter is also in a wheelchair and I am going to share your pictures with her. Hopefully it will encourage her.
  • keana55keana55 Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    truly an inspiration!
  • mohanjmohanj Member Posts: 381 Member Member Posts: 381 Member
    Awesome. If you can do it, I don't have any excuse in this world not to do it. Thanks for inspiring us.
  • Lefty1290Lefty1290 Member Posts: 547 Member Member Posts: 547 Member
    Congrats! I'm disabled but don't use any walking aids. If you can do this, then I can, too. Great work.
  • LilannBLilannB Member Posts: 99 Member Member Posts: 99 Member
    Congratulations on maintaining. Great job!
  • grahamckas88grahamckas88 Member Posts: 129 Member Member Posts: 129 Member
    Congratulations! You look so much happier in the recent pictures. Great smile!
  • vinerievinerie Member Posts: 234 Member Member Posts: 234 Member
    Great job! You look fantastic!
  • vixtrisvixtris Member Posts: 691 Member Member Posts: 691 Member
    Awesome! You look so much happier. Great job on your hard work!
  • Sparkles281Sparkles281 Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    It's great to hear stories from people who've kept the weight off! Way to go! :smile:
  • SmartAlec03211988SmartAlec03211988 Member, Premium Posts: 1,918 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,918 Member
    @cindyangotti go right ahead. Sometimes you need to see someone in the same position you are to finally know you can do it too.
  • CoRockChick77CoRockChick77 Member Posts: 40 Member Member Posts: 40 Member
    Go you! So inspiring!
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