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The Healthier Me: My Journey from 600lbs



  • hendrxfnhendrxfn Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Wow! Your story is an inspiration! I wish u much successful and I’m a follower of ur progress! Keep pushing...Keep keepin on! 👍🏾
  • suzievvsuzievv Posts: 357Member Member Posts: 357Member Member
    Go, Justin, go! Thank you for the update!!!
  • fatty2sixpackfatty2sixpack Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
    orngnerdz wrote: »
    I completely understand the idea of something clicking! For years I didn't take care of myself but one day I decided that I was done being lazy and I've been working hard since June! Stay positive and motivation will come! Excited to see what will come next for you!

    How do you decide to stop being lazy? I myself am really lazy right now and it is hard to stop. It is ruining my weight loss journey. It is hard to even think about not being lazy. Let me know why and what made you deside to stop being lazy.
  • lk2011lk2011 Posts: 153Member Member Posts: 153Member Member
    I am so happy to see an update. I checked back every day. So very proud of you! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
  • 73CL35073CL350 Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    I too had a life changing mirror moment recently... so I look forward to cheering you on...
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,492Member Member Posts: 5,492Member Member
    Awesome work! I look forward to seeing/reading about your success and updates.
  • JuliBiGooleeJuliBiGoolee Posts: 194Member Member Posts: 194Member Member
    Keep it up! "Only 22 days" not only, that's fantastic. Celebrate your accomplishments, don't downsize them. I do the same thing.... mistakes in a lighted trophy case, accomplishments thrown in some moldy box in the basement. Reverse that. Celebrate yourself!
  • livingandlovinglifelivingandlovinglife Posts: 411Member, Premium Member Posts: 411Member, Premium Member
    Wishing you much success with your journey on the road to better health. I'm definitely rooting for you too. Go justin!!👍
  • thelegendofsakura89thelegendofsakura89 Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    Super proud of you, Justin!! Keep it up!
    You've inspired me, dude. Today I lift in your honor 💪
  • swim777swim777 Posts: 509Member Member Posts: 509Member Member
    Keep us updated!! You can do this and you have lots of friends right here who are working on their own journeys every day.
  • try2againtry2again Posts: 3,404Member Member Posts: 3,404Member Member
    It's so nice to hear that you are feeling so good and enjoying your newfound mobility! :)

    I think there was some discussion last month about how you likely had shed a lot of water weight, and how with the lymphedema, you may experience a lot of water weight fluctuation. The water weight is probably just leveling out and it is masking the fat loss, but that definitely doesn't mean the fat loss has stopped! I bet the numbers will be great next month ;)
    edited October 2018
  • 73CL35073CL350 Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    I really appreciate your positive attitude. Give it time ... find what works for you... don't give up!!!
  • slimgirljo15slimgirljo15 Posts: 219,724Member, Premium Member Posts: 219,724Member, Premium Member
    I'm so glad to see you kept your positive attitude after weigh in.. that's the hardest time especially if you don't see what you wanted.
    I could almost feel the skip in your step as you described getting in the car and the drive there.
    Go you, I'm cheering you on. 🎉
  • Healthydiner65Healthydiner65 Posts: 1,573Member Member Posts: 1,573Member Member
    Do keep us informed on your progress! Prayers sent for your success!
  • jdubois5351jdubois5351 Posts: 462Member Member Posts: 462Member Member
    The stupid scale can be a real b*tch sometimes! It's great to see how your attitude has changed, and yes, you're so right about it being more important how you feel vs. what the numbers say. Keep at it, and the scale will follow the way you feel eventually!
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 3,996Member Member Posts: 3,996Member Member
    Good for you! Keep on truckin'. You'll get there. Could be you ate something salty--there are lots of reasons the scale doesn't move sometimes. Also you lost a lot for your 1st weigh-in. Get out and walk, enjoy the world and never give up. Routing for you.
  • DistortedVisionUKDistortedVisionUK Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    Good luck from England, Justin! Stay focused.

    I'm on a weight loss journey too....
  • manderson27manderson27 Posts: 3,318Member Member Posts: 3,318Member Member
    Getting in the car and not having to have someone push the door closed on you is a massive victory. Being able to walk further also a victory. You are doing really well. I agree with the above posters that you are probably prone to water weight fluctuations a bit more than someone else might be. Not letting the numbers ruin your day is a great attitude to have. Keep up the great work.
  • missskinnieminniemissskinnieminnie Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I look forward following your journey. We all need motivation to continue. Every part of my body hurts holding so much weight. I hope to find the same inspiration to change my life!
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