Before and afters for people starting at 300lbs please!!
350 lbs, March 2018
215 lbs, currently
sixtosounds wrote: »350 lbs, March 2018
215 lbs, currently
Nice job! How tall are you? Pretty tall? Just asking as I wouldn't have guessed 350 in that before pic!1
@seltzermint555 5'11/6' (terrible posture thanks to a lifetime of obesity)0
sixtosounds wrote: »@seltzermint555 5'11/6' (terrible posture thanks to a lifetime of obesity)
I think you look like your posture is fine! I would have thought you were maybe in the 250-275 range in your before is why I commented because to me you didn't look that heavy to me. Makes sense that you're a pretty tall guy.1
seltzermint555 wrote: »
I think you look like your posture is fine! I would have thought you were maybe in the 250-275 range in your before is why I commented because to me you didn't look that heavy to me. Makes sense that you're a pretty tall guy.
Well thank you. Lots of core strengthening exercises has definitely helped, and when I'm conscious of my posture it's not too bad. But when I'm not, apparently I default back to this terrible position where my gut sticks out, my upper back sticks back to compensate, and my neck and head hang forward. I guess it's what my spine had to do in order to support so much visceral fat. The neck and head thing is probably because of depression/anxiety. I spent most of my time looking at the floor. The floor couldn't really judge me negatively, I suppose19
That's what I do now. Look at the floor when im out in public13
Not quite 300 but closer than i would have liked. 283 to 140. Maintaining three years. The pretty four legged lady is the reason i lost weight. Making sure she was well exercised kept us both walking.
luvnalaska5078 Posts: 25 MemberFantastic job! Gorgeous in both photos though. Confidence has to come from within so I understand not feeling good about yourself and anxiety. (Struggle for me, too.) Just now at almost 57 I live to enjoy life and try to be kind to myself while on the journey.1
@gvizzle74 Stunning transformation. You look amazing!0
Dustin0525 Posts: 40 Member
Start weight 398, current weight 231!69
Dustin0525 wrote: »
Start weight 398, current weight 231!
Amazing, Dustin! Well done!
These are all incredible!! What inspirations all of you are!! Such hard work you've done, such focus you've implemented. Thank you for being amazing and for sharing.0
I’m currently 243lbs but started around 300ish
Congrats everyone on these amazing healthy transformations....you all look terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrific0
Wow incredible job everyone0
Good Morning - what great success stories and motivation. Thanks to everyone for sharing and keep up the good work.
Question for people on here who have lost this much weight: how have you avoided loose skin/how do you deal with it? I’m starting at about 290 and this is my biggest worry about weight loss. (Sorry if this isn’t the right place to ask about this!)0
arkingsland wrote: »Question for people on here who have lost this much weight: how have you avoided loose skin/how do you deal with it? I’m starting at about 290 and this is my biggest worry about weight loss. (Sorry if this isn’t the right place to ask about this!)
Everyone's different and there are a ton of threads (including some in the past 2 days) about this topic.
A short-as-I-can answer from me - after losing about 130 lb, I am very happy with certain areas and not as happy with others. You can't really control that of course, but there are things that some people suggest will help. I have also heard the younger you are and the less time that you've "carried" the weight, the better. But for someone who was over 250 lb from age 20-35, I'm really happy with the level of loose skin I have which is honestly not that much. My upper abdomen and upper arms are not great, but I didn't expect them to be. Sometimes I see weight loss stories in magazines where the person weighed like 500 lb and now at 150 has a perfect flat little belly...without surgery I think that's very rare. JMHO! However, my lower abdomen, thighs, and chest all look way better than I ever expected when it comes to loose skin/flab.5
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