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I'm finally starting to realize that's me in the mirror again!

John772016John772016 Posts: 42Member, Premium Member Posts: 42Member, Premium Member
Just celebrated passing 2 years of successful maintenance after a 110lb loss 2016-2017!
It isn't maintenance to me anymore....it's just life...a life with no need for 2 blood pressure meds, with sugar levels back to normal readings and no desire for cigarettes .....a healthier version of what came before.

Thanks to the MFP community for their (your!) wisdom--> You've helped me more then you will likely ever realize.
Although I wasn't really actively posting questions to the forums, I was reading them and apparently learning consistently from your answers!

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  • luckymommy27luckymommy27 Posts: 121Member Member Posts: 121Member Member
    Wow, awesome job!
  • kami3006kami3006 Posts: 4,993Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 4,993Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    Yay! Well done!
  • snickerscharliesnickerscharlie Posts: 8,102Member Member Posts: 8,102Member Member
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,194Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,194Member, Premium Member
    Wow, you look great. Your former self looks like someone who would have had his own television program on the Food Channel.
  • eminatereminater Posts: 1,778Member Member Posts: 1,778Member Member
    You look incredible - like a different guy. I love the confidence and health that oozes from the "new" you :smile: I am half way on my journey and I find these pictures and your story very inspirational! Thank you for sharing.
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Posts: 1,838Member Member Posts: 1,838Member Member
    I would never guess you're the same guy. Great job!
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 789Member Member Posts: 789Member Member
    Such inspiring stories like your's are so important for those who are still on their weight loss journey. How did you tackle portion control? Did you ever have doubts losing that extra weight - i.e. did you experience a weight loss plateau at any stage?
  • psychod787psychod787 Posts: 2,115Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,115Member, Premium Member
    Inspired by you sir... just inspired..
  • elisa123galelisa123gal Posts: 3,582Member Member Posts: 3,582Member Member
    I relate to the title of your post. I understand how great it feels to just look in the mirror and see your old self again. How it is like seeing and old friend..to look like "you" again.. not some version of yourself that fat has created.

    . You look amazing and I salute you for your dedication and for mastering maintenance.
    edited February 2
  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,038Member Member Posts: 10,038Member Member
    That's a manly kind of sexy.
  • John772016John772016 Posts: 42Member, Premium Member Posts: 42Member, Premium Member
    Such inspiring stories like your's are so important for those who are still on their weight loss journey. How did you tackle portion control? Did you ever have doubts losing that extra weight - i.e. did you experience a weight loss plateau at any stage?

    Learning what constitutes a portion helped, & once I started using a scale, was fairly straightforward.
    I had doubts throughout most of the time I was losing but I kept logging, I just kept moving forward.
    Never really hit a plateau but my loss slowed down substantially near the end which felt like a plateau to me!

  • nowine4menowine4me Posts: 3,929Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,929Member, Premium Member
  • GettingOld68GettingOld68 Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Wow! I hope you feel as great as you look. Question: Do you still track calories on MFP and regularly check your weight? I am a bit anxious about how to sustain "the life" after I reach my goal weight (which is still a bit of a moving target!).
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,241Member Member Posts: 28,241Member Member
    Fantastic work!

    It always amuses me when Before pictures are usually at a restaurant or with food or drink in the picture and After pictures are in active settings with no food in sight. :wink:
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 11,865Member Member Posts: 11,865Member Member
  • John772016John772016 Posts: 42Member, Premium Member Posts: 42Member, Premium Member
    Wow! I hope you feel as great as you look. Question: Do you still track calories on MFP and regularly check your weight? I am a bit anxious about how to sustain "the life" after I reach my goal weight (which is still a bit of a moving target!).

    Thanks!
    I think it is pretty normal to feel a bit anxious, but you'll find what works best for you.
    Personally I still track calories and check my weight but its become more of a habit then a necessity.
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