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I’M BACK ! : LOST, RE-GAINED (50%) and LOST it - Thank goodness

NikonPalNikonPal Member Posts: 1,047 Member Member Posts: 1,047 Member
Started Nov 2013 at 405 pounds!

Utilizing the MyFitnessPal app, along with exercise and healthy foods, I was able to hit 214 lbs by 2/2015 and swore I would NEVER go near 400 lbs again…and I DIDN’T. I gave away all my “fat” clothes and kept the promise to myself of put Feb 2015. My reward was a pre-planned “quality” tailored suit.

Despite never regaining the first 100 lbs I lost, the second 100 lbs turned into a huge struggle and I Yo-Yo'd all over the place ending up at nearly 300 lbs. Not using the MFP app was a big factor. There was NO WAY I was going to buy bigger clothes and start the slippery slope to morbid obesity acceptance again. For weddings, funerals and other formal events I “rented” a suit from a formal menswear store and told no one.

After extensive research, I began a 16/8 intermittent fasting regimen on May 13, 2019. It fits my lifestyle and only took a couple weeks for me to adapt. I became more aggressive w/ my walking, added some limited weight-lifting (per cardiologist no lifting over 50 lbs) and resumed monitoring for a calorie deficit. Intermittent fasting for me is nothing more than “timed eating.” It is NOT a diet and I plan to just keep on doing it.

As of today, I weigh 197 pounds! This is the lowest I have been in over 25 yrs. so anything under 205 will make me a happy camper.

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  • ldtamika31ldtamika31 Member Posts: 205 Member Member Posts: 205 Member
    Congratulations
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,096 Member Member Posts: 5,096 Member
    Very nice--a success for sure! Wishing you all the best in maintenance.
  • solieco1solieco1 Member, Premium Posts: 1,357 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,357 Member
    What a fantastic story! Well done and thanks for the motivation!
  • LeiLauraLeiLaura Member Posts: 228 Member Member Posts: 228 Member
    Amazing job, well done!
  • imgwendolyn2015imgwendolyn2015 Member, Premium Posts: 33 Member Member, Premium Posts: 33 Member
    That is fantastic!
  • brenn24179brenn24179 Member Posts: 1,931 Member Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    wow what a difference, wtg! I do intermittent fasting naturally. That is just the way I eat. I eat at pm and then not again til around 8am. I lost my weight and then found myself munching on chips and getting a piece of hard candy and then more candy and more chips and you know. I had to say STOP that, go in a different direction. It is so easy to pick up bad habits.
    edited July 31
  • pizzafruitpizzafruit Member, Premium Posts: 252 Member Member, Premium Posts: 252 Member
    Congratulations, what an accomplishment! I'm back AGAIN, only 120 lbs. to go. Although I shouldn't be, I'm amazed at how quickly the time flies and how quickly the weight comes back on. Your post is an inspiration and so timely. I'm hoping to finally learn the virtue of patience. Thanks for sharing.
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 246 Member Member Posts: 246 Member
    Congratulations! It's good to see you again, and I really mean that, as I remember your photos from when I was first losing in 2015. Yours was one of the many stories here that gave me inspiration!
  • maroonfayemaroonfaye Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement
  • Sand_TIgerSand_TIger Member Posts: 266 Member Member Posts: 266 Member
    Very nice, sharp suit - good to see someone rocking a pocket square. I'll bet you feel great!
  • joannepatricia116joannepatricia116 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Incredible results! Congrats! I'm also thinking about Intermittent Fasting. It seems to work for a lot of people.
  • rhefter1rhefter1 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Respect your dedication. If possible, consider swimming...it's an excellent way to burn calories through a non-traumatic method. Resistance training is important to continue also. Stay healthy!
    ---Rick
  • MFPLiftWeightsRunMFPLiftWeightsRun Member Posts: 15 Member Member Posts: 15 Member
    Your photos are SUPER DUPER inspiring. Thank you !
    Your techniques are helpful - thank you for that as well>!!
  • mikebxbmikebxb Member Posts: 116 Member Member Posts: 116 Member
    Congratulations. Keep up the good work!. You give me inspiration. I started Nov 2019 tracked all intake, lost 20 lbs but I've now plateau'd or stuck at 207+/- my target is 185. As you can imagine I'm getting frustrated. I've cut back cheese, milk, bread, pasta, potatoes, fried foods. I pat/squeeze all the grease from all lean beef, choose lean beef. no blue cheese/ranch dressing use vinegar and evoo instead. eat so much fresh kale, fresh lemon and organic apple cider I fart fireballs
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    mikebxb wrote: »
    Congratulations. Keep up the good work!. You give me inspiration. I started Nov 2019 tracked all intake, lost 20 lbs but I've now plateau'd or stuck at 207+/- my target is 185. As you can imagine I'm getting frustrated. I've cut back cheese, milk, bread, pasta, potatoes, fried foods. I pat/squeeze all the grease from all lean beef, choose lean beef. no blue cheese/ranch dressing use vinegar and evoo instead. eat so much fresh kale, fresh lemon and organic apple cider I fart fireballs

    You are close to your goal so I hope you keep on going and find what works for you. Still LMAO about the fireballs!
  • Leezy55Leezy55 Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    You look amazing! An inspiration!
    edited July 31
  • UrsieTUrsieT Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Way to go!!
  • camilledaisycamilledaisy Member Posts: 30 Member Member Posts: 30 Member
    Wow, good job!
  • 28Haveitall202028Haveitall2020 Member, Premium Posts: 68 Member Member, Premium Posts: 68 Member
  • swim777swim777 Member Posts: 579 Member Member Posts: 579 Member
    Impressive!!! Congratulations!!
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