Anyone over 300 pounds when they started?



  • tracy_getsfit
    tracy_getsfit Posts: 106 Member
    I started working out and changing my life July 1, 2013 at 370 lbs. I am now down to 265 lbs. It has been a huge life change. I went from a size 32 down to a now size 20. Not only am I happier but I feel like a new person. I have energy I never had. I find myself fast walking everywhere and I do not even realize that I am doing it.

    Every post on here is another reminder to keep going!
  • JamericanBoy
    JamericanBoy Posts: 484 Member
    I was 306# at my heaviest in early 2013. Great going on you though!
  • Broderick50
    Broderick50 Posts: 851 Member
    Started at 405 my offical mfp weight was 395 down to 305 in 6 months. Got another 55 to 75 lbs to go hopefully I can do that in about 6 months also.
    MRSMERELES Posts: 13 Member
    That is amazing weight loss! Great job!
  • bkyoun
    bkyoun Posts: 371 Member
    I started at 330 in July. I'm currently at 260. 70 down, 70 to go.
  • Mgregory723
    Mgregory723 Posts: 529 Member
    OP - You are doing awesome! Never give up!!

    Started at my highest 319 lbs, stopped & started again at 297 lbs on the Jan. 1 2014. I'm proud to say I'm down 7 lbs!

    Thanks this thread gives me lots of hope.


    ** to add: Everyone that has lost weight is amazing & you are very inspiring!**
  • cjmcmillan
    cjmcmillan Posts: 75 Member
    I started at 332 and now I'm 224. =)
  • Briargrey
    Briargrey Posts: 498 Member
    Started at almost 300 -- 5'1", 44, female, SW: 291, CW: 195. Started on 2/23/2013. First time under 200 in 18 years. Next big goal is in 5 pounds (100 gone), then mini-goals at 180 (not seen since 1994), 165 (not seen since 1993), and the next major goal - get under 150 (first time since 1992), followed closely by the next major goal of 144 (aka being half of my starting weight).

    I'll re-evaluate end goals once I get around 144. For my height and build, I think between 120-130 is good, but for sure under 140, and then spot-check for body comp and see where I'm at and what I want.

    Everyone else posting - you are all so inspirational. Thank you!!
  • fpelletier
    fpelletier Posts: 365 Member
    Started out 330, now 278 :) My -50lb face comparison is my profile pic.
  • 1yoyoKAT
    1yoyoKAT Posts: 206 Member
    My highest weight was just north of 300. I was already down a bit when I started MFP; now I'm in the 140's. I still have more to go, but I'm at my lowest weight in 35 years and I feel great!

    I have been focusing on healthy eating, really paying attention to getting good protein and fiber. I avoid processed foods and haven't hit a drive thru in a year and a half now. BTW, I am 56 and only 5'1", and lost all the weight on my ticker over the past year and a half.

    Here is the story of my first year:

    It can be done! :flowerforyou:
  • mcm412
    mcm412 Posts: 18
    I started a year ago at 350. I'm down to 260. I still have a ways to go, but I see the incremental progress more easily now then 90 pounds ago so it helps.
  • YoshiZelda
    YoshiZelda Posts: 339 Member
    My highest weight was 319. However I started MFP at about 300 lbs. I weigh 209 now, and my goal weight is 150 atm, but I plan to change it to 135 sooner or later. Keep it up everyone! You all are doing amazing!
  • k5ateacher
    k5ateacher Posts: 150 Member
    I am 5'8". My highest weight was 337. I was 287 when I started at MFP. I am 202 right now. Despite years of struggle, and a severe back injury, I am getting there. :smile:
  • I started 18 months ago at 320 lbs, and today weigh 185. My goal weight is 160 (I am 5'8"). 25 lbs to go!! Congrats to all the previous posters, keep up the great work!!
  • @endgame Your weight loss journey is amazing and so inspiring, just shows you that hard work and dedication is all it takes not a gastric bypass :bigsmile:
  • JG762
    JG762 Posts: 571 Member
    I'd like to add, you people are amazing.
    I've looked at my own weight loss needs and for years and just thought that I couldn't do it, that it was to much and I just wasn't strong enough, the truth is I have always been strong enough I just didn't know it.
    After stumbling onto this site quite by accident I realized that yes I can do it, all of you have shown me that it's possible.
    Thanks for the help.
  • Everyone is amazing, thanks for the great inspiration today!
  • SheriBethB
    SheriBethB Posts: 159 Member
    Started at 320, currently 200lbs. My stomach is the last place weight is coming off. It's frustrating, but all I can do is keep on doing what I've been doing. It will go when it's ready to.
  • Jacwhite22
    Jacwhite22 Posts: 7,015 Member
    I was around 300 at one point.....Don't know if I ever went over.
  • gwen485
    gwen485 Posts: 89 Member