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Anyone lose 100+ pounds WITHOUT surgery?

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  • MADIABELMADIABEL Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    I have lost 113 to date. About 18 more pounds to get down to goal weight. I have done of this is a years time.
  • brookielawbrookielaw Posts: 820Member Member Posts: 820Member Member
    Yep. 153 and counting, by eating right* and working out. It can be done.

    Eating right*= with the occasional way over calorie bad days, with frequent ice cream, and even while eating fairly frequent pizza.

    I started working out just by swimming because everything hurt, even walking. I've said this before, I'll say it again:

    There is nothing special about me. Well, I'm a special snowflake and my mommy loves me and all that, but what I'm saying is that I do not possess some magical power to lose weight that everyone else doesn't possess. We all have our own limitations. Mine is severe osteo arthritis and a good 35 of my 39 years as morbidly obese (probably 20 of them as Super Morbidly Obese). If I can do this, anyone can.
  • IwishyouwellIwishyouwell Posts: 1,888Member Member Posts: 1,888Member Member
    Absolutely! Check the ticker (and I've lost more since updating that).

    All natural. My sister just had bariatric surgery. I'm supporting her, but I have some strong opinions regarding it. I think the business of BA is overshadowing health, and tons of people are getting approved who really should NOT qualify. At this point I've seen so many people misuse it, regret it, and regain all the weight back, plus more. I wish more people would realize that they ARE strong enough to do it on their own.
  • meganjcallaghanmeganjcallaghan Posts: 949Member Member Posts: 949Member Member
    Yup. Easy peasy. A lot of people have trouble with wanting to eat more and not being able to...feeling hungry....having cravings....I'm just lucky in that none of that applies to me so it just comes down to math and patience.
  • TyphonRexTyphonRex Posts: 79Member Member Posts: 79Member Member
    I went from 440 to 295 in about a year and a half in '08-'09 with the first hundred coming in ten months (I then went through some radical life changes and then plumb got lazy and have spent the last five years gaining it all back).

    All just by counting calories, switching to diet soda, and getting to the gym occasionally.

    There's nothing mystical or complicated about it. Just deliberate decisions.
  • meganjcallaghanmeganjcallaghan Posts: 949Member Member Posts: 949Member Member
    All of you guys are absolutely incredible! hope I am able to add to this post in a couple of months, looking to lose 100 pounds also!

    If your ticker is current and you've lost 21 pounds so far, hoping to knock off another 79 in a "couple" months might be overly ambitious and lead to disappointment. More importantly (or at least more importantly in MY world because it's just about all that occupies my thoughts these days), if you lose that much that fast, your skin is likely to be in a sad state of affairs. I did about 80 - 90 of my loss in the last 5 months or so and I wish I had done it more slowly. I'm certain my skin will never recover without a surgery I would never even be able to dream of affording. Bathing suit season is creeping ever closer and I'm going to have to cover up more now than I ever did when I was fatter
  • astralweeks82astralweeks82 Posts: 231Member Member Posts: 231Member Member
    I'm down just about 123lbs a few days shy of a year into this journey, definitely doable! Good luck!!
  • Serah87Serah87 Posts: 5,498Member Member Posts: 5,498Member Member
    No surgery here!!! See ticker below!!! :wink:
  • jorasimsjorasims Posts: 75Member Member Posts: 75Member Member
    No surgery here either! Just lots of sweat and tears.
  • IwishyouwellIwishyouwell Posts: 1,888Member Member Posts: 1,888Member Member
    All of you guys are absolutely incredible! hope I am able to add to this post in a couple of months, looking to lose 100 pounds also!

    If your ticker is current and you've lost 21 pounds so far, hoping to knock off another 79 in a "couple" months might be overly ambitious and lead to disappointment. More importantly (or at least more importantly in MY world because it's just about all that occupies my thoughts these days), if you lose that much that fast, your skin is likely to be in a sad state of affairs. I did about 80 - 90 of my loss in the last 5 months or so and I wish I had done it more slowly. I'm certain my skin will never recover without a surgery I would never even be able to dream of affording. Bathing suit season is creeping ever closer and I'm going to have to cover up more now than I ever did when I was fatter

    That's a common assumption, but not necessarily true.

    A ton of people, some right on this board, lost weight VERY slowly and still had huge issues with slack skin afterward.

    Of course a lot of what people consider "loose skin" is really just hanging fat that can be lost, but that's another matter entirely.

    For me I've lost both fast and slow, and it's never had any effect on the quality of my skin.
  • boxpunkboxpunk Posts: 52Member Member Posts: 52Member Member
    such a great post. very inspired
  • FitnFeistyLynessFitnFeistyLyness Posts: 776Member Member Posts: 776Member Member
    207 pounds released.. no pills no surgeries eating clean, ex, moderation, water .. pics in my profile.. haven't fig out how to post. pics

    now i have a great group to finish to my goal.. 28 pounds to go

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/groups/home/18785-motivation-support-and-accountability
  • sugarkissprincesssugarkissprincess Posts: 2,595Member Member Posts: 2,595Member Member
  • Iron_LotusIron_Lotus Posts: 2,323Member Member Posts: 2,323Member Member
    Me. Lost over 90# on my own no surgeries
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Posts: 1,977Member Member Posts: 1,977Member Member
  • PepperponyPepperpony Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    I’m down 71lbs without surgery...50lbs more to go! I know I can do it without going under the knife.
  • donnadee1984donnadee1984 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    Yep. 135 lost in 15 months, and I've been maintaining since September. Today was my 605th consecutive log-in day :)

    beforeafter.jpg

    More pics/details in my profile and blog: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/ShannonMpls

    Skin cope ok?.x
  • donnadee1984donnadee1984 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    comogirl wrote: »
    Yup! I have lost 103lbs with diet and excercise alone. It only took me about 9 months. It is possible!

    Skin cope ok? X
  • donnadee1984donnadee1984 Posts: 27Member Member Posts: 27Member Member
    118 gone and counting. Calorie counting and moving more. :smile:

    Youre skin cope ok x
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