3 years of dedication and 315 pounds lost.



  • krvarga
    krvarga Posts: 4 Member
    You look great! Congrats!!
  • tiffanybrooks530
    tiffanybrooks530 Posts: 140 Member
    That's astounding! Nice work!
  • theyrmysun
    theyrmysun Posts: 36 Member
    Thank you for the inspiration! You are amazing!
  • Lamorena619
    Lamorena619 Posts: 5 Member
    Wow an amazing story thank you for sharing congratulations on your success :)
  • Ladybug3129
    Ladybug3129 Posts: 18 Member
    Congratulations. You are a wonderful example to your daughters on how to persevere and stick to your goal...100% mental but I'm sure 100% heart too. You are an inspiration!
  • sueann10
    sueann10 Posts: 74 Member
    I always like reading success stories to motivate me and your story truly warmed my heart. You are correct 100% mental is the key. Congrats and thank you for sharing. You are truly inspiration.
  • Cathscottage
    Cathscottage Posts: 75 Member
    Your weight loss blows my mind. Thank you for sharing. It is very moving to see how incredible your weight loss has made you look now. Keep up the amazing effort. Your dedication and will power and head space is perfect as far as I am concerned.
  • breezyboy72
    breezyboy72 Posts: 2 Member
    Stogie40 wrote: »
    I didn’t want to post in the success area until I reached my goal, but today officially marks my 3 year anniversary of my new lifestyle, and my daughter said it will help inspire others. This time 3 years ago I was leaving the hospital with the determination to get healthy and be a bigger part of my daughters’ lives. For too long my health made me an empty seat. It has been a long, hard, and lonely road, but I can honestly say, I never looked back and never faltered. I wanted to get healthier more than anything, because that meant being there for my family as much as possible. I read and researched as much as I could about eating healthy. In my case, diet was the only way I could loose weight and get healthy, because working out was not an option due to a serious issue with one of my legs. To everyone reading this, know that a clean diet is the key to being healthy. Every pound I lost was from diet alone. I’m not saying this is an easy lifestyle, I’m saying it’s the best lifestyle IMO. There are plenty of people that say, they can eat this and that everyday and still loose weight, but yet are they getting healthier? Just because you loose weight doesn’t make you healthy. I understand stopping the crappy food isn’t easy, we are going against a lifetime of eating a certain way. In many cases, food is our addiction. With our addiction, we can’t just quit it, we have to smell it, touch it, taste it, and consume it everyday, just to survive. I’m not saying give everything you want up. I have cravings bad, but I get over them by having a few bites. Like when my daughters get French Fries, I’ll steal 5 or so from them, or I’ll grab a few Pringles, just enough to take the edge off. If I don’t, I find myself fixated on my latest craving. I’ll stare at it, and loose myself in the though of eating it, much like a dog begging. I also allow myself to splurge on holidays, one meal of calorie and carb overload won’t make you fat, just like one salad won’t help you get healthy. Just remember this is to get healthy not a punishment. Moderation really is the key. When I left that hospital 3 years ago, I had a handful of prescriptions that I had to take 3 times a day. It took 2 1/2 years, but I am off all my meds, and I owe it to a clean diet. I eat lean proteins, healthy fats, lots of raw veggies, half my body weigh in ounces of water almost everyday, and I keep my carbs low. Not Atkins low, but lower. Carbs are great for long distant runners, but not my big ol butt. It takes longer for carbs to break down, so it takes longer for our body to go into Ketosis. Trust me, it is so worth every sacrifice you make to get healthy. It may be 80% diet, and 20% exercise, but it’s 100% mental. I would wish you all good luck in your journey, but luck has nothing to do with it. You need strength, and with that, stay strong and never give up.


    Top man thank you for sharing I weigh over 400 lbs n looking for any help
  • Exquisitern
    Exquisitern Posts: 89 Member
  • mmfelsenthal
    mmfelsenthal Posts: 3 Member
    All I can say (the whole time reading this): HOLY. *kitten*.

    Absolutely amazing, inspiring, and AMAZING. Well FREAKING DONE. I am sharing this with a few of my friends. Be proud. AWESOME.
  • JUknowPK
    JUknowPK Posts: 482 Member
    This is excellent stuff. So happy for you. You are an inspirations for many on the journey.
  • plectrum29
    plectrum29 Posts: 15 Member
    Incredible man! And possible as you have demonstrated. Thanks for sharing your journey.
  • LivLovLrn
    LivLovLrn Posts: 577 Member
    Well done, congratulations and thanks for sharing. Your daughters are right in that you will inspire others. I hope you will stick around and help others here who are dealing with similar situations
  • Jack_NYC
    Jack_NYC Posts: 66 Member
    Good job! Thanks for proving it can be done.
  • VickieZureich
    VickieZureich Posts: 37 Member
    Such a heartfelt journey that is appreciated! So many will be affected and inspired especially since you are limited on exercise! Your reasons for pushing through are real and your girls will have time to enjoy their dad..Bless you!
  • darlenemmurphy
    darlenemmurphy Posts: 3 Member
    Simply awesome
  • rjsigan
    rjsigan Posts: 1 Member
    Nice job!!!
  • Dvdgzz
    Dvdgzz Posts: 436 Member
    Very nice! Amazing job breezyboy!
  • ALISONF28269
    ALISONF28269 Posts: 8 Member