I think my body is done with loosing weight, end of the Thursday weight loss club...

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's

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    Feb of 2017 I maxed out at 327 lbs, 3 years later I am (and have been) maintaining a body weight of 175-180 lbs (without exercising). My original goal was to get down to 155, but that might take a bit longer. I went from a 50" waist to a 36" waist. I feel much better now and have learned a lot about nutrition.

    Anybody that wants advice from me based on what I have learned, pm me.

    When I quit punching new holes in my belt, I can get a good one.
     
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    I’ve been losing weight over the last few months ever since I realized I’m lactose intolerant, so I switched from bowls of cereal to high fat yoghurt (homemade)...surprisingly being stuck at home has caused me to eat less than normal as well.
     
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    I've studied nutrition for a loooong time and did weight lifting (for health/functional strength only) for about 10 years until arthritis and spinal stenosis starting kicking my but about 8 years ago.

    I want to congratulate you for you perseverance and discipline to achieve what you have accomplished.
    I've never allowed myself to have a weight problem....just my life long discipline to keep my self respect.
    I don't know your height but 175-180 seems pretty good to me.
    I would recommend not obsessing too much further as you should be proud for your efforts and success with your goal.

    It's a life style change, not a diet.
    I'm sure it wasn't easy based on you being accustomed to old habits...but, it's been said that anything worth doing in life requires some sacrifice. :)

    Well done.....
     
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  4. boredguy6060

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    When I was in my late 30’s I was close to 300lbs. I’m 6’4” so I was heavy but not necessarily obese.
    I made up my mind that I was going to turn 40 weighing the same as I did when I was 20.
    I lost about 90 lbs and have not gained it back and that was 30 years ago.
    OP, it sounds like you have lost enough, you can relax and commend yourself on a major victory, good on you.
     
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  5. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you. I maintained a weight of 165 lbs from the age of 30 for over 20 years, then I had medical issues that made me live a sedentary lifestyle and went from 165 to 327 in 3 years. Plus, I was a binge eater. Learning new eating habits has been a challenge, but, well worth it.
     
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    Big time congrats! Did the same thing starting early 2016. Dropped from 207 to 140 by 2017. Was way too thin at 140. Target is/was 155 - 160 and I'd still like to be there, but have been working out and put on some muscle lost. Hover around 158 - 163 and feel/look pretty good - IE, chest sticks out farther than gut... It's a lifestyle, diet change for sure but it's gotten much easier. Feel a whole lot better too. My hat's off to folks breaking away from old/poor eating habits and getting in better shape. Again - major congrats!
     
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    "I maxed out at 327 lbs, 3 years later I am (and have been) maintaining a body weight of 175-180 lbs."

    WOW.

    Wow. You are a rare success story.

    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats to all that have dropped weight and have been able to keep it off. It is definitely worth the hard work and lifestyle change. Great job!
     
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    OP, that is some serious commitment! Very difficult to do, so congrats. Last year I decided to lose some weight, and have kept it off - but only about 20 lbs, nothing like what you did. I felt fine, no health issues, but didn't like my appearance. It took some food retraining, but it wasn't too hard really, and it's been moderately easy to keep it off. For me, the key is not to get too nuts over it: if I gain 3 or 4 pounds, I don't freak out, I just behave for a couple of weeks and it goes away. I've found that I can still eat the "bad' things I like, but just not all the time.
     
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  10. Warren Pederson

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    Good Job! I went from 227 to 152, 6 ft tall. Managing to maintain my weight now for 7 yrs
     
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    Very well done sir.Takes a lot of resolve to finish a goal to its end such as weightloss. Beware! Gaining happens so very fast . Just keep an eye on that scale. Congrads.
     
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    That's truly awesome!
    I'm not sure the lowest target weight always looks good though, more than once I've seen a friend who lost a bunch of weight and maybe went too far to the gaunt face look. Disturbs me to see that.
    I eat pretty health food oriented and dropped carbs from half my meals to get back to the old pants size.
    Dropped snack foods and sugar too.
     
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    Huge congrats! I went from ~120+kg (260lbs) to 75kg (165lbs) about 15 years back, so I know how hard it is! You should be so proud of the acheivement.

    While I didn't look *hugely* different as I have a big frame (I'm 5'10" and very broad chested), I looked kind of unwell at 75kg. When I met my then girlfriend, now wife of the last 12 years, she said I had to put some weight on. I stuck at ~85kg (185lbs), which was the 'sweet spot' for about 7 years until I hit 40.

    I've gradually put some weight on - I'm 95kg now, however I took up weight lifting and put on a lot of muscle - which in honesty I don't hugely like. I am always active riding 20km per day too and from work, gym 3 times a week etc, so I keep fit.

    With the enforced confinement recently I have put on quite a few kg, but I guess it'll come off when I'm back outside more.
     
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    Congrats. It takes a lot of discipline to do that if you're not naturally inclined to be thin. I played center and guard in high school at 212, then ate my way up to 260 before losing it. I DID get down to 156, so I could see my abs. Once I saw them, I promptly started eating a little more and maintain at about 175-185.

    Way to go!
     
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    I have been part of the Thursday weight loss club. I started back in 2012 , got down to 190 from 221 and today sit back at 224.
    Maybe néed to start it again.
     
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    Wow, that's heaps. Well done.

    I've been intermittent fasting for a wee while now. I lost 20kg (44lb) in the first four months, but for the last two have stalled there. I'd like to lose another 10kg really.

    Pax/
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