I know how helpful and motivating it was for me to look at before and after photos when I was starting out, so I thought I would post mine! Hopefully this gives some motivation to someone out there, especially the people who need to lose over 100 lbs, like I did. Currently I have lost 105 lbs over the course of about a year and a half.
For me, success has come from counting calories and exercise. Finding motivation and sticking to it is the hardest part, but it clicked for me this time. I am totally enjoying having a new body. When I run it doesn't hurt. I can buy clothes off of a rack from any store. These are all things I really appreciate now.
Just remember to keep going and small steps will lead to something big. It may take time but be patient, work hard and the reward will be worth it!
My stats are:
Height: 5' 9"
Wow! What a difference! You look great! Well done!
That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
that's awesome! great job! :)
Seriously great job! I would feel majorly proud of myself if I were you. You look like a totally different guy :D!
Pants: Before- size 44 Currently- size 34
Shirt: Before- size XXL Currently- size L
Congratulations!! You look great. The best part is how much better you feel and how much more you can do. :)
Congratulations on your weight loss of 105 pounds. Your posting is indeed a great inspiration and motivation to me.
Just curious, have you ever calculated how many pounds of weight loss equals one inch loss in pant belt size?
Congratulations! You look awesome. I bet you feel even better!
You are truly an inspiration! You look so healthy!!!
@wwguy I haven't found there to be any formula for figuring that out. I think it is different for everyone and depends on where you carry your weight. I carry the most weight around my stomach, and I want to continue losing to focus on this area. But I have gone down 6 pant sizes, and I would say it happened pretty steadily.
When I started out I really wanted to know what my sizes would be at my goal weight, but unfortunately I don't think theres any way to figure it out. Just got to get there!!!
Goodwill is your friend when you are dropping sizes. But its nice now to finally be able to buy nice clothes that I can keep :)
You look great!!! Congrats on all of your hard work! And thanks for posting, before and after pictures are great motivation.
wow!!! that is AMAZING!!!
thank you for posting these pictures! I love seeing before/after shots! Congratulations :)
Congrats! you look really good and so much younger. You also seem more comfortable and relaxed. thanks for sharing the motivating pics!
The crazy thing is that even after 105 lbs, I still feel like a work in progress. I was hesitant to even call the photo the "After" shot. My lifestyle has changed so much, and I want to keep going, that the word "After" makes it seem like I think I'm done. But I want to keep moving on and living a healthy life. When I look at the two photos, I still am working on getting used to seeing the "new" me.
But yes, I do feel so much better, and I guess its good to look younger! Honestly what I am loving the most is just being average. Just looking like most guys and not being the fattest in the room. I've joked along the way that I was just fighting for Normal. I also like being athletic now. I feel like I don't have to sit on the sidelines and wish I could do something. I'm currently training for a half marathon.
I've heard people say that the only thing they regret after they lose weight is that they wish they did it sooner. I don't think I would or could have handled it before now. I feel like I reached a point in my life where I was ready, I had time to dedicate to exercise, I was able to stay focused. A younger version of me couldn't have handled that :) Just wanted to mention that for those who are having trouble. A lot of things have to come together for weight loss to work...just take a step back and try to find those things that are getting in your way. I think your time will come like it did for me.
Oh my gosh, awesome!
Hard work really does pay off and I've always loved looking at the before/after pictures because the results are incredibly motivating. c:
Super happy for you!
Thank you for your response MR SEAMONSTER to my question. Going down 6 pant sizes is fantastic.
I hope you keep us update on your progress.
"Finding motivation and sticking to it is the hardest part, but it clicked for me this time. I am totally enjoying having a new body. When I run it doesn't hurt. I can buy clothes off of a rack from any store. These are all things I really appreciate now. "
I love this! I am in the same headspace this time around (3rd time for me on this site)...what do you think finally "clicked" for you? For me, it's the fact that I'm not trying to lose weight for an event...I am trying to be healthy for the rest of my life and am focusing on adopting a healthier food attitude...
You look like a completely different person! Way to go!!!!!