11-25-2012, 06:59 AM #2641
11-25-2012, 07:09 AM #2642Dream Big, LIVE BIGGER
11-25-2012, 07:51 AM #2643
What 8 weeks of divorce does too you Lol
Lost 49 lbs in 8 weeks after my divorce. 2 Hours of cardio in morning and 2 every night. I know its not the best way to lose weight that fast but It kept my mind off the divorce.Bench: 255. Squat: 415. Dead lift: 365. .Rep me and I will rep back. A champion is not defined by how hard he can hit, but by how hard he can be hit and keep moving forward:~ Rocky
11-25-2012, 07:56 AM #2644
11-25-2012, 04:30 PM #2645
My story is very similar to the one MadaFitness posted.
I was a very skinny kid born in Morocco and was taken to Canada at a very early age father being a diplomat and all. I was instantly teleported into a world of fast food, poutine and cold winters. I was a very skinny kid growing up, i was actually picked on a lot for my size growing up and the second i landed in Canada i started putting on tons and tons of weight i used to weigh 352 pounds. And stayed that way for a very very long time, until i was 22 and almost had a heart attack in Rome that's when i knew that something had to change but the motivation wasn't all the there. My parents were again sent somewhere else and we moved to Vietnam where i spent 8 months there 7 of those months were me being depressed borderline suicidal, had panic attacks hated myself didn't go out of the house once in those 7 months.
Until one day and very much like Madafitness i started at myself in the mirror and i cried myself to death fell on the floor i just hated what stared back at me. I was a mess ugly, fat with no self esteem. On the floor i told myself you either man up and become the one you've always wanted to be or you suck it up and accept yourself for what you are and never cry again. I decided to change, and immediately i saw the fit me starting back at me in the mirror. And i started my weight loss journey.
Being obese there are so many things i haven't done in life and forever my self esteem has been shattered, imagine never had a girl friend never kissed a girl. I could never remove my shirt in the beach or at the pool. I've been made fun of laughed at for being fat. i remember this girl in highschool who i had a terrible crush on i asked her to dance and she laughed and said " Yeah maybe when you'll lose 90 kilos..." I still look back on that and i find myself sometimes crying. Those were harsh words you know...
There were days where i found my locker full of piss, kids thought it was funny to pee on the fat guy's locker... I also remember this kid who waited for me to come off the bus just to mock me. " Oh my god i can't believe that bus managed to get your fat ass here and it didn't break down! That's a miracle!" He would procede to run away never managed to catch him
I decided to move out of Vietnam and come back to Morocco to live on my own and get started on my own path. I came here read as much as i could on fitness and diet lost tons of weight. Managed to reach my goal lost 80 kilos in less than a year. I was so happy i couldn't believe it in fact nobody could everybody was shocked asking me for my secret. I wasn't out of the woods and i'm still not out for that matter, being obese for the longest part of my life and dropping all that weight dramatically like that i found myself with tons of loose skin. I decided to try something before i attempt surgery and that's bodybuilding. Been hitting the gym for the past 9 months now and i've made incredible gains.
First picture is me in 2008, still incredibly fat and you can see my face, i wasn't happy at all
Here are two pictures of me in Tokyo a week before i leave for Morocco.
This is me after the weight loss before i started working out at the gym. That gut you see isn't really fat but that's the loose skin.
And this is me now 9 months of intense working out.
11-25-2012, 07:15 PM #2646
First link is before, 2nd is after.
Didn't start to lift until April 2012. Started off in Jan 2012 going 100% raw vegan for 70 days to jump start the weight loss, ran a couple miles every morning.
1st time post, year long follower of the forum... definitely going to need advice on diet, protein intake, and cutting. Goal is to develop the lower abs, and lose more body fat while gaining muscle (aren't we all?)
11-25-2012, 07:54 PM #2647
11-25-2012, 07:56 PM #2648
11-26-2012, 02:08 AM #2649
11-26-2012, 12:54 PM #2650
11-26-2012, 05:21 PM #2651Bench: 255. Squat: 415. Dead lift: 365. .Rep me and I will rep back. A champion is not defined by how hard he can hit, but by how hard he can be hit and keep moving forward:~ Rocky
11-26-2012, 07:22 PM #2652
11-27-2012, 07:12 PM #2653
Repost: Didn't read forum rules, I was supposed to post this here instead. I deleted my other thread/post.
Hey there everyone. Just want to start off with a brief introduction and who I am.
During all my life, I have battled a lot of weight problems. Why? I had a few eating disorders that I wasn't aware of. I used to be bulimic and I used to yo-yo diet all the time. It started when I was 10. I was being bullied everywhere I go, so I went home to cry and to feel better, and I binged. Being insecure of myself all the time, I refused to take any pictures and that includes family pictures.
At 11 years old, I was 310lbs at my heaviest, I had a quadruple chin, wore size 37 jeans, and told myself I need to do something about it. I was aware of my mental conditions, I was bulimic and I started seeking help.
In order to tackle my problems, I started playing football a lot and eventually at 14 years old, I found myself at 205lbs which was better, but I still had moobies and a huge stomach.
Then at 16 years old, I had my first breakup with my first girlfriend, so I went home in depression and ate constantly for a few months, and I found myself back to 265lbs. Then, I had my first stroke/heart attack. Then I realized that I needed to do something about it, and it was my wake up call.
In the before pictures, I was 18 years old. I was at 195lbs, 24% BF, size 34 jeans and had a double chin, had huge tits and a stomach still. So I went on to lose a lot of weight by doing cardio.
Then when I was 19, I had a new girlfriend, which made me feel better about myself so I kept binging/eating and eventually got fatter again. But then after we broke up, I told myself I need to get out of this "Fat-> Fit -> Fat" vicious circle. So I started doing strictly cardio to burn fat and started eating less.
Today, at 22 years old, standing 5'10 tall, size 30 jeans, 142lbs, 15-17% BF (methinks) and most importantly distraction-free, I feel that I have finally achieved something. I started going to the gym with a great program beginning of this start of fall (around mid-August) and I do boxing once a week. I feel much better about myself.
Those pants in the pictures dated from 2008 when I was 18 years old.
I wish I had older pictures to show you how chubby I used to be, but I never wanted to take any pictures due to my insecurity. I also wished that I learned about the gym earlier in my life, but my insecurities and fear pushed me away from making a change.
As of November 27th 2012, I finally feel good about myself and I am no longer ashamed to eat because now I am finally bulking up without the fear of being fat - thanks to the gym and boxing.
11-27-2012, 07:39 PM #2654
11-27-2012, 09:55 PM #2655
I look similar to you in the picture you posted in this comment.
How long did it take to go from the picture posted here and to your profile picture? What was your routine and diet like?
11-27-2012, 10:20 PM #2656
11-28-2012, 05:09 AM #2657
11-28-2012, 06:23 AM #2658
Hi! First time posting here, I usually just lurk and read, I needed some inspiration since i'm struggling to lose my last 20 lbs and looked at this thread which definitley helped and I decided to share my story as well!
I was over weight my entire life, never excercised, ate terrible (although I didnt think so at the time), I think I capped at about 290lbs but My starting weight when I started my diet/excercise was 274 lbs around 60% body fat and My current weight is 158, aprox 24% body fat, I'd like to get down to 17-20% but i'm struggling to get there, the weight doesnt want to come off anymore! lol
Anyways! Here is my before and after pictures!
11-28-2012, 06:43 AM #2659
11-28-2012, 06:45 AM #2660
Let me congratulate you on your weight loss it's quite amazing really! I'm sure you feel much better now, i'm so happy for you
For the remaining weight just keep pushing yourself harder, more exercise better diet and trust me you'll loose it in no time. Keep it up, you're almost at the finish line!
11-28-2012, 10:37 AM #2661Bench: 255. Squat: 415. Dead lift: 365. .Rep me and I will rep back. A champion is not defined by how hard he can hit, but by how hard he can be hit and keep moving forward:~ Rocky
11-28-2012, 10:40 AM #2662
11-28-2012, 12:02 PM #2663
Well a quick run over of my transformation, started out october1, 2010 at 247 lbs, in two years I've dropped down to 182.5, just changed my lifestyle and life perspective all together. currently working on leaning out, my new goal is 6% BF. than i will see where i need size most and build on that. cant load pics cause im new here, (first post) but my profile has some good progress pics, check it out any feedback is great!
11-28-2012, 08:28 PM #2664
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Hey everybody, just wanted to congrutulate these AWESOME transformantions posted here, this thread is really inspirational to me.
I've been cutting since june, started at 230lbs, now I'm at 187lbs, although my transformation is not over yet. I'm looking foward to end my diet at around March, and I'm surely posting full body pictures when i get there, for now i just have a face transformation picture. Oh, and sorry for my grammar, I'm brazilian.
1st picture: April 2012
2st picture: November 27th, at my "high school" graduation, which motivated me a lot to hit the gym.
11-28-2012, 11:33 PM #2665
About time I do this!
At my heaviest I was at 270+. I don't have any pictures from this time due to the fact looking at myself when I realized I was actually that big killed me. I loved beer and I loved food and it wrecked the body I once had.
My diet when dropping all the weight consisted of asparagus, broccoli and leafy greens for breakfast. Lunch was LEAN meat up to an allowance of 5 ounces with cottage cheese and more asparagus, broccoli, watercress, horseradish and about a 1/4lb of jalapenos. Dinner was multivitamins, carrots, more jalapenos and whatever other veggies I had in the fridge. Fruit would consist of apples and bananas.
Exercise was a backpack with a couple gallons of water in it and hiking through the hills everyday. THICK brush where you had to crawl and climb, pull and push your way through it. Push-ups, pull up and curls
I dropped down to 185 at my lowest but dont have any pictures of that. I'm sitting around 190-200 right now. Trying to start up again on a plan to cut my fat down further and stop losing muscle mass. As of lately I've been losing my weight cycling everywhere. Going to start hitting the weights and introduce more protein into my diet like I should have had in the first place. Here's my before and afters.
Motivation: Watching others fail and telling myself - I can do it
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