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    My weight loss video with some posing at the end

    I posted progress pictures on here when I finished my cut at the end of 2019. At that time I had also recorded a few videos of some poses but never shared them anywhere.

    This video summarizes my weight loss / fitness journey in 27 seconds with a few poses at the end and figured I would share it here. I have been maintaining 14-15 lbs heavier than at the end of my cut in this video.

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    https://youtu.be/N9rl17hI0Hg
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    Good to see you back. Inspiring stuff, hope you're not done and still pushing it to the next level.
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    That's amazing considering you did all of this in what three or four years?
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    Originally Posted by tblodg15 View Post
    I posted progress pictures on here when I finished my cut at the end of 2019. At that time I had also recorded a few videos of some poses but never shared them anywhere.

    This video summarizes my weight loss / fitness journey in 27 seconds with a few poses at the end and figured I would share it here. I have been maintaining 14-15 lbs heavier than at the end of my cut in this video.

    Hope everyone is doing well!

    https://youtu.be/N9rl17hI0Hg
    Way to go man, props for getting it done with no excuses!.
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    Originally Posted by ectoBgone View Post
    Good to see you back. Inspiring stuff, hope you're not done and still pushing it to the next level.
    Thanks ecto, I have backed off some with currently lifting full body 2 to 3 days per week instead of 4 days per week like I did for a couple years. I have another hobby now so I am content with mostly maintenance although I did set a PR recently for 3 sets of 8 in barbell squats.

    The reason I changed my diet and started work it out in the first place was to improve my health. Currently being up 14 pounds is still a healthy weight and I can pretty much eat what I want.

    Edit to add - I did not cut this past summer so have a full year and-a-half of bulk/gaintaining so if I decide to cut down this summer it will be interesting.
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    Originally Posted by bodyhard View Post
    Way to go man, props for getting it done with no excuses!.
    Thanks man!
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    Originally Posted by xTeTe View Post
    That's amazing considering you did all of this in what three or four years?
    Thanks!

    Yes from the beginning of this video at 228 lbs to the end of the video at 165 lbs was just under 3 years. I lifted seriously for a couple years in high school and I have a naturally stocky build so I probably started carry more muscle than the average guy. I have now been at it for just over 4 years and maintaining around 179 lbs.
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    Originally Posted by tblodg15 View Post
    have now been at it for just over 4 years and maintaining around 179 lbs.
    I'm in a maintenance mode too. Not sure how you handle weigh ins, but anymore, I only weigh when I'm sure that I'm back to my preferred weight. I cycle weekly eating whatever I want on the weekends then dialing it way back during the week. When I have that "yeah, probably 172-173" look (my preferred weight ATM), then I'll weigh myself
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    Originally Posted by Payton1221 View Post
    I'm in a maintenance mode too. Not sure how you handle weigh ins, but anymore, I only weigh when I'm sure that I'm back to my preferred weight. I cycle weekly eating whatever I want on the weekends then dialing it way back during the week. When I have that "yeah, probably 172-173" look (my preferred weight ATM), then I'll weigh myself
    I definitely eat more calories and pretty much whatever I want on the weekends and then dial it back during the week. I have done that the entire time even when I was losing weight for a year and-a-half I still ate more on the weekends. But even in maintenance mode I still weigh myself and document in my spreadsheet every single day. It’s just a little higher on Mon & Tue 😳
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    Great work man! Good to see you back posting in here.

    Hopefully someone who is in your position where you started, not that it was that bad to begin with, will find the motivation to start their own transformation.
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    Originally Posted by tblodg15 View Post
    I have another hobby now so I am content with mostly maintenance although I did set a PR recently for 3 sets of 8 in barbell squats.
    In my book, keeping at it while pursuing a more diversified set of interests IS taking it to the next level. Great to hear, enjoy the step up in quality of life you have earned for yourself.
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    Great work T!
    Been back/starting out for three months now, a few months from birthday #50 and it’s great to see you settling in to a genuinely healthy lifestyle!
    I hope to be as successful in 2 years time!
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