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    THX 138 is offline New Member
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    Smile newbie first post. Lost 73 lbs in the past year.

    here's my story

    about a year and a half ago my doctor said I was morbidly obese, which was a shock. I was 5'10.5" tall, 42" pants. He weighed me at 280something I don't remember exactly. Anyhoo, because he said that my heath insurance when WAYYYY up and I even lost it for a month or 2 before finding a new company. I got a pretty big frame. My cousin is 5' 11" and skinny and still weighs 180. So I figure I'll end up around there when I'm done.

    So what got me started was 2 things. One, I had brand new 42" pants that didn't fit. 42" is the biggest at the normal stores and there was NO WAYY I'd go to a big and tall store so I figured I'd have to do something. Two, I gave up mayo and soda and potatos for lent last year before easter. I use to be a soda and french fry fiend. I'd drink soda like water and always get fry's in fast food combos, and when I use to study for finals and midterms I'd always have chips and soda to snack. So with the no soda no mayo no fry's I ended up getting steak and chicken bruitos and tacos for lunch and the weight came off like crazy. That combo worked all the way till a month or 2 ago when it stopped working. I guess since I had less muscle, the muscle that supported 65 lbs. every day, my metabolism slowed down. So after then I cut the calories more and tried to keep up the protien and it started working again.

    The whole time I took no suppliments, no pills, no drugs, and probably went to the gym half a dozen times. I'm not a body buildier but I've always had dumbells for my arms. I'm 26 years old.

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    Congratulations on your accomplishments! Diet is 75-80% of the game bro. Keep up the good work!

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    I will second Daman's comments and your story is a testament to that. Just think when/if you hit the gym regularly your body will burn more calories on a daily basis while at rest and build muscle in the process.

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    Bad@ss!!

    I remember the day I could shop at regular stores again for clothes, a few years back. That's something most people take for granted. I had a 58in. waist at one point (now a 37in.) and had to order all my F'in clothes. How humiliating...

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    impressive. so what happens with insurance now? just curious for future knowledge... does it go back down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amotanis
    impressive. so what happens with insurance now? just curious for future knowledge... does it go back down?
    yep Went back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertoos
    Bad@ss!!

    I remember the day I could shop at regular stores again for clothes, a few years back. That's something most people take for granted. I had a 58in. waist at one point (now a 37in.) and had to order all my F'in clothes. How humiliating...
    hehe. Good Job! next stop is those Surfer shops that only have 28"-34" stuff.

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    Congrats! you certainly have the will power, nothing can stop you now. keep up the good work

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