View Full Version : Once a fat guy, Now getting Skinny!!!

07-03-2010, 03:50 PM
I have battled weight since I was 33 after the Bike Accident
I went from 200lb to 404lb in 12yrs..

Safe to say I was heading for a catostrophic outcome...
My buddy Corey (YOUNG GUY) motivated me by going to the gym with me

We started this process Jan 3, 2010..
I weighed 404LBS :eek:

I lift weight 3 times a week
I walk for 30 minutes 4 times a week on the treadmill
I eat very good 6 times a week and whatever I want 1 day a week

I weighed myself today

Starting to increase the treadmill starting tomorrow
40 minutes 4 times a week now

Take a look at the before and after pic
I really think you will see the results

07-03-2010, 04:56 PM
Good job JS, losing that kind of weight is no easy task, congrats. :cheers:

07-03-2010, 05:19 PM
Awesome job, have tried a no carb/low carb diet? I know when I stop eating carbs, I am not as hungry, dont need any snacks after dinner, barely eat lunch. Try it out if you havent.

07-03-2010, 06:12 PM
THe single best way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat a balanced diet, 4-6 meals a day, count calories and exercise. Personally Ive done weight watchers for the last year and lost over 20lbs. Granted I didnt start at such a high weight as the OP, but losing weight is easy, keeping it off is the hard part, and fad diets make it easier to gain it back....

Congrats on the weight loss and keep it up!

07-03-2010, 09:14 PM
Congratulations. I'm sure it cant be easy, but you are showing great results.

I'm sure your family is happy with your results too.

07-03-2010, 09:33 PM
yo dawg lets hit ''steves'' steaks............ wow a nice juicey cheese steak
2 or 3............................. an some cheesey fries.... an a thick milk shake
:chug: :nod:, ha ha, good job, '''joel''' looking great..... bro buk buk buk..

07-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Congrats! Thats an awesome achievement. Keep up the good work. Keep posting the progress!

JL ws-6
07-03-2010, 10:28 PM
Excellent progress, that's alot to lose, and it's alot of work, ask me how I know.

I got on a scale sometime bewteen thanksgiving and chirstmas last year and saw 297 :eek2:

Started right after chirstmas really trying to watch what I'm eating, and started going to the gym.. I've laxed with the gym since summer time got here, but I'm now at 257 to 263, depending on the day.

My goal is 225, I'm roughly 1/2 way there. Hopefully, once I have my gaage finished off I'll have the time to start with the gym again. The initial gym helped alot to get the first 20 off, I'm hoping since I've taken a good break from it I can chop another 20 again, that would be a good step to where I am aiming for.

Just keep up the work... you'll get to where you want to be... just takes time.

07-03-2010, 11:48 PM
There are tenth's to be gained here for sure. Keep it up guys.

07-04-2010, 12:17 AM
The key for these big guys is EXERCISE, if you were like me, work (computer work @ a desk all day) then coach potato until bed, that doesn't get it. All we have to do is exercise regularly, I did treadmill (brisk walk) 30mins a day 7 days a week when I started, but the more I learned I cut back to 5 days. But moving around is the key, plus watching hot woman at the gym isn't bad either...:devil:


07-04-2010, 12:26 AM
Great job, I lost about 50 myself, I know it takes some hard work. I had to completely overhaul my diet. More whole grains, fruit and vegetables, and switched to diet drinks from regular (that's a big one). And of course exercise is crucial. I get at least 1/2 an hour of cardio every day, mostly hiking or biking.

When you want to lose weight, it's important to remember that a diet can't just be a temporary thing, but a permanent change in how and what you eat. That's why fad diets don't work in the long term. You need to find something that you can stick with.

The Alchemist
07-04-2010, 07:18 AM
Congrats Joel... biggest difference I see is you're now smiling :) :)

Last year I hit 229 and felt like crap trying to chase my 2.5 y/o son... after six months, I was down to 190. After a year, I'm still at 195 and feel like I did 10 years ago.

I'm sure your joints are feeling better Joel. Keep it up and you'll fit comfortably in a Z06.

07-04-2010, 07:41 AM
Way to go! Keep it up.

07-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Great job. I know its not easy.Keep up the good work..

07-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Nice job. Last time I saw you, you were sitting on a wooden box pulling sandwiches out of your pockets, lol.
Nice work so far, keep it up!! :thumb:

07-04-2010, 12:54 PM
nice work! the hardest part for me has been the discipline to resist my favorite tempting bad foods... and beer :chug:

Mr. B
07-04-2010, 03:27 PM
(not so) Fat Guy in a Little Coat

07-04-2010, 03:36 PM
It's not often that someone posts up on a car forum about losing...ha.Remember that every extra 100lbs. costs you a tenth in the the 1320.

Awesome job and attitude man.Keep up the fight and don't get discouraged when the weight lose slows as you get closer to a manageable body mass index. Good luck and congrats.

Tracer X
07-05-2010, 10:26 AM
Congrats man!! Keep up the good work! :usa:

07-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Looking Great, I am near your old weight but being near 6' 5" can have it advantages but It's time to shave this crap off, if nothing else the car goes faster. I like the Regiment and I will give it a shot.

07-05-2010, 01:03 PM
You're doing fantastic... It's so hard to lose weight.

07-06-2010, 09:58 PM
nice work JS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-07-2010, 11:34 PM
Good job OP. I began eating once every 3 hours (basically whatever I wanted but in smaller portions) and P90X a few months back and have lost 25 lbs and never felt better.

Reaper SS
07-08-2010, 10:07 AM
Looking good Joel you'll be down to my race weight in no time :D

Keep it up your adding years to your health.

07-08-2010, 10:22 AM
Congrats , 70 lbs of fat is alot. Heres a visual of what 100 lbs of fat looks like

07-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Way to go JS. Keep it up.

07-09-2010, 12:33 AM
Sounds alot like me here is a before and after pic. Keep at it and you'll get to where you want to be. If you ever feal like going to the gym/working out isnt doing anything just look at your old pics or better yet keep some of your old clothes and put them on to remind yourself how fat you were

285 first pic 190 second

Mr. B
07-09-2010, 02:21 AM
285 first pic 190 second

Wow- there was a ripped guy under the fat guy!