• natgeo Video by @bertiegregory. An Asian elephant calf takes a drink with its mother in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. That said, when born, this little calf would have weighed only 100kg/220lbs! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see this calf trying to go for a swim!

Time for a progress photo!!

~220lbs —-> 177.4lbs 5'6" 23yo

I gained about 65lbs over 2 years after my parents divorced due to pretty chronic depression and a fight with binge eating disorder. And then I was like “okay this needs to end lol” so I did a bunch of research on which diet would work best for my body type and prevent binge eating.

So far I’ve lost 43lbs in about 6 months on the keto diet with moderate exercise (little cardio, lots of strength training). I plan to lose 22 more!

PS these stretch marks are driving me insane and hopefully they fade soon lolllll


The Preppy Killer

Robert Chambers, nicknamed “The Preppy Killer,” was charged with manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin. Levin’s naked body was discovered on 26 August, 1986, in Central Park - she had been strangled to death and her body was riddled with bruises and bite marks. Authorities immediately zoned in on Robert Chambers after witnesses from a local bar reported that they had seen Levin leave with Chambers.

During the interview with police, it was noted that Chambers face and hands were covered in scratches; he claimed they were from his cat. After a thorough interrogation and investigation, Chambers eventually admitted that he had killed Levin - an accident, he claimed - when they were having “rough sex.” He had claimed that Levin had tied him up in Central Park and began to give him oral sex. She then reportedly became violent and when he attempted to push her off him, he claims he somehow managed to accidentally strangle her to death.

This scenario seems to be extremely incredulous due to the fact that Chambers was 6′5″ while Levin was only 5′4″. Regardless of these inconsistencies, Chambers was portrayed as a good “alter boy” and Levin’s reputation was attacked by the defence. They smeared her name and claimed she was promiscuous and kept a “sex diary,” which turned out to be a phone book with the numbers of her friends. Bizarrely, the jury sided with Chambers and believed that he, a 220lbs man double her weight, killed her accidentally while trying to protect himself from her advances.

He served a mere 15 years but karma is never far behind and in 2009, Chambers was found guilty of selling cocaine and sentenced to another 19 years behind bars.

Monday Motivation (Tues Ed.)

Height for reference: 5′10, 70inches, 177.8cm

Highest known weight: 220lbs, 99.7kg, 15st 7lbs.

Current (today’s) weight: 145.6lbs, 66kg, 10st 5.6lbs.

Total loss: 74.4lbs, 33.7kg, 5 stone 1.4lbs (in 22 months + 12lb regain in the middle).

Previous measurements: size 14-16, 48-39-46, size 18-20.

Current measurements: size 4-6, 35-28-36, size 8-10.

Believe me when I tell you that your journey is possible. You are possible. You don’t have to starve. You don’t have to chain yourself to the gym. You don’t have to live in a guilt shame cloud. You just have to commit to always trying. To always getting back up when you fall down.

  • Steve: I'm sorry, Tony. But he's my friend.
  • Tony: So was I.
  • Bucky: *angrily slams metal fist on the table*
  • Bucky: Did you rescue his skinny ass from alleys when he decided to stand up against another bully?
  • Tony: ...
  • Bucky: Did you work two shifts at the docks just to buy him some fancy art supplies?
  • Tony:
  • Bucky: Did you gladly kill like an animal during the war just to prevent him from doing the dirty work and being corrupted?
  • Bucky: Did you cuddle with him at night for body heat when he got pneumonia?
  • Tony:
  • Bucky: Did you showered naked together hundreds of times without a hint of awkwardness?
  • Tony: Wait
  • Bucky: Did you ever suck his dick so good he got weak at the knees and you had to support 220lbs of super soldier on your shoulders?
  • Tony: What???
  • Steve: Buck!
Harsh Reality

Loose skin goes hand in hand with weight loss. For me, my breasts are riddled with stretch marks and sag like I’m 80 years old. My lower abdomen is a mass of loose skin. My upper arms are becoming pancakey…. it’s such a turnaround compared to my 220lb body that was full instead of the deflated mess I am now.

I couldn’t be happier!

I don’t see this floppiness and squishiness as disgusting. I see it as a visual victory. I’m winning a battle that millions of people refuse to even attempt to fight, and I have the body to prove it.
I don’t have to be ashamed of anything.
I’m beautiful~

Body Image

I have a totally new perspective when it comes to my personal body image. When I was last at the weight I am now, I thought I was horrendously fat. At the time, it was the heaviest I’d ever been. Well, having set a high weight of 220lbs in late 2014/early 2015, and then losing all of it to get back to where I am now, I have an idea of what fat truly looks like on me. In a sense, I’m almost glad that I got to be so big. It taught me a lot about myself, and more importantly, I feel that I look amazing as long as I’m not near my high weight. I have so much more confidence, and this is the first time in my life that I’ve not been self concious of my weight in public.

THAT is one of the biggest reasons why I keep going. I’ll only keep feeling better~

coraltum  asked:

Random flyby saying that I freaking adore your comic- and my question is: how tall are these guys compared to each other (apart from Bits who we all know is a petite babby)?

YES!! I have been waiting for this question.

You can actually see the relative heights of the Boys in the Hockey Shit with R&H comic on nicknames:

Everything’s relative, because my proportions are ~wacky~. And I often do not succeed in sticking to their height/size differences in the comic and extras.  BUT if I did, this is how the Boys would look like standing next to each other. When it comes to weight, Holster and Ransom are *around* 220lb and 210Ib, Shitty’s like 160lb, Jack’s probably riding 200lb, and Bitty’s 125lb.  (Maybe. If he’s been eating protein.) I had to reference a lot of college hockey rosters to cook up these heights and weights. (And a lot of figure skating websites.)

AND YO IT’S LARDO. She’s in the next comic. Now is a good time to apologize for not updating.

First Post💚


I am a female, who is starting my weight loss journey today (26/05/2017). Im 239lbs and 5′4″ so I’m very overweight/obese. 

At times, I feel happy with myself and my way of living, but others I fall down a hole where I hate myself and the way I look. I want to lose weight to gain my body confidence back, become happier within myself and also become healthier overall. 

Overall, I wish to safely lose around 90lbs in weight over a long period of time, but my goal for now it to get to 200lbs with GW1 being 220lbs. That’s 2st 8lbs in however long it takes me, hopefully I can do this in 3 months. 

I will do this. For myself. No-one else. 

Thanks for joining me on this journey.

anonymous asked:

You've been talking about fatness as a spectrum, and that's really an important point when you consider how standards of fatness differ between countries. I'm 100kg/220lbs, while 175cm/5'9", and an AU size 16-18 (XL-XXL usually). That's considered plus size here. I'm definitely fat here, while only maybe just chubby in the US. "Normal" fashion stores don't usually go that high, or have very few options. Plus size stores here start at 14-16AU. That's size 10-12US, apparently not plus size there.

Actually plus size here starts at different places depending on the situation. In store, maybe size 12-14 would be the beginning of plus size. In modeling, plus size starts at size 4. Let that sink in.

(Side note, size 12-14 is the average size of women here. So…?)

But yeah, this is really important. 

-Mod Bella 


The authentic Caucasian Ovcharka or Caucasian Shepherd dog, is a livestock guarding dog of greater than average size and power possessing a robust constitution and exhibiting an inherent distrust of strangers.

While they are known to be very aggressive to strangers animal or human; they are also known to be fiercely loyal to members of their family ‘pack’ especially children. 

The Caucasian Ovcharka is indigenous to the mountain regions of the Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani Union Republics; the Kabardino-Balkar, Daghestan and Kalmyk Autonomous Republics, and the steppe regions of the northern Caucasus and the Astrakhan district.

For hundreds of years the Caucasian Ovcharka (Mountain Dog) has functioned as a guarding dog, herding dog, and historically as a fighting dog.

Their faithfulness, protectiveness, and ferocity when called upon to defend is legendary.

The breed’s intrepidity, hardiness, and tolerance for different temperatures and climates have made it possible to utilize the Caucasian Ovcharka (Mountain Dog) in almost all the regions of the Soviet Union.

Type varies geographically throughout the mountain range, and also varies according to the purpose for which the dogs were utilized. Generally, dogs of the transcaucasus regions are more massively built, and long coated, while those found in the steppe regions have a somewhat rangier build, are leggier, and are often shorthaired.

Caucasian Ovcharka dogs weigh between 135-220lbs!

While NOT A CUDDLE DOG despite looking like huge teddy bears. These dogs are KNOWN TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE IF NOT TREATED WITH A FIRM HAND.

They are known as protectors of the working breed who will HAPPILY fight and take down any thing- humans, wolves, even BEARS!

 In certain parts of the Russian region, they were bred specifically to take down full grown bears.

Hmm… I guess this is gonna be my first post on here so i should make a good introduction… hello … yes you!!! To the curious munchkin reading this ( heads up I’m kinda silly lol) . My name is ris and I’m kind of winging it with this whole tumblr fitness thing ( yeah I’m kind of awkward ) but if this helps at least 1 person reading this , my heart will be very HAPPY ! So let’s start with my story ( WHICH IVE NEVER REALLY SHARED WITH A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE SO BARE WITH ME ) sorry if this is all over the place.

*takes deep breath*
The picture on the left is me ( no kidding) maybe about a year and half ago i weighed 220lbs (I have a lot of “before and after” pics that I would like to show soon) . I was unhappy , had a very bad relationship with food , and I hated … let me repeat… HATED anything relating to exercising. Low self esteem , social anxiety ( it sucks). I can’t tell you how many times I had tried to lose weight ( since I was 10) , in that picture I remember feeling so uncomfortable when taking it , It honestly just sucks to feel that way ( NO GIRL SHOULD EVER FEEL THAT WAY). I’ve never been the girl who could eat anything she wants and stay small no fast metabolism here , I would look at them with envy because they were more accepted (does that make sense?) .my whole life has been about my weight and let me tell you .. I WAS SICK OF IT. I was sick of starving myself , I was sick of comparing my self , sick of not being good enough to the people around me , sick of hating my body …. I don’t want you to hate your body.

On to the right picture of me( excuse my stalkings lol) was 1 month ago I weighed 170 and I was at a wedding ( where I awkwardly danced LMAO) and was having a fun time because I was comfortable with my self ( yet still a bit awkward cuz that’s just me in nature mwahaha ) I was happy and SO DAMN PROUD OF MYSELF. Can I tell you what a great feeling that is? Nobody thought I was strong enough to even lose 5 lbs , but I did . (it’s amazing what veggies can do to your mind and soul)A lot of people might think that losing weight is physical but in my opinion it’s a lot more mental . My love for fitness and eating healthy is why I’m writing this right now, I left a lot of things out because if I told you everything I would be typing alllll night ( and I need my beauty sleep ) . If you do the things you “hate” i guarantee you will be a stronger person…. you can conquer anything !!!!!!

I now want to share my 2nd journey where lifting weights is the sh*t , I currently am 166 lbs / 5'7 and would like to be 150 ( more toned up) . I also am taking the steps to become a personal trainer ,oh yeah… and I WANT ABS!! ( I’m very close ya know) . I hope this wasn’t so cheesy and you enjoyed … be expecting more stories from me . #fitrisOUT ( p.s. If you want to be friends…. you could like… give me a message)

220lb-170lb- currently 166 :)

anonymous asked:

im 5'7 and im 220lbs (DISGUSTING) I know, how much do you think i should lose?

How many do you want to lose?I would say about 80 lbs but dear you have to see there and that would be better for your health 💕 💕

anonymous asked:

How much do you weigh these days

“Hn, that is actually a good question. I never considered finding out such a thing. I am larger than Sesshoumaru, though to be quite honest the boy is far to lanky to be a good comparison. He’s going to need another fifty years to develop some meaningful muscle tone. Perhaps I have no such answer? I believe there is a village with a scale that weighs livestock against the weight of stones. Perhaps I will visit there to find out.“ 

(( Mun’s headcanon: height: 6′8″ and weight: 220lbs. He’s a big fellow with an athletic build. ))

27.05.17 | So, it’s been 4 weeks since I finished my first course of steroids, but 2 weeks afterwards I was put back on the predistone and on azathioprine steroids so I was worried that I wouldn’t have lost any weight because of it, but I’ve re done my measurements today and I’m so so happy that I’ve lost 6.6lb and at least 2cm everywhere! Hopefully I can keep it up and hopefully the medication will help me soon.


SW: 220lb
Waist: 99cm
Hips: 122cm
Bust: 107cm
Bicep: 40cm
Thigh: 67cm
Neck: 40cm

CW: 213.4lb
Waist: 95.5cm
Hips: 118.5cm
Bust: 104cm
Bicep: 38cm
Thigh: 65cm
Neck: 38cm