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Height: 5'10"

SW: 360

CW:185

2 years ago I was a very unhealthy, obese, and depressed person. To everyone else I seemed like the funny fat guy, but inside I’ve always been sad. I was a smoker that weighed 360 pounds and has family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other things. But it wasn’t until I wasn’t able to ride a roller coaster because of my size that I realized just how big I was. The first thing I did when I got home is I threw out every cigarette I owned, I knew it was time for change. In less than a year I had gone down from 360 pounds to 180 pounds and along the way I gained more confidence than I’ve ever had, and was no longer depressed. 

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18 Year Old Female || 5 months || -70 pounds 

I transitioned from eating meat to a vegetarian lifestyle during this time. My diet consists mostly of brown rice, black beans, egg whites, tofu, Greek yogurt, sushi (before becoming vegetarian), and TONS TONS TONS of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and ICE WATER.

I know sometimes for people who are bigger, going to the gym can be intimidating. For me I was so self conscious about how long I was on a machine compared to the other girls on my college campus gym. 7 minutes on the treadmill turned into 10, and into 20, and finally I can say that I not only can do what most other people do at that gym, but actually enjoy exercise and want to go. CARDIO IS KEY!

The pictures aren’t necessarily the best because honestly I didn’t think I was going to be successful in losing this much weight going into it, so I didn’t take “before & after” pics. I lost 70 pounds in about 5 months, went from a size 18 to a 10 in pants, and an xxlarge to a medium/large in shirts.

Overall I feel so much better. I am more energized, more confident, and have less health problems than when I was really overweight. The phrase that got me through the touch times was Just Do It

256 || 186

anonymous asked:

I eat 4-5 meals/day every 3-4 hour. I eat a lot of eggs, protein powder, protein bread, oatmeal and for lunch I focus on protein(chicken, meat) and vegetables and cut down on carbs. I combine running and lifting. Despite this, I don't lose fat at all. Why is this? What the HELL should I do?

It’s good to focus on having the right nutrients and the right foods.

However, if you’re not in a caloric deficit you won’t lose any weight.

Check our weight loss guide and tell me if there is something you don’t understand:

http://www.gymaholic.co/articles/fitness/the-ultimate-guide-to-lose-weight-fast