Goal Photo Album - Me after losing 106 lbs without exercise...
I'm getting help unloading these pic's so if they don't post right away, please check back...
I mention not exercising because that's "my story" - by all means, if you CAN exercise - GO FOR IT!!! But if you can't or know someone who can't I would love to share my story & be a source of encouragement!!
Take care & thanks!!! :carrot:
07-13-2007, 10:08 PM
You look fantastic, Ken, thanks for sharing your story!
07-13-2007, 10:18 PM
Hi Ken, welcome to 3FC! Congratulations on your wonderful weight loss. Please do share your story. I'm sure there are some people that may be hesitant to speak up that would be encouraged by reading it.
07-13-2007, 10:23 PM
I would love to know, too.
You look wonderful!
07-13-2007, 10:30 PM
Congratulations on your success! It's great for those that are unable to exercise to see someone who has had success by changing their eating habits alone. What is/was your food plan like?
Thanks to each of you for the warm welcome!! (& compliments!!)
Here's a few tips from when I was getting started:
I have never counted calories but I believe it's a good thing to do, at least to get into a healthy eating pattern..
Skipping the part of HOW I gained.. getting to the point of HOW I lost...
First off I was not heavy growing up.. so when I decided it was time to lose I knew nothing about dieting and I didn't want to know anything about that lifestyle - I have watched friends/family yo yo over the years... so I researched everything from Weightloss surgery to many different diets to try and find the commonalities... and to pick the things from each that I believed would work for me...
I started taking notes and made a list of foods that would take more calories to burn than they gave me...
I started having SOMETHING for breakfast (I almost NEVER ate breakfast)
I started drinking SOMETHING... I was never good at even finishing a drink before... A business associate once asked why I never finished my drink when we would go out.. I was surprised by the question as I didn't realize I was doing that...
I started eating whole wheat/grain bread and pasta and brown rice (instead of those with white flour...
I started eating only meat & veggies @ restaurants - and would get a kids meal at fast food restaurants..
I started breaking my meals into smaller portions (instead of eating only one or two times per day)
I started eating a small snack between meals... (again, a healthy snack!) usually fruit.. but not always!
Please keep in mind that I could not excercise - if you can - I suggest that you do!! I wish I could!!!
gotta run for now.. I'll post more tips later!!
Much success to all!!!
btw: my motto is:
"small changes over time = results"
07-14-2007, 12:12 AM
You look great! Keep posting the tips!:carrot:
07-14-2007, 03:43 AM
I am not sure how old you are, but WOW! The pics look like you went from age 48 to age 28! Hopefully this will end up being a compliment, I am terrible at guessing ages, but nonetheless, the pics literally look like TWO different people. There is Ken, and there is Kens Hard Body younger brother! HA HA... but the "younger brother" is YOU!!! What an awesome feeling!
Sending you a pat on the back man, you did it!
07-14-2007, 07:51 AM
hey ken, what a wonderful story. it really gives me hope . i would love to caht with you. i am 38 and 255. i am miserable. this 3fc is so nice. i will use your tips you posted. thanks.
07-14-2007, 07:55 AM
Looking good Ken!!! Looking real good.
You must be so very thrilled and happy with your new slim self. Congratulations on a job well done. :bravo:
07-14-2007, 08:57 AM
Great tips Ken. Very similar to what I have done. I wonder how many of us used to skip breakfast. I did for more than 25 years. Eating breakfast was a big change for me.
07-14-2007, 11:19 AM
Congrats! You look great!
07-14-2007, 12:19 PM
Way to go. You look great!
07-14-2007, 12:39 PM
Congrats, Ken! Thanks for sharing your story (I read it in the other post). I have problems exercising as well because of health issues, but I am able to walk 2-3 times a week at a faster than normal pace, so I try to get that all in :)
I'm truly humbled by your compliments!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post!!! It really felt great to read this thread, thanks again & I will be sure to post more soon...
I realize I gave only a basic overview, anyone interested if asking specific questions - I will be happy to share what worked for me....
07-15-2007, 07:50 PM
Wow, well done Ken!
You've done an amazing job!
Thanks for the tips too :)
07-16-2007, 10:00 AM
Congratz Ken - its always encouraging to see people succeed!!
07-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Firstly welcome to 3fc and congratulations on the weight loss you look great.
Secondly thanks for sharing your story and how you achieved your weight loss. You are an inspiration to many on this site.
Like yourself I have a health issue which restricts my amount of exercise. I am able to do a little walking so that has been my exercise. So for people with challenges to weight loss which restrict or immobilise you it is nice to see someone who is in the same boat but has come out the other side so to speak. Thanks you have been a huge motivation.
Thanks again all....
I have had people tell me that I look younger... one lady (that I had not seen in a while) came up and asked if I was <KEN'S> Younger Brother.... You should have seen her face when I told her it was ME!!!!!
07-17-2007, 11:08 PM
:bravo: Nice work Ken....you look great!! Your journey is quite impressive. I love your motto too!! It's so true!
Thanks for the kind words... Looks like you're doing great as well... ;)
07-19-2007, 05:02 PM
Congrats Ken! You look great and I bet you feel so much healthier. Thanks for the tips and keep them coming. How does it feel to be a hotty?? You are dude!
LOL... Thanks Dee Dee!!! I do feel much healthier, not sure about the hotty part <wink-wink> but thanks!!
09-21-2007, 05:38 AM
I think your story will really motivate my boyfriend. Thank you for sharing your "soft" side with us
03-02-2008, 05:19 PM
Wow, you look fantastic! Thanks for the inspiring photos!
03-04-2008, 03:40 PM
I too must say you look great!! it took at least 10 years off you!
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06-17-2008, 09:59 AM
Good writing. Keep up the good work!
Well done! You look great and very happy!
06-18-2008, 05:31 PM
Ken!you are so hot!and with no exercise!way to go .
06-27-2008, 12:12 AM
08-02-2008, 05:39 PM
Congrats! I have a loved one who cannot exercise but is trying to lose weight. This is super encouraging.
09-15-2008, 04:39 PM
Wow!! You look great!!
09-15-2008, 05:25 PM
Wow you look great! Congrats. Quite an inspiration!
09-22-2008, 07:20 AM
wow, awesome job!! :)
10-21-2008, 04:36 PM
without excercise? you're my hero lol...
10-21-2008, 04:57 PM
Wow, you look amazing!!! Congrats!
12-23-2008, 08:16 PM
You look great! I'd love to hear your story too! It's hard for me to excercise right now, but I'm trying a bit, good for you!!:)
10-18-2011, 02:31 AM
Years later and your story is still reaching out to people. Thank you.
11-26-2011, 09:24 PM
OMG!!!! Ken excuse me for saying but you look hot!!!! way to go! congrats on your weightloss and keep posting those pics and doing what your doing its obvs working for you! :)
07-10-2014, 12:19 PM
How long did it take you to get to goal?