Goal! - 293 pounds lost in 16 months!




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jbiggars63
05-05-2010, 03:16 PM
Hello! I was just on the Today Show on Monday 5/3 as the new Joy Fit Club member! My name is Jerome Biggars and if you google me, you will find some info on me! I am just amazed when I look in the mirror now! I'm going to run a 10k race Saturday and plan on training for a half marathon after that! It feels great!


Liliann
05-05-2010, 03:26 PM
:bravo: Congratulations on your success!

jbiggars63
05-05-2010, 03:32 PM
Here are my pics!


MomtoThree
05-05-2010, 03:49 PM
Congratulations!

Gamerlady
05-05-2010, 04:33 PM
Amazing! Congrats on your hard work!

Lori259
05-05-2010, 05:07 PM
WOWZA~AWESOME JOB! YOU LOOK FANTABULOUS! Good Luck with the marathons! What an inspiration u will be on 3FC!(and everywhere else too of course!) So glad u posted the pics!! CONGRADULATIONS!

JennieLovesKisses
05-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Congrats! Thats amazing!

Tomato
05-05-2010, 06:13 PM
Outstanding! Congrats on your achievement! Thank you for sharing with us.
P.S. I love the landscape pic at the top of your blog.

Lori Bell
05-05-2010, 06:59 PM
Excellent. Thanks for sharing your pictures. An outstanding transformation!

Justwant2Bhealthy
05-05-2010, 08:25 PM
:welcome: and CONGRATS to you, JEROME ~ that is awesome; will be checking out your blog ... I luv inspiring stories like yours! Thanks for coming by 3fc's and encouraging others on their journeys too! :D


LORI259 ~ you are doing pretty good yourself; almost at goal ... :congrat:

jbiggars63
05-06-2010, 09:07 AM
:woohoo: Thanks everyone! I have shrunk from a 72" waist to a 32" waist and still look in the mirror and am amazed!

alyssarof2012
05-06-2010, 09:35 AM
Wow, congrats on the major loss! You look great! Any specific thing you did?

:carrot:

MablesGirl
05-06-2010, 10:03 AM
AMAZING!!!!!! You look great. Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration.

jbiggars63
05-06-2010, 10:12 AM
Wow, congrats on the major loss! You look great! Any specific thing you did?

:carrot:

I went to Medi Weightloss Clinics (a doctor supervised low carb diet using regular food from a supermarket) where I kept a food log and drank 90-120 oz's of water and I was taught how and what to eat, exercised, and went to a weight loss support group (TOPS). It worked wonders for me! :D

Rynda
05-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Congratulations!!You look amazing!
Stay Strong!

Rynda

Natoshial
05-06-2010, 05:42 PM
Thanks for sharing. You look really amazing.

bellenoir
05-06-2010, 05:45 PM
That is awesome!

Karen925
05-06-2010, 06:15 PM
Awesome job!:carrot:

AnnieCH
05-08-2010, 09:17 AM
Congratulations, Jerome! Good luck in your race today. Let us know how it goes :)

Leenie
05-08-2010, 10:12 AM
WTG !!! You look fantastic :bravo:

CONGRATULATIONS ~

mdchick88
05-08-2010, 12:32 PM
:woohoo:It's so inspiring to see these pictures, especially seeing that you accomplished this simply through diet and exercise! You look sooo different (obviously)!! So motivational, because if you can lose 300 pounds, why can't I lose 100? Thanks for posting!!:woohoo:

Ready2BThinna
05-08-2010, 01:36 PM
:carrot:

Woo-Hoooooooooooo!!!!

Holy smokes, Jerome!!! This is a wonderful accomplishment. Your achievement is inspiring. Your results demonstrate the wisdom of a healthy approach to weight loss. Your attitude rocks!

Enjoy the beautiful life you are creating for yourself.
:D

jbiggars63
05-10-2010, 11:02 AM
WOW! Still sore from running my first 10K Race since 1985! My official time was (and you can say it was easy as) 01:02:03! : ) Was on pace to run it in under an hour but at the 5 mile marker I had a hammy tighten up on me and had to walk a bit. It was 49:01 at that point! Oh well, still tore up my expectations of 11 minute miles (01:08:20)! Did my weights Sunday morning and a spin class and steamed this morning. Plan on hitting another spin class tonight! I think my scale is broken! It doesn't want to go below 200! : ( Oh well...gotta keep doin what I'm doin!

My BMI was 27.5 and fat % was 16.6%. Funny thing happened though! A bunch of people thought I looked taller so I had them take my height measurement again. My first visit I was 5' 11" but last week I measured 5' 11.5"! WOOT!

Sameen
05-10-2010, 03:18 PM
wow!!! this is great! very motivating=)

llmw1951
05-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Congratulations! You have to Feel Amazing!

time2lose
05-10-2010, 03:57 PM
Congratulations! I saw you on the Joy Fit Club. You are an inspiration. I watch all the Joy Fit Club segments. There was a time that I did not think that it was really possible to lose large amounts of weight without surgery. I learned through this forum and success stories like yours on the Joy Fit Club that weight loss is really doable.

Thanks for sharing!

jeanelld
05-10-2010, 04:40 PM
Congradulations and thatnks for sharing your story. You are an inspiration to peopele like me who are just starting out.

melissario
05-10-2010, 09:17 PM
That is truly amazing! Congratulations!

jjohnston3
05-12-2010, 01:23 AM
awesome job!!!!!!!!

MissKelly
05-12-2010, 09:50 PM
Congrats, JB! You look phenomenal! Question, how did your skin take to the loss? Did it spring back or do you/did you have any issues with its elasticity, if you do not mind my asking?

Nesa
05-14-2010, 02:40 AM
Wow! I've been inspired once again! it's great coming to this site and getting all the motivation i need... in one place! You guys are amazing! :)

Blackberry Fields
05-14-2010, 07:07 AM
I guess I can only join the chorus.

Everyone (barring medical issues) can do it. Thank you!

BestMom22
05-16-2010, 11:13 PM
Wow that is amazing!!!! You did a great job. You should be proud of yourself, it is nearly impossible to loose that much weight in such a short period of time.

I hope you stay and share your stories with those of us who are still trying.

jbiggars63
05-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Congrats, JB! You look phenomenal! Question, how did your skin take to the loss? Did it spring back or do you/did you have any issues with its elasticity, if you do not mind my asking?

Yes, My doc said that no matter how slow or fast I lost it, I was so big, that I was going to have issues with my skin and, true to form, I do. I had a tummy tuck at the end of January and still have issues with loose skin on my chest, upper legs and under arms. My next surgery will be for the chest in a year or so. :o

FrankieG
05-17-2010, 11:18 AM
Congratulations Jerome!
I am in awe of your courage! To lose 300 lbs in just over a year and then run a 10K in and around the 1 hour mark is an amazing feat!
Keep up the great life:carrot:

luvmykitty
05-17-2010, 12:56 PM
that is an incredible accomplishment, congrats

MrsDawsondn
05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
This is awesome and so inspiring keep up the good work!

Onederchic
05-17-2010, 02:55 PM
Congrats!

ShanAlise777
05-17-2010, 11:42 PM
absolutely amazing!

Hey Jude
05-18-2010, 10:29 AM
Wow! Congrats! You have done amazingly well!

unidestiny
05-18-2010, 11:25 AM
WOW.

Congrats! =)

KayNicole
05-18-2010, 11:59 AM
Just amazing! This is why I am here, what an inspiration! I saw your segment on tv. You must feel great. Congratulations!

jbiggars63
05-19-2010, 03:43 PM
:D THANKS EVERYONE! GREAT NEWS! I FINALLY MADE IT TO "ONE"DERLAND! WOO HOO!!!!!! 199.25 pounds today!

BibBob
05-19-2010, 04:45 PM
I went to Medi Weightloss Clinics (a doctor supervised low carb diet using regular food from a supermarket) where I kept a food log and drank 90-120 oz's of water and I was taught how and what to eat, exercised, and went to a weight loss support group (TOPS). It worked wonders for me! :D

Your achievement is truly awesome. Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration. I am also cutting carbs to lose a significant amount of weight, but I have a question about the 'regular food from a supermarket' above. Did you eat organic fruits and veggies, grass fed beef, free range chickens, or did you do this on the more affordable fare? Just curious, and any details about the actual diet would be appreciated. Ya know, like dairy, bread, cooking oils, etc.

jbiggars63
05-19-2010, 04:52 PM
I used the 96/4 hamburger, regular chicken breasts, fish, turkey breats and sausage, eggs, sugar free jelo. mama lupe's low carb tortilla's, normal veggies, berries of any kind, some apples, low fat or reduced fat cheese and laughing cow cheese, NO BREAD, PASTA, POTATOS, no starchy foods or foods with sugars (either natural or refined).

Arnold77
06-07-2010, 09:57 AM
So Good!

girlieyorkie
06-12-2010, 07:17 AM
Wow. Congrats.

Evee
06-13-2010, 01:07 PM
Congrats! That is so amazing and inspiring!

luciddepths
07-03-2010, 12:41 PM
wow!! OMG!! that is amazing! Know that all of us are SO PROUD OF YOU!

BellaBrown
07-03-2010, 12:48 PM
Amazing! Congratulations you are truly and inspiration

mojojojo
07-05-2010, 02:34 PM
Congratulations!
That's amazing, you're amazing!

duhitskriss
08-06-2010, 04:27 PM
thats amazing!! =]

sinfuldays
08-22-2010, 11:51 PM
Congrats! :hug:

milmin2043
08-23-2010, 03:28 AM
That is an amazing transformation Jerome! Way to go!!

flafika
08-23-2010, 08:24 AM
Congrats! :)

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 01:21 PM
Congrats! Truely inspirational!

leeshalulu
09-19-2010, 10:15 AM
Fantastic! Amazing before and after pics! Thank you for sharing.

Jelbellesmommy
10-09-2010, 12:53 PM
AWESOME!!! You are such an inspiration..

Emma705
10-12-2010, 08:07 AM
Way to go!

sessizvesabit
11-01-2010, 07:41 AM
Congratulations!!! You look great!

galewinters11
11-22-2010, 04:09 AM
Great job!

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 12:57 PM
amazing .. great job

good luck

Faux
01-02-2011, 12:23 AM
this is amazing!

Hawaii Bound
01-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Simply incredible. Congrats!

chinadoll873
02-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Whooo hoo!! Keep it up!

4castles
02-15-2011, 02:40 PM
That's amazing! What an accomplishment. You inspire me! . WOW!

KimmyP81
02-15-2011, 04:58 PM
That is soo amazing, congratulations on your success. You are an inspiration!!

yellowspotgerd1
02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
good job :)

k15g15
02-19-2011, 11:56 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy the new you!

pamatga
02-19-2011, 12:05 PM
:congrat: Jerome! We are all very proud of your accomplishment. Keep us informed.

laueliz
02-19-2011, 06:22 PM
That is truly amazing and inspiring!

abercrombiemom03
03-20-2011, 01:15 PM
Wow!! You look fabulous! Congrats!

D O L L
03-20-2011, 03:54 PM
totally different person. amazing!!!

CandyCoatedSymphony
03-20-2011, 04:34 PM
WOW!!!

simply amazing! GO HEAD W YO BAD SELF!! :carrot:

buzz
03-20-2011, 04:40 PM
You are definitely an inspiration to everybody struggling with weight loss--"live long and prosper"!

carmencane
03-20-2011, 04:46 PM
I've lost 44 punds in 6 months before my wedding. I was really determined to look my best in white. It was though, but I made it

mercytr
03-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Congratulations!

MusicalJess
03-21-2011, 01:09 PM
Congratulations. You look absolutely amazing!

cajun moma
03-21-2011, 01:58 PM
THAT IS AMAZING!! U R such a inspiration.

rockersunshine
03-24-2011, 10:41 AM
omg, thats amazing!

sundancemommy
03-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Amazing transformation!

jbiggars63
05-04-2011, 10:18 PM
Thanks so much! Still maintaining my weightloss after over a year! I finished a half marathon last October!

Jasmine31
05-04-2011, 10:54 PM
WTG!!! This is awesome!! Keep it up!

milmin2043
05-05-2011, 03:47 AM
It's so great to see that you are still maintaining Jerome. You truly are a terrific inspiration.

jessica2231
05-05-2011, 11:17 AM
Thats amazing!! your an inspiration to me and to many others! Congrats!

snowboardgirl
05-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Congratulations Jerome!!!!
that is AMAZING...your pictures are worth more than a 1000 words. Your diligence, discipline totally shows! Congrats again!!! :D