Mini-Goals - 100 lbs in a year.




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derekmarc
08-10-2010, 01:53 AM
So as I said in my introduction, I've lost 100 lbs in the last 15 months. I've probably lost a lot more fat than that as I've added a lot of muscle in the same time frame.

Before and After:


Onederchic
08-10-2010, 03:35 AM
You look great!

Natasha1534
08-10-2010, 05:01 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss...great job!!!


clickit
08-10-2010, 05:50 AM
Wow! You look great! :) Congratz!

therex
08-10-2010, 06:02 AM
what an amazing transformation, congrats!

chris313
08-10-2010, 07:50 AM
You look terrific!! I can only imagine how much better you feel too. Congratulations again!!!!!:congrat:

MrsDawsondn
08-10-2010, 08:43 AM
You look great! So do tell what have you been doing? What worked for you? History.... I'm looking to be inspired today :)

kaylasmom010
08-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Congratulations!!! You look great.

envelope
08-11-2010, 10:25 AM
Wow what a change. I hope you don't mind me saying this, but you are a Cutie!

luciddepths
08-11-2010, 11:06 PM
woohoo!!!! keep up the awesome work!!!!

moonkissed
08-12-2010, 03:00 AM
:carrot: Congrats you look great!!

mariamherrera
08-12-2010, 03:24 AM
ooh lala! *whistles* looking GREAT! Your hard work is really paying off!

bex
08-12-2010, 06:05 AM
Congrats! :)

derekmarc
08-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Sorry about the absence. Just been real busy.

How I was able to lose the weight? Simple really.

I got off my *** and became proactive. It's that simple. I led a edentary lifestyle plus ate as much junk food as possible.

Last May I just got up one day and said I was going to walk a mile everyday. I satrted that then progressed to run walking the mile then run walking 2 miles than three miles then four miles. Always run walking as evern with some weight loss I still couldn't run much as my knees would begin to hurt.

After a couple of months of doing that in the Texas heat, I lost a good 20-25 pounds. I stopped and gained 10 pounds and then something happened and I got a gym membershipin September 2009.

At the gym I began doing the eleptical machine and playing backetball. Then after I dropped some weight I began weight trainging.

I've lost a majority of my weight by going to the gym and not eating the same crap I ate before. Also, I cut back big time on soda. I still drink it from time to time as I don't like to deny myself something. I just don't drink it everyday like before.

Also, the biggest key to all weightloss in my opinion, is taking it DAY BY DAY. Don't over think it, just let it happen on a daily basis because before you know it, it's 8 months or 10 months or 12 months later and you're looking at a different person.

mrhighnotes
08-12-2010, 03:18 PM
Congratulations!!!!

qwcsilvr
08-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Great advice and great job!

Sameen
08-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Congratulations:) you look great! and you must feel great:)

KeepLookinFwd
08-12-2010, 11:53 PM
Wow, how awesome are you!! What an inspiration! Great work! I can't even imagine how great you must feel

Kalymarie
08-14-2010, 09:18 AM
Great Job!!

derekmarc
08-14-2010, 11:36 AM
Thank you all for your compliments and encouragements but I have to confess that I am not a happy person on the inside. I've been overweight since I was probably 10 and it never helped me when it came to the ladies. I had a lot of embarrassing rejections in my school years that killed my confidence like you wouldn't believe and today even with the weight loss I don't feel attractive nor do I have self confidence or high self esteem. It's scary because when I was really overweight I told myself all I needed to do was lose the weight and it'd all go away but I did and I still feel like that guy in the before picture. It doesn't help that I have a "sensitive doer" personality. lol

But I'm not looking for pity just trying to let some stuff off my chest. Thanks.

StephanieM
08-14-2010, 11:50 AM
I think a lot of us who have been overweight since we were younger have experienced the same thing.

What's helped me is really focussing on where I came from. It's such a positive thing to think about. Not everyone can lose as much weight as you have!

Your an inspiration, you have that to be proud of. Sometimes you have to pretend like you have confidence until it shows up.

100 lbs in a year is amazing, It's been almost a year for me since starting (10 months to be exact) this weight loss journey and I've only lost 33, granted I did take four months off where I gained a bit back.

Liliann
08-14-2010, 11:57 AM
:bravo: Keep up the great work...You are doing awesome!! :)

luciddepths
08-14-2010, 12:03 PM
aww Derek! well you are a handsome guy! One thing that might help build confidence is sports :)

derekmarc
08-14-2010, 05:20 PM
I play basketball every time I go to the gym. I'm a athletic guy but its my own self image problems that do me in.

luciddepths
08-15-2010, 12:08 PM
i getcha. :) *HUG*!

Natasha1534
08-15-2010, 05:27 PM
Lemme tell ya something that a wise wise woman once told me. Looks and confidence might be nice...but the one that can make you laugh will drop them drawers faster. ;) LMFAO

And, this might be TMI...but I've found it to be very true. A sense of humor is WAY sexier than confidence!!!

SeaWave
08-16-2010, 08:02 PM
:bravo: You're an inspiration to people like me!

As far as confidence goes... I think we all face that at some point. When I'm confronted with my own fear, I use the 'fake it til you make it' approach -- I pretend! I add a healthy dose of 'if someone else can do it, so can I' to that. Might not work every time, but works better than I ever expect it to. And don't forget -- you've already succeeded at losing 100 lbs, something many people find difficult if not impossible to do. It's an accomplishment you can be proud of!

ShiningStar05
08-16-2010, 09:08 PM
You look wonderful!!! It's funny because we really do make it more difficult than it really is. Like you said just take it day by day and be proactive.

rrjs
08-20-2010, 12:44 AM
you look fantastic! something to be extremely proud of! very inspirational (:

TIARA
08-20-2010, 01:43 AM
wow congrats.. i wish i could stay motivated through out the whole year to accomplish my own goal.. Or even stay focus for a whole month...You look great...

ChubbyBun
08-20-2010, 02:25 AM
Wow, congrats! You look great and your weight loss is incredible. Thanks for sharing your pictures and how you did it. It's super motivational. Btw, you're cute. :)