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Old 09-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Almost 250 pounds lost

My goal *was* to be at 200 pounds, but I changed that and now wish to get down to 190 [edit, its 180 now and possible will go down to 175]. I'm posting here now because tomorrow (Sept 17th) is my 3 year weight loss anniversary and I feel like this is sort of the start of my new life in maintenance phase.

What a long and crazy journey it has been! It has not been a straight shot to get down to where I am. There was many bumps along the way, but I'm happy for those bumps. I'm glad it wasn't easy because I've learned now to recognize when things start to go wrong and I can quickly get back on to a healthy lifestyle.

To think that 3 years ago I could barely walk 2 blocks without being out of breath and now I do several marathon length walks each year. To think that 3 years ago I was in constant fear of embarrassment such as not being able to fit into chairs or not being able to do things that other people took for granted. To think that 3 years ago I could have dropped dead any day (and now I am the healthiest I've ever been in my life).

You can see some before pictures here and here. If you'd like to see a current picture, you can see that here. If you'd like to see some of the skin issues associated with massive weight loss, you can see that here (shirtless, TMI warning).

Every day now I want to be healthier than the day previously. That doesn't necessarily mean less weight (as I am now going to make a big effort to add more muscle).

As always, I thank the people at 3fc's for giving me the encouragement to continue this journey when I was very close to giving up. I don't think I could have had the success I've had if not for this community.
Height: 6'2
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.

Last edited by matt_H; 12-07-2010 at 04:52 PM.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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You look great! Well done!!! Amazing! It takes a lot of determination to achieve this - awesome!
You'll reach your goal in no time!
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
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Happy Anniversary from a fellow Bostonian, Ok I am on the northshore but still, congrats on all the hard work!
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:05 PM   #4
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Congrats! You look great, Matt. I wish you good luck, happiness, and perseverance on your continued journey.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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WTG!!! *hand claps*
New Year New Start!

1- 203 back to low
2- 199 - Most important goal!!
3- 180- FINAL Goal/Re-evaluation

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Old 09-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #6
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Great job! Very good words to hold on to...about the learning along the way and the being healthier than the day before. Kudos!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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Wow Matt! You are such an inspiration and you are truly a testament to the fact that this is al life long journey, a marathon......not a sprint. Congrats again!
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #8
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You are such an incredible inspiration Matt!

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:46 PM   #9
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I am taking your wisdom and view on the not so straight road to health and applying myself into turning all the bumps into learning tools.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:28 PM   #10
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Matt....... You've Done Great! Congratulations!
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
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u r my number 1 inspiration right now!!!! This is pure greatness!
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:22 PM   #12
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Matt - what can I say but what everyone else has said: you're an inspiration! Congratulations!

When nothing goes right, go left!

Start Aug 23, 2010 @ 258.4 lbs
Target Sept 19, 2010: below 250 lbs - Reached!
Target Sept 28-about Nov 4 - survive radiation therapy! DONE Nov 3, 2010
Target: fit into denim pencil skirt Reached! 2010-10-19
Target: Walk 5000 steps/day seven days in a row
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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You've come far and you have the right state of mind! It's a lifestyle change, not a temporary diet.


Lost weight in 2010, had a baby and lost it again, had another baby and now I'm back! My mini goal photos from when I first lost weight here:
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #14
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Great, Great, Great!
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:17 AM   #15
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Wow! You've done an absolutely amazing job! Congratulations on your success & happy anniversary.
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