Week 53: Weigh-in Results

66 Responses

  1. Dan says:

    At least you aren’t going into a panic and throwing everything out the window and starting over. Nice work

  2. Cat says:


    I love your positive attitude! I have hit those plateaus before where there is a struggle between mind and body and they can put a mental damper on things until you get over them. At least you have a plan to get you through it. Keep it up! 🙂

  3. chris says:

    hi I’m new to the site but just got done spending some time here and I really just have one question so far.

    I’m on a similar journey and I’m noticing that it only took you 16 weeks to lose 75 lbs. I started at 350. I was curious if you did a mostly cardio routine or a cardio/weights routine?


  4. Good for you. I’m sure it must be easy to get complacent here at the end when you’ve already come so far. Just treat this next little bit like the first few weeks on program. 🙂

  5. Craig says:

    The weekends have been a huge burden on my goals lately as well. I do so good Sun night through Friday afternoon then the house of cards falls. And I promise I have good intentions!

  6. kate says:

    Take heart. Also when do you start with the flexing of the arms in your vids?

  7. Robyn says:

    Tyler I have been reading your site for a couple of weeks now and have you bookmarked for a couple of reasons.
    1. because you are so POSITIVE.
    2. because you are SUCCESSFUL.
    3. because you INSPIRE me.
    4. because you are REAL.
    I am on a mission to lose 100 pounds by Jan 4 2011. I am currently around 260ish pounds after starting my journey at 271 so I am very early in the game. Your posts are great and remind me that I need to get back on track and quit my whining. No one is going to lose this weight for me, I’ve got to take charge. I have faith in you, thanks for being a role model.

  8. Jaclyn says:

    Tyler the TANK,
    Im sorry, am I the only one who can see this, HELLO, you still lost weight. As long as its progress towards your goal then it counts! Weekends get the best of all of us, no worries! Just keep truckin like a tank!

  9. Tom says:

    Tyler I wouldn’t sweat that. I doubt this was actual fat that you gained. Probably water weight or something. I bet it will woosh by Friday and even then some. Getting close to your goal is exciting, but the goal is open ended. When I think ok I want to lose this much weight in this amount of time, I think to myself, then what. Are you going to just stop then? No! This is a life style change. No end date. So if it takes another 6 months to loose the 18-20? So what. Your young, you have lots of time.

    Follow me on my weight loss journey

  10. Patten says:

    Look on the bright side. It’s obviously better to gain 2 lbs at 211 than at 341 🙂

  11. Ashley says:

    Yea your not the only one that eats like crazy and expects to lose weight… i had a bad moment this weekend. sat down with the wife. 2 large papa Johns pizzas, on for her one for me… and well lets just say mine was gone later that night… 8 slices… i felt so bad that i went to the gym twice the following day.

    You asked for an updated on progress. Still on the downward slope but not as fast as I would like. You must have been a machine when you were working out.

    Me now: 330.5 -5.6
    You then. 328.2 -16

    You are 2.3 lbs ahead of me at the moment… but I am finding time that I never had before and am looking forward to the gym each day, I am going to try and get myself to the gym everyday including weekends. I am planning on upping the work outs. Currently on the Elliptical lvl 8 of 25, 42 min and 3.06 miles.

    Your in the lead, and i will be picking up the pace today at lunch (gym time)


  12. Becca says:

    I’m sure you’ve already covered this, but those machines at the gym pump out a much higher “Calories Burned” number than they should. I got a bodybugg recently and I found that I was burning about half the calories I thought I was. Maybe that will help in your strategy?

    Good luck!

  13. Travis says:

    I came across your website for the first time yesterday and am very impressed. Congratulations on your loss.

    I’ve tried just about every diet known to man, except counting calories because I always thought that’s what Grandmas do. You changed my mind. I weighed this morning (358.0 lbs) and am now counting calories.

  14. Greg says:

    You’ve got the right attitude. Not all weeks will be good. It’s all about the long-term picture. You’ve got the resolve to succeed again.

    One thing: apart from the salt in the soy sauce, most sushi is extremely healthy. Ten years ago when I lost 30% of my body mass, I made it a point of going out for sushi once a week. The only catch is not to do it the day before a weigh-in because the salt causes me to retain water.

  15. Tyler says:

    I could throw it all away. But that’d be silly. I’m staying the course, I’m confident I’m doing the right thing.

  16. Tyler says:

    Tyler meets Chris. How you doin’ man?

    I mostly did cardio for the first 100 pounds. I’m really getting the weight lifting going these days, though. And running, of course. I love running.

    I like your Wednesday posts, by the way. 🙂

  17. Tyler says:

    Foosball is the devil, Bobby. So is complacency.

  18. Tyler says:

    Good intentions will get us nowhere, son.

  19. Tyler says:

    Probably when I reach my goal weight and actually start growing something worthy to flex 🙂

  20. Tyler says:

    Goooood luck on your goal, Robyn. I have faith in you, as well, so don’t let met down. 100 pounds lost, that’s what I expect, come this time next year.

  21. Tyler says:


    Weekends are terrible. Maybe I should just start working 7 days a week. That’d fix my problem, right?

  22. bossymommy says:

    Umm, yes, I think you are the only one who can see it. Because he GAINED! But that’s ok, we still love him and know he can do it!!!

  23. Tyler says:

    It probably is water, or muscle, or some combination. But with that said, I don’t like excuses. Weight is weight when I’m trying to lose it.

    You’re exactly right, though. It can take however long it needs, it’s a lifestyle change. I’m not in a race.

  24. Tyler says:

    Good point, Patten. Very good point.

  25. Tyler says:

    You’re really serious about this whole competition thing, aren’t you? Good, I LOVE competition 🙂

    Keep it up man. I’ll be impressed when you’re at level 20. Just kidding, level 8 is serious in itself. Most people, regardless of weight, I see doing level 5 or so. Keep it up man.

  26. bossymommy says:

    Tyler. Why DONT you go to a Friday weigh-in? I think we all like to have weekends “off” to a degree. When I was weighing in on a regular basis, I always did it first thing in the morning, then let that day be my cheat day. That way I had a whole week to reign it in and pull it together. Just a thought.

  27. Tyler says:

    Do you like Bodybugg? I’m REALLY thinking about buying Go Fit.

  28. Tyler says:

    I’m glad you found the site, Travis.

    Calories is what real men do. What other diet can you still eat Chinese food, cheeseburgers, and hot wings?

  29. Tyler says:

    I wish you would have brought that to my attention 53 weeks ago, but you weren’t around, were you missy? I can’t change horses midstream. That’s bad luck, man.

  30. Tyler says:

    This was mayo based sushi. Not good my friend, not good. But it is absolutely so delicious. I’m obsessed with sushi, just ask my wife.

  31. Becca says:

    I love the Bodybugg so far. I’ve only had it for two weeks, but it seems pretty accurate. I think the Go Fit is pretty similar though. I wanted a device that I could rely on to count how many calories I burned a day so that it would be easier for me to keep track of whether I had a surplus or a deficit of calories and could adjust accordingly (i.e. I could take a long walk in the evening if necessary).

    If you have any specific questions, I’m happy to answer them the best I can.

  32. Cat says:

    I”ve been lookin into such products as well and came across this one. Check it out.

  33. AndrewENZ says:

    You’re in a dangerous position at the moment. You’ve done so much and you’ve gotten comfortable. Been there and regain 30 pounds before getting my focus back. It does seem that you’ve identified this early though so good on ya!

  34. Chad says:

    Wow – you’re progress is still amazing. You’re far ahead of me in this process, but isn’t it nice when you get to the point where your mindset shifts so that a plateau provides further motivation instead of discouragement? I’ve just started feeling that way recently at 33 pounds lost out of about 125 I want to lose.

  35. Rebekah says:

    Hey Tyler, no biggy on the gain…Sushi is so worth it! I’m not familiar with mayo based sushi though. I wanted to ask what you’re doing for the super bowl. Is it going to be a cheat day or are you going to make some good choices? I’m conflicted about it myself. I love tailgate food, so I’m thinking of making healthy substitutes. Any ideas? Keep up the hard work!

  36. Greg says:

    OK. Try filling up on miso soup, edamame & green tea while you wait for your spicy tuna roll.

  37. Will says:

    Hey Tyler, found your site a couple weeks ago…a great inspiration to say the least. It’s nice to know that other people think eating less calories and exercising is a great way to lose weight.

    (Side note: my blog is suspiciously similar to yours…completely unintentional, I almost feel as though I should asking for TM rights)

  38. Michelle says:

    I have to say you’ve been pretty inspirational. Normally I don’t snack but I’m an “at work snacker”, so I’ve been trying to make things that taste awesome without it being super bad for you. My favorite one lately is home made “ranch” dip. It tastes just like ranch dip but lighter, fresher. Yay nerdyness.

  39. Tara says:

    It’s taken me a long time to finally work up the nerve to leave a comment here. I’ve been following your blog for about 4 months and I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks. Thanks for putting your self out there for us to see that it is possible to start small and see great changes. You are the sole reason I started making small changes myself. I’m a 40 year old female and currently weigh 252. When I started reading your blog I weighed about 265 lbs. Small changes here and there (no elevators, less snacking, more water) led to bigger changes (getting on the treadmill) and now I’m about to embark on the couch to 5k program. I’m taking it 5 lbs at a time…one stair at a time, one less calorie at a time and you have been quite the inspiration.

    Truly and with heartfelt appreciation, Thanks!


  40. Mary says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself – you’re doing a great job. And you inspire a ton of people each day, myself included. You are the reason I’ve discovered and actually LIKE the elliptical – unbelievable. Can’t believe I actually got on that thing, but so glad I did. Thank you for sharing your story, for being so humble and for having a great sense of humor – you brighten my days and make me feel like I can do this. At 53, and having struggled with weight for 47 years, and failing miserable way too many times, something clicked when I discovered your site a few months ago. Things are turning around, finally…thanks for being my “virtual” workout buddy. Stay strong – you’ll do it.

  41. Tyler says:

    I’ll definitely keep you in mind if I decided to get it. Go Fit is just a little expensive and I’ve seemed to do OK without it. If I were just starting out my journey, however, I would definitely pick one of these systems up if I had the cash.

  42. Tyler says:

    Fitbit seems really promising — cheap, small, convenient. It’s another good option to add to the list!

  43. Tyler says:

    I could see how that could happen very easily. That’s why I have you here to keep me accountable 🙂

  44. Tyler says:

    It is nice. I definitely had doubts when I plateaued while I was working on losing the first 50 pounds or so. When the mountain is steep to climb, it’s easy to call it quits. Right now though, I’m about to reach the top and want to see the other side!

    We’ll both get there, soon enough.

  45. Tyler says:

    Nice blog, Will! I’m glad you found my blog and I’m glad you found the comment button, as well. Keep up the good progress!

  46. Tyler says:

    I like nerds! It’s okay to be nerdy, especially if you use those skills to lose weight. I’ve never had a problem snacking during the day — but I am addicted to my water bottle. I drink probably 80 ounces of water at work alone.

  47. Tyler says:

    I’m glad you finally got the nerve to comment, Tara. I’m glad you’ve been following me, it really means a lot. You’re losing the weight exactly how it should be lost — lifestyle changes. Eating a little less, walking a little more…

    Good luck with the couch to 5k program. Keep us updated and let us know how it goes!

  48. Tyler says:

    The elliptical is FUN! It’ll always have a place in my heart, I lost 100 pounds on almost solely the elliptical.

    I appreciate the comment — you can DEFINITELY do this, Mary. We’ll do it together.

  49. chris says:

    yeah I liked that it was alliterated, then I realized that 10 other blogs do it tooo

  50. Mike says:

    Friday weigh-ins are the way to go. When went from 300 to the low 200s, we always did Monday weigh-ins. What a craptastic idea. Now, I keep track of my weight on Fridays so I can ‘make up’ for those kinds of weekends.

  51. A two pound weight gain after all the weight you’ve lost to this point? No worries, you’ll get back on track. Funny, looking at your loose skin, I know I’m going to have that problem for sure, figuring I’m at least ten years older than you are. I like the weight lifting/training idea, building muscle, and I think you’ll be very successful. Looking forward to seeing the results. I plan on doing the same thing after I lose the weight first. Keep on keeping on!

  52. Shelli Belly says:

    Hi Tyler,
    Well I think my 1 pound lost this week is because of your site. A couple of weeks ago I told you that I’d give you a shout out when I reached 344. Well instead of saying “reached” I should have said “surpass.” So hurray I’m at 344 with a 20 lb loss. 🙂

    I’m excited about my new routines. But most of all I don’t play the “would of, should of” games anymore so I’m friendlier to myself.

    Can’t wait to see what the scale shows next week.


  53. SnowCat MacDobran says:

    Hey Tyler –

    Have you noticed your stomach skin resorbing at all? (We discussed this months ago.)


  54. Tyler says:

    Unfortunately, not yet.

  55. Cat says:

    Like others have said, don’t be too hard on yourself! I’m just starting out- I’ve been reading your blog for months, but I only recently had the impetus to get off my bum. Your story is definitely inspirational.

  56. Need to lose 150 says:

    Could you tell me about how many pounds per week did you lose up until the 53week

  57. Tyler says:

    Check out my progress report, need to lose 150!

  58. Tyler says:

    Thanks Cat, I wish you well on your journey!

  59. Tyler says:

    Next time I decide to lose 150 pounds, I’ll have to have my weigh-ins on a Friday 🙂

  60. Tyler says:

    Congrats on the lost pound! I can’t wait to see what the scale shows next week, either.

  61. Christine says:

    I know the feeling. My # is different but the theme is the same: get a few pounds away and slack. Put on 3 pounds only to see my goal just out of reach again. Recommit, get 3 lbs away…. you get the idea. I’m figuring out that the closer you get to your goal the harder it is to get there. When you were 330 it was way easier to lose 3 lbs than it is now that you’re 213. As long as you’re taking 2 steps forward and only one step back you will see a positive trend. BTW as I write this I am 3 lbs away from my goal, which when I get there will change. What can I say?? I love a moving target.

  62. Pearl says:

    Hi Tyler! I recently stubbled upon your website and I’m SO glad I did. At 5.4 weighing 367 and only 23 I’m SO unhappy with the direction my life is heading in and this year I’ve really made a decision to stop the death path I’m on and get healthy and happy again. Seeing how much you’ve accomplished in this past year is such a huge motivation. I plan on starting my own blog and tracking my progress as well. I hope to have the same sucess you’ve had and I’ll be checking your page often for motivation along the way 🙂 Thanks for being an inspiration!!

  63. I want the bodybug! Keep us posted on it works for you. I was wondering if what the machine tells me is what I am really burning.

  64. Matthieu says:

    What about the tummy tuck ? I remember that you talked about it a few months ago. Maybe you can find some kind of sponsor to finance the procedure if you want to proceed ?

  65. JRS says:

    Tyler – Keep pressing on man!
    The weight will come off slower now but that’s OK. You will get there.
    I started about the same time as you ate 340 pounds on 1/23/09. Week 53 shows me at 203 pounds for 137 pounds lost. I’m 54 years old now and in the best shape in recent memory. I too am being diligent to not regain the weight and chart my food online at the livestrong.com

  66. jeff says:

    Hey there Tyler. You asked me to post my results and here they are:

    Started 2010 at 388lbs.

    Jan 4th to 10th: 384
    Jan 11th to 17th: 381
    Jan 18th to 24th:380
    Jan 25th to 31st:375

    Adjusted my caloric intake to roughly 1300 to 1700 calories each day. Soda only three times a week (Tue/Sat/Sun) and only 1 is allowed. Workout is Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri and it consists of weight training with my daughter.

    What I have found that works so far for meals is this:


    2 Eggs/4 oz chicken/wheat toast/water


    After workout (30 min)-Syntha 6 protein shake

    Take two RX-6 Thermogenics


    Salad with Chicken
    Light Dressing


    Protein Bar


    Lean Cuisine


    Cara Cara Orange or Protein Shake

    Before Bed:

    Take 2 time release vitamins, 2 Omega oil vitamins, and mix 5 ounces of Syntha 6 powder to keep my body working while I sleep.

    13 lbs in one month, gone.

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