Week 57: Weigh-in Results

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  1. Steve says:

    6.6 pounds as of weigh in yesterday. Finally started calorie counting and doing this whole silly “watching my diet thing”.

    Great job chipping away 🙂

  2. Jeff says:

    I have lost 65 lbs. since Jan 1. I started doing it the exact same way as you, and didn’t find your blog until late January. Elliptical and counting calories. I make sure I burn 1150 calories on the ellipitcal every day (about 5 miles) and then I walk at least 2 miles a day during the week for a total of 7 miles and I make sure I have a total of 10 miles during the weekend days. (It’s a lot easier to hit the calorie goal when you are as big as I am.) I keep my calories to about 1500/day. Starting weight was 398. Weight this morning was 333. Goal weight is 210. Your story/blog provides inspiration that is sometimes needed to keep going. I’m 39 and I will not turn 40 (in July) and still have my weight start with a 3. It’s hard and painful at times, because of the stress on the joints. I have suffered with gout for quite sometime, but I have not had a flare up in a while. Anyone who has had that knows how hard it is to be on your feet and exercise. Congrats on your weight loss. I have followed your blog for a few weeks now, and this is my first post. I look forward to seeing you hit your goal, and then maintain your target weight. I’m looking forward to that for myself as well. Good Luck!

  3. Dave Elliott says:

    I’m up to 115lbs lost since April 09 – really struggling to get any off for the last 2 weeks though! No gains but no losses, I count calories to an OCD level nowadays, and I seemed to lose more when I did not! Go figure 🙂

  4. Amanda says:

    I have lost 8 pounds since I started my diet last week. I thought I would be lucky to lose 2!

  5. Petchy says:

    I’m down a total of 45 lbs now since the the 1st of January 2009 – a slow and steady loss that means I am now (JUST) in the “normal” BMI range, and 10 lbs from my goal 🙂 Focus has shifted to toning up now!

    Keep up the good work – you’re an inspiration!

  6. BossyMommy says:

    This is amazing. Good for you!!!

  7. BossyMommy says:

    And you were scared of the weigh in today! I know it’s not the 10 you wanted to lose to make up for last week, but you’re doing just fine. None of us ever doubted you’d get your arse right back on track. And since you asked, I’m down about 7-ish over the last 2 weeks. I’d like it to be more, but I’ll take it nevertheless.
    As always, love your guts. You keep me going.

  8. James Trapani says:

    Congratulations on the loss. I’m down 37 pounds. I started at 242 and weight 205 now. I started on November 30th. 3 more pounds to my goal of 40 pounds. Then I’ll start a new goal to get to 195.

    You have any new challenges? Share them with us.

    Keep up your commitment and you will reach your goals.

  9. Karla says:

    I lost 4lbs this week bringing my total to 24 lbs since January 11. WOO HOO… 🙂 Slowly but surely!!!

  10. Tara says:

    Jeff do you have a blog? Great job!

  11. Tara says:

    I’m down 22 since Jan 1.

    2 since last weigh in on Saturday.

    Thanks for the inspiration Tyler!

  12. Krissy says:

    Your persistence is amazing! Keep your eyes on the prize.

    I have lost 72 lbs since 6/15/09. I was wondering, when did you finally give in with regards to smaller clothes. I don’t want to spend a bunch of money on clothes, but they really are starting to look bad and I have almost lost my pants in public on an occasion or two. With three kids though, I have a hard time spending money on myself and I am kinda nervous if I havent gone down as many sizes as I hoped. LOL Just wondering at what point you took that plunge.

  13. Matt says:

    2 this week, 130.5 since I started.

    Bought a pair of 36″ pants last week – haven’t seen that size since early high school.

  14. Jeff says:

    No Tara, I do not have a blog. Wouldn’t even know where to begin and I honestly do not think that I could devote the time to it that Tyler does. Thanks for the recognition. I still have quite a ways to go, but I know I can do it. While getting rid of the weight is challenging, I know that the hardest part will be to fully embrace the lifestyle change and keep the weight off. I will say that one good feeling was throwing out a belt and several pairs of pants this past weekend. No looking back now!

  15. kate says:

    Back on track.

  16. Jamie says:

    Oh, man, gout is the worst. I’m an otherwise healthy guy in his 30s who also gets the occasional flareup in my big right toe and it can completely wreck any workout routines in addition to being painful. Mine mostly comes from stress and/or red meat and red wine. So I try to avoid all 3 of those things.

  17. Kristi says:

    I’ve lost 10 lbs exactly since February 8th. I have a bodybugg and I am exercising 6x a week and eating 1500 calories per day. In the past, I’ve lost 44 lbs and I gained most of it back over 2009. My mini goal is to be ten more pound down by my birthday in April, then an additional ten pounds down by June for a special ceremony I am going to, for a total of 30 lbs by June 15th. My long term goal is to lose 90 lbs total by January 1 of next year.

  18. Jeff says:

    Jamie, you are correct. Gout is the worst kind of pain. I have broken bones, and some surgeries to repair a shoulder, and had other injuries, and would go through them all again if it meant never having another bad gout attack. Mine seem pretty random. I rarely drink alcohol, but when I do, gout does not seem to follow. Anything high in Uric acid seems to be the trigger for me. Luckily, nothing I eat now seems to cause it. I think with me, it’s mostly metabolic. I have had once since Jan 1, and I took one day off and hit the meds hard to get rid of it, and then got right back in the saddle.

  19. I know what you mean about wanting to be back in uncharted territory. For me, that’s almost seventy pounds away. Good job on losing three. That’s still an awesome week’s weigh-in.

    Myself, I’m down about 16 from my most recent highest.

  20. AndrewENZ says:

    I’ve lost about 20 odd pounds this year which is not too shabby. 110 in all now.

  21. Tabitha says:

    “Lost?” What is this foreign word you use? I’ve “lost” -6 pounds since I last weighed myself; in other words, I’ve gained 6 pounds. Totally sucks, but I’m not really surprised, because I haven’t been diligent about watching what I eat, and my gym frequency fluctuates from week to week. One week I went five days in a row, and the next week I didn’t go at all. I only have about 30 pounds to lose before I’m at my goal weight, but somehow it feels SO far away and so unreachable.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Good weigh-in! I had lost 4 pounds since January 1 — a very slow half a pound per week, only to have slacked and gained 3 pounds back in the past week. It hardly seems fair. But thanks for showing all of us how to get back on track!

  23. Jaime says:

    You guys are a great inspiration. I’m just getting started, but what great results, keep it up!

  24. To date I’ve lost 17.2 pounds (gained 3 back last week somehow hmph). I found this kickboxing DVD that I love… it came with lightweight gloves and I went at it on Sunday. Hopefully this is habit forming because I SO NEED to move more.

  25. Jeanne says:

    I’ve lost 8.5 pounds this month as I started this journey. Reading your blog, and others, is so inspiring. Glad you are recovering from you last weigh in!

  26. Megan Lantz says:

    I’ve lost 29.3 pounds since starting my diet on January 4, 2010. You can check out my blog at http://meganonadiet.blogspot.com!

  27. Katy says:

    Just found your blog. WOW, you’re doing amazing. You really look like a completly different person from when you started. You impress me!

  28. I’ve just been revisited by 12 pounds lately. A knee injury is healed so I am looking forward to taking up the couch to 5K again. XD

  29. Kristi says:

    I am not Tyler but I would think you certainly deserve a new outfit or two. It would showcase your weight loss and probably be much more comfortable for you. I have a sister who is losing weight (80 lbs down with about 30 to go) and she is buying just one or two things in each size as she goes down.

  30. Jerry says:

    I am down to 325 from 415lbs. as of today. That is 90lbs. since I started on 10/15/09. I really started hammering on it again 12/14 through now – in that time I have lost 50 of the 90. It is slow goings for me, as I have a hard time going to the gym because of time restraints and lack of a workout partner. I do draw a ton of my inspiration from seeing other big people drop the weight. I eat 1500 or less calories a day, see a doctor weekly, and walk at least three times a week for an hour or more. I really wish I was like the guy above who has lost 65 like lightning! MAN! you are doing GREAT! I think Tyler is a portrait of determination as well – I am all for anyone dropping the weight!

  31. Jeff says:

    I was able to dedicate a lot of time to working out. I’m single, so I don’t have to rush home to eat dinner with a family. My gym is less than a mile from my office. I have a flexible schedule. There really is no reason for me not to take advantage of all these factors. 415 to 325 is huge!

    One thing that I have learned, is this has to be important to the person losing the weight. It can’t be a passing fancy. It has to be a lifestyle change. Looks like you learned that as well. Keep it up!

  32. Nice job losing those pounds. Softball should be fun, just make sure you get a good amount of stretching in before each game.

    I recently picked up my Jiu-Jitsu activity, training an extra day a week now, which has helped. Lost 4lbs compared to my normal 2lbs each week. But, I like taking things slowly…not in a hurry to lose it all so fast. Maybe I won’t have as much loose skin because of it? Being obese for so long…it’s probably unavoidable though.

  33. Mark says:

    Tyler,
    I’m down 65 pounds since I started working on eating better and exercising more in September 2008.

    Stick to it and don’t be discouraged! Are you using a scale that measures body fat percentage in addition to your weight? I found, especially with a lifting regime that I believe you are doing as well, sometimes you lose very little weight, but lose quite a few percentage points in body fat percentage. I picked up a Health-o-Meter scale for about $40 at Walmart. Might be worth investing in one of those so you can have a better idea of what you’re losing.

    I can imagine you wouldn’t be too made if you lost 5 pounds of fat, but put on 10 pounds of lean muscle mass right? 🙂

  34. Jill says:

    Wow. This is my thought exactly. I also have 30 lbs. to lose and also will go to the gym 5 days/week, then hardly go if at all the next. And it does seem outrageously far away. Those on this blog who have lost 100+ lbs. or want to are probably laughing at our “unreachable” 30-lb. goal! But if you’re like me and have had a hard time losing any signifcant amount of weight for almost a decade, it certainly does feel almost out of reach! Good luck to you.

  35. Tina says:

    It’s ok Tyler- you will be back in uncharted territory before you know it!!!
    I have lost 15 pounds since january 1st 2010. I have over 100 to loose, but I am proud of what I’ve done so far! Because of you, and a couple others, i have got up the courage to start up a blog too!
    Your doing great Tyler and an inspiration to us all!

  36. KellieD says:

    If you are hesitant to spend money on yourself, buy some interem clothes at the thrift shops or discount stores. It won’t cost you as much and when those get too big you won’t have given away big bucks.

  37. Jen says:

    I don’t weigh myself so much as count calories and pay attention to how I feel in my clothes, so dunno. However, I’m eating more fruits and veggies and smaller meals (more like grazing) and I count that as a success. Awesome job, by the way. The goal is attainable and will be here before you know it.

  38. Kellie says:

    Is your daily calorie target enough? I would think with your height/weight you should be eating more. It would just suck to have your metabolism get used to a certain low # and to have to keep going lower to see weight loss. While I was losing and now maintaining (still losing, though) I aim for 1700-2000 a day and I am 5’6 130lbs. I would think that you should be aiming for 2400 or so. I am no RD, but it just seems low for you.

  39. Tyler says:

    Calorie counting is a neat trick I’ve learned.

  40. Tyler says:

    Congrats on the weight loss, Jeff! Thanks for commenting — it really means a lot to get some feedback.

  41. Tyler says:

    Sometimes it’ll work that way. I can lose nothing when I try really hard, and lose a pound or two being lazy. Not so much these days of course, but earlier on in the journey.

    Man, I miss those days.

  42. Tyler says:

    Good, keep going. And congrats on the 7-pounds over two weeks, I wish I could put up those kind of numbers.

  43. Tyler says:

    No new challenges as of yet. I do want to organize a get together for the Cooper River Bridge Run, I’ll post more details about that soon.

  44. Tyler says:

    Good job! That doesn’t seem slowly, that seems quickly!

  45. Tyler says:

    Thank you for YOUR inspiration, Tara. You keep me going, too.

  46. Tyler says:

    It took a long time before I started buying clothes. I actually wore the same XXL running shorts for about 6 months (tie string).

    Thrift stores are definitely your friend.

  47. Cheryl says:

    You are such a motivator! I have been working on this journey since 9/07 after attending the ING NYC marathon as a spectator to friends that were running. IT was highly motivating. I lost about 50 my 1st 5 months then it slowed down because I slowed down on keeping track of my food, counting the calories etc. 73 lbs thus far with 100 more to go. Back to writing it all down and more cardio!

  48. Nate says:

    I’ve lost about 14 lbs in the past four weeks. I’ve also put on a decent amount of muscle in my legs (seriously, those calves are sculpted).

    I’d never even considered using the elliptical before I found your blog. I’ve been dialing the resistance up once per workout trying to find where I need to really work at it. I’m sure you tire of hearing that you’re an inspiration, but you are. I wish I’d noticed this blog earlier and gotten on the bandwagon.

    Now…off to the gym.

  49. Rachel says:

    40 pounds since dec. 15!

  50. I’m down from 188 lbs to 176. I’m happy about that.
    Congrats on your weight loss. Glad to see you’re still pushing yourself!

  51. Tyler says:

    I’m not pushing myself hard enough I feel, unfortunately. Maybe in the gym, but not in the kitchen.

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