Week 68: Weigh-in Results

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  1. Kyle says:

    “We’ll rise above this and there’s nothing you can do to stop us.”

    Damn right Tyler. My loose skin is much worse then yours, but I know it will change. When I feel uncomfortable in my skin I go back to your “loose skin won’t kill you, but high blood pressure, diabetes, etc will.” I can’t wait to see your change (and mine too)!

  2. BossyMommy says:

    Who sends you hurtful emails? Let me at ’em, T. Let me at ’em!!!!! Screw them. I don’t care if they DO fuel you. To discount in any way the amazing success you’ve had is just plain ridiculous and…I’ll say it…EVIL!

    Let ’em go to hell. You have accomplished what many just sit around on their asses wishing they could do. Love you and love your pics. You look better every week.

  3. AprilCorona says:

    Wow, You have come a long way and you are doing great. 🙂
    You are a total inspiration. Congratulations!

  4. TwMi says:

    Tyler- it is amazing how far you have come, and your determination! People send you hurtful e-mails? Honestly?! Do people have SO much TIME on their hands that they can track you down online, read half your blog, find your weightloss entries with your shirt off and e-mail you belittling you? Honestly? That’s just pathetic!

  5. jerry says:

    Dude – you have a good starting point. All I saw in that video was potential and a willingness to do whatever is required to push on. Keep busting it man!

  6. Nicole says:

    Hey, you have been so motivated through all of this. I’m very proud of your acomplishments. The loose skin will disappear soon enough. As for the nasty e-mails they will have there own judgement day. I’m so happy for you. I’m on my own journey with weight loss. I’ve been pretty much heavy all my life. I’m 37 years old and need to lose the weight before I end up with some awful disease that I can’t fix. Reading your posts helps a lot. All the other comments do to. I do have a negative against me and that is I have to be on certain medecine that causes weight gain. It feels like a losing battle at times. Any suggestions? Hope you have a great day.

  7. Jonathan says:

    As they said in Major League, you have “marbles.” Keep it up. You’re an inspiration to us all.

  8. Elise says:

    Oh post those evil e-mails! Let us at them!!! Bunch of self righteous pricks. Our loose skin might be an eyesore but their sickened hearts are uglier than anything we can present to the world.

    I LOVE the last line. You make me want to jump up and shout in triumph. Well I would if I could move that quickly today. 😛 You’re inspiration led me to try a fitness boot camp. Day three and I don’t think I’ve ever felt some of these muscles. This lasts four weeks but I’m already thinking about signing up for the next session.

    Thank you, Tyler. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting yourself out there. You’ve given me hope.

  9. Ven says:

    First of all, as a recent home-buyer, I love the high handle on your kitchen faucet and the cute woodwork in your kitchen.

    It is *incredible* the progress that you’ve made. You’ve strength and tenacity and courage; I am all wildly applause-ful. Hurgh! You’re going to become a Tankity Tank! And I will become elite jogging woman!

  10. ElExGordo says:

    Pfft… Some idiot out there thinks that he can derail the Tank? Ha! Keep it up, brother.

    I hit the gym last night for the first time in a couple of weeks, and felt great. Excited to get back on my horse. Thank you for your willingness to share your journey and experience with the rest of us. Did you ever imagine the inspiration you would be to so many people?

  11. KT says:

    Your weightloss journey has been amazing. Simply impressive. Don’t worry about the haters- they are just sitting on their computer too lazy to do anything about their weight.

    Good luck building muscle!

  12. lydia says:

    the difference is incredible.. you are truly an inspiration and part of the reason i began my own blog! looking back on this, even now, i am sure you are proud and elated with how far you’ve come. i used to weigh 250 pounds and am currently at 168 (or until my next weigh in on saturday).. i definitely recommend strength training, intervals and drill work. the difference you will begin to see in your muscule tone (not to mention additional weight loss, as muscle burns more fat than fat does) is a boost in the right direction and will definitely keep you motivated.

    wonderful job! keep it up.

  13. krissy says:

    Looking good…don’t let the haters have the power to fuel you – you are fueling yourself!

  14. Nicole says:

    I don’t know who would have the nerve to send you a nasty email but boo on them! You look great and should be applauded for what you’ve done, not nit-picked at. Well done on what you have accomplished and for continuing to take things further. Don’t let the haters get you down!

  15. Molly says:

    People who send hateful emails haven’t even been through a struggle like us. Losing weight is hard and you’ve managed to lose 144 Lbs.. basically another person. That’s not easy and yet you have managed to inspire so many people Tyler. Let them say what they want but in the end your the one that gets the last laugh. Keep up the hard work!

  16. Tyler says:

    Thanks. Your support helps 🙂

  17. Tyler says:

    Thanks, April. If I had a choice, I’d name my next daughter April — not sure how fond the wife is of that name, though.

  18. Tyler says:

    They do. They have plenty of time, it’s the internet. You’d be surprised the kind of e-mails I get in my inbox.

  19. Tyler says:

    Thanks man, that’s encouraging.

  20. Tyler says:

    I can’t really make any suggestions in regards to the medicine, I’m not a doctor or anything. All I know is that if you stick to it, eat less calories than you burn, you’ll lose weight. You might want to talk to a doctor really quickly and see if that medicine can be changed or if something can be done about the incidental weight gain.

  21. Tyler says:

    Juuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit outside.

  22. Tyler says:

    Whoa, fired up! It’s fine, it’s not personal — they’re the kind of people that love to torment anybody.

    Fitness boot camp? That sounds like a challenge for me!

  23. Tyler says:

    Good luck on your quest, elite jogging woman.

    And I’m glad you like my high handles 🙂

  24. Tyler says:

    The tank is unstoppable, he’ll blow through anything.

    And stop flattering me, Gordo. 🙂

  25. Tyler says:

    I appreciate the recommendation. I definitely can’t wait to see what the muscle building and toning does for my body.

  26. Tyler says:

    I don’t hark on them, don’t worry. They can do what they want to do and I’ll keep doing what I want to do!

  27. Pretty soon 344 Pounds will be your bench press!

    Change is inevitable. Bring it on!

  28. kate says:

    That’s some pretty sweet cabinetry.

  29. kate says:

    You should maybe make an appointment with a dermotologist. Full on MD type not just an aesthetician or something. They may be able to help with some skin firming magic prescriptions yada yada that you can’t just get over the counter in an Olay bottle. Who knows right?

  30. Sean says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/50133511@N02/ Ok – you convinced me to put some before and after pics. Not in order by the descriptions tell the story – keep pushing on.

    And Tyler – you can do this – not to toot my own horn – but I think I did awesome and you were a big part of the motivation for my change. If you need any help or suggestions let me know

  31. Jeff says:

    I think you look great. I found your blog right after I started losing weight 3.5 weeks ago. I topped out at 440 pounds. I am down 44.5 pounds and feeling great. I recently decided to break out my bike and begin cycling again. I also started my own blog more or less as a journal for myself so that I can keep track of things. If you get a chance, I hope you check it out and tell me what you think.


  32. Sean, I’m officially blown away! How long did all this take you? And how tall are you? I’m just trying to gauge what 176 lbs is like on your frame.

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the pics. They are very motivating. I’m surprised anyone knows who you are anymore. You are literally another person.

    Great job!

  33. Natalie says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a long time. This is my 1st comment. I read your post today and something clicked. I got off the computer and did something I haven’t done for…….well, the best I can figure is 11 years. I exercised. For 46 minutes.

    I lost 50 pounds in 6 months through diet alone. I’ve been trying to lose 20 more but keep going up 3, down 3, up 3, down 3. For 6 months. I’m going to exercise tomorrow. And the next day too. Then I’ll read your blog and be motivated to exercise again. I will conquer the last 20!

    P.S. I can’t say I approve of the spelling (kidding, just kidding!) but I LOVE your daughter’s name!

  34. Brandon S. Adkins says:

    Anyone that sends a hateful email is just jealous that you’ve done something so good for yourself, that they’re wishing they had done the same.

    I guess they don’t realize that after you’ve conquered 144 pounds, they have nothing to criticize.

  35. Hurtful emails? That’s really too bad. I can’t imagine someone so low would write something so bad. But, maybe that’s my ignorance here.

    You’ll get there with the muscle build. I know you will.

    By the way, nice spice rack. I hate having to reach in the door cabinet every time I want to use a spice.

  36. Sean says:

    I started 5/5/09 at 292 – just started eating better and got down to 262 over 3 months. Then down to 230 with power90 over 3 months, down to 190 over 3 months with p90x, and it took another 3 months to get to another 14 lbs. To be honest right now it is a REAL bear to cut calories it was so much easier when I was heavier now I can only lose maybe 5lbs a month.

  37. Sean says:

    Oh I am 5′ 11″

  38. Tara says:

    We’ll rise above this and there’s nothing you can do to stop us.


    Cute boxers by the way!

    P.S. I had to do a post about my favorite body part and I picked my neck. Go look at the pictures. You helped me start this journey so you should get some of the credit!

  39. kate says:


    *hint hint*

  40. TokyoCowboy says:

    As always an inspiration. That took courage, but I think successfully changing your body does too. Thanks for sharing your courage with us.

  41. Tyler, so brave of you. Love the public accountability. A little scared by the “deflated” thing…it’s starting to emerge as I lose. But we’ll get there!

  42. Tyler says:

    I might have to try this P90x thing eventually. Those are some incredible before and after pictures, Sean!

  43. Kristi says:

    Catching up on your last few blogs. Good luck in your muscle building journey. I am trying to lose weight slowly (lost 30 lbs already, have about 40 to go) and build muscle as I am in martial arts and have to build up my strength and flexibility right now.

    Link to a great site I like, lots of tips. You may be aware of it already.


  44. Shannon says:

    I don’t know why anyone would say anything mean to you. You look FABULOUS…and you have the cutest tushy. 🙂

    Continued good luck on your journey!

  45. greg says:

    Do you still have any of your fattest pants? For your next pic, you should put them on to show the results. When I take a look at where my belt used to buckle and where it is now, I’m amazed. It’s easy to be dissatisfied with where my belly is now and lose sight of where it was. Progress has been made.

  46. greg says:

    Very impressive. What’s the p90?

  47. Sean says:

    @greg – p90x is a dvd series. Lifting 3 days a week cardio 2 and a day of yoga. I like it because it gave me a schedule – it had a calendar of what I was doing that day and no excuses. Honestly you could get a lifting program by reading bodybuilding.com or other sites and sub in whatever cardio you wanted.

  48. Nathan says:

    Way to go!

  49. Kim says:

    I lost some weight after jaw surgery and even though I was thin, I was very “soft” and flabby. I started going to a powerflex class twice a week, (some gyms have other names like power pump) and I couldn’t BELIEVE the difference. I saw results in just three classes. Within three months I had transformed my body enough to feel good in a bathing suit. It isn’t a body building class where you will build big muscles but it will definitely tone and define your whole body in a very short amount of time (while still burning fat) and might be a good way to start.

  50. Scott says:

    OMG Tyler! U r the man!!!! U r such an inspiration. After some terrible loses and disappointments in my life, I gained approx. 180 lbs. It’s been a hell that I created and have lived in for a long time. I have recently decided to “reinvent myself” and put this weight into neverland for good. U r a wonderful resource and I look forward to ur weekly results. I fear loose skin but u have helped me see that anything is possible!!! Thanks Tyler!

  51. deibrown says:

    Thanks for sharing…very inspiring!

  52. Tina says:

    I can’t believe people send you hurtful emails 🙁 That is just crazy, what is wrong with people? I hope you don’t let any of that bother you, you are doing great! And it’s not for them idiots anyway 🙂

    Thank you so much for posting that! To be honest, it really isn’t bad at all, you lost 144 pounds!!! I expected it to be worse lol. You look great.

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