Week 80: Weigh-in Results

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  1. Cathy says:

    I love your methodical approach!

  2. Chris Clarke says:

    Time to crank it up to 11…good luck! We’ll be watching.

  3. BossyMommy says:

    Glad you’re back to weighing in. It keeps me motivated. I could never go that long without weighing myself. Sadly, I’m a slave to my scale. Maybe someday I’ll be as mentally healthy as you are, T!

    Love ya!

  4. Greg says:

    You’ve got the right attitude. Better to view this as another challenge rather than an opportunity to fall back into bad habits. Go get ’em!

  5. Jim says:

    I think more and more doctors are agreeing that BMI alone is not a good measure, but a combination of that plus body fat composition and waist size are necessary to truly give a bigger picture of your overall health.

    With BMI alone I would need to be about 160 pounds to be considered healthy. While I definitely need to shed some pounds, I will need to shed a fair amount of muscle in addition to fat in order to reach 160. That just won’t happen. Combine that with my larger frame for my height and it’s near impossible for me to follow the BMI guidelines. Ideally, I’d like to get myself down to 190, keeping the muscle and probably some fat as well. I need to work through a hip/back problem before I can really start working out though.

  6. Will says:

    There’s gotta be some decent muscle-building going on there — you can see the difference in this pic vs. your May pic, especially around your waist. Checking your body fat is a great idea. Weight, BMI, body fat % – will you set a new goal for yourself?

  7. Nick T says:

    Dang man, sorry to hear about that gain. Need to get back to the cut! You can do it! More cardio!!!

  8. Jill says:

    I can see a difference in your waist big-time (I haven’t looked at your weekly pics in a while). Excellent work!

    My weight itself has not budged for over a month according to the scale; however, my belly is disappearing and my jeans are loose, and I’m not the only one who sees it (the trainer notices it; you know it’s real when “those people” see it, lol). She tells her clients to get rid of their scales, and now I know why.

  9. Aaron says:

    I was just thinking about this very thing yesterday as I introduced resistance training to my workout routine…maybe I need to get my body fat percentage checked and monitor it once a month or something. I’ve been pretty fixated on “cardio” and taking the pounds off. I’m not sure how much it will slow down my progression. But maybe if I see my body fat went down a couple of percentage points and my weight didn’t drop as much as I wanted it to, it would balance the feelings of “uh oh” with “that’s cool”….

  10. Mshell says:

    Even with the weight gain Tyler you outta have a big CONGRATS!! There is a BIG difference from your first muscle pics and that alone is a huge accomplishment. Incorporate more cardio and you’ll be back in the 199’s before you know it!

    I was so excited to see today’s weigh in!!! ahh!!

  11. Zach says:

    What kind of calipers are you buying?

  12. Tara says:

    My first reaction was whoa! Not because I thought you had gain weight back but because I thought “damn that dude is getting stacked with muscles”

    *pulls up a chair*. I’m here for the long haul!

  13. Tyler says:

    I love your comments! 🙂

  14. Tyler says:

    Glad you’re back at commenting. Your life must’ve gotten hectic for a little while, I missed you stopping by.

  15. Tyler says:

    Every day is an opportunity. It doesn’t matter if the scale would have read 180 pounds or 300 pounds today, I would’ve still woken up and wanted to go forward. I always want to get bigger and better.

  16. bossymommy says:

    Yeah, T. I’ve been busy getting fat!

  17. Tyler says:

    BMI by itself isn’t really a good measure as you say, neither is a scale or a tape measure by themselves. I think a good indication of our generall wellbeing are our fitness levels, health (blood pressure/cholesterol etc) and a combination of all of the scales/tools (BMI/tape/scale, etc) we have available to us.

    No one thing should be used exclusively.

  18. Tyler says:

    There definitely has to be. And I will set a new goal for myself, but I want to see where we start first before I set any goals.

  19. Tyler says:

    No big deal, Nick. It’s all good.

  20. Cory says:

    Musclesssssssssss! Nice! You’ll get the extra fat pounds off in no time…. no worries!

  21. Tyler says:

    Most trainers I know will say that the scale isn’t important, either, because it’s simply not. It’s more important how you look and how healthy you are. The scale will drive you nuts.

  22. Tyler says:

    Glad you approve!

  23. Tyler says:

    I know you are, that’s why I like you so much!

  24. Tyler says:

    Me too! I missed them. I’m glad to have them back again, while it’s more work every morning, it’s not that much more work. And, I like the idea of adding new measurements every week.

  25. Tyler says:

    Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking too. The scale isn’t the best measure of progress, any trainer will tell you that. I think we should all start measuring our progress with not only the scale, but other ways as well.

  26. Annette says:

    This is why I hate scales…they don’t take into account the muscle replacing fat factor. Have you considered buying a scale that actually measures your body fat percentage? It’s not 100% accurate but it gives a fairly good read. It’s also nice to know that even if you gain a few pounds but the % goes down you’re not back tracking.

  27. Allen says:

    Good work hittin’ the gym. Warning about the calipers, though. They have proven to be horribly unreliable for me. Be sure to measure in several spots around your body, not just a single measurement. Tons of online resources are available for this. The best way I’ve found, though, is to pay a little bit to have hydrostatic body comp testing done. I do it a couple of times a year. It’s the best way to see exactly what your body fat, muscle comp, etc is. They usually give you a pretty detailed report on reaching goals and stuff, too. The one I use is part of the “Get Dunked” system. You can see if there’s one near you at http://www.getdunked.com.

    Glad to see the weigh ins back! Keep it going!

  28. Nick T says:

    Are you going to start calorie counting again? If you are interested I sent you the file I work (hell, live by) out of.

  29. mimi says:

    YOUR MIDDLE. You totally need to do a side by side of when you stopped weighing yourself to this pic. Your belly has gone through a massive transformation!

    I would guess a lot of it is muscle too as you are a fairly tall guy. I don’t think a guy your height can be very muscular and wayyy under 200lbs.

    Keep up the good work. Lifting has done some great things for you and vastly improved the loose skin too!

  30. Longhorn 44 says:


    You are rebuilding your house…You had a demo process..(Cardio/Weight loss….Now you are in the rebuilding stage (Weights and increased Muscle).

    Just like the Housing renovations you see on TV you have been taking this redo in stages with the eye on the end result which would mean a HEALTHIER Tyler. The best housing improvements not only look good on the outside they have quality construction and foundation supporting the structure.

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Personally I think 210 is going to be a good final weight for you…But that is just my opinion.

  31. Mel Edwards says:

    I think the lifting has made a great change in your shape, and the weight, doesn’t bother me a bit. If you feel the need to lose, that’s fine. Take care of you the best way you know how, but the muscles are redefining you in a way that those pounds don’t matter as far as I can see. Nice work!

  32. Vinny says:

    You can really see the muscles man…nice. This blog is the reason I have started lifting early in my weight loss. I am trying to minimize the loose skin as I get my skinny on!

    Oh and I so agree with you on the “normal” BMI calculators. They say I should be at 150 pounds to be a healthy weight. LOL I would float away. 200-225 with muscle will be fine with me.

  33. fatzi11a says:

    I just started my weight loss blog and have been looking for other blogs to read for inspiration. I love your approach and that you’re not doing any specific “diet.” I’m trying to do the same thing. I get crazy when I try to “diet” but I’m hoping I can make better choices and work at this without gimmicks. I’m excited to go back and read up on your journey.

    All the best,

  34. theantijared says:

    I see more definition in your arms and in your rib cage. I assume you can lift more as well. Ehhh, maybe the pants are a touch tight, but it is all there.

    224. Hmmmm, I know someone else there. Competition perhaps?

  35. You are a TANK! And this is just one more day in the journey. I’m so looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you!

  36. Tyler says:

    What kind of competition? E-mail me.

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  38. Tyler says:

    Thanks, Mel 🙂

  39. kate says:

    Never ever go by BMI. If you can use body fat percentage. The military has various free online calculators using measurements and they’re pretty accurate.

  40. jollyreaper says:

    Totally. My trainer is a drill seargant and is not one to candy-coat. When she says I’m losing and she can see the difference, she’s not being polite but telling the truth.

  41. jollyreaper says:

    The electrical impedance devices are notoriously fickle and inaccurate. Mine goes all over the damn place and the one at the gym varies just as much.

    In terms of total health, I think Tyler is spot on about using multiple sources including bloodwork. As a simple measuring stick of weight loss progress, I still swear by pants.

  42. jeff levine says:

    Tyler – just thought you’d be interested. I started my own weight loss journey in May 2009 and soon found your website. I was 399.6 pounds at the time (I’m 6 foot tall). Today I hit a major milestone. I have now lost 150 pounds and am down to 249 pounds. I haven’t been at this weight since Carter was President.

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