Week 102: Weigh-in Results

24 Responses

  1. tyson says:

    That back is lookin good, keep it up!

  2. Tyler says:

    Thanks, Tyson. I like it, too, but we’ve got a long way to go.

  3. 180 lbs. All the charts and online calculators say I should be 169 but I remember being 180 at one point in my adult life and feeling good about it and looking good and getting compliments.

  4. Tyler says:

    Good luck with that, Ken. I don’t know what I’d look like at 180, but I don’t think I’d ever go as low as you. We’ll see though.

  5. Thanks! I’m 5’9″ and 300 now (down from ~304) so 180 wouldn’t be “scrawny” – whatever that might look like. 🙂

  6. Janet says:

    The charts tell me to linger around 115-120, but I’m thinking that’s never going to happen, haha. I’m a dance major and play rugby so I think I’ll need to keep some muscle! I’m hoping to drop from ~155 (I haven’t weighed myself since the beginning of Dec :S) down to ~130/135. It may not seem like a lot, but I’ve been battling these 20 pounds since I was a child and when you’re very active you’re body makes it harder to lose fat, grr. But this is the semester I’m going to do it! And this is the summer I’m going to keep it off! 🙂

    I’ve been keeping up with you for a couple months and now I think I’m ready to jump in 🙂

  7. Michael says:

    My weight “should,” according to the charts, be somewhere around 211-219, but I’m not sure that will ever happen. Still, I’m down 60 pounds from where I was about six months ago and looking to drop at least another 40. Then we’ll see where we are and how I feel. Thanks for your blog…very encouraging!

  8. Lisa says:

    My “magic number” is 140. I don’t know why that number is stuck in my head because when I was trying to lose my 100 pounds my goal weight was 150. I guess I just feel more comfortable having that 10 pound buffer between me and my goal weight. 😉

  9. Greg G. says:


    I found your website right before Christmas and started the day after Christmas. Your program makes so much sense and I really feel like I finally found a way of eating that REALLY works for me and suits my life. I’m 307 down from 315. My target is 1500 – 1800 calories per day and it’s working for me. I’m not starving or feel like I’m depriving myself. I actually already feel so much better. I also like that this program doesn’t make me that I have to obsess about food.

    Thank you for your web page. You are an inspiration.


    York, PA

  10. Alex G says:

    You’re looking great Tyler! Consistency is key and you are definitely a master at it.
    From my personal experience loosing ~80lbs I expected 200 lbs to be my ideal weight for my 6’3 frame but I’m now feeling very comfortable at 185lbs and ~9% bodyfat.
    My biggest challenge was maintenance. After loosing the weight counting calories; I simply couldn’t see myself doing that for the rest of my life. It’s a system that works for many and one you’ve clearly mastered but I personally find it difficult to stick to. It may have to do with the fact that I live in China and finding the calorie count on the food I eat involves a food scale and a dictionary.
    The key for me was cutting out wheat/sugar/grains/plant oils from 80% of my meals. I definitely enjoy my 20% of “cheat” foods but the 80/20 ratio ensures my weight never fluctuates more than 5lbs.

  11. Nathan says:

    It sounds like you are going to do some road races this year. I am certain the running, not treadmill running but getting out there in the sun, rain, wind will most certainly cut a bit more off your core.

  12. Hi. I am new to your site and love the pictures. Was it hard posting the first one?

    My I would like to be between 130 and 140, though I haven’t weighed that little since 9th grade, so I don’t really know what a good weight is for me. Right now I am at 221, down -25 pounds from 246 this summer.

  13. Tyler says:

    Just ignore those so-called “charts,” Janet, and just get to where you want to be! And, just so to give you a reaffirmation, those last 20 pounds are always the hardest. It’s taking me forever as you can tell to drop the rest of the weight I want to lose.

  14. Tyler says:

    Thanks for your comment, Michael… very nice to know someone reads what I write!

  15. Tyler says:

    I’ve definitely been thinking about a buffer. I reckon I want to settle at 195 pounds, and have a 10 pound buffer… if I ever go over 205 then, it’ll be a warning for me.

  16. Tyler says:

    Don’t be afraid to bump those calories up if you get hungry, 1,500 for example isn’t a lot. At the end of the day though, if you’re not hungry, then eat however many calories you want… just don’t be afraid to eat a little bit more one day, because at your current weight, you could probably eat 2,300, 2,400 calories a day and still lose weight with no problem.

  17. Tyler says:

    185 pounds at 6’3? Do you have a picture I can see of you? I’m wondering if I’ll need to go that low, as I’m even shorter than you. I want to see what your 185 pounds looks like on your frame, if you don’t mind such an odd request!

  18. Tyler says:

    I’d love to get out and do it right now, but man, it’s too cold to barely walk from my car to my gym. Not being a baby or anything, just saying.

  19. Tyler says:

    I would make your goal something right above that mark, 150, and if you think you need to lose more, then do it once you get there. 25 pounds lost in the last several months is a good, steady weight loss progress… I know it’s hard, but just keep it up and think where you’ll be this time next year.

    And yes, it was hard posting the right one. It was something I had hidden for so long (my gut) under layers of the right clothes, angles, ducking from pictures, etc. Posting the pictures online for the world to see, almost naked, was extremely scary. But, it worked wonders.

  20. Tim says:

    I’m not really sure where I want the scale to stop for me… I have my current goal at 220 lbs, we’ll see what it’s like when I get there. I’m 6′ with a fairly big frame and building muscle mass pretty good now so its hard to estimate… BMI scale says 220 is the borderline of obese for my height which I think is nonsense for me… Who knows, I’m not really concerned with the end resulting weight, just want to keep up a healthy lifestyle.

    By the way, I really like your site and thanks for sharing your journey, it helps to see someone in a similar boat as me and seeing their results after following same kind of routines I am doing. Myself, I started end of September at around 320 lbs and I’m down to 270 now, tracking all my nutrition and fitness daily, now at around 1700 to 2100 calories a day and 6 days a week exercise of 30 minutes elliptical and 60 minutes weights. Greatest thing is that it doesn’t feel like a diet or program that I am on, it’s just how I live now.

  21. Greg G. says:

    Thanks Tyler.

    Quick Question: What are your feelings on Diet Soda Pop?

  22. Katelyn says:

    My original goal was to weigh in at 150lbs, but my doctor said that he would rather me stop at 170lbs. All of the charts and stuff say even 150 is borderline overweight for my height of 5’6″ but my doctor seems to think I have a lot of muscle already, plus I am strength training (albeit not as much as I should be…) so I am going to add more. I am now down 82lbs from 1 year ago. I used to weigh 307 and I now weigh 225. It is so nice to know that I am well past the halfway point!

  23. Lesath says:

    OH MY GOD! I come here every week to see your weigh-in but this week my jaw dropped and my eyes popped. You’re looking AMAZING! What did you do this week?!?! Bottle it and sell it to me.

  24. Ruth says:

    I haven’t checked your progress in a few months. I can really see a difference…way more muscle! Keep up the good work 🙂