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Excuse the cheesy smile lol. Me after a few months of maintenance and at Universal with the family

Before: 208 lbs, Nov 2011 - After: 152lbs, Sep 2012

Little something to remind myself of how far I've come and stay motivated.


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Joined this site and lost 15 pounds fall 2011 semester, getting myself to under 200 for the first time since my sophomore year of high school. I got distracted and too busy by finals and combined with Christmas break I put 5 back on.

I came back and tracked everything and stayed focused to what I was trying to achieve. I lost 30 pounds to get myself down to 170 at the end of spring semester, there's still some fat in my stomach area, but I wouldn't say I'm really overweight anymore.

I moved down south for a summer internship, found a local Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym and fell in love with it. Then I had to get my weight down so that I could weigh in under 150lbs. I accomplished this and officially became a featherweight!

Now I'm just trying to maintain in the low 150s. I'm lifting hard and wouldn't mind putting a few pounds of muscle back on, but its hard to overcome the mindset of how much I'm eating.

I think that's my biggest challenge. I need to go back to not caring so much about what I eat and simply enjoy life. I'm in shape now so I shouldn't have to worry about a burger or wings on the weekend. My having too much fun and drinking a lot at the bars is a flag tho against my diet.

I also have a binging monster I've been working to tame. And so the journey continues.

I feel so much better and its really all thanks to finding this site

Member Since: 9/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 23,806

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Weigh in as featherweight at IBJJF Atlanta on September 15th 2012 *Success

Now I've just been working on finding a balance between enjoying life as a young person and staying healthy. Mentally, its more of a challenge than physically losing the weight ever was

My Program:
Check my trackers if you want to see specifics. Eating plenty of protein, lifting 3 days a week. Trying to get a run in on the weekends and also train 2-3 times a week.

Oh yeah, and somehow finding time to have fun with friends as well haha

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Hey, I love talking to people on this site. What's worked, what hasn't. Motivation. Anything really. Feel free to send me a message at any time.

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    Thanks for posting that pancake alternative on someone's blog page -- definitely going to try that!

    1832 days ago
    Thanks for you comment on my tattoo. It is the favorite of all of them.
    1858 days ago
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    I like the new profile pic. It really shows what a change you have made and how healthy you have become. I am so glad to see when folks of the younger generation figure things out early instead of waiting until it is too late. Great job my young friend.
    1897 days ago
    I wish I had seen your comment earlier. I probably should have eaten an actual meal instead of grazing all day. Next time, I'll try that.
    1938 days ago
    Thanks for the reply.

    I guess in the end it comes down to which thing you want more:

    1) Pizza and beer with the guys

    2) Keep/build muscle

    Unfortunately for those of us who have strong, innate urges to eat more than we need, tempting pizza plus the disinhibiting effects of alcohol are a deadly combination. So the likelihood of just having a couple of pieces and a couple of beers (within your pre-determined calorie range) is unlikely to happen unless you do think about it and plan for it and strategize, and get your friends on board.

    I have terrible problems with overeating in a social context and have gone to great lengths to minimize the damage. One Halloween I was particularly successful by wearing ridiculously high heels and stationing myself across the room from the food. It was so painful to walk in those things that it actually kept me from going over there to eat.

    (But the shoes did look fabulous, LOL)

    So yeah, it's IS likely going to take thought, creativity, and meticulous strategizing. This stuff isn't easy. If it were, there wouldn't be so many obese folks in our society.
    1965 days ago
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