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Sharing the story is pretty easy for me these days. My wife has lost 190lbs and she started a blog centered on our weight loss and before/after picture kind of stuff. I probably never would have shared my story on my own. I just felt like it was kind of a 'who cares' sort of situation. Sure, I've lost 300lbs so far but I had to actually gain it in the first place ... I don't know, it just always seemed like celebrating someone who stopped doing drugs. Sure, it's good that they stopped, but don't do crack in the first place. I don't know lol

Anyway, she started doing it and people seem to identify with the struggle ... the fact that I didn't do surgery and was pretty bad off seems and have still lost so much seems to be helpful to some ... I'm all for encouraging people if my story helps.


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I get what you're saying, but you DO have a lot to be proud of. Most people at that size lose the battle, ya know? At the beginning of "My 600-lb Life" it shares that those people have less than a 5% chance of having long-term success. Because every one of those people get surgery, I'm assuming they mean even with surgery, people that large are most likely to lose the battle. The fact that you were at that point and chose to change on your own is really, really inspiring. Look at you defying those odds!

Seriously, congrats on that.

Thanks for sharing the pics. You both look healthier and...happier. And because none of these jerks said it, your wife looks great!



Thank a lot, I feel a little more proud as I get closer to under the 300lb mark. I will say that it is a daily struggle. Even after years of resisting and losing weight the food is still the hardest part for me. I'm exercising 5 days a week and it feels routine now ... my body just knows it's time to exercise and I don't feel like I *have* to ... it just feels good to do it.

My body can't seem to forget what fried chicken tastes like though ;)

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Thank a lot, I feel a little more proud as I get closer to under the 300lb mark. I will say that it is a daily struggle. Even after years of resisting and losing weight the food is still the hardest part for me. I'm exercising 5 days a week and it feels routine now ... my body just knows it's time to exercise and I don't feel like I *have* to ... it just feels good to do it.

My body can't seem to forget what fried chicken tastes like though ;)


It's awful, Cliff. It tastes like hair. Your body is just playing tricks on your memory. Don't eat fried chicken!


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Thank a lot, I feel a little more proud as I get closer to under the 300lb mark. I will say that it is a daily struggle. Even after years of resisting and losing weight the food is still the hardest part for me. I'm exercising 5 days a week and it feels routine now ... my body just knows it's time to exercise and I don't feel like I *have* to ... it just feels good to do it.

My body can't seem to forget what fried chicken tastes like though ;)


It's awful, Cliff. It tastes like hair. Your body is just playing tricks on your memory. Don't eat fried chicken!

Jim, I can't give up pop. Do you have any advice for me? :-)

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Thank a lot, I feel a little more proud as I get closer to under the 300lb mark. I will say that it is a daily struggle. Even after years of resisting and losing weight the food is still the hardest part for me. I'm exercising 5 days a week and it feels routine now ... my body just knows it's time to exercise and I don't feel like I *have* to ... it just feels good to do it.

My body can't seem to forget what fried chicken tastes like though ;)


It's awful, Cliff. It tastes like hair. Your body is just playing tricks on your memory. Don't eat fried chicken!


I'll try to associate fried chicken with hair from now on, perhaps that's the ticket!

Now what do we do about pie?

At this point we basically just avoid it all. We have 'challenges' where we won't eat out for periods of time, this last one was 50 days without a restaurant of any kind. Basically we're kind of weening off of eating out. Not that we'll never ever do it again, but maybe 5-6 times a year rather than once (or more, counting lunches) a week. When you control your menu it's a lot easier to eat properly!

Don't know what to tell you about soda, PMR. It was hard for me too. I used to drink a 2-liter or more of pop a day. I just knew I couldn't lose weight while still consuming pop and it's empty calories so I switched to water and after a couple weeks it really wasn't that bad anymore. I just tried to remind myself that, as far as bad habits go (booze, cigarettes, sugar, other drugs, etc), caffeine isn't too bad to kick by comparison lol

Though I will have a soda chaser on the occasion I decide to drink :)

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I love this thread.

Sugar is considered one of those most addictive substances out there. Sugars, caffeine and starches help create acidic PH in the body which helps create a hospitable climate for non-beneficial bacteria and yeast. Once those critters get a hold in our GI tracts they can create all kinds of issues...especially cravings for more sugar.

Those wild and relentless cravings for soda or candy bars are often the result of colonies of yeast craving sugar. It's basically a parasite situation and a function of the standard american diet (S.A.D.).

There's tons and tons of info on symptoms and long term dysfunction from Candida conditions as well diet plans. Most of main stream Americans are imbalanced in this fashion and the most common physical symptoms besides the cravings are athletes foot and fungal infections/rashes.

My bane is ice cream.....I can eat tons of it :thumbsup:

Anyway, I kicked sugar by controlling my PH with baking soda, fasting, teas and coconut water vs sweetened drinks and regularly using a device called a parasite zapper (The Zapper by Hulda Clark)....plus I was motivated by a book I read while going through massage school called Fit for Life http://www.amazon.com/Fit-Life-Harvey-D ... 0446553646 ....it's full of tons of fun facts about poor food combinations leading to food becoming waste and extraneous mucous in our guts rather than being digested and utilized. blah blah blah.....I could go on for awhile about this stuff.

I fully support anyone wanting to kick sugar habits and getting more energy through eating less. At the end of the day it revolves around commitment....so knowing how it can mess us up down the road helps a lot in that sense.


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I found out my thyroid is under active so I am just trying to figure that out. Once and if I get that corrected, I plan on losing a few pounds. I am 215 now and would love to get to about 205. I'm about 6 ft so I carry it all well.

But at the age of 40 now being skinny really isn't that important anymore.


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I'm the lightest I have been in 20 years I'm guessing...

I just qualified for a six times my salary healthy policy at work...

My doctor told me in 2009-2010 I was going to die basically from either Heart Attack
or some other medical issue.. I was borderline Diabetic then..

120 pound weight loss ... Normal blood pressure and heart rate...

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I'm the lightest I have been in 20 years I'm guessing...

I just qualified for a six times my salary healthy policy at work...

My doctor told me in 2009-2010 I was going to die basically from either Heart Attack
or some other medical issue.. I was borderline Diabetic then..

120 pound weight loss ... Normal blood pressure and heart rate...


Never heard of that policy, is it life insurance?


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yeah its a life insurance policy.. about 340 K for a few dollars a week... (6 times salary)

The first time I tried to get it, my health disqualified me because of weight
and other problems.

Basically I have lost almost 30 pounds on average a year and not returned to anywhere
close to where I was, at the beginning

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yeah its a life insurance policy.. about 340 K for a few dollars a week... (6 times salary)

The first time I tried to get it, my health disqualified me because of weight
and other problems.

Basically I have lost almost 30 pounds on average a year and not returned to anywhere
close to where I was, at the beginning

That's really good work. Hope you don't need that policy for a good long time.~


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Policy is just for my boys...


I knocked 579.8 calories walking uphill on treadmill tonight.

I did core muscle group workout also

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I did my first 5K today in West Sacramento ... wasn't fast but I finished strong ...

It was a good feeling

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I did my first 5K today in West Sacramento ... wasn't fast but I finished strong ...

It was a good feeling


Congratulations!

I did my 5k a couple of months ago. I started running (at the pace I go I've always considered it jogging) when my elliptical broke a few months back and it's been going well. I can do 1.5-2 miles without stopping and I generally do 3-5 miles on a cardio day. Generally I can do mid-14 minute miles but my pace is never what you'd consider to be very good.

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Good job guys. I walked from the kitchen to the toilet a couple times.

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I did my 5k a couple of months ago. I started running (at the pace I go I've always considered it jogging) when my elliptical broke a few months back and it's been going well. I can do 1.5-2 miles without stopping and I generally do 3-5 miles on a cardio day. Generally I can do mid-14 minute miles but my pace is never what you'd consider to be very good.


Yeah I wanted to race people but the point was to finish and get healthy.

Cliff your cardio is better than mine if your doing that much, good job.

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Holy smokes, what an inspiring thread! Cliff, your story is really impressive. The human ability to make a choice, a very difficult one, to make a transformation in their lives is one of the most enjoyable narratives to read IMO. Kudos!

Same for all posters who have willed their way to improved quality of life.


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Yeah I gave up soda last Friday... I think its what I need to finish the journey...

I had maybe 25 ounces over the week.. I had some nasty headaches so I had two glasses over the
week. I think I am past that now... I am consistently over ten miles of walking a week... I am going to
some boxing training too. I need to fill up my stand alone bag with sand this week. I got some boxing wraps
to reduce damage to hands and wrists.

well the soda made a difference I lost four pounds last week,... I don't weigh in a lot because
I feel its to distracting and counter productive but I had a check up and they weighed me so..

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iKBykxuCGw

I am going to try the Spartan Race this year

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Cliff wrote:
Figure since I've gone this far might as well show some pics. The first one is us before ... about 2008 some time. The second is us a couple months ago after seeing Mathew Morrison (my wife is a huge Glee fan). I've still got a good 100-130lbs that I'm looking to lose and she's losing about another 60.

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Wow! Congrats Cliff!

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Ran a five K again ..did okay ..better than
last time.

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Ran a five K again ..did okay ..better than
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I walked around the block with my dogs... :P

Jk... good job, Ken. I need to get better with exercise too. It is so hard to get started. :(

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Yeah I know, just start small and fine something you like to do...even something small, is better than nothing ...

I am going to try my first 10K next month...6.2 miles...

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