Beginners and Beyond

Before and After (Read 220 times)

LRB


Dreamer

    Yea sounds about right as I think Happy Lilys are like 100-110 pounds and I lost 2 of those Smile

     

    That is just incredible man.  Good for you!

    Know thyself

    RSX


      Very inspirational thread

      happylily


        Yea sounds about right as I think Happy Lilys are like 100-110 pounds and I lost 2 of those Smile

         

         

        Right on, Dizzy!

         

        Simply amazing when we think of it.... That's a lot of sacrifices and a lot of energy burned to get to where you, and all the other people who posted pictures, are today. It shows great will power.

        PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

        4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


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          Show off!!!!!

           

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          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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          Robert31320


          Running for TJ

            Before...310#

             

            After....250# and dropping

            • Casual runner with nothing to prove.  
            • Dead F'n Last beats Didn't F'n TRY...EVERY F'n DAY!

             

              Wow, what a great job dizzy!

              First Race

              Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17

              Second Race

              Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08

              Scott


              Mostly Harmless

                Go Robert!

                 "Address the process rather than the outcome.
                Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

                  I also love these types of threads.  Amazing stuff!  I have never been a big girl, but as I aged my weight was creeping up.  I was up to 139 & now after running, swimming and biking for a year, I am holding steady at 120.  I just finished my first 1/2 marathon in less than 2 hours and I am content.  Smile

                  daisymae25


                  Squidward Bike Rider

                    Great pics, everyone.  I'm probably the only one that's GAINED weight since running...although I weigh around what I was when I got married in 2004.  I like to think it's all muscle, though, and that I carry it well. Big grin

                    Rondog65


                      I concur with all that has been said, you all look great and have done a fantastic job, WOW!!!

                      Ron's PRs 5K 24:14 (12/07/2013); Half Marathon 1:53:33 (5/26/2013)


                      Dad on the run.

                        Here is one of the ones I was wanting to post but I was at work and did not have access to it. This is my wife and I at the Monkey C Monkey Run 5k. This was our second 5K and I want to say I was around 220lbs in this pic. I can also say with authority that those man boobs are gone!

                         

                        My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!

                        kristin10185


                        I race in SparkleSkirts

                          WHOA!!!! Amazing! You all look so amazing!!!

                           

                          Dizzy I had NO idea you had such an incredible weight loss journey! That is awesome!!!!

                           

                          So...I'll play, but I don't really have an "after" just a "during." Still have work to do but....

                           

                          First 5K (I am on the left side of the pic)

                           

                          Last weekend's 5K, 6.5 months later:

                          PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                           

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                          MrNamtor


                          DON'T TREAD ON ME

                            I'd post my before/after pics but everyone has seen them already. Not just on this site but in almost every country that has the internet.

                             

                            Anyway, I love this thread. And I never saw LTH when he was heavier. And DIzzy! wow, good job man! And everyone else who posted on here, great job everyone. Some of you I've seen before, some I haven't.

                             

                            But now i have a question to the former bigger people - do you have sympathy for those who haven't/can't lose weight? or do you feel some scorn, like hey, I did it why can't you? Serious question, not rhetorical.


                            Dad on the run.

                              I've never been HUGE! However, I made myself fat, it wasn't McDonalds fault, it wasn't my parents fault, it wasn't my depression during my unemployment, it wasn't my wife's cooking, it was me. Plain and simple. So when I see these people that are obese I really don't feel anything for them. They made themselves that way and trying to lay blame on anything other than yourself is just childish. (I understand they are some instances where you can't help it, for example... My wife broke her neck when she was 13, she was paralyzed from the neck down for several weeks then had to go through several months of thereapy all while being given steroids to help with the recovery. She could do nothing about her weight gain, she could not exercise and it was the steroids causing the issue. She had lost all the weight she had gained from it though but now she has put some back on. The second weight gain is completely her fault)

                               

                              No one forces you to eat, you do that all by yourself. Of course I do get tired of all these big people saying "I'm to fat to exercise" Ummmm HELLO! You don't have to exercise to lose weight just stop eating 10 big macs a day...

                               

                              I'd post my before/after pics but everyone has seen them already. Not just on this site but in almost every country that has the internet.

                               

                              Anyway, I love this thread. And I never saw LTH when he was heavier. And DIzzy! wow, good job man! And everyone else who posted on here, great job everyone. Some of you I've seen before, some I haven't.

                               

                              But now i have a question to the former bigger people - do you have sympathy for those who haven't/can't lose weight? or do you feel some scorn, like hey, I did it why can't you? Serious question, not rhetorical.

                              My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!

                                But now i have a question to the former bigger people - do you have sympathy for those who haven't/can't lose weight? or do you feel some scorn, like hey, I did it why can't you? Serious question, not rhetorical.

                                 

                                I have had to be careful about this. Once I realized how relatively easy it was for me to lose weight (eat less, eat whole food sources, move more, cut out soda, and limit alcohol) I couldn't understand why others weren't doing the same thing. I'd want to ask them why they were drinking calories, or watching tv 8 hours a day. But, my wife counseled me on this a little. She helped me see that what I had actually developed was discipline. While I may be disciplined in this area of my life, there are other things I'm not so great at.

                                 

                                So while it's easy for me to say, "Drop the donut, fatty!" I realized pretty quickly that I don't have it all figured out, and there are other areas in which I struggle. It's just that nutrition and exercise don't seem to be that for me right now.

                                They'll tell you that failure is not an option.  That's ridiculous.  Failure is always an option.  It is the easiest and most readily available option.  It's your choice though.