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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:53 PM
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I've lost 91 pounds (pics)
Here I am last Christmas at 289. I'm the big guy in the bibs.




Here I am as of last week at 198. Pardon the disheveled look. I had just hiked 2 miles through the woods.



It's the first time I've been under 200 pounds since I was 19- 17 years ago. I'm going to lose another 15 pounds or so and then start maintenance.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:56 PM
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1. You handsome devil...
You have done a hell of a good job. Keep up the good work, Tobin. :fistbump:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:57 PM
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2. Good for you!
:toast:
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:02 PM
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3. Aww, that's awesome!
:hug:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:07 PM
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4. I don't care how much you lost, don't be hatin' on the bibs
:P
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:13 PM
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6. I still wear bibs at work. Just much smaller ones now :)
They are excellent to work in.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:28 PM
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14. Damn straight, keep your shirts clean and comfortble
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:07 PM
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5. That's fantastic! WTG! nt
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:16 PM
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7. That is wonderful!
Any secrets you want to share? You look great!

:bounce:
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:25 PM
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10. A couple of things in general
Stay away from refined carbs. Eat whole grain bread, pasta, cereal, and rice. Also wacth out for the sugar in grain products. Try to get the stuff that's 5 grams of sugar per serving or less. I've cut out the sugar almost completely. I also eat a diet that's low in fat and has lots of veggies. Eat lean meat and try to stay away from red meat. Youare going to have to restrict calories as well. I eat about 1500 a day, but I don't really get hungry because I eat five small meals a day.

That's what I've been doing. It might not work as well for you. I was given the diet based on my metabolic type by a weight loss clinic. The one thing that is constant with all of the diets they give everyone regardless of metabolic type is the stuff about whole grains and low sugar.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:27 PM
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12. That takes a lot of discipline
Congratulations!
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:02 PM
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27. Terrific!
:thumbsup:
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:16 PM
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8. Wow, keep it up. n/t
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:18 PM
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9. Congratulations, Tobin! You look terrific!
:hug: (I bet you feel a lot better, too. )
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:25 PM
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11. Well done! :^D
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:28 PM
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13. Congrats on the weight loss
What inspired it, may I ask?
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:37 PM
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15. I felt bad and my lifestyle was starting to affect my health in a bad way
And I also didn't like the way I looked, of course. My health was my main concern. My cholesterol and triglycerides were high and my blood pressure was borderline high. That's all in the past now, though. I recently got blood work done again and my cholesterol and triglycerides were back within healthy range. My resting pulse rste had fallen from 90 beats a minute to 68 and my blood pressure was back within healthy range.

There has also been a certain amount of vanity involved I will admit. I would see videos and pictures of myself back then and cringe.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:39 PM
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16. Fantastic!
You look great!

You should be proud of yourself.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:51 PM
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17. Congratulations!
I wish all the best!
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:54 PM
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18. you look great...keep it up
you look really good
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:55 PM
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19. wow. Losing 91 pounds is a equivalant to losing a super model sized person. congrats
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:02 PM
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20. i'm on my way back down. just cutting out sugar will whack a bunch of wieght right away.
man, i hated being heavy.

been active for many years, but ate too much when i got my feeling hurt a couple years ago.

then the inertia set in. finally back out on my bike every and eating right this spring. it's way groovy.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:04 PM
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21. Congrats!
You look healthy.



:bounce:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:46 PM
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22. Fantastic! A great accomplishment. Continue.
Get down to that ideal weight for your height, and work out.

The very best gift you can give to you.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:48 PM
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23. Fantastic!
You look great!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:35 PM
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24. My dear Tobin!
Wow!

You look sculpted! As well as awesome...

It's really wonderful, what you've done, and you should be proud!

Congrats, sweetie!

:hug:
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Strong Atheist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:42 PM
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25. Fantastic! That was very hard to do! Congratulations!
:toast:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:56 PM
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26. You are a real inspiration!
:hi: :loveya:
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Monk06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:51 AM
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28. As good as you look, I bet it's nothing compared to how you feel.
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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:07 AM
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29. Congratulations, you are an inspiration. nt
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:43 AM
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30. Congrats Tobin, that is really an accomplishment !!!!!
and you are one handsome devil indeed.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:44 AM
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31. fantastic ! bet you feel great too.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:47 AM
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32. Wow, you are an inspiration
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:36 AM
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33. You look great! Congratulations! And thanks for the tips in the message above
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:45 AM
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34. Congratulations!
Very impressive. :toast:
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:47 AM
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35. Excellent!


Great job man!

:applause:


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theNotoriousP.I.G. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 05:28 AM
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36. Wow Tobin
You look great! Congratulations. :thumbsup:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 07:37 AM
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37. You look great!
Congratulations on a sure not easy quest! :hi:
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 08:42 AM
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38. Congratulations, terrific job.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 08:43 AM
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39. Wow, good job!
Losing weight is a hell of a lot of hard work.

:applause:
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 08:59 AM
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40. Congratulations! That's a significant achievement.
You must feel as good as you look.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:17 AM
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41. Woo-hoo! Congrats to you! Care to share how you've done it?
Edited on Sun Aug-09-09 09:18 AM by mnhtnbb
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 09:19 AM
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42. Never mind. Just saw your post #10.
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knixphan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:21 PM
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43. Been there! And proud of you!!
Go go go!!
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 02:52 PM
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44. Congrats bro - that's awesome!
I could stand to shed some pounds myself. Shows excellent willpower.
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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 03:28 PM
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45. Congratulations!
Looking good! :thumbsup:
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:15 PM
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46. Good for you!
Your hard work and discipline have paid off!

:woohoo:
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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 04:33 PM
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47. You look like a different person!
A happier one, too.
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