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August 18, 2012 12:41 AM
LOL, if women can wear their stretch marks with pride after having a baby, this man can wear his with pride too!

Anyway, has anyone bothered to ask if he has lose skin?

100 lb is some achievement in anytime frame, in four months it is amazing. And to have done this the right way. No stomach stapling or banding.

With all the exercise required to pull this off, blood supply will have been good, so all the body's natural tools for repair will have been circulating well.

Hat's off to you my good man. You must be bouncing around :)
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August 18, 2012 1:10 AM
Good work! We're you able to retain your muscle mass whilst losing the weight? or did you lose muscle along with fat. Your after photo looks pretty good. Did you lift heavy? Thanks :)
August 18, 2012 1:12 AM
Also how many calories do you eat now to be able to maintain your weight?
August 18, 2012 1:13 AM
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So......how is your losing 100 pounds the RIGHT way? What makes your way right?


Leigh btw you look amazing and I think its just meant that there wasnt starvation and it was all lost in a healthy way....


That's what I think too.
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August 18, 2012 1:37 AM
Man, you look amazing....How did you keep yourself motivated?
August 18, 2012 2:12 AM
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And you will need surgery to repair your skin for losing around 6 lbs a week (avg.) Losing weight that fast can have negative effects on our skin. Part of the point of losing weight is so you'll feel you look better. How are you going to feel if you lose 100 lbs in 4 mos and have tons of skin or continue and lose 200 in 8 mos. This is not something to be impatient with. Our body's and mind's need to learn this lifestyle so we can keep the weight off.


Too funny that instead of congrats and way to keep up the hard work.. someone finds the negatives!! GO FIGURE!


I'm not trying to be mean or negative. I'm saying that in most cases people can't do that. I don't think I've ever heard of that. And yes, he did it right as far as dieting and exercising, I suppose. But, there are reasons they say to only lose 1-2 lbs a week. I think that promoting that kind of very fast weight loss is going to give people false hopes. I also believe that even people who don't have that much to lose. Like myself I've had a child and I have stretchmarks and if I tried to do that I'd have a ton of skin. I'm being very careful so I don't. So, if someone like me tried to do that I want them to be aware that excess skin is more than likely going to be an issue. And that's something I wouldn't want I'd rather wait it out and see if I still get skin. I commend him for all of his VERY HARD work and his self-control and discipline. I didn't mean to come across that way. I believe that people should know that there are going to be consequences. All he was pointing out were the positives. And I'd say yes, the positives outweigh the negatives. I just hope everyone is aware. That's all.






He's lost the weight, if he has extra or loose skin, I'm sure he's the one that's going to be more aware of it than you are
August 18, 2012 2:15 AM
Therefore even still your justification as to why you were so negative in pointing out just that doesn't really make sense. Just saying. But to original post,

Congrats! That is way awesme takes a lot of discipline to really commit yourself to such a lifestyle change, as long as you're happy and feel good that's all that matters :]
August 18, 2012 2:52 AM
Wow! You lost 100lbs in 4 months, and then you say you "know exactly how hard it is". What I want to know is this: is it OK to karate chop a fellow mfp'er?
Edited by amflautist On August 18, 2012 3:26 AM
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August 18, 2012 3:19 AM
Seriously, you look about 50 yrs younger, and your blog is helpful and inspiring! Nice pics, nicer pecs!

And it's only because I am 50 yrs older than you that I am allowed to correct your spelling. Broccoli.

You still deserve a karate chop. wink
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August 18, 2012 3:47 AM
Excellent job and congratulations! Add a little strength training and I would bet you are going to be thrilled with your results. Your skin looks great BTW! Everyone has different results when it comes to skin issues. It really is mostly in the genes. Keep up the healthy lifestyle.

I have never read an obituary of someone dying from sagging skin, but I have read plenty of them from people dying from obesity related health issues. Great job on eating healthy and exercising!

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August 18, 2012 3:54 AM
Congratulations...You really did a fantastic job!
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August 18, 2012 4:07 AM
First off, amazing job! Anyone who can lose 100 lbs (regardless of the timeframe) should be admired! You clearly leveraged your determination and made it happen...bravo!

In terms of the "loose skin comment" controversy, the existence of loose skin is affected by a number of factors. The pace of weight loss can be a factor; however, it's also affected by age, how long a person was obese, how many major weight fluctuations a person has had (e.g., gaining/losing more than 50 lbs multiple times), diet (eating healthy foods, adding a bit of healthy oils, vegetables, proteins...eating clean) and genes. You can have two people who weighed the same before, eats similarly, has had similar histories and will look different after losing a chunk of weight. It's about being different human beings.

Overall, in my philosophy, I would prefer to have a bit of loose skin (which I will after being pregnant back-to-back, after being over 200 lbs for over 10 years, and after gaining losing 50 lbs over and over and over), than remain obese and be at risk for diabetes, hypertension and/or other weight-related diseases or conditions.

I have personally found that eating "clean" results in faster weight loss, even at similar calorie amounts. I weigh less than I weighed last November, am now eating similar calorie levels and doing the same workouts and am losing faster. I am eating MUCH cleaner (e.g., more fruits/veggies, some no-oil, no processed food vegan meals, lean meats, etc) and am reaping the rewards accordingly (have lost 11 lbs in two weeks).

Everyone is different...

Again, Edwin, amazing job!
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August 18, 2012 4:45 AM
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August 18, 2012 4:49 AM
HOLY SH*T


Thats amazing!!!!
Soo inspiring.


Congradulations!! You look awesome!
August 18, 2012 4:54 AM
Wear your weight loss with pride and ignore the negative ppl that seem to find these oterwise positive posts......you are an inspiration to everyone thank you flowerforyou
  5340582
August 18, 2012 4:54 AM
DAYM Boy, you fine!
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August 18, 2012 4:55 AM
Great dedication
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August 18, 2012 4:57 AM
Thanks for giving advice
August 18, 2012 5:02 AM
I was first going to quote the Negative Nancy who talked about loose skin, but since everyone else already did.... lol....

You look AMAZING. Like a totally different person. Love your last picture on the beach with your friends. You must have felt like a stud :) Great work my friend. Very inspirational.

And no - people losing weight that fast THE RIGHT WAY or the HEALTHY WAY is fine. Havent you ever watched The Biggest Loser :)
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August 18, 2012 7:19 AM
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And you will need surgery to repair your skin for losing around 6 lbs a week (avg.) Losing weight that fast can have negative effects on our skin. Part of the point of losing weight is so you'll feel you look better. How are you going to feel if you lose 100 lbs in 4 mos and have tons of skin or continue and lose 200 in 8 mos. This is not something to be impatient with. Our body's and mind's need to learn this lifestyle so we can keep the weight off.


I think most with that much to lose will have loose skin regardless.



^ I agree with this.. I have lost alot of weight and still have a little to lose untill goal and I have extra skin... I worked my A** off in the gym for most of this time and I STILL have extra skin.. when you have that much body fat to lose its hard for your skin to jump back to normal.

to the op YOU LOOK AMAZING CONGRATS!!!!flowerforyou
Edited by iluxoxo211 On August 18, 2012 7:20 AM
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August 18, 2012 10:00 AM
Cudos to my fellow Alabamian. You look absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on turning your life around. That much weight loss in such a short time is absolutely amazing, and really highlights your determination, dedication, and strength of character. WTG! smokin
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August 18, 2012 10:01 AM
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And you will need surgery to repair your skin for losing around 6 lbs a week (avg.) Losing weight that fast can have negative effects on our skin. Part of the point of losing weight is so you'll feel you look better. How are you going to feel if you lose 100 lbs in 4 mos and have tons of skin or continue and lose 200 in 8 mos. This is not something to be impatient with. Our body's and mind's need to learn this lifestyle so we can keep the weight off.


Too funny that instead of congrats and way to keep up the hard work.. someone finds the negatives!! GO FIGURE!


I'm not trying to be mean or negative. I'm saying that in most cases people can't do that. I don't think I've ever heard of that. And yes, he did it right as far as dieting and exercising, I suppose. But, there are reasons they say to only lose 1-2 lbs a week. I think that promoting that kind of very fast weight loss is going to give people false hopes. I also believe that even people who don't have that much to lose. Like myself I've had a child and I have stretchmarks and if I tried to do that I'd have a ton of skin. I'm being very careful so I don't. So, if someone like me tried to do that I want them to be aware that excess skin is more than likely going to be an issue. And that's something I wouldn't want I'd rather wait it out and see if I still get skin. I commend him for all of his VERY HARD work and his self-control and discipline. I didn't mean to come across that way. I believe that people should know that there are going to be consequences. All he was pointing out were the positives. And I'd say yes, the positives outweigh the negatives. I just hope everyone is aware. That's all.


You need to do research. They said 1-2 pounds for moderate weight loss. OBVIOUSLY when someone loses 100 pounds, they needed to. GET A CLUE! You can give your speech to someone else because I lost over 16 pounds in three weeks. OMG THE DEVIL IS WORKING! Get a clue! The work this person has done supercedes anything and WHO GIVES A FLYING EFF if there is extra skin? At that point, your health is WAY more important than extra skin and losing that much weight is def better for your heart and internal organs. GET A CLUE LADY!! Youve seemed to take the glory out of this story but... GREAT JOB AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK are in order! YOU GO AND LOSE 100 MORE if you NEED to!!! <<applause>>


Clearly, some people missed the part where I apologized for offending anyone. That was not my intention. I see a lot of people on here asking how to avoid loose skin all the time on a lot of boards. So, that's all I was getting at. AGAIN. I AM SORRY IF I OFFENDED ANY OF YOU GUYS AND THE POSTER. Since apparently, some skipped that message I posted.
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August 18, 2012 10:04 AM
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And you will need surgery to repair your skin for losing around 6 lbs a week (avg.) Losing weight that fast can have negative effects on our skin. Part of the point of losing weight is so you'll feel you look better. How are you going to feel if you lose 100 lbs in 4 mos and have tons of skin or continue and lose 200 in 8 mos. This is not something to be impatient with. Our body's and mind's need to learn this lifestyle so we can keep the weight off.


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August 18, 2012 10:18 AM
Edwin,
Your progress is phenomenal! So glad that I saw this post and read your blog.

Thanks so much for shedding your old unhealthy skin and showing the world your gorgeous self hiding underneath. You are a stunner! The difference in your face is amazing.

You are one delicious looking specimen of a man. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going!
August 18, 2012 10:22 AM
Congratulations!! You did an awesome job!! Your hard work really paid off! drinker
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