Saying GOODBYE to 100lbs or more!!!

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  • Yeager

    3 days ago


    Ok, humph.



    Down to 279 lbs on Phase 3. Numbers. Let's throw down some numbers.



    Highest weight in 2015: 355+ lbs. (My scale didn't go any higher and it would not give me a reading.)



    Highest weight in 2017: 339 lbs



    Current weight in 2017: 279 lbs



    Total lost in 2017: 60 lbs



    2015 Blood pressure: 155/99 (WAY TOO HIGH)



    2017 Blood pressure: 90/60 (Much more better)



    2017 Highest Blood pressure: 122/79



    Pants size in 2015: Size 50 jeans and they were TIGHT!



    Pants size currently: 44 or 46 depending on the cut



    Shoe size dropped back 9.5



    Shirt size in 2015: XXXL



    Shirt size currently: XL



    BMI 2015: 48+



    BMI 2017: 38 and dropping



    Those are numbers . They measure stuff. Do the numbers define us? It is a perception that they do. The numbers are not who we are. They limit so much of what we do. I can't ride a lot of roller coasters because of my weight. To go from Morbidly Obese to Obese may not sound like a big thing, but it is. To go to Overweight is a dream right now. Losing over 75+ pounds sounds incredible. The reality is that I have another 89 lbs to go to back to a regular weight. Depressing? Not in the least. The day I can say I have lost 100 pounds will be impressive and humbling. If my math is correct, that will mean that I will have lost over 10 inches off my waist. When I get down 120 pounds, I will have to be careful that people don't think I got a divorce! She married me when I was 285 and I lost weight for the wedding. Now, she is getting a fitter husband. Don't let the numbers define you. Define the numbers to who you are!



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 days ago

  • Sick'n'Tired

    2 days ago

    Those are some pretty fantastic stats! Keep up the great work!

  • enjoy

    5 hours ago

    hey thats a good job! keep doing what your doing!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 days ago


    I am happy to report that the scale is moving again! Only 3 pounds away from losing 50 lbs!!! I was relieved this morning when I decided to jump on the scale. The scale hadn't moved for about 2 weeks, however, my waist size did. Starting January 9th, 2017 I was 263 lbs and a size 24. Today I am 216.8 lbs and I bought a size 16 jeans over the weekend because all my clothes are hanging off me!



    Maddog, I was worried in the beginning, but I really haven't gone off the diet I was on. I simply didn't follow the structure, but kept the principles. I was worried I was going to start gaining. I am so happy I didn't!



    Sorry I haven't been around much. I have a heavy school load over the summer months. I don't know how I am getting everything done, but it's happening. Nice to see all you progressing and sticking with it. It does work. It just takes time and patience!




  • Yeager

    3 days ago

    Isn't that a great feeling to be so close to losing 50 lbs? How does it feel to be down in the clothes sizes? I put on some 48's yesterday and I was swimming in them. Did you think you would achieve this much success this quickly when you started? Be happy and keep up the great work!

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 days ago

    I am just about half way to 100 lbs :) I am excited that my hinny is starting to look good in a pair of jeans lol. I have some size 12's I took out of storage. I think another 20 lbs. and I should fit into them nicely. I should take a butt pic... NOT I am not one of those selfie queens. Toes and the numbers on the scale should do the trick for now. For me, I had to find the right plan. I had to completely change my relationship with food.

  • Maddogcupcake

    2 days ago

    TOO AWESOME! I wonder if your weight loss stall may have been due to stress (& the consequent release of cortisol which retains & stores fat) from all that's going on with school and your schedule. That may be what happened to me when I had a plateau during my fast. Size 12?! Oh my gosh, I can't imagine. When I hit size 12 I won't stop smiling for a week. Right now I'm staring down some Size 16's and asking them when they want to come out and play. I'm ready for them.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    2 days ago

    Maddog, I suspect it was because of stress. I can't believe how much I have been cramming in. Size 12 has to be a butt pic :)

  • Cynwils

    4 days ago


    Hi y'all,



    I do not post very often, but love to read your comments and progress, you are so inspiring. I decided to post today because I completed the first 32 day thyroid reboot from the app. I AM DOWN 26 lbs! I am soooo happy with this progress since I did not exercise, and had 2 cheat days. This coming 32 weeks my goal will be to exercise (walk or swim) 3 times a week. I will have 3 planned cheat days, but plan to cheat sensibly. My goal is another 26 down, hoping form more, but will be happy with matching the last reboot. Thank you for your posts, and your inspirations!

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 days ago

    Great job, Cyn! You are doing wonderful things for yourself! Give yourself that much deserved pat on the back.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 days ago

    I have been having my "cheat" nights on Friday and Saturday, but then I behave the rest of the week and it's working! Great work! Looking forward to hearing about your progress.

  • Terry

    5 days ago


    Hi guys - Especially Mellie, Maddog and Yeager



    I was reading your thread and have got to say:



    1: Mellie - You made 10 days. That is to be commended and not dismissed as a failure. Just when you do come off after any number of days, try to eat healthy and focus on breaking at least one of your bad habits. then get right back on when you can and have at it again. :) Sorry for being preachy, but I hope it helps.



    2: Maddog - You are an incredible inspiration to me and I always like reading your posts.



    3: Yeager - You and I are on the same path it looks like. I have dropped over 60 lbs so far and am starting my 2nd 30 day effort. I need to drop another 120. Had a bit of a bummer the other day though. I went to the doctor for a general physical and got on his scale. I was 10 lbs heavier than showing on my scale, so bought another scale and sure enough, money was 10 lbs under. I still dropped the 60+ lbs since my starting point was higher also, but where I thought I was under 300 lbs, I am slightly over 300 lbs. Disappointing, but I did get even by trashing the old scale with a hammer. :) And didn't even break a sweat doing it :)



    Good to hear from you guys, keep it up

  • Yeager

    3 days ago

    All that means is that you were heavier than you thought when you started as you found out. My old scale did the same thing to me. Funny thing is it was non-linear. Linear errors I can correct for. Non-linear, no way. That said, both of us have dropped over 60 lbs this year. You are doing great, mate! Keep up the great effort.

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • MissMellieMels

    5 days ago


    Hey everyone. Just checking in. I'm so sorry I went totally MIA. When I started my last Reboot in April - I got through about 10 days, and then crashed and burned. I got a nice note from Maddogcupcake - so I was inspired to write to all of you. I hit a rough patch with a crazy work schedule AND my parents, who are both experiencing a number of health problems. I realize now that I cannot FULLY help THEM, unless I first deal with myself. So I'm TRYING yet AGAIN. Today - MAY 22nd - is my *NEW* Day 1. I don't want to annoy you all too much - so I've also created another group hereon the Reboot site called "40 Days & 40 Nights: A Journey Toward Renewal. My inspiration for this is -- I have an important meeting on July 1st - so I'd like to Reboot now so I'm feeling a healthier and fantastic. I'll still post here too -- but again - I didn't want to become annoying. Hope you're all doing well. Cheers, Mel

  • Maddogcupcake

    4 days ago

    So glad to see you! Annoying???? PLEASE! :) Sending lots of good vibes to you! Anything you do that is healthier for yourself is a success.

  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 days ago

    Glad to see you back on track! It's so true what you said. You can't help anyone unless you help yourself first.

  • Yeager

    3 days ago

    You want to complain, whine, etc. aka VENT? Bring It! You got this. Don't forget what Joe said in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. So you went 3, 5, 10 days...Good on ya! You tried and did more than 90% of the people who quit after 1 day. Be PROUD! You think I haven't stumbled? ROFL!!!! Read Fat Man Falling and you will see my stumbles. You did great!! There are folks who only plan a 10 day fast. You matched them.

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    6 days ago


    Wow, where is everybody? Enjoying the summer, I hope! Well, yesterday was the last day of my fast. 90 days, juice only, no cheats. I am not sad to see it over. I have just eaten two chunks of watermelon!!! And now I will drink my regular juice. I will be posting on my wall what I do to come off the fast each day over the next 3 weeks, and the impact on my weight, how I feel (stomach cramping, etc) and how hunger is manifesting itself (I've heard the beast awakens with the vengeance). Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone. Juice, health, fitness!

  • Sick'n'Tired

    3 days ago

    I hope all is well 3 days into eating solids. When I broke my fast, I did it with a walnut pesto, Swiss chard wrap. OMG I never thought veggies could taste so good. It was delicious! You will have to let us know how you are doing.

  • Yeager

    3 days ago

    You have this Maddogcupcake! Like I told you before, eat what you have been juicing until the stomach discomfort goes away. Then introduce your next food. Baby steps here and you will be fine. Here's looking at you!

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 week ago


    Another bag of clothes donated to my cousin yesterday. She was so excited, but I'm still hoping my success inspires her to become more healthy too. My closet is 1/2 decimated now. Every day is like Disney World. I open the closet, I don't see ANY clothes I hate but had to buy just because they fit. I take something off the hanger that I haven't worn for years, or maybe it even has the price tag still attached because I bought it in a hopeful moment. POOF, it fits! And sometimes it is even too big and it bypasses me altogether right into the donate bag. People are starting to really notice the weight loss now. It's strange to lose 20 pounds, 30 pounds, 40 pounds with little comment from others. But to finally get to 55 pounds and suddenly there is wide recognition. I don't think people realized how fat I really was. I mean, I'm still quite fat. I have only lost half of the weight I need to lose. I saw someone I haven't seen in about 6 months the other day. First he asked me, "Who are you, lady?" Then when he realized he said, "Oh my God, I can't even look at you." Which I took as a good thing.



    EVERYONE's first question is, "How many pounds have you lost?" Especially women. The scale obsession. I fib and say I don't have a scale, that I'm focusing on healthy not weight loss, which is true or I would have quit the fast the third week in when I hit a weight loss plateau HARD. I want to inspire people who ask me to focus on their health and get away from the diet fads. To get away from the crushing feeling of gaining a pound when you've been "good all week" and not knowing if it's water weight or muscle gain. To learn to discern WHOLE FOOD from FOOD SCIENCE, and then to choose whole food consistently. Yesterday I had lunch with my mom, and she ordered an omelet. I've never seen her eat an omelet. Normally she would have had pork cold cuts on big white bread baguette with mayonnaise. And a side of chips and Diet Coke. All garbage food. I said, "Something new today?" She responded, "You've inspired me to eat less meat. And I want to try something for 90 days like you did."



    The second question, "What made you decide to do it?" I get this over and over and over. At first I thought other overweight people were asking me to see if what motivated me might motivate them too, but then I found everyone asks this, even thin people. I don't really know the answer. The time was right. It was the perfect storm of opportunity, determination, and acquired knowledge. Also my spouse had gently asked me, "You've been talking about losing weight for a long time. When do you think you'll make it a priority?" I've been overweight our whole 17 year marriage.



    I'm realizing the opportunity that has been given me by doing this reboot to help and inspire others through example. Today I am going to make a small cheat sheet, and carry copies in my purse. And I'm going to hand them out to everyone who expresses interest in what I'm doing. Tomorrow I will post the cheat sheet.



    Have a wonderful day, fellow juice warriors. JUICE. ON.

  • Yeager

    1 week ago


    Well, I broke through the plateau finally. 282 pounds is a nice thing to see after seeing 284 for 3 days. During that 3 days, I saw the body shifting the weight around. In looking at my log of the 100 day fast, I hit this point at 280. So this is not entirely unexpected. In fact, it was a great thing. I looked the BMI chart for what a healthy BMI weight is for my height:190 is the number to get to. That is 92 lbs away now. I won't see that on this Reboot. 37 days until the end of this Phase. That is the reality of going to Summer camp is that I need to transition before it. Guess what? That is fine. Phase 5 is already planned. My long term planning back in February accounted for the fact that I would need 3 Reboots minimally. I have a provisional Phase 7 planned if I need it. Think about that for a moment as to how that destresses the current Reboot. I don't have to lose it all right now. Slow and steady wins this race. When I get there, It will be 165 lbs down. Man, that is a HUGE number. Imagine if that number was higher? The great thing is that we all are counting those numbers down. So, that means I have 92 lbs to go. Let's see that means I am nearing the 1/2 way mark. Harumph. Step by step until we get there. Have to love this program. It is so flexible, yet it delivers healthy results.



    Where is that Gyrene SDHandler? We have to get him back here.



    CU@Healthy!



    Rick

  • Maddogcupcake

    1 week ago

    Shatter that plateau! WOOT WOOT! Step by step, slow and steady.

  • Isabelle4loosing

    1 week ago


    Hi everyone!



    Ty for your tips! I am back from Quebec city (11 hours to go, one day of a championship and 11 more hours on the road! I'm so tired! But, YAY, I so much missed my juices!! I decided to eat healthy while on the road and it made me feel awful! It's sometimes hard to find healthy choices in restaurants and even the healthy food made me feel "heavy". I could feel my stomach working so hard to be able to go through digestion! Glad to be back home! Juice power!

  • RebootingBeth

    1 week ago


    Hi everyone. It's day 1 of my first ever reboot, hoping to lose 100 pounds. I currently am 117 pounds overweight. Wish me luck!

  • Yeager

    1 week ago

    Take it one day at a time. Keep track of the good, the bad and the ugly. Post everyday you can. Hair, warts, eyeballs, minor victories, major successes, etc. should be posted. It helps. You will get there.

    Welcome aboard!

    CU@Healthy!

    Rick

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