When I moved to Charlotte, NC in July of 1999, I weighed 305 lbs.  I worked very hard to get to 254 lbs. in 1995 to get married.  My wife and I decided in 1994 to train for the NYC Marathon.  We thought it would be good to get the weight off for our wedding.  We would exercise and get in shape for our wedding date (9/1995) and then run the Marathon in November.  We got the weight off.  We looked great for the wedding.  We went on our honeymoon and when we got back we never spoke of the Marathon again.  Ha. Ha. So I began to gain weight and was at 305 lbs. when I moved here.  I remember saying to myself that I would work hard to get below 300 lbs. and with a new job and a new house, it would be a great goal to concentrate on my weight and get back below that 300 level.  Well, it never happened.  It just kept going up, until I hit the whopping 450 lbs. at the first weigh-in of Optifast.

So today, I am proud to say that I weigh less than I did 12 years ago.  I finally broke below the 300 lbs. level.  I have now lost 150 lbs.  I have never weighed this amount in my entire time in North Carolina.  No one living here in Charlotte has seen me at this weight.

Only 50 lbs. to go to goal — and to break below the weight I was at when I got married.  I have now lost 75% of my goal when I started — I have 25% left to get it over with…

This week is -3.8 lbs.

Starting Weight: 449.8 lbs.

  • Week:           Weight           Week loss         Total Loss
  • Week 1:          422.8                -27.0                -27.0
  • Week 2:          414.6                  -8.2                -35.2
  • Week 3:          406.8                 -7.8                 -43.0
  • Week 4:          395.0                -11.8                 -54.8
  • Week 5:          389.8                 -5.2                 -60.0
  • Week 6:          384.8                 -5.0                 -65.0
  • Week 7:          374.6                -10.2                 -75.2
  • Week 8:          368.0                 -6.6                 -81.8
  • Week 9:          359.4                  -8.6                -90.4
  • Week 10:        353.0                  -6.4                -96.8
  • Week 11:         349.6                  -3.4              -100.2
  • Week 12:        344.4                  -5.2               -105.4
  • Week 13:        339.0                  -5.4               -110.8
  • Week 14:        334.0                  -5.0               -115.8
  • Week 15:        329.4                  -4.6               -120.4
  • Week 16/17:  324.4                  -5.0               -125.4
  • Week 18:        319.6                  -4.8               -130.2
  • Week 19:        314.8                  -4.8               -135.0
  • Week 20/21: 310.0                  -4.8               -139.8
  • Week 22:        306.6                 -3.4               -143.2
  • Week 23:        303.6                 -3.0               -146.2
  • Week 24:        299.8                 -3.8               -150.0

Before: Starting Weight 449.8 lbs.                                                                                                After: Ending Weight 299.8 lbs. -3.8 lbs.

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Comments
  1. I got chills when I read your post – really. Incredible. Congrats on breaking the 300 lb barrier!!

  2. Woot! Happy Dance Time! 😀

    Congratulations!

    You have done just an amazing job in such a short time. Heck, this time next week you might pass me up in total weight lost and I’ve been doing this for 18 months. 😛

    Keep up the truly fantastic work and have a great holiday weekend.

  3. Misty says:

    I just read your whole blog in two days! Amazing. I am so inspired. Keep going!

    Are you in the transition yet? You didn’t really talk about it or I missed it.

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