I'm a 300 pound fatty and I just walked 4 miles at the gym.
The treadmill weight limit was 400 pounds, so it held me.
I got stuck in the hip flex machine and had to be extricated by 2 skinny women.
I have decided to get into shape and if I'm still miserable and dateless and lonely, I will kill myself. But I'm going to try to get healthy.
Good for you, OP. You gotta start somewhere.
OP don't worry about it. it's never the journey you start but the one you finish.
you will feel really empowered when you can walk that bit faster, farther and get stronger.
see it as an investment in yourself and future.
i always picture being naked in front of a really hot guy and imagine myself as buff and hot.. (it's my goal..) when i am running km's on the treadmill and fantasising about kfc.
Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us!!!
Congratulations! Keep us posted on your progress. You can be an inspiration to the rest of us.
good for you. my 300 pound woman friend lost down to a size 10 by walking. she walked everyday rain or shine or snow. good for her. and good for you. you can do it just set your automatic pilot to do it and don't talk yourself out of it.
Good luck OP. And if you are a guy, keep some meat on those bones.
Rock on, OP.
I admire you.
Good luck, OP! I'm rooting for you.
Post a headless pic so we can judge/ criticize/ degrade/ motivate you.
Leave plenty of room for decor in the pic!
Good for you OP, but but your statement about about killing yourself if dateless and lonely is hopefully just for dramatic effect, because being thin doesn't necessarily mean finding love either. Do it for yourself first and foremost.
OP, soon people will assume you're a mindless slut!
That's when you should take up chewing gum. mouth open.
While I feel for the fat OP, all these positive, encouraging, helpful replies are just wrong.
Hey Fatty Fatty Fat FatOP, eat that box of Mallomars you've got under your bed. The Cheetos are in the mail. Don't throw out your fat pants.
There, fixed that for you.
See it as an investment in yourself and the future?
"I have decided to get into shape and if I'm still miserable and dateless and lonely, I will kill myself."
Get help, OP.
Good for you and don't get discouraged. I know a guy who was 350 and is now down to 190 and he looks...AMAAAZING!!! It's really improved his health and social life.
Go for it, OP! And don't forget to keep us posted.
Why not try walking TO the gym? (and everywhere else)
you disgust me
Good luck, OP!
[quote]I got stuck in the hip flex machine and had to be extricated by 2 skinny women.
This never happened.
OP = Chris Christie ?
In addition to exercise make sure you eat less. Much less. Try weight watchers for guidance.
OP, I started at 305 a year ago and have lost 75 lbs. You can do it. You need to count calories to lose. Exercise helps, but it's really the calories that make the difference.
Even though I'm a skinny twink, I certainly have respect for fat people who start exercising and make a serious effort to get leaner and healthier.
You know the old expression, OP, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
OP, I started at 500 pounds last March and now I'm down to 140 thanks to several mini-trampolines, walking, walnuts, kale, seaweed chips, and stabilized cow vomit.
This September, I donated my extra skin to poor Peruvian burn victims with bowel cancer. It's part of my 'Skin Of Many Coloureds' awareness campaign. I'm raising funds. You should contribute. You get a hat.
Also good news for the OP is the report that Hostess will be shutting down it's production of Twinkies and Suzy-Qs.
You'll be ready for bikini weather by next spring, OP!
With Hostess out of business, there's one less temptation.
good luck, Elayne
OP, how I lost was to remind myself that I knew what all the stuff I loved tasted like. I love sugar and so each time I was tempted to get something sugary, I just stopped for a moment and thought about how I knew exactly what it already tasted like. I had a good run with food for 20 years. Food is great. It tastes great and it's comforting sometimes. But if you really want to be healthy, you have to remind yourself that food is also fuel. When you take in too much fuel, your body doesn't burn it and you get fat. Take in just the right amount and it will burn off the excess fuel you already have.
And I do allow myself a treat or two on the weekends. If you deprive yourself totally, you will fail. Get some books on Mindfulness and teach yourself how to change your thinking about food. "Savor" is a good book about this subject.
Why do you let yourself get so grotesque? Didn't you notice you were fat 150 pounds ago?
r29 - thank you for sharing that. It is really good and valuable advice.
r30 - thanks too.
OP - CONGRATULATIONS! That walk to the gym was the first step. You are already doing really well. You have inspired me and who knows how many read your post (a LOT).
You are doing great and I am taking inspiration from you.
Please check in with us when you can.
So what happens if you weight train put on muscle with no walking / cardio?
Will the fat ever burn away.
I seriously hate cardio.
I was going to post something semi-affirming to the OP, then I read r25, laughed my ass off and forgot what I was going to say.
This is probably because I am a cunt at heart.
[quote]You need to count calories to lose.
Sorry, but no. You need to really watch the carbs. Calorie counting has been debunked a million times. Carbs will make you hungry, which leads to overeating. That's not to say you cut out all carbs. OP, cut out the bread. Trust me, it will work. Bread is used in food, whether it's breaded, mixed with bread, or served on a bun. Bread is a big culprit in obesity, BUT you have to cut out the snacking. If you can manage that, bread is the other big one to avoid.
You can absolutely do this. A big thing you need to do is take the enjoyment out of eating. Don't eat in front of the television. Enjoyment from tv gets mixed with eating. You start linking the two together psychologically.
Carbs boost serotonin, so you get a really good feeling when you eat them. This helps if you're depressed. This is another reason why people pig out on them.
You need to find new foods to enjoy -- alternatives to the abundance of carbs.
You have to watch what you drink as well.
You should take Metamucil (the powder) if your digestive habits go out of whack. This happens whenever you change your diet.
About exercise -- if going to a gym and walking for miles starring at a wall gets boring (which it does, and is a reason why people stop going), start taking walks.
I don't know what your situation is, but a psychiatrist, not a therapist, could be a good thing to look into. You sound depressed, which is probably the reason for your weight to begin with.
can I smell your hole now?
R20, I did too get stuck in the machine. It was easy to flop down at an angle into the hip machine, but I could not fight gravity to get myself back up. Each woman pulled one side of the machine/weights back so I could get up. we all laughed.
Good for you OP!!!! Seriously NEVER GIVE UP!
My first day in the Gym 15 years ago at 220lbs, I got on the treadmill next to a 70 year old lady and after 1 minute I could no longer keep up and she was running like crazy.
And listen to all the good advice about diet.
OP keep at it :) You'll have a whole new body. Don't be ashamed of going to the gym-all of us at 1 time started at the gym with a body we didn't like, whether it was too thin or fat.
Just keep up your work outs and change your diet and you will get plenty of dates, but remember your personality is important too.
Start saving your pennies because once you have the weight off, you'll have a ton of nasty droopy excess skin that will make you look worse than just being fat. You'll need surgery to get rid of it.
I love OP and R25. What a mixed message.
OP, just keep doing what you are doing.
[quote]Why not try walking TO the gym?
This is what I have been doing for 2 years and I love it. I walk 3 miles to my gym. When I get there I shower, then hit the steam room, then shower, then hit the hot tub, shower, then dry off in the sauna. My job is 3 blocks away.
It gets me up in the morning, it's my favorite part of the day.
And, I lost 15 pounds and have kept it off.
It's the Weekly Fatty Thread
Um r35 my 75 lbs lost just by counting calories says otherwise.
Yes, cutting down on carbs helps, but calories in, calories out works.
Sorry that you don't believe it.
Your turds will get smaller too, OP.
OP, this child probably doesn't have ass cancer so he probably won't get any of my skin.
He does, however, wear the exact hat that can be yours for only $125!
Better to try and fail than to not try and be assured of failure.
God, this thread is like frau nirvana.
You sound really fat, OP.
Walk every day, don't think about it, just do it, make it a habit.
Diets suck, look at Dr. Gott's no sugar no flour diet. Not real fast but you don't suffer.
does your ass crack get all lathered up?
Op, good for you sugar! :)
I mean good that you have the will to try!
You can improve yourself in many ways either you manage to lose weight or not.
I did have to apply Vaseline to my inner thighs when I got homee b/c I had raw skin from the walking friction.
Keep going OP! The most important thing is that you want to improve your health. If you have a reason, you will make the steady effort.
I advise to learn more about nutrition. Become informed about what you put in your body. If you can't visit a nutritionist, read a book like The South Beach Diet. It teaches what foods raise the glycemic index. Bill Clinton learned to manage his eating using South Beach. Best of luck.
Bill Clinton has the "former fatty" look.
I started out at almost 275 pounds (5'11") just about a year ago. Diabetic. I fired up the long dormant treadmill sitting in the corner of the living room and was determined to get this weight down.
I passed the one year anniversary on Nov 1 and even though I haven't weighed myself and probably won't, I know I have lost a considerable amount of weight in that year. I can fit into pants that I was considering giving to charity.
I feel so good about myself now. I also changed my diet and was able to give up entirely the two worst things I have ever put into my mouth: potato chips and ice cream. I also cut way back on any type of cake and white bread.
I walk at least a half hour a day at varying speeds. I tried watching TV, but I found that the best thing, for me, is to listen to music as I'm treading on the mill. I did not use the mill maybe 15 days for various reasons. It has become a part of my daily routine.
You can do it too, OP. Take it one tread at a time and don't let yourself get discouraged. You may not realize it, but that weight is coming off slowly but surely. Hang on in there.
Please, Please, PLEASE do not cut your fat intake to the point where you screw up your gall bladder. I did that. It was the worst pain in my life. My dr wanted to remove it but another dr said if I resumed eating normally, it would probably get back to functioning normally. He was right. 15 years later and my gall bladder is fine.
434 lbs in April 2011. Diet, trainer,gym,and gastric bypass. 18 1/2 months later, 171 lbs now- lost 260+ lbs...- still at the gym-going now in fact- and did have the body lift surgery 4 months ago. They removed 22 lbs of skin and fat, and the recovery process took 6 weeks and was pure hell. Pain like no other, drainage tubes for 17 days, no sleep, too many pain meds, but in the end was worth it. Plastic surgeon wants to do more- my tits and ass- but would rather die. Just turned 53 btw, and look forward to another 53....to all those contemplating gastric bypass, do not think twice- GO FOR IT.........
I watched some doctor on the Dr. Oz show (I know) and he basically said that exercise has no real benefit if you work at a job where you sit more than 8 hours per day. He went on to say that if you indeed do have such a job, you might as well be smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, because it is just as if not more, harmful. He made we want to give up on everything. I wish I had never seen that episode.
What were you doing in the hip flex machine? Be honest.
Good for you!
Dr Oz is in the business of manufactured outrage.
Yeah it's not great to be sedentary, but the solution is get up and walk around every hour or so. some offices now have treadmills you can walk on while working.
r68, fuck that guy. I have a desk job, but I get up at least once an hour to get tea or go to the bathroom.
I think getting an hour of exercise a day and eating mostly fresh foods (non-processed) is the best approach.
OP, let me know when you get down to 250 and I'll tap that ass.
[quote]With Hostess out of business, there's one less temptation.
Not so fast . . .
OP bless you and best of luck!. Remember to dribk between 80-90 ounces of water every day, and get rid of starches. Lots of fiber.
The other thing you might want to try is getting yourself some free weights. Start with the 7 pounders. Building muscle will help you burn fat, and you can do your weights while you watch TV.
Hit and run OP = troll?
Fatty Op, i want to rub your belly.
OP, if your thighs are getting chafed, wear nylons or long underwear or bicycle shorts underneath your clothes. Nylons work really well for that.
Go to a diet website, find out how much fat, protein, carbs, etc you are supposed to eat per day for your age and weight and try to get as close to that as you can. At the weight you are, it will take some time to lose it all and you can't go for months on end being malnourished or your hair will fall out and your nails will break.
Former fatty, learned the hard way, now keeps track of everything I eat.
OP I bet you already have awesome calves! if you have access to a pool you may want to try out some exercises in the water to spare your joints. and for that same reason riding a bike I think is better than running on a treadmill
Dr. Oz has people on the show who are total wackjobs. I know a guy who has a completely unrelated liberal arts degree who has been on the show numerous times dispensing borderline medical advice! He has ZERO EDUCATION in any of the subjects he opines about! He's one of those people who yearns to be a celebrity, and because he is incredibly Eve Harrington-esque has gotten himself into that tv inner sanctum. Dr. Oz should have his head examined for having unlicensed, and phony experts dishing out quasi medical advice.
Don't believe that utter bullshit.
Best of luck to you OP! Go for it! I once weighed 350 and I am down to 225 at the moment and plan on losing 40 more if possible (I'm 5'11"). I've had a lot of luck with cutting out starches, flour, sugar, HFCS, etc. I do indulge, but have learned how to cut down on my cravings and not indulge so much.
Just keep going! There were days when I thought I'd never get below 300, and then it happened. Thought I'd never get below 250, and it finally happened. Patience, good nutrition, and making an effort have all paid off, and they will pay off for you!
[quote]I did have to apply Vaseline to my inner thighs when I got homee b/c I had raw skin from the walking friction.
I apply Vaseline between my toes to keep from getting blisters. I also carry it when backpacking along with cotton balls. It makes a great emergency fire starter.
OP, good for you. You have to take the long view. Like 2 or 3 years. THAT'S what you plan for. Think of it as getting a degree - a Degree in Hotness.
This way you can also start saving money toward a new wardrobe. Don't spend too much of the wardrobe along the way - unless you have money to burn.
Maybe even give yourself a wonderful goal as a present. In 3 years I will give myself a gift of a vacation to DREAM LOCATION. You will look fabulous and want to show yourself off, you will have the energy to walk around and do things, and no one there will know that you were once fat. This will be a tremendous ego boost.
Good luck. You CAN do this.
Aaw. Good luck OP. In the meantime perhaps you can cruise a specialty dating site dedicated to chubby chasers. Some people look to your eyes and soul and don't concentrate on weight. There's someone for everyone.