Progression of TN_Mike from fat to....not so fat

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    Progression of TN_Mike from fat to....not so fat

    My wife and Mother in Law think that these pics look like a couple of different people.
    Let's see what you guys think. This is a sample of pics of my face during my weight loss experience of the last year. They have an approx date with each picture.

    May 2006 Screen name PT-111



    August 2006



    December 2006 Screen name Sig_P239



    Present day....yesterday in fact. Screen name TN_Mike


    So, what do you guys think? From the first one to the last one, do I looklike a different person in the face?
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    Yep...sure do.

    *edit*
    Great job Mike.
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    Just a couple of more pics for you to laugh at. This is me and my daughter both wearing, at the same time, a jacket that used to fit me. No lie, this jacket used to fit, in fact, I could zip it up, it was not real tight but there was no extra room in there with just me in it when I was heavy.....wow. How did I ever let myself go like that?







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    Great pics! You look 100% better!

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    Very good job. In fact Mike lost so much weight he had to even change his user name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Very good job. In fact Mike lost so much weight he had to even change his user name.
    Twice.

    I edited the original post to show what I looked like when I was PT-111 and Sig_P239.

    Never going to live the name change thing down......
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    Look great Mike,

    I bet the boys in the witness protection program wish they could change appearence like you did.
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    Fighting fit. Good job!
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    Congratulations, Mike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    Never going to live the name change thing down......
    Sure you will, but you need someone else to do something to take the heat off of ya.

    By the way, you look great.
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    Great job, Mike. Man, whatever got in you to start in the first place and how did you get through those first four weeks!?

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    Good for youz

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    Amazing job Mike, You really do like like a different person in those pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznav View Post
    Great job, Mike. Man, whatever got in you to start in the first place and how did you get through those first four weeks!?
    I was motivated to start in the first place because I was diagnosed as being in the early stages of diabetes. My Doc told me that I might be able to reverse it if I took it seriously and lost a bunch of weight and got into shape.

    Well, here we are a little more than a year later and I am 120 pounds lighter and no more diabetes. My blood sugar has not tested in the diabetic range in over 7 months. Even if I eat something with a lot of carbs in it. But, I do not do that too much. In fact, I rarely break from my diet that got me to where I am now.

    The funniest thing that has happened during all this, other than all the people I have run into who do not recognize me (a real ego boot I'll tell you) is what my Doc said when I can in for an appointment about 7 months after being diagnosed with the diabetes.

    He had not seen me since the diagnosis and I had lost about 80 pounds by then and he wanted to test me to see if I had something wrong with me causing me to loose the weight.

    I told him I was just doing what he told me to do and he was stunned. He then told me that no one had ever taken his advice to lose weight seriously before so the thought that I had done that as a result of his advice never crossed his mind!

    He was very happy with the results and still is. I am too. Now I am concentrating on gaining weight back in the form of muscle. That is the next phase and it is going pretty well so far.

    Oh, and the first four weeks were tough but all I had to do was look at my kids and think about how much I wanted to be around for them when they grew up. As it was, I was not going to be around for them when they were older. That is some serious motivation.
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    Congrats Mike!...

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