I keep a photo of me at my heaviest on my bathroom mirror so I don't lose perspective. I've not only lost 40lb, I've lost it off my waist. I started with a disgustingly 52" waist. Now it's 44". Ultimate goal is 36". So about halfway there. I'd say another 20 lb fat loss will do it. For exercise, I do 45 minutes lifting three days a week, and 30 minutes cardio 3 days a week.
Gr8 job JSP!!! Awesome!!!
Mine was in my face/neck & belly. I was 296 the heaviest I ever saw last year... I was outta my mind besides myself! I am now 214 when I weighed myself today!
To my wife's angst a few years ago, I wouldn't donate my old clothes... @ my heaviest I was 42-44 waist, kinding cheating below the belly button. I blew through my old 40's this winter, into my 38's now and they are falling off when worn OVER my belly button... Pants/shorts are now worn normally, the right way just @ the belly button. I am not sure I have much attire in the 36" range, but I know I can probably fit into them.
Shirt size went from 3x back to a normal (what I consider my normal) XL... I still like things baggy (born in 1968 and 20 something in the grunge 1990's)... So the 2x attire feels okay but are pup tents... The 3x... Circus tents, especially in arms and around neck & belly... Night shirt... And I just got a work fleece x3 last fall, I don't dare pull that out, it is going to be a tarp!!! LoL
They call me "Huck Fin" @ work... I have to wear some pants up high an cinched with a belt, the material of the pants sometimes buckles up around the waist like football pants... LoL... When I am casual of course. Also, I have to always tuck my shirts in now, or they would look like a tent. Before, I had to wear everything out. I mentioned the xiphoid process thing and losing weight over 40 phenom. I see the doctor in September and will ask her just to be safe.
I should probably get a set of new duds... Yet, I'd probably fall off the wagon and pop like the Pillsbury Doughboy again... Ha!
I am still on track for 196... Not sure I can make it, here in the 2 teens seems like my natural weight @ 6-2 to 6-3. But I am trying!
By attrition works, slow but sure calorie deficit! Again, all... Keep up the good work and every little bit helps! Only cut 300-500 a day. Figure out your base metabolic rate (BMR) and go from there. Knowing that BMR will help you when days you do nothing and are a lazy slug... Like I am posting here! ;-)
Oh... Crystal Light and bottle water replaces the heavy soda. My teenage son thinks if guys drink that they will become feminized! LMAO... Young wirey punk! He'll get old too some day! Actually, I was reading that belly fat has a way of dropping testosterone and producing estrogen. Not sure how that is true, I think it mentioned an enzyme or something in belly fat... He's my son, so he has wacky ideas too and completely wrong... Ha ha! ;-)