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So, I started at 330; 249, for me, is a big deal. I saw my doctor today (routine checkup) and he actually broke down in tears about how "proud" he was of me. Since I feel like I haven't done any real work, it was a bit confusing, but still gratifying. I feel like I'm slowly -- at age 40! -- becoming the man I was "supposed to be."

Here's a picture I took tonight of me wearing a bunch of Xmas presents (my new peacoat, my hand-me-down jeans -- 8 inches smaller at the waist than my last pair! and starting to get too big! -- and my new boots, which you can't see... stupid camera!). It's almost like I'm photographing someone else these days. I don't even feel like it's "me" in the pictures.

Weird, eh?

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I should note that I'm having a strange problem these days: my shoulders are bigger than my waist! My shoulders are XL bordering on XXL, and my waist is L bordering on M! Which means that unless I buy tailored clothes (which there is no way in *hell* I'm going to buy until I'm at my target weight!) everything will look a little bulky at the waist. But if you look, you can tell that there's nothing at my waist -- nothing below my shoulders -- aside from cloth. Such a strange problem to have.

A strange, but good problem!

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Ouroborous,

let me be the first to congratulate you... what a fantastic job you have done... you look amazing and really healthy...

I hope you don't mind me saying, but those jeans look to BIG on you!!!

Well done on a good job! =]

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Congrats! Awesome! Yayyyyy!

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You look great dude! You should be so proud of yourself. It's time to enjoy life! I will be joining the winners circle on 1-6-11 so thanks for sharing you remarkable results. All the best.

Davida

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Ok, I do not have any "before" pictures to compare this to but if I were to be walking down the street and saw you, I would not think that you look like a man who has to lose weight. And I know this journey is not just about how we look (when do we look "normal" or feel "normal" etc.??), it is more about that healthy BMI or having your own personal goal, etc. so even saying that I know you are not done losing and I don't say that to suggest that you should not lose more. I've always had the comment "but you don't look like you weigh THAT much" which I guess is a compliment, I wear my weight well? lol.:embaressed_smile:

Guess I'm trying to say GOOD JOB!!! You look great!:thumbs_up:

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Ok, I do not have any "before" pictures to compare this to but if I were to be walking down the street and saw you, I would not think that you look like a man who has to lose weight. And I know this journey is not just about how we look (when do we look "normal" or feel "normal" etc.??), it is more about that healthy BMI or having your own personal goal, etc. so even saying that I know you are not done losing and I don't say that to suggest that you should not lose more. I've always had the comment "but you don't look like you weigh THAT much" which I guess is a compliment, I wear my weight well? lol.:embaressed_smile:

Guess I'm trying to say GOOD JOB!!! You look great!:thumbs_up:

Thank you :) You too!

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earlier today i was reading your man post....it was entertaining. now seeing your picture today.....well i guess you found out your answer. you are looking great......kelly

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You really do look great. I think for many of us doctors have been some what of an enemy in the past. Must be nice to have a doctor on your side. You should be proud.

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