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Good on Him!

Postby shelbel » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:18 pm

Come across this article today while bored at work, I take my hat off to this guy, it would have seemed like such a impossible task, but here is proof anyone can change their life!! :D

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23 ... 62,00.html
Highest Weight - 93kgs
Current Weight - 68.3kgs
Goal Weight - 65kgs

The wise man Stephen King once said - The only way to go on, is to go on. To say 'i can do this' even when you know you cant

You'll find me in the almost there section :)
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby Fiona25 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:27 pm

WOW - that is amazing and truly inspiring! Makes you feel silly for complaining about being a few kgs overweigh doesn't it?!?

Thanks for posting that Shel, really does go to show that ANYONE can lose weight (or do anything for that matter) when they put their mind to it and really want it. Anything is possible :D
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby ali76 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:29 pm

Wowsers....a 6 year goal - now that's commitment!

What an inspiration - you're right, we can ALL do this!

....not sure about the champagne though...?!
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby big_love » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:42 pm

Oh my goodness, thats unbelieveable....puts things in perspective a bit...good on him... :!: :!:
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby shelbel » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:51 pm

I know what you mean, i whinge about the few kgs ive got left and complain its taking forever, but i'll think twice now!
Highest Weight - 93kgs
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby zeedeveelgirl » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:42 pm

Jeeee-sus Christ!! How in the world is it possible to get that big and still be alive?! How!? Good on him, that's a huge achievement!!!
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby bferbear » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:47 pm

What has me intrigued though is what he is actually doing to lose weight. At that size you are sedentary, he needs assistance to even roll over still. Surely you can't lose that much by diet alone, even at that size.
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:59 am

They said it was through diet and exercises, and let's face it, at that weight even trying to lift an arm is a tough weight bearing exercise. My guess is it's been a strict diet and stationary exercises like arm/leg raises on small sets multiple times a day.

Good on him, it could very easily have gone the other way.
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby big_love » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:20 am

I watched a medical show one night where there was a morbidly obese man (not as big as this one though) and yeah, his exercise was leg raises and kicks, lifting his arms, and the main one was trying to roll himself...I can't believe that I complain about exercising when this man can't even move his body! Makes me work a little bit harder!
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby GoddessInside » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:33 pm

:shock: I've only just seen this :shock:

What an inspiration ! Good on him, he looks so happy :)
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby MissE » Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:30 pm

how on earth did he get that big in the first place!! Dont get me wrong, its admirable and he should be so proud but geez!!
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby big_love » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:19 am

How does anyone put on weight and get big!?!?!? Everyone has their story and I really dont think this is the place to judge how big someone has gotten or how!!! He is loosing the weight, thats the main thing. Im stressing over how much I have to loose, around 70 kilos. This man has LOST over 200kg!!! Its amazing!!!
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby MissE » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:12 pm

Oh, dont get me wrong, please! I'm not being censored, goodness knows I know how to stack on the kilos :oops: wouldnt be here if I wasnt!
I mean the actual physicallity of putting on that much weight. Was it genetic? illness or thyroid related? Food related? and if it was food affected, who was enabling the behavoir? He couldnt roll over, much less head to the shops... it just kinda boggles my mind, and I admire him so much for losing the weight, and even more amazingly, not resorting to drastic surgery or the like..
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Re: Good on Him!

Postby big_love » Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:46 pm

Dont get ME wrong either!!! I wasn't trying to be a b.itch, although it probably came across that way! Im just saying I hear lots of people always commenting about "I would never get to that size" or "how did they ever get that big"...I got to 140kg without even trying, so I guess if you were in denial enough, anything can happen. You would think if it was thyroid or something, it would have been delt with earlier on dont you think? Im not sure.

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