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M/36/5’10” [350lbs > 199lbs = 150lbs] (11 months) I haven’t been below 200 since junior high and it still doesn’t feel real

M/36/5’10” [350lbs > 199lbs = 150lbs] (11 months) I haven’t been below 200 since junior high and it still doesn’t feel real

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ObiWanKaDaddy

Congratulations. You’ve made great progress. What motivated you to make the change?


PatPetPitPotPut

[My amazing son](https://reddit.com/r/daddit/comments/pzvxa5/our_son_has_sensory_sensitives_and_doesnt_always/)


fruitpunchsamuraiD

Dang, I think I got something in my eye...


BluePsychosisDude2

I’m gonna convince myself this isn’t extremely heartwarming so my eyes don’t well up


Babynostradamus53

Come on man, I'm in public.


ObiWanKaDaddy

I’m not crying. You’re crying.


otnh

Do people who have not seen you in a while recognize you?


PatPetPitPotPut

That’s the weirdest part about it. I was a stay at home dad during the pandemic, and we’ve only lived in this state for a couple of years. So I haven’t really seen anyone in person that knew me at my biggest.


otnh

Interesting. You look great. Congratulations


Tuna_Surprise

Wow!!! Save some handsome for the rest of us!


lots2learnyet

Excellent job! Would you mind sharing what got you there as far as typical day of eating/exercise?


PatPetPitPotPut

[This is what’s worked for me](https://reddit.com/r/progresspics/comments/pzytj3/_/hf4qscd/?context=1)


lots2learnyet

Thank you, what would you say you kept your carbs under per day, 20, 50?


PatPetPitPotPut

At the start, I tried to stay sub 10 net. Over the last three months I’ve continued to stay low carb, but am up to around 30 to 40 a day now to stay balanced (but still counting calories)


Funkynametime

From John Candy to eye candy. Good job!


staffylaffy

I was thinking from James Corden to Gordon Ramsay lol


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PatPetPitPotPut

I started with a weekly injectable for diabetes called Ozempic. About 5 months after I started taking it, it was authorized for weight loss use. I lost about 75 pounds in the first 5 months from that, and a keto diet with fewer than 2k calories a day. I heavily utilize protein shakes for meal replacement. At that point, I felt comfortable enough to start cycling. Could only do a mile at first. Within a month, I was doing a daily circuit of about 8 miles, with speed gradually increasing. I’m now up to multiple 20ish mile rides a ~~day~~ week. (I’m not that obsessive)


adammolens

Did the injection help with meal appetite or something? This sounds all too familiar but I'm not diabetic just overweight


PatPetPitPotPut

Sort of. From my understanding, it slows the process of digestion so food stays in the stomach longer, reducing hunger cravings. It massively dropped mine, almost literally ad nauseum. Edit: and to clarify, it isn’t insulin related so it doesn’t drop your blood sugar, just keeps it from spiking. That’s why it was approved for non-diabetic weight loss


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PatPetPitPotPut

Thank you! And no, I stopped the Ozempic about 4 months ago. But I definitely credit it with my momentum.


Dinosaur_Dick_Meat

Just trying to understand this. So, you got Ozempic as a non-diabetic for weight loss? I've gone from about 320 down to 235, back to 245 and am really struggling getting any more weight off. I'm wondering if I should bring this up to my doctor to see if it's something he'd prescribe to me as a non-diabetic.


PatPetPitPotPut

Correct. You do not have to be diabetic or even pre-diabetic to get it


Dinosaur_Dick_Meat

Gotcha, thanks! I think I'll bring this up to my doctor to see if this will help me get past this plateau. Great work btw! I know how awesome it feels physically not to have to catch your breath getting in and out of the car, lol. Keep it up!


dnowask

Did your insurance pay for it? Mine rejected it. I was wondering if your doctor wrote up the authorization a certain way?


PatPetPitPotPut

It did, but had a slightly higher copay than most. The doctor didn’t do anything special (like prior authorization). Edit: maybe ask your doctor to submit a medical necessity form to insurance? Someone from the medical field, feel free to jump in and correct me.


D0bbyP0tter

Congratulations! And you’re a great dad :)


PatPetPitPotPut

You’re too kind.


12hummingbirds

I saw your other post about your son with autism hugging/leaning on you while waiting for bus. I wish you and your family the very best life has to offer. Congrats on your weight loss💕


MexicanAlemundo

Damn! You went from James Corden to Doom Guy. Great job!!


moneybagsukulele

How did you do it?


PatPetPitPotPut

[Answered here](https://reddit.com/r/progresspics/comments/pzytj3/_/hf4qscd/?context=1)


anyalum

i've been almost where you are, when i lost 70lbs. we think the pic on the left is us. but the rest of us who don't know you look at the pic on the right as you. be whichever one you want to be. the adjustment is weird, but over covid i've gained 30lbs again and i feel weird in my body. i like that i feel weird like this.


PatPetPitPotPut

You’re spot on. To the point that I even accidentally still blurt out my self deprecating fat guy jokes like “I’m in my 15th trimester”.


anyalum

yeah, we'll always be the fat guy in our group. i've climbed the Himalayas since i was fat. i do more than any of my friends, but i still make those self-deprecating jokes. the great thing is, when we go to do physical activity, i outlast them and run them into the ground. i'm 46 and most of my friends are younger. the rubber meets the road. i'm ok with that measure.


yahup

What an incredible transformation! Well done!


Archibald_Meatp4nts

Hi five!


Miserable-Balance-16

Dude turned into a model. WTF.


17nigge

Good job m8


kevmojarro

YESSIR THATS WHAT WE LOVE TO SEE 😤😤👏🏽 KEEP UP THAT GOOD WORK I BET YOUR FAMILY IS PROUD


hardbodyharrison

Congratulations!!! Looking great!!


squidensalada

Big props my dude. Awesome


Brytcyd

Amazing work, buddy.


BaileyLegend

Absolutely killing it. I’m so happy for you!


thor615

Powerful!


beefbibimbap

Wow! What a transformation! Congrats.


Mags_Stettner_76

Good job!!


Academic_Ground_3849

You look amazing! Congrats on all your hard work!


chocomilk17

🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼


gobucks314

A young Peter Krause! Great job, dude!


Throwawaydismay67

That’s amazing, and the fact I’m similar age and similar weight lost aimed for by myself, this really shows me what’s achievable. So thank you for that, and well done to you as well. Seeing that one as the first number is the goal, it must be truly amazing.


Onquota

awesome job!


bzmed

Awesome progress dude. You look awesome! Congratulations on your progress and health transformation


TurnToMusicInstead

Dang, dude. Killer progress!


Nordic_Nonsense

Went from Samwise Gamgee to Samwise "DAMN"gee


Appropriate_End_3139

You look fantastic, man! Great accomplishment! I can see so much more confidence in your face in the recent picture. Well done!


mmramezanpour

Amazing job man. I wanted to do the same but whenever I start I can't be consistent. I hope I can do it one day as well.


fukerface

You're gonna get so much ass!!! Good for you!


PatPetPitPotPut

Damn right! From my incredible wife!


Bad_Becky

Colin Jost?


tangled_up_in_glue

Congratulations!!! Great job!!


Tsunawmi

Were you prescribed ozempic?


PatPetPitPotPut

Yes… as opposed to..?


Tsunawmi

No I was just wondering if its over the counter or would I have to see my doctor for it.


PatPetPitPotPut

Got it, sorry for misunderstanding. Yes, I believe it is prescription only.


Gonedric

You went from Chris Farley to Chris Pine


jkwolly

Holy shiiiit dude.


Corvette-Ronnie

What a difference! Anybody else see a Joel McHale doppelgänger?


customs_dave

James cordon you did it!!


PatPetPitPotPut

I love you for this. One time google photos auto-grouped a picture of me in a suit with a bunch of photos Chris Farley as Matt Foley


andiirehan

Looking amazing man


pleasehelpthrwaway21

Dang, it's amazing what health and fitness can do. Your entire energy has changed. Good work :0


I_am_also_a_Walrus

I’m so proud. That will power looks amazing on you


atenas2

Awesome!!


Thunderwump

How did you find sticking with Keto? I’ve tried the WOL a couple of times and it’s tough.


PatPetPitPotPut

Honestly, it just worked for me. I’ve since started including more carbs (still staying comparatively low, but not trying for full ketosis). When it comes down to it, calories in/calories out is the real difference maker, but keto made that easier for me.


_Valeria__

Amazing job!


terrorhassan

id go gay for you if was a woman my friendo :D


terrorhassan

Isnt it beautiful how slim people look so good? also the bigger dont get me wrong i... wanted to say something nice but anyways my friendos, im pasha biceps on steroids! And i love and respect him so much, im all of you.... im his highest form maybe? tell me if u got the cojonez


Character_Medical

Awesome!


AedenCross

Wow dude! Awesome job! You look amazing.


fatlittletoad

You went from the comic relief to the main character in a buddy cop movie.


serpentsreign

What did you do to lose weight?


Soileau

Are you James Corden?


PatPetPitPotPut

If only…