What do before and after weight loss results look like? How much weight do you think you can lose in six months or a year? What will the end result look like?
How about after 5 years?
I went back to my original before and after weight loss photos from 2012.
Weight Loss Results, Before and After
Anyone who is struggling with being overweight or anxiety/stress, will know how difficult it seems to get to a place where they feel comfortable in their body.
I know that scaling an ice mountain gorge is beyond challenging. But I think that freedom from junk food cravings and losing weight over 50 was even more remote.
, but at one time, I think that the idea that I could be free from my junk food cravings and be at a 32″ waist, not hungry, and getting stronger every week, I think that was even more remote than scaling the vertical ice ledge.
But guess what? It can be done! Do not give up. Start today!
|Date||Weight In Pounds||Amount Of Pounds In Fat||Lean Body Mass||Percent Body Fat||Percent Water Weight||Percent Of Bone||Body Mass Index - 30 Is Obese||Waist In Inches|
|Thursday, June 21, 2012||235.1lbs||62.9lbs||172.2||28.6%||51.8%||7.9%||29.7||50"|
|Friday, December 28, 2012||180.1lbs||34.9lbs||19.4%||58.8%||7.5%||23.3||33"|
|Wednesday, March 13, 2013||181.1lbs||35lbs||19.4%||58.8%||7.5%||23.4||34"|
|Tuesday, March 20, 2018||176.8||32.6||144.2||18.5%||59.4%||7.3%||22.9||34"|
|Wednesday, March 21, 2018||176.2||32.4||143.8||18.4%||59.5%||7.3%||22.8||34"|
|Wednesday, April 25, 2018||176.0||32.3||143.7||18.4%||59.5%||7.3%||22.8|
|Tuesday, May 8, 2018||177.9||33.4||144.5||18.8%||59.2%||7.3%||23.0||36"|
|Tuesday, May 9, 2018||177.9||33.4||144.5||18.8%||59.2%||7.3%||23.0||36"|
|The Results||55lb Loss Of Weight||28lb Loss Of Pounds In Fat||9.2% Reduction In Body Fat||7% Increase in Water Percentage||4% Decrease In Bone||6.4 Reduction In BMI||16" reduction of waist|
As you can see in the table above, the results between 190 days & 265 days is virtually the same.
What that means to you and me is that six months was enough time to make the transformation and that I have been maintaining it fine since then.
What this table is not showing is the progress that I have made in strength. I have definitely gotten stronger over the last 10 months, so I will have to make up a new table to track those increases.
How To Get Fit Fast - Fat Loss and Strength Gain Chart
|Date||Body Weight||Body Fat Percentage||Pushups or Pullups||Squats (below Parallel)||Deadlift|
|Monday December 23, 2013, Day 8||195lbs||22.7%||5 sets of 17 + 8 + 7 = 100 in under 10 minutes||5 sets of 75lbs, warm up with 45lbs, rest between 2 and 5 minutes between sets|
|Sunday December 22, Day 7||196lb||22.9%||5 sets of 16||none||none|
|Saturday, December 21, Day 6||197.5lbs||23%||5 sets of 16||none||none|
|Friday December 20, Day 5||199lb||23.3%||5 sets of 14||70lb||none|
|Thursday December 19, Day 4||200lb||23.5%||5 sets of 13||65lbs||none|
|Wednesday December 18, Day 3||202lb||23.8%||5 sets of 12||60lbs||none|
|Tuesday December 17, Day 2||204.5||23.9%||5 sets of 11||55lbs||none|
|Monday December 16, 2013 Day 1||205lb||24%||5 sets of 10||45lb bar||none|
|October 31, 2013 Day 5 of the 30 Day Adventure||Pullups - today shoot for using 85lbs on the stack assist. |
Did 4 sets with 85lbs, will shoot for 5 sets on sunday or monday..
|Rest||Shoot for 5 sets of 120lbs, going up 5 lbs from Wednesday
did 4 sets of 120lbs...will shoot for 5 sets again on monday..or next time ...it was tiring...grr
|October 30, 2013, Day 4 of Hashi Mashi 2||Today did maximum number of pushups possible. I have not tried that for many months and glad that I have gotten back to it. I did 40 which is not awful in the scheme of things, so that actually motivated me. I also did sets of pushups in between squats, 21 pushups between each set of squats.||5 sets of 5 reps using 70lbs||Rest|
|October 29, third day of this 30 day Hashi Mashi Adventure, results so far have been promising, 5lbs down and 1% bodyfat down. Keep going||Today did pullups using 90lbs on the stack and will shoot for going down to 85lbs||Rest||5 sets of 115lbs, did one set of 135lbs, so not too far back but have to make progress slowly|
|October 28, 2013 Wow it has been way too long since I was keeping track, but better late than never!||5 sets of 20 pushups, will take some time till I can build back up to the max pushups that I was doing which was 56 back in April||5 sets of 5 only using 55lbs, it will take time to build up again to 130lbs...it is a good thing I still had this table so I can see how fast I have lost strength over the last 6 months.||Rest|
|April 3, 2013 Day 286||Shoot for sets today, not max..||warm up with 45lbs2x5, 65lbx1, 95lbsx2, then 115lbs x1 then 120lbs 5setsx5reps - did them..should stay at 120 till it feels easy enough to move up to 125||shoot for 150lbs...good form.....decided to stay at 135lbs...1set of 5 reps...that was enough for today, did not want to push it! max 155 or 160..see how we feel..|
|April 2, 2013 Day 285||Rest Pushups - Take a Break!||Rest||Rest|
|April 1, 2013 Day 284||56 full pushups - the last 10 were purty difficult...||warm up with 45lbs2x5, 65lbx1, 95lbsx2, then 115lbs x1 then 120lbs 5setsx5reps - did them..should stay at 120 till it feels easy enough to move up to 125||Rest|
|March 29, 2013 Day 281||Will shoot for 52/53||Have to see if I can do any! And I did..whew...warm up with 45lbs2x5, 65lbx1, 95lbsx2, then 115lbs 5setsx5reps...did not feel too bad...happy I could do them..kept strict form...now rest for 2 days..||shoot for 150lbs...good form.....decided to stay at 135lbs...1set of 5 reps...that was enough for today, did not want to push it!|
|March 27, 2013 Day 279||52 - went up 1||135lbs 4 sets of 5, felt pull in right thigh...so stopped at 4 sets, will go down in weight||Rest|
|March 25, 2013 Mon Day 277||51 - went up 1, the last 5 were pretty difficult, consecutive full pushups||135lbs 5 sets of 5 reps, these were so @#$ hard, went up 5lbs but think I might have to stay here for a week or so till I am moving the weight easier||165lbs is the goal for today, did warmups of 95, 135 and 155 and then 1 set of 5 reps of 165lbs. I think the form can be better, so stay at this weight in the meantime.|
|March 23, 2013 Sat Day 275||50 - Yeeha! Did many shoulder dislocations for warmup||130lbs is my new High, 5 sets of 5 repetitions, up 5lbs from last workout.||Rest Deadlift|
|March 22, 2013 Fri Day 274||Rest - Wedding Celebration|
|March 21, 2013 Thur Day 273||Rest|
|March 20, 2013 Wed Day 272||Rest||125lbs 5 sets of 5 reps, went up||155lbs 1 set of 5 reps, up 5lbs using mixed grip, left overhand, right underhand|
|March 19, 2013 Tue Day 271||45 pushups first set max||Rest||Rest|
|March 18, 2013||Chest so sore, could not even do 1!||120lbs 5 sets of 5 reps, went up||Off Today|
|March 15, 2013||41 repetitions nose to floor, yea, i have a long nose||115lbs 5 sets of 5 reps, went up 5lbs from the previous workout||150lbs 1set of 5 reps, up 10lbs|
|March 13, 2013||40rep max||110lbs 5 sets of 5 reps||140lbs 1 x 5|
|June 21, 2012||1||2 repetitions using 45lb bar||2 reps 45lb bar|