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Tudorp
02-22-2011, 12:31 PM
This should be in the UUBL area, but wanted to brag here. I have lost over 100 lbs (actually about 107) in the past 6 months since my ER fiasco. I like to actually see what things are for what they are worth. It helps keep focus on goals, and accomplishments. So, without further adue, this is what 100 Lbs of butter looks like. I had lost this much fat (butter) if I were to pack it up in one pound packages of butter. This is my daughter (left) and her best friend standing by.
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff490/Tudorp/butter100.jpg?t=1298417187

Disclamer: we only had 1 package of butter, so one of those is the real thing. The rest are photoshopped in but are to scale.

nutislander
02-22-2011, 12:48 PM
What an amazing accomplishment! Keep doing what you're doing!

sailor
02-22-2011, 12:49 PM
wow! congrats...you've come a loooooong way in 6 months! man, that looks like a lot of butter.

Uke Republic
02-22-2011, 12:50 PM
Congratz! Keep on keepen on!

Tudorp
02-22-2011, 01:02 PM
thanks.. yeah, that is allot of butter.. But, it looks alot better on that table than it did on me.. lol.. Feels allot better too..hahhah..

freckleduker
02-22-2011, 01:13 PM
WOW! That's fantastic! Nice going and keep up the great work!

dkcrown
02-22-2011, 01:14 PM
As I said before in the UUBL thread, Hurray for Tudorp. And good things happen when you stop eating butter!

Tudorp
02-22-2011, 01:19 PM
As I said before in the UUBL thread, Hurray for Tudorp. And good things happen when you stop eating butter!

hahah.. Oh I haven't stopped eating butter, I just stopped eating 100 lbs of it, lol.. I use it, but very sparingly, as it should be used. Huge difference. I love the way I cook now. I didn't know actual food could taste so good. I don't use salt hardly at all, but other spices that inhance, not cover up. You can actually taste the taste of the food now, not just a mouth full of salt and butter with a carrier, lol..

itsme
02-22-2011, 01:25 PM
That is awesome, Tudorp! Congratulations, you big loser, you! :p

The other day as I was huffing and puffing and my knees were creaking from lugging a 38-lb. bucket of kitty litter up the stairs, I couldn't help but think how much harder it would be to even be able to walk carrying that much extra weight. And I thought of you and how you are out of your wheelchair and walking now, and it made me smile. :)

Maybe it's time for a new avatar featuring the newer, slimmer you. :D

Ukulele JJ
02-22-2011, 01:27 PM
That is astounding! Congrats!

JJ

Tudorp
02-22-2011, 01:30 PM
That is awesome, Tudorp! Congratulations, you big loser, you! :p

The other day as I was huffing and puffing and my knees were creaking from lugging a 38-lb. bucket of kitty litter up the stairs, I couldn't help but think how much harder it would be to even be able to walk carrying that much extra weight. And I thought of you and how you are out of your wheelchair and walking now, and it made me smile. :)

Maybe it's time for a new avatar featuring the newer, slimmer you. :D

hehheh.. Glad it can make ya smile. It makes me smile every time I wake up in the morning and kiss the wife and daughter. And everytime I walk accross the house by myself. Man, what the hell was I thinking to stay in that thing and stay fat and unhealthy? There is so much life left. I had no idea.

Anyway.. Im still a big ol fat guy, just not as a big ol fat guy, lol.. And harder to catch me now, hahhah.. I'm gonna keep all the fat pictures up until I reach my goal, then I will post new ones for the new life, but still keep the old ones up to remind me not to give up on life again like I had done in the past..

Thanks again ya'll.. You guys have also been a huge support system, and doing this too in the UUBL group. I hope it keeps up long after the contest is over, because I personally am in it for the much longer haul. ;) Lots of us in there have lost allot of weight.. We need to start fileling missing person's reports..

mds725
02-22-2011, 01:36 PM
Congratulations! To make such major changes is extremely difficult, and it's wonderful to see that you've not only made big changes but that you're happy with the results. Keep it up!

whetu
02-22-2011, 01:53 PM
100 lbs of butter looks remarkably like 45.36 kg's of butter (for those of us in metric countries, rounded to 2dp). Either way, that's an impressive feat, well done :)

mm stan
02-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Aloha Tudorp,
Congratulations on you weight loss...that is a huge accomplishment...even bigger within six months...You are and inspiration to all of us who need to lose weight...when I lost over 45 pounds, I caught Pnuemonia
and lost it, not certainly the right way to do it. Yours is a much better way. Thank you for motivating us who need it for a better healthier lifestyle of living..I hope for your continued success in the future to reach
your goal weight..keep us informed through your weight loss journey as you inspire and motive us to make the right choice....Best Wishes...MM Stan

itsme
02-22-2011, 05:02 PM
Thank you for motivating us who need it for a better healthier lifestyle of living.
Yes, I was about to say that Tudorp has been an inspiration to me as well. :)

Weight has not really been an issue for me, but I have to admit I've been mostly sedentary for years. Although at one point I decided I should start walking more and will walk to the post office or the store if I just need a few things because it's only a few blocks and it just doesn't seem worth it to even start the car up for such a short trip.

A couple months ago my husband decided he wanted to start walking for health and asked if I would walk with him. I was ecstatic and more than happy to help him with his journey.

We started with 15-20 minute walks around the block, now we're up to 45 minutes or more some days. We try to walk at least every other day, so 3-4 times a week. Even on our "short walks" we'll do a couple bonus blocks so it's usually at least 30 minutes.

I'm really enjoying it and am so glad he's sticking to it. He's lost a few pounds and his blood pressure is improving. :) I actually like getting to see the houses in our neighborhood close up (something you don't really see driving thru), some days we just go different directions to see new stuff. Plus, we also get a bit of "us time" and actually talk to each other while we're walking. Some times it's "What a hideous color scheme" or "Wow, I really like what they've done with the landscaping."

bbqribs
02-22-2011, 05:48 PM
That is an amazing accomplishment! Salud!

Ronnie Aloha
02-22-2011, 06:44 PM
I think we have a winner for UU Biggest Loser. Ding! Ding!

Way to go!

GreatGazukes
02-22-2011, 06:55 PM
Wow, a great accomplishment Tudorp. It's surprising what a buzz it puts in your life when you're achieving success, sort of puts a shine into the rest of your day. Thanks for sharing your achievement.

brucemoffatt
02-22-2011, 07:30 PM
WIN! Wow man that is some major accomplishment. Be proud!

seoulsister
02-22-2011, 07:47 PM
Awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ADD
02-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Impressive, inspirational and congratulations!!!

Uke Whisperer
02-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Fantastic! Keep it up.... er, I mean down....er, you know what I mean!

ItsMrPitchy
02-22-2011, 11:22 PM
Thats amazing . Well done your a great inspiration.

Pukulele Pete
02-23-2011, 12:12 AM
What the hell are you going to do with all that butter in the picture?

Tudorp
02-23-2011, 01:14 AM
Thanks all..Its you guys, family and my personal friends that contribute greatly with outstanding support. So, thanks to you good folk. And no, I'm not winning the UUBL contest. This weight loss started months before the contest started. Wish it has been inthe 7 weeks of the contest tho, hahha..

lol.. On that picture, only one of those lbs of butter is real. I sat my daughter and her friend down with one box of butter we had in the fridge, took the picture, and then photochopped the rest of them in there by duplicating the one that was there. But it is the right amount and represents 100 lbs of it. That much butter would probably have broken that table it's not that strong, lol.. It's a 100 year old drop leaf table and I really don't think it would hold up 100 lbs of lard, lol..

Pukulele Pete
02-23-2011, 01:48 AM
Losing 100 pounds is quite a feat. Most of us know how hard it is to lose weight. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I've changed the way I eat and have lost about 15 pounds and I feel so much better without that weight. I am looking at the diabetes thing as a positive. Now I have to eat the way I really wanted to but didnt have the will power. Keep up the fight.

Tudorp
02-23-2011, 02:25 AM
Thats what it is really about. total health, not just the loss of a few extra pounds. To expand on my story. I have diabetes on both sides of my family. As big as I am, and have been, I have not developed it yet. But it is in the cards for me. I am 50 years old now, and my sugar levels were elevated slightly. Diabetes was just around the corner for me. Even loosing just a few pounds for folks like you just a few over can make HUGE strides, and the difference between being diabetic, or not living with diabetes. Other than my morbid obesity, and my back and leg damage due to an accident, I have been very healthy until I realized it is more than just a strong heart, lungs, and other internal organs. My resportory system I took for granted that the weight was causing to shut down. I didn't even consider that. Let me tell ya, I have never been afraid of death. Ever. But, if I ever had a fear, it was of soffication. The thought of being alive, and trying to get the life giving air and ya can't quite reach it is terrorizing to me. In that case, you are concious, and litterally feeling and watching yourself die. You can see the air you need to keep your brain alive, but ya can't have it. Scary as hell. That may be the only thing God had to use on me to convince me that I needed to change my life. He wasn't done with me yet, and knew he had to wake my fat ass up so I will do something to stay alive so I can continue what he has for me. The only thing he had was to take my air away, and to let me watch my family watch me try to get air but couldn't. He crashed me with respotory failure, and I am telling ya, all other health issues aside and there are a bunch of bad ones. You DON"T want that feeling of no breath. You can see it, but ya just can't breath it. Horrible, horrible way to die my friend. That 2 minutes without air, feels like an enternity.

Anyway.. Just a few pounds can make much more impact than many people think. Like you know, it is a matter of diabetes, or no diabetes. For other's it is Heart disease, or no heart disease. For others, it is the breath of life, or no breath of life.. But bottom line, it's about health, not looking as good as you wish you could in those jeans.. ;)

joeybug
02-23-2011, 02:42 AM
That is a great accomplishment! YAY for you!

Gmoney
02-23-2011, 02:55 AM
Awesome Tudorp! Sometimes just seeing what it looks like helps the mind to zero in on what has been accomplished! You are a an inspiration to all of us "losers" on our personal goals to better health & a richer life as a result.

In the book "4 Hour Body", Ferris, has a link to a medical model of Five lbs of Fat for similar visual useage. Its a bit pricy, but here's the link for those who may need that additional translation to what that 100 of butter may look like once ingested & spread around!

http://www.amazon.com/Anatomical-Chart-Company-WA4313-Five-Pound/dp/B000BHONVE

Mahalo!