Author Archives: Bonde

Under 300 for the first time in over 5 years!

I did it!!!! I hit my first goal on the way to a healthy body! Its been almost two years of battling with myself but I finally hunkered down and just did it! This post is a bit disjointed as most of this is just what’s going through my head about the last few months. Sorry if it’s hard to follow lol. It’s more a collection of thoughts than anything else. A lot of people will tell […]

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What an Amazing Feeling

I thought I felt really good when I took my daughter to her doctor’s appointment and the nurse that hadn’t seen me in over a year called out all excitedly, ‘HEY SKINNY MINNIE!’ and proceeded to gush over how good I was looking. And, like, that really did feel really good. Amazing, actually. But then I had to go to renew my license today. I was already excited, because it’s been saying 200 for years…even when I […]

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What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

The food choices you make before exercise can dramatically influence the overall effect of the session, so it pays to have a good nutrition strategy to complement your workout efforts. Considering the wide range of individual nutrition needs and variety of exercise durations and intensities, I’ll lay out several approaches to help you hone in on a better pre-workout nutrition strategy for your program.

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Running to the Queen Mary in Long Beach and The MAIN Goal for this Week

Hello! I ran in Long Beach this weekend and made it all the way to the Queen Mary!! This is extra exciting for me because I love running in Long Beach, Ca and I’ve run this route so many times before but never did this route that actually takes you all the way to the ship!! I was very very happy about this new to me running route and new experience! And I was also happy to […]

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[Daily Directory] Find your quests for the day here! – Monday, 13 August 2018

Welcome adventurer! Whether you’re new on this quest or are towards the end of your journey there should be something below for you. Daily journal. [Q&A] “I have a question.” [Day 1] “I am starting my weight loss journey.” [SV/NSV] “I have an accomplishment to share.” [24hr Pledge] “Today I am going to…” Interested in some side quests? [Motivation Monday] Share some motivation, get some motivation. [Tantrum Tuesday] Need to vent? People getting on your nerves? [Weigh-In […]

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I went to the gym today for the first time in 3 years.

About 3 years ago, I started dating my SO. Before then, I was walking about 6 miles per day, worked as a server/bartender (lifting ~25lbs per day) and weighed ~130lbs. As most couples do, you stay in, binge Netflix, order in pizza. SO had a car, so I no longer walked to work. I’m also a huge gamer so I spent my off days gaming in front of the tv. About a year ago, I got an […]

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Journey from 203lbs to ~140lbs (progress pics inside – NSFW (underwear))

Hello! So I’ve been lurking on r/loseit for probably upwards of five years now. It has really been a great source of inspiration and support for me, and continues to be so. Although I am not yet at the finish line (I’m not even sure what that is?), I felt like it was time for me to give back to the community and share my story and progress. Background: I’ve been overweight most of my life. We […]

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[20/F] Lost weight, got hot. Guys who treated me like crap in the past are hitting me up and im laughing my ass off.

I went from 170lbs to 135lbs in 6 or so months. I am 5’9. Now to get to the story, a little background first: in my 2nd year of highschool, i started gaining weight and became depressed. My only happiness at the time was eating a delicious meal at night. I was extremely insecure and would cry in bed all night because i hated myself so much, for no real reason besides the fact that i let […]

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Hitting a milestone kept me motivated on a day that would have otherwise sent me to the bottom of Ben and Jerry’s. (Pictures inside) (But also a little venting and self hatred)

A little backstory: I’ve always been a “large” or at my peak, an XL. I wore size 16 pants and crammed myself into large shirts. It was a part of life. I told myself I was big boned and that I’d always be big, but that I wasn’t fat. I hated myself. I had no motivation. Physical activity made me miserable. I literally cannot remember wearing smaller sizes. A month ago I was thrilled to buy size […]

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[Daily Directory] Find your quests for the day here! – Sunday, 12 August 2018

Welcome adventurer! Whether you’re new on this quest or are towards the end of your journey there should be something below for you. Daily journal. [Q&A] “I have a question.” [Day 1] “I am starting my weight loss journey.” [SV/NSV] “I have an accomplishment to share.” [24hr Pledge] “Today I am going to…” Interested in some side quests? [Motivation Monday] Share some motivation, get some motivation. [Tantrum Tuesday] Need to vent? People getting on your nerves? [Weigh-In […]

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We all love food. How many of you donate to food banks? Every time I want to buy a pizza, I donate the money to my local food bank instead.

Every time I want to buy a pizza, I donate the money to my local food bank instead. It takes about as long as ordering the pizza but it feels great the next morning instead of horrible and guilty. Not all food banks use their donations as efficiently. My food bank provides a full meal for about 50 cents. So for less than $20 you can provide a small family with dinner for a WEEK! It feels […]

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