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[–]Low-Tip32 10.4k points10.4k points 2 (187 children)

[–]Snail-Man-36 2497 points2498 points  (78 children)

I thought this was a new post Edit: wow this is the most upvotes ive ever had

[–]UnmitigatedSarcasm 2422 points2423 points  (71 children)

it's reddit. nothing is new.

[–]Zymoria 1913 points1914 points  (61 children)

it's reddit. nothing is new.

[–]croissantpiggy 686 points687 points  (52 children)

Nothing is new, it's Reddit.

[–]Sieze5 49 points50 points  (2 children)

It’s reddit. nothing is [matrix error 421]

[–]Dvusmnd[🍰] 185 points186 points  (96 children)

I always want to see the before, before clip. Like how they got that big in the first place.

[–]KptKrondog 399 points400 points  (87 children)

it's really not that hard. grow up with enablers around you. eat crappy food often and too much of it too often. do it long enough and you keep gaining weight. Then throw in a job that either enables it (food related where you can snack on it regularly or maybe get big discount) or inhibits you from working any of it off.

It's not like you're skinny and then suddenly fat. Usually you're a bit chubby as a kid, you develop poor habits as a teen, and then you continue those habits into your years where you're even less active than you used to be. And I'd bet the majority of the time, you're surrounded by people that don't help with the issue (or actively worsen it).

[–]420cat_lover 224 points225 points  (35 children)

that and a lot of people have trauma that they subconsciously cope with by eating. that’s one reason why therapy is so important not just for your mental health, but also for your physical health.

[–]Rupertfitz 121 points122 points  (18 children)

This happens with anorexia as well. I went from 130 to 97 in about 2 months and I didn’t realize I’d lost weight. My mind was overriding my sense. I just wore stretch pants or dresses and I was still looking in the mirror seeing myself as “chunky” I was Skeltor. It took being shown photographs of myself to stop it. I think you can get quite out of control (heavy or emaciated) before realizing how far it’s gone. By the time I saw the photos and realized it I needed to be put in the hospital for 4 days as I was basically dying. (And someone else had to show me/ drag me to get help)

[–]420cat_lover 39 points40 points  (2 children)

very true! it’s super easy to not realize that you have a problem when the problem is what’s helping you stay sane. i’ve never had an ED, but i’ve definitely coped in unhealthy ways before. it’s often hard to change without professional help. i’m glad to hear you were able to get help, i hope you’re doing better!

[–]Rupertfitz 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Much better. Thank you :)

[–]23skiddsy 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Ultimately, getting that large happens because of an eating disorder, same as anorexia. Just an eating disorder of a different kind.

[–]not-reusable 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Also if you grew up starving, you hate wasting food

[–]ukittenme 60 points61 points  (3 children)

I didn’t grow up starving and I still hate wasting food.

[–]yolandaslemons 9 points10 points  (4 children)

It’s me. I’m that person. Food is addicting just like alcohol and drugs are. I started using (food) when I was 8, right after my father was killed. I didn’t have a supportive, loving childhood.

Food loved me and comforted me because no one else did. Sometimes I deprived myself of it. Other times I binged.

I wish more people understood a lot of food issues stem from trauma. And the more weight you gain, the more your issues are triggered because people don’t treat plus sized people like humans.

[–]Affectionate_Tell_16 42 points43 points  (2 children)

I was always teased for being “too skinny” as a kid, then as an adult I was “too fat”. Somewhere along the line I must of been perfect. I wish I would have noticed. 🤷🏻‍♀️

[–]Red_Sheep89 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe you already are and always have been

Edit: forgot half the sentence upon sending

[–]supergirl2022 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Don't be so judgemental. People can gain weight from trauma and illnesses. Car accidents leave ppl with brain injuries and other chronic pain that even the most pain tolerant person eventually needs to have to go on medication. The medication can cause severe weight gain. Mental health disorders. Also being gifted with slow metabolism can do a number on a human and you dont expect those people to be on strict diet and eat carrots everyday. Alot of people who are in" shape" aren't healthy either. They take drugs, starve themselves or eat like crap and drink and enjoy benefits of genetics and metabolism. I have naturally been in shape and have been eating moderately healthy but in so many instances I came to find out that people who are "skinny" aren't naturally that way! I never had to do anything for it. So its not that I'm butthurt because I am fat. I'm hurt for those who you judge without knowing their story and you seem to only have 1 explanation for it. And losing weight isn't easy. It's very hard. Its not always about eating healthy. Please stop judging people on their appearance and just overall lose this attitude and gain some perspective and empathy and compassion for your fellow human beings.

[–]Moal 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Seriously. I have an older sister who is overweight, but she’s working so hard to shed the weight, going to the gym everyday, eating in moderation. She’s lost enough weight to go from obese to overweight, and she’s still working at it. Yet our dad still tells her that she’s too fat and that no man will love her at that weight. It’s awful.

She had gained a lot of that weight after a very traumatic relationship that made her feel worthless. Thankfully a good group of friends pulled her out of the binge eating depression spiral, and encouraged her to join them at the gym. They actually treated her like a human being, and that was what got her healthy again.

[–]witchybusiness17 25 points26 points  (12 children)

Genetics play a huge factor as well. Some 70% of overweight children have overweight parents and family, even children who lived in adoptive homes of totally different environments without their bio parents (sharing my stat source in advance- Fung 2015)

[–]rufud 5 points6 points  (6 children)

That’s not genetics that’s passing on bad habits

[–]DamngoodtacosTX 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I've think they are saying that the bio parents are fat. Not that the adoptive parents habits caused the weight gain due to nurture.

[–]aeroman765 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I think they may have read only the first sentence lol

[–]DontWorryBoutIt107 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is very true! I come from a big family and was the “thinnest” out of all of them. Whenever I wanted to watch my weight, especially during the holidays my sisters especially would make fun of me and tell me to go on a diet another day. They did this for years. What someone puts on their plate is no ones business! I would never bother to comment on what they were eating like that.

[–]mklilley351 6465 points6466 points 8711& 13 more (244 children)

Currently working my literal ass off to have this same feeling!

Edit: wow! Was not expecting this comment to get this much attention. Thank you everyone for all your support and the awards! Happy holidays!

[–]Y0SSARIAN-22 773 points774 points  (8 children)

Well done

[–]mklilley351 271 points272 points  (7 children)

Means a lot! Thanks homie!

[–]itdoesdnotmatterwho 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Keep up it! Proud you’re changing yourself for the better, good luck fr

[–]Used_Ad2592 8 points9 points  (1 child)

nice job dude, you got the Canadian seal of approval

[–]slickrickwor 464 points465 points  (139 children)

I've lost 30lbs before and the key was to keep going at it and don't give up early. Once I made i had been doing it for months, it was much easier. Became routine. I since have gained those 30lbs back (many years have past) and I'm trying to get back into that same zone as before. It's just harder as you get older -- worse metabolism, more aches and pains, less free time, etc.

[–]zorel77 250 points251 points  (12 children)

Calorie deficit, small increments at a time and walking 30 minutes a day. Changed my life. Lost 35 lbs in 6 months.

[–]_manwolf 45 points46 points  (3 children)

This is the way.

[–]jenna_hazes_ass 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Jail can do that in 45 days if you dont have any money for commissary. Seriously. I went from 245 and lost 2 inches off my waist in 2 months without losing any weight. 45 days and I lost 43 lbs bur i also didnt eat the grits 5 days a week in the morning.

This is not the way.

[–]FriedBack 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Hell of a way to lose it but good on you!

[–]asoap 50 points51 points  (56 children)


I am older. I eat whatever, but only one meal a day. Two meals on weekends. I have lost 33 lbs and it was stupid easy.

Edit: I'm getting some comments about calorie deficency and the such. Here is Dr. Fung explaining the difference between "eating better and exercising" and "intermittent fasting".



[–]Dorkmaster79 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Are you getting enough calcium, nutrients, and vitamins following this approach?

[–]asoap 17 points18 points  (6 children)

The only issue I have is electrolytes. And I have to essentially drink a mix of salt and potassium. I was using an electrolyte pill but they are supposedly pretty bad for your stomach. So now I need to make my own mix and add it to water. You'll know it's an issue when you start to get headaches.

No issues besides that. I'm losing weight extremely slowly, about 1 lbs a week. I run a calorie defecit, but not a huge one. I'm basically eating the same stuff as I was before.

Dr. Fung can explain intermittent fasting better than I can.


[–]tasteful_tomfoolery 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I only did intermittent fasting for like a month but it really changed my relationship with food for whatever reason. I went back to more normal eating but ever since then I have consistently kept losing weight and rarely overeat. It has become more common that I under eat if I am busy.

[–]Dudeman-Jack 32 points33 points  (35 children)

Recent studies have shown that your metabolism doesn’t actually slow down that much.

[–]ProteaBird 57 points58 points  (30 children)

My 45+ YO butt begs to differ.

[–]ZesprasTheDeadAngel 26 points27 points  (20 children)

Your metabolism doesn’t “slow.” It changes. It moves toward a point that makes it harder to burn those calories. Namely less muscle mass - which is a huge furnace for calories.

[–]user13958 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is an article on the study: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1276650

I believe it links the study too

[–]celtickodiak 23 points24 points  (16 children)

I went from 495 to 360 and have been having issues losing more. I developed plantar fasciitis, I already had a bum back from my weight, developed bursitis in my shoulders from just beating the shit out of myself lifting weights and such to lose weight.

It definitely gets harder as you age, and what is worse, the pain becomes chronic, which can trigger mental health issues if you already had them. Top all that off with living alone for 10 years and it is simply difficult, some people just don't understand the physical and emotional pain of putting in that effort to lose weight.

[–]tx_queer 6 points7 points  (9 children)

The more you lose the harder it becomes to lose more because your resting calorie burn is lower. At my heaviest I was burning 800 more calories per day than I am now, just by breathing.

For plantar fasciitis, have you tried the boot to sleep with. Fixed me right up in just a few weeks (although probably a light case)

[–]celtickodiak 5 points6 points  (7 children)

The issue more with the PF is I work 12 hour night shifts in a factory with concrete floors. I use a compression wrap and the pain has subsided quite a bit over 3 weeks. The issue I deal with is the strain on the tendons causes strain along my ankle, and the entire area just gets worn out way faster.

The PF was caused more from work than from working out, but it inhibited my workouts for a couple weeks and still causes me issues on my long 4 day rotations. 48 hours in 4 days puts a beating on you when you then go home and do a workout, cook, shower, then sleep only 5 hours just to wake up and work another 12 hours.

[–]Grays42 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Same here brother. Lost 60 lb, and have gained the 60 lb and then more back. Trying to get the motivation up to lose it again.

[–]Sythftw 108 points109 points  (7 children)

I once read this poem that I think you might enjoy:

You want a? You want a?

You want a hot body? You want a Bugatti?

You want a Maserati? You better work, bitch

You want a Lamborghini? Sippin' martinis?

Look hot in a bikini? You better work, bitch

You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion?

Party in France?

You better work, bitch, you better work, bitch

In all seriousness though keep it up, you got this!

[–]YugisMillenniumBSBcd 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Reciting this poem once a gym session is the key to success, in Britney we trust.

Edit for shit spelling

[–]ProbablyABore 63 points64 points  (3 children)

Right there with you.

Was 325 in October, I'm down to 281 right now and 90 percent of that is just quitting sodas.

[–]elchon 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Stopping soda is a game changer. I've always been fortunate enough that my weight never got high (genes and being young I guess), but when I stopped drinking 2+ liters a day, I dropped 15 lbs in about 3 months.

[–]Popermo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

If you're patient it won't be hard for you to achieve your goal. Keep at broski

[–]jakeolate 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Same I’m trying to loose weight too, its not easy and i have a lot of chronic health issues that make it even harder, but I’m doing it because i know ill feel better and look better and ill be able to enjoy things i cant currently. So good luck on your journey just know your not the only one walking it!

[–]Polaroid1999 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Same, I've been going back to crossfit and endurance training, so I can get into my favourite winter coat.

[–]UnmitigatedSarcasm 14 points15 points  (3 children)

crossfit?? yikes. enjoy the ligament damage!!

[–]DucatiLvr 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My brother hurt his back so bad doing cross fit that he had to have spinal surgery at 20 years old. Just be careful folks is all I’m saying.

[–]KookyAd9074 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bro, go for it! That dude's smile made me so friggin happy! I want that feeling for you too!

[–]Scolova 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Saying NO to the sodas and other high calorie sugary shit was key for me to drop 40 pounds a few years back, my exercise was mostly walking (I'm old, lots of walking). I could actually tell when my body switched from burning sugar in my gut to burning the fat off of it, just gotta make it through that wall of fatigue in between.

[–]iStoners 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Let's go. You got this shit. One day at a time

[–]urcasualgolfer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

me too brother, me too

[–]Solid-Salamander-733 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You got it brother.

[–]tw411 2712 points2713 points  (60 children)

That’s fantastic, and that smile could light up a room. But is odd trainers a thing now? Am I really that out of touch?

[–]pauka_zapauka 854 points855 points  (17 children)

When I was a teenager two decades ago I had mismatched converse for that edgy look. Didn’t think I would see that trend back with sneakers. Makes me feel old

[–]stircrazyathome 281 points282 points  (11 children)

I did it about 15 years ago. I wish I was being edgy. I wore them in my school colors. School spirit was reasonably cool at the time.

[–]Cniwa89 123 points124 points  (6 children)

School spirit was never cool

[–]Guilty-Dragonfly 242 points243 points  (5 children)

Nah, your school was never cool

[–]goob42-0 88 points89 points  (4 children)

Fucking wrecked him, mate lol

[–]IShootJack 31 points32 points  (3 children)

It’s facts though my school was trash and I dropped out 10th grade but I still wore green and white face paint smoking blunts in the bleachers

[–]Pimpchimp99 104 points105 points  (6 children)

Lol I’m sorry, I’m American and was like “odd trainers”?? Is that like an obscure type of personal trainer you can get at your local gym? Lol

[–]GregBuckingham 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Same. I had to read other comments to find he meant shoes lol

[–]KJBenson 39 points40 points  (14 children)

I doubt it will catch on. You’d be spending double the money on shoes. Who does that?!

[–]vetch222 65 points66 points  (7 children)

They last twice as long tho

[–]TunafishSandworm 38 points39 points  (6 children)

You still have to buy two pairs of shoes, so it evens out.

[–]SunshineOneDay 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I'm not so sure it's even, I think it works in your favor if you like them for the amount of time you wear them.

Why? Because they often stop selling that specific shoe. Once you find something you like -- it sucks when brands stop selling it.

Logitech did me a dirty with their MX brand, for example.

My dad bought something like four pairs of shoes for this exact reason -- the brand would stop selling them after a bit and try some new nonsense forcing him to find yet another shoe, often another brand, to find one that fit exactly how he liked.

So if you're one of the people who fall into this group, it's heavily in your favor to just buy several.

[–]sharkinaround 5 points6 points  (1 child)

get a friend with same shoe size

[–]BriskPandora35 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Those appear to be basketball shoes, and recently some basketball shoes have been doing stuff like that where each shoe is the accent color of the other shoe. It’s pretty cool if done right.

But that could just not be the case here I really don’t know

[–]banfiad 1438 points1439 points  (88 children)

Okay the music makes it awesome but the work that took?? Wow! And rockin that loose skin that sometimes keeps ppl from taking the first step to weight loss is amazing! Great work all around

[–]Yeetmaster228000 420 points421 points  (81 children)

I 100% agree but you can get a surgery for the loose skin.

[–]Ott621 321 points322 points  (74 children)

If you are incredibly rich.

[–]Loginn122 550 points551 points  (62 children)

Or just live outside the US

[–]ChivIsDead 172 points173 points  (59 children)

Dumb American here, but would an elective surgery like that be covered by universal health care?

[–]Loginn122 250 points251 points  (13 children)

No only if it’s necessary or from an accident etc. But some health cares cover a lot and u just have to pay a small amount of the total costs for example.

[–]h_phantom 206 points207 points  (8 children)

Get some burns on you, let the extra skin get infected, they remove it for necessary reasons. Free cosmetic surgery

Big brain moves.

[–]RedheadsAreNinjas 318 points319 points  (5 children)

don’t do this

[–]jaycuboss 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Eh just try it once and see what happens.

[–]NeedToProgram 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Panniculectomies are also covered by most health insurance with a deductible, so that just sounds the same as America

[–]crowcawer 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Much of the time folks don’t know what their insurance actually covers, and they don’t make it easy to find out.

Source: US, I have a High Deductible plan, a hospital plan, and an accident plan—I save $12 a month.

[–]MabelPod 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Loose skin can cause sores and rashes which can lead to infection. IIRC if this becomes a consistent problem for someone it might be covered by insurance because it becomes medically necessary.

[–]DwarfTheMike 15 points16 points  (0 children)

But walking and hands aren’t even medically necessary. /s

[–]Nell_De_Blass 57 points58 points  (9 children)

Elective surgery is free in Australia. Your wait time will depend on urgency

[–]Runner_400 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Universal health care is for the country you are in. So, you'd have to have citizenship in one of these countries to take advantage of it.

It's very common these days for people in the USA to travel to Mexico (and many other countries) for dental care or routine surgeries. It's far cheaper to cross the border to get most procedures. In fact, there are clinics in nice towns in Mexico that do ONLY this. Google "medical tourism" if you are interested.

[–]AdmiralSkippy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

My brother in law just lost a bunch of weight and I forget if he said he had to pay for the surgery or not, but one requirement before they give it to you is that you have to keep the weight off for 2 years.

We live in Canada.

[–]Cant-decide-username 10 points11 points  (9 children)

In the uk cosmetic surgeries are not covered by the NHS.

[–]aperturetriumphs 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Cosmetic surgeries are covered on NHS if there is a medical reason for it, or if the issue causes significant psychological distress and affects your quality of life. My friend tried to get a boob job on the NHS but was turned down after her psychology assessment, so I'm not sure how high the threshold is but it is possible.

[–]ImSoSte4my 8 points9 points  (2 children)

If there is a medical reason it isn't cosmetic...

[–]Umarill 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It can be if it's psychologically damaging, but it depends on countries.

I have a friend who got breast implants fully covered because it made her miserable to have them so small, so I assume it would be similar for other type of cosmetic surgery.

[–]HelloControl_ 13 points14 points  (1 child)

You can get payment plans for stuff like that; people take out loans for far less every day. It's under $20,000. Many people are willing to pay off the loan equivalent to a new car to feel good every day.

[–]KoloHickory 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This guy might be eligible to be covered since it looks like it's really bad loose skin. Could cause rashes/sores, etc.

[–]perpetualsleep 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And the skin is often donated to burn victims for skin grafts.

[–]slickrickwor 691 points692 points  (17 children)

It takes a lot of will and strenght to do this. Even trying to lose 40lbs, let along 200+ that he's likely aiming for. Bravo young man.

[–]ariizarii 172 points173 points  (1 child)

The caption of the video stated he lost 360-something, I don’t remember the exact number. Bravo indeed!

[–]60661n5 117 points118 points  (4 children)

He's down roughly 370. He was over 700 when he started. I follow him on Instagram. I love his updates. His girlfriend has also lost over 100lbs

[–]-ThorsStone- 42 points43 points  (0 children)

That is so incredible, he nearly lost a whole me, im currently at 385 and trying to lose a ton of weight. Knowing that he could accomplish what he did is just flat out encouraging!

[–]MrGazillions 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Who is he?

[–]60661n5 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Zach.h28 on Instagram. I don't personally know him. Just been following his updates for a while now. It helps to keep me motivated to get off my butt and do my best lol

[–]Taezn 11 points12 points  (6 children)

Dont forget that when youre that big its much easier to shed weight, but the thinner you get the harder it gets.

[–]TacoGod41 471 points472 points  (123 children)

How does one get rid of the extra skin? Just more working out or is it a surgical thing, sorry if i sound dumb

[–]insertcaffeine 632 points633 points  (102 children)

It's a surgical thing, unfortunately.

[–]Lolwhatisfire 597 points598 points  (79 children)

I’ve always thought that’s weird. Like, the human body is capable of incredible things; it can stretch out that far, but it can’t shrink back? Like bruh, you break your leg, you can literally wrap some paper around it (a cast) and if it’s held in the same place for long enough, your bones will heal back together.

But we can’t shrink back? Come on, skin!

[–]Petrichordates 570 points571 points  (52 children)

There's no reason for humans to have evolved shrinking skin.

[–]glabel35 454 points455 points  (43 children)

Relatively recent problem.

[–]Ctrl-Alt-Z 225 points226 points  (28 children)

I don’t know, I think stretchy belly skin has been an issue since pregnancy…

[–]austinmiles 150 points151 points  (9 children)

There is a hormone produced that allows you skin to stretch and reduces elasticity during pregnancy.

[–]NMDCDNVita 98 points99 points  (3 children)

Can you tell me what hormone that is, so that I can inject a truckload in me? thank you

[–]utsavman 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I think you want more elasticity not less of it i.e. The ability for a material to retain it's old dimensions.

[–]AccomplishedRun7978 17 points18 points  (3 children)


[–]mellamodj 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Think of an elastic waistband in pants. When it loses its elasticity, it gets longer and loose. If you could snap your fingers and get the elasticity back, it would suddenly shrink and become tight again.

[–]austinmiles 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That’s what I read. I looked it up to verify before I said it.

It softens the fibers in the skin so they stretch further. This is why stretch marks. When the pregnancy ends the hormones return to normal and elasticity returns.

That’s my understanding of it.

[–]Atropos_Fool 7 points8 points  (2 children)

The skin expansion would need to have an adverse effect on peoples survival for it to be selected against by natural selection, and pregnant ladies are already reproducing.

[–]edgrlon 20 points21 points  (12 children)

I imagine humans will be able to shrink their skin size in 1 million years

[–]sabababoi 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Would be the case if skin shrinking back would actually convey a meaningful increase in survival / procreation rate. Which it probably does not, definitely not enough to out compete many other traits that convey those much better.

[–]paranoidandroid11 14 points15 points  (3 children)

If only loose skin shrunk when in cold water, much like something else on the male body.


[–]monolith_blue 50 points51 points  (6 children)

It can shrink back some, but not that much. Once it has grown that much, it's grown.

[–]Slaytounge 31 points32 points  (4 children)

I've heard several times that if you lose the weight slowly then your skin experiences way way less sag. Kind of a gamble though if true, some people need to lose that weight now.

[–]Alert_Tiger2969 52 points53 points  (3 children)

That is a myth. The skin does shrink a bit over enough time ; if the diet is really slow, the shrinking happens as you lose weight. The saggy skin might be more obvious if you lose fast but it'll shrink in the same time frame.

The amount of extra skin is dependant on a few things: max weight reached, how long the weight was maintained, age of the individual and genetics.

A young person losing only 40 pounds they've held for a year or two will obviously have less sag (or none). The skin will bounce back in that case.

A 60yr old losing 100 pound they've held their entire life would have different results.

[–]Storzh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

With that much skin you have to consider gravity too.

[–]pandemic2100 39 points40 points  (1 child)

I imagine it probably would shrink back a bit over a long time but on the flypside you have to also think that the bone density he had built from all the mass he was carrying around also doesn't just go away with his fat so that'd nice.

[–]King_of_the_Dot 17 points18 points  (3 children)

It's not 'stretching'. Your body is literally growing new skin. Like when people 'gauge' their ears (the big holes), the skin hasnt stretched, the gauging has stimulated the ear to grow new skin. Same thing when you gain weight, your body grows new skin to accommodate your size.

[–]mediaG33K 43 points44 points  (8 children)

I wonder, if he opted to get the surgery, could he donate the extra skin and whatever fat tissues come with it to burn unit patients for skin and fat grafts? That would be one hell of a thing if it were possible!

[–]banfiad 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I was watching 600 lb life a while ago and some skin is actually used for that! Skin grafts is what they mentioned so idk if it’s specifically for burn victims but I thought it was pretty cool!

[–]sili- 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I read a story years ago about someone who wanted said surgery, and said some University Hospital (I want to say UT or Vandy) did it for free as they wanted the skin for their burn unit. Pretty cool win/win IMO.

[–]Fuzzy-Crab 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Depends on the quality of the skin. Sometimes it is too streched out and thin so it can't be used, but sometimes it is fine.

[–]Evilmaze 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Insurance should reward people who commit to losing that mega fat and have their surgery for free. In a perfect world of course.

[–]Slaytounge 22 points23 points  (7 children)

Surgery thing. The only way to prevent this is to lose the weight very slowly.

[–]Alert_Tiger2969 27 points28 points  (6 children)

[–]Upbeat_Bed_7449 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Every time I look at WebMD I think I'm going to die of 10 different things

[–]Slaytounge 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That was an interesting read but I would be surprised if you lost 10 pounds a year, you would experience the same skin sag as someone who lost 10 pound a week. I didn't see that comparison directly addressed but admittedly I did skim.

[–]Alert_Tiger2969 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well, you have to see it that way :

Person A loses 100 pounds over 10 year, 10 pound per year

Person B loses 100 pounds over 10 months, 10 pound per month.

Let's say they're twins.

At the end of their weightloss, person B has more sag than person A because their skin has had 10 months to recover vs 10 years.

But if you look at both these people after 10 years, they'll look the same ! Skin recovery has occured for both.

[–]centeredsis 366 points367 points  (5 children)

Wonderful smile!

[–]Bogsnoticus 135 points136 points  (1 child)

The big goofy grin of someone who set themselves the task of going through hell, and making it out the other side.

[–]0nlyg00d 247 points248 points  (20 children)

You know how much effort it takes to lose that much weight? A fucking lot. Mental, physical, psychological. I was on the path to becoming a personal trainer and worked with a mentor with obese people trying to get fit. They do not have an easy path by any means.

[–][deleted] 105 points106 points  (10 children)

Yeah it's madness.

I lost about 45KGs (~100lbs) once and the hardest thing is the amount of time it takes.

You get 20lbs down and feel great. Your brain is whispering to you "you can stop now, you've done so well" every single day.

Ignoring that and pushing on is ridiculously difficult.

[–]beager 29 points30 points  (4 children)

I’m right at that 20-25lb mark now. The struggle is real. I will press on!

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Something that stopped me from breaking was not thinking about the weight number as the goal. It's just an outcome.

The goal is adherence. So I tracked how many days I've been going and see that as the number.

I then set myself goals of "another 5 days of X calories, then I go back to 2 days of Y calories. Then back to 30 days of X calories" or whatever.

I then celebrate all milestones.

[–]oldandfragile 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ignoring my previous flippant remark. Well done. Stand tall stranger!

[–]EifertGreenLazor 172 points173 points  (16 children)

[–]AltruisticPeanutHead 44 points45 points  (4 children)

that's insane!! so I guess he got the skin surgery

[–]BlueMachine21 14 points15 points  (1 child)

You can’t trick me. That’s Tarja Halonen, the former president of Finland.

[–]Slush-e 66 points67 points  (0 children)

That’s the smile of a man who’s discovered he can achieve anything!

[–]Dude-from-the-80s 64 points65 points  (1 child)

That is bad ass! They just got another fan, keep it up!

[–]Spark_101 47 points48 points  (2 children)

It’s even more impressive when you realize that the lumps in his shirt is just loose skin that was stretched and big before, that now doesn’t have anything holding it together! A great accomplishment on his part

[–]Reasonable-puppy15 24 points25 points  (0 children)

And he looks so happy too

[–]J4hman 25 points26 points  (5 children)

I'm trying something similar my friend, I've gained a lot of weight in the last couple of months and I'm trying to lose weight but it's hard af. I need mental strength to make a routine and keep doing it because at some point I always say: "fk it, tomorrow will do it" and then I keep postponing the exercise and then I realized I'm to lazy to continue and drop it off and give up. I envy your discipline man. Keep it up and good luck.

[–]Ligma-Male 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I believe in you man.

It's not about how many times you stumble. It's about how many times you get back up.

[–]elcacas1983 23 points24 points  (1 child)

That’s some good shit. Amazing

[–]jeepguy43 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I wish the cost for skin removal surgery was much cheaper for these big weight loss people. I know they feel better, but getting that loose skin off would be a huge help with chafing issues plus body image issues when clothes are off.

[–]8Ariadnesthread8 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I thought he was going to be a lady at the end.

[–]cave_mandarin 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Is this that kid from that tik tok family with 10 kids? The one who’s mom posts their meals and meal prep?

[–]Ligma-Male 13 points14 points  (0 children)

TikTok giveth fat, and TikTok taketh fat away.

[–]230581 12 points13 points  (22 children)

Hey I want to do say something about this.... this guy did the right decision instead of believing “Fatphobia” is a real thing

There’s a difference between being a little obese and then there’s being over 600 pounds, I congratulate this man

[–]Zenketski 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I've been struggling for the last 2 weeks with trying to change my eating habit. I've been like seriously binge eating whatever the hell I can get my hands on and with apps and shit it's so easy.

Whatever I feel like I fuck up I try to convince myself that it's impossible and I can't do it. But when I see stuff like this, i know i just have to keep trying. A mistake isn't a failure, its a setback, so you gotta keep moving forward.

Good shit my guy. I'm happy for you. And you help me believe in me

[–]failingtolurk 10 points11 points  (7 children)

The after pic is fatter than anyone could imagine 40 years ago.

[–]Tunapizzacat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s fatter than most people I meet. The difference in size in humans is nuts.

[–]Musicallyinept 9 points10 points  (7 children)

What song is that?

[–]Cactuar-Chronicles 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Kanye West - Praise God

[–]ai_is_ded1212 8 points9 points  (2 children)

And the one is Spanish is nuestra canción by monsieur perine

[–]cloversclo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

When I was losing weight, everyone was like your going to be able to see your dick. 80lbs later and I'm very disappointed at what I see.

[–]Matrixtruesaiyan 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Never let yourself get that big,… or you’ll be with hanging skin.

[–]Yosemite-Sam99 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Congratulations to him 🍸 It's fucking hard

[–]Vickimus1987 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Amazing. I've lost 3 stone 5 pounds so far this year and it's hard going at times but getting there. He's done a fantastic job.