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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 00:33
Hi gang,

I posted this in my journal today:

I have an announcement to make.

Today, I am - quite literally - half the man I used to be. When I started this journey I was 155 kgs heavy. Today, I weighed in at 77.3 kgs. I have lost half my body weight and then some.

Also, my BMI is now according to my scale at 24.9.

This means two things for me.

1. I am no longer overweight. I am now, for the first time in my life as a grownup, as a teen, and even as a child, in the "normal" weight range.

2. I have reached my goal weight. Yes, I am technically 300 grams away from it, but my goal is to reach a BMI of 25 or less to qualify for my surgery. So I will consider it "mission accomplished".

So, what's next, you ask? Well, not much is REALLY gonna change.

I have to remain at this weight until April, to show that it's not just a fad, and that I can keep it here. I don't consider that a problem at all, however I need full focus to do it. I will do this my sticking with FatSecret, exercise, journals and everything else I've have been doing for the last 15 months.

Then comes the doctor's evaluations, whether I am mentally stable, and all the other things to consider before surgery. I'm not worried about this either, just something that needs to be done.

After the surgery, life goes on. I am now at 77 kgs, and I feel great here. After the surgery, a couple of kgs more will come off, and my plan is basically to keep this as my "wiggle room" for the weight. Then, if I bounce up to 80 kgs, I will have to bounce it back down. I plan to keep logging my food and keeping myself in a short leash. I need this. I will also weigh in daily, and report here on FatSecret.

I have through this entire thing reported on Facebook as well. This, I will probably stop. I will most likely report on Facebook every Saturday, after my weigh-in, before Indulgence Day. Yes, I will keep Indulgence Day. I think a day without too many worries about what I eat is healthy for me.

Now, I will not be a stranger. I will STILL do my daily journal, I will still do my weigh-ins, and I will still do my best to pay it forward. I want to help in any way I can and I want to see all my buddies succeeding. If I could do it, so can you. I am in no way different from so many other people struggling with weight issues. Let's do it!

I want to thank so many people here for being part of my journey. You're simply too many to mention, but all the ones that matter know who they are. Thanks for ALL your comments, hints, helpful advice, motivation and everything else. I hope I can pay it back (and forward) through time.

Of course, I also want to thank all my Facebook friends for helping, supporting, giving me smart-ass comments and "likes". It's meant the world to me, and given me so much motivation. Thanks.

Then - most important - I want to thank Wife. There is NO way I would have had the drive to go through all this without her. SHE is the reason I started, SHE is the reason I finished. Thanks, babe! I love you more than anything.

Wow, that's quite a speech. It makes me feel like I won an award or something. I just can't believe that I am actually there at goal. This last week went SO fast, I lost more than 5 kgs(!) in 6 days, and I just can't believe it.

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 00:41
Thank You Kingkeld, and Congrats! You are an inspiration to many, and a good scribe. XD

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 00:45
Congratulations. Glad to hear you'll be sticking around with us as you maintain. I hope all goes well with the surgery as well.

I started my weight loss journey on January 10, 2012 - and this is what I have accomplished so far:

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 00:54
That's awesome and inspiring. Congratulations on your new lease in life. Wishing you continued health.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 01:12
CONGRATULATIONS! You are the King of FS! Well done! Now go enjoy your indulgence day!

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 02:45
AWESOME Keld. You did win an award -- the best award there is. Thanks for sharing, thanks for inspiring. I will be waiting for the book.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 04:28
Congratulations Keld. I've only been around here for 4 months but I've been an avid follower of your journey and its great to see you reach your goal. We all knew you could do it. Really pleased you'll be sticking around, it really wouldn't be the same without you.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 06:27
WOW! To say WELL DONE! is an understatement!!! Just so happy for you, so filled w/ emotion right's been such a level of commitment to get to this place, and YOU DESERVE that award! And the FatSecret Success Story Award goes to... Keld! Wink Much Love, My Friend... and hat's off to the Wife who inspires you!!! Well done to her as well!
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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 06:39
Fantastic... Well done Smile
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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 08:12

Very Happy All I can do is smile. Well done!Very Happy
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 08:25
Congratulations!!! Thanks for all your heartfelt and thoughtful posts during your journey. Knowing it can be done is inspiring to us all. Don't be a stranger - we need you. :- ) Joyce
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"You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step." Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 08:26
Half the man you used to be in the literal sense but I'd say you're probably twice the person you used to be- more confidence and no more pesky weight holding you back from doing whatever you want to do! It's been great following your journey to a healthy weight and I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you in the next few months on how to handle maintenance.

Congrats! You have every right to be proud!
- Natalie

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 08:41
Congratulations!! I love reading success stories like yours. It keeps me motivated. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 09:25
You are awesome, congratulations!!!!

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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 12:04
I got goose bumps reading this. There are not many people that can do what you did. Keld, you could place a big multi- billion dollar industry out of business! Smile You have showed that it can be done by being regimented, by working hard and by laying down your LAW and sticking to it. I wish you all the best in whatever new endeavours lay ahead of you, and fortunately for us here it is not the end of Keld. I applaud you for taking to time and trying to help your fellow man. You are indeed one of a kind.


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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 12:13
Wow...that is all I can! Congratulations, my friend on your well deserved reward...your HEALTH!! Now on to the next phase...maintenance, which I am sure you will have no problem with at all!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~


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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 12:15
WTG..and so glad your not leaving many do...Take care of you and your beautiful were made for each other...Surprised)
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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 12:59
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you.....and a pat on the back for your lovely wife for helping you on your journey. Thank you for being such an inspiration on here....and good luck on the journey for the rest of your life forward. Can't wait to hear all the good things that are coming to you Smile
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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 14:09
Excellent job. You are certainly an inspiration to many.
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Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 15:16
Congratulations - and thank you for setting the example for the rest of us.
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