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How to lose 192 pounds in 7 seconds

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Spin me right round, baby

I was born weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces, but eventually tipped the scales at 372 pounds before losing almost 200 pounds through diet and exercise. I am a designer/programmer/geek, so I couldn’t resist making 3-D interactive objects of myself during the weight loss progress. Every few months I took pictures of myself from several angles, dropped them into a Flash component I created, and wham, bam – you can check out my fat ass from 8 different directions. Click and drag any image of me below to spin me right round, like a record, baby. You can make your own 3-D progress photos by using this tutorial.

If you don’t have Flash installed in your web browser, you can view my far less cool images only progress page.

Fancy Dress Editions

These images weren’t part of my regularly scheduled weigh-ins. THey are just pictures of me all prettied up for some weddings.

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Graph

Below is a graph of my weight loss from January 2005 to March 2007. The purple line represents my actual weight and the red line represents the rate of loss I was aiming for.

Weight-loss graph

Click on the graph for a larger image.

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Stats

Height: 5’9″

Starting Weigh-in: 372 lbs
Final Weigh-in: 179 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 180 lbs
Total Loss: 193 lbs

Starting BMI: 54.9
Final BMI: 26.4
BMI Lost: 28.5

Percent Weight Lost: 51.9%

Fastest Mile: 9:30
Fastest 5K: 31:17
Fastest 10K: 1:07:00
Fastest 15K: 1:45:14
Fastest Half-Marathon: 2:33:26

Final update: 7-2-08
Mission accomplished!

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Man looking into telescope

Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.

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