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16 Things You Experience After Losing 50+ Pounds

You're doing it wrong if you don't act out the Rocky steps scene at least once.

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Hi, I'm Dan. If you met me today, you'd assume I've always been fairly sleek and slender like I am now. Well, you'd be wrong.

Turn back the clock five years ago and I was 85 pounds heavier than I am now. The main reason I personally wanted to lose weight was so I could live a much healthier lifestyle. However, once the extra baggage began to fall off, I soon discovered that there were a lot more benefits than I could have ever imagined.
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Turn back the clock five years ago and I was 85 pounds heavier than I am now. The main reason I personally wanted to lose weight was so I could live a much healthier lifestyle. However, once the extra baggage began to fall off, I soon discovered that there were a lot more benefits than I could have ever imagined.

1. You may expect to see yourself posing in front of mirrors a lot more often.

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Given that you'll be fitting into a lot more clothes and have more choices of attire, don't be surprised to find yourself doing some celebratory poses in front of fitting room mirrors.

2. And you'll achieve what you once thought was probably impossible: Being able to fit into a pair of skinny jeans.

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3. You can walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like you've just climbed Everest.

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All that huffing and puffing while making your way upstairs will be a distant memory.

4. Speaking of stairs, you're doing it wrong if you don't act out the Rocky steps scene at least once.

Move over Stallone, there's a new fitness fanatic on the block.
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Move over Stallone, there's a new fitness fanatic on the block.

5. However, expensive gym memberships aren't necessary.

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Your local gym charging you too much money for a membership? Fear not – head outside and go for a run.

6. The motivation needed to keep fit can be found in unusual places.

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Man's best friend could be all the encouragement you need to get up off your backside.

7. It's not necessary to give up junk food completely.

Everything is okay in moderation, so the crisps and chocolate don't have to be strictly off-limits.
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Everything is okay in moderation, so the crisps and chocolate don't have to be strictly off-limits.

8. However the constant offering of treats can get annoying.

Yes, it is frustrating when you're trying to keep the weight off and your colleagues in the office are constantly putting cake in front of you, but, y'know, decline in a polite way.
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Yes, it is frustrating when you're trying to keep the weight off and your colleagues in the office are constantly putting cake in front of you, but, y'know, decline in a polite way.

9. Sugar-free food and drink can taste just as good.

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10. The only people who'll be disappointed in your newfound health habits are your local takeaway staff.

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11. You might discover dance moves you never knew you had.

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Lose enough weight and prepare to release your inner boogie on a night out.

12. You probably also discover that your neck and cheekbones DO still exist.

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It's actually like you've been wearing a mask this whole time.

13. Your wardrobe will soon be full of new clothes.

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There's nothing like joyous feeling of being able to wear more work dresses and tailor-made suits.

14. Laying in the bath could actually become comfortable again.

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You can now lie down and have a wash without worrying about creating a mini-tsunami in your home.

15. You may start feeling a lot more confident out in public.

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16. Of course, while there are plenty of benefits to losing weight, always remember: Size doesn't matter.

All that matters is that you love yourself and you're happy. Everyone is different. Everyone is unique.
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All that matters is that you love yourself and you're happy. Everyone is different. Everyone is unique.