Welcome to here, where we share the achievements of genuine whether they’ve lost in excess of 100 pounds, further developed their wellbeing markers or ran their first mile (or all of the abovementioned), we love commending their diligent effort and commitment to accomplish their greatest objectives.
Today, we’re including Quiency Dugger, who lost a large portion of his body weight after a specialist’s visit brought about a cruel acknowledgment of his chronic frailty. At 440 pounds, Dugger wore size 54 jeans, a 6XL shirt, and he invested most of his energy playing computer games on the love seat. Today, the 225-pound Dugger practices six times each week, prepares the vast majority of his suppers at home, and has logged 15,000 miles of movement since beginning his excursion.
Complete NAME: Quiency Dugger
- AGE: 41
- Area: Decatur, Georgia
- OCCUPATION: Engineer
Beginning WEIGHT AND CURRENT WEIGHT:
- Beginning weight: 440 pounds
- Current weight: 225 pounds
In the event that YOUR JOURNEY WAS NOT SCALE-RELATED, WHAT WERE YOUR BEFORE AND AFTER METRICS? My excursion was certainly scale-related, however here are some non-scale features:
- Down from a size 14.5 ring to 10
- Down from a size 54 midsection to a 36/38
- Down a shoe size
- Down from 6XL T-shirt to a XL
WHEN DID YOU BEGIN YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNEY?
- December 25, 2011
WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND YOUR DESIRE TO MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE?
An assortment of elements, boss among them was the day (October 11, 2011) I went to my primary care physician for an actual test. At the point when I got on the scale, I weighed 440 pounds. I’d been overweight since I was around 9 years of age because of terrible eating routine and passionate injury (my folks’ separation and grandma’s passing occurred inside a brief time frame). My mother worked a pack to keep food on the table, so getting out to move around wasn’t a need.
Clarify YOUR LIFESTYLE BEFORE BEGINNING YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTH JOURNEY.
There was very little to it. I ate what I needed, practiced very little, and had tidbits and desserts constantly. Envision an understudy eating whatever, however I was in my 30s and not in school. I’d return home, sit on the love seat or before my PC and mess around in my vacation. There’s an inexpensive food burger joint up the slope from where I reside, so on the off chance that I got a hankering in the evening, I made the excursion.
I recollect one Saturday, specifically, where I requested an enormous pizza and ate it throughout the span of the day while sitting before my PC. I stayed there for over 14 hours, sitting idle however gaming.
HOW Could YOU LEARN ABOUT MYFITNESSPAL? For what reason DID YOU DECIDE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP?
A companion of mine from work was utilizing it and, pretty much, sold me on the ethics of the application. I figured it couldn’t damage to try it out. It costs nothing to join and utilize, so in the event that I don’t care for it, I’m not out everything except rather the time it takes to introduce and uninstall.
Enlighten US Regarding
It was incredible! I utilized the application initially to follow my food. Then, at that point, I saw the plans and such, and began discovering better ways of eating. I’ve additionally partaken in the in-application challenges en route. It was generally so cool to perceive how my food changed over the long run and how my activity chipped into my calorie admission. You’d be shocked the number of calories are hiding by not really trying to hide.
WHAT FEATURES WERE/ARE YOUR FAVORITE?
Certainly solid plans. Food history has additionally been fascinating as it truly showed me how I was eating. I love having the option to stay aware of my companions in the application so we can consider each other responsible for how well we’re doing on our separate excursions.
WHAT LESSONS/EDUCATION/REALIZATIONS DID MYFITNESSPAL HELP YOU ACHIEVE ALONG YOUR JOURNEY?
The greatest acknowledgment is that I can improve. It is really conceivable to practice good eating habits/better, and the food can taste great. Something you continually hear is “acceptable” versus “terrible” food, however in truth, food is energy. There are a few food sources that have more dietary benefit than others, and some of it is simply unfilled calories. However, every last bit of it is energy.
Nibbling is OK in the event that you prepare and segment out what you need as opposed to eating from the bundle. At the point when I go out to eat, I eat my sides first and afterward on the off chance that I can’t complete my dish, I’ll take it home and make a few sides to eat with it. At lunch and supper, I ensure there’s a green thing on my plate.
DID YOU FACE ANY CHALLENGES OR SETBACKS ALONG THE WAY?
I would at times level and in some cases it was extremely challenging to move off that level. So you work out like a beast and starve yourself, yet you notice the scale doesn’t drop or you even put on weight. That is genuinely disappointing! It’s not difficult to get into your head and self-damage.
HOW Could YOU STAY MOTIVATED THROUGHOUT YOUR JOURNEY?
I was helped colossally by getting in shape at around 10 pounds each month for eighteen months in a row. There was additionally a rivalry at work where I was monetarily propelled to win. Our organization would declare the champ by passing out a $1,000 curiously large curiosity check. I thought, “I lost 6 a bigger number of pounds than this buddy. Where’s my check?!?!?” So I entered, and when I at last came to the victors circle, I was down another 80 pounds.
I additionally glance back at my old pictures and tell myself, “I’ll never be there again.” I check out my present yield of photographs taken while I’m being dynamic, and I like the manner in which I look now.
To some degree. I actually read the blog entries and utilize the plans for motivation. I actually track my exercises, however I haven’t followed my food admission in some time.
How IS YOUR LIFESTYLE TODAY?
I practice 6+ days seven days for about 2–3 hours every day. I’ve taken up running, turning and weightlifting. I just got over my 15,000th lifetime mile as of September 24, 2021. I eat better compared to I used to, however will enjoy a periodic excursion to eat. On the off chance that I get a hankering for a hamburger and French fries, I’d sooner create them at home since I can handle the salt substance better and the food is for the most part preferable quality over what’s efficiently manufactured.
DID YOU REACH YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS/HEALTH GOAL?
I arrived at my first objective of 190 pounds lost in quite a while. I chose that sum on the grounds that my driver’s permit recorded my weight at 250 pounds since I was 16, yet I was at that point more than 300 pounds at 14. So I needed to say essentially that piece of my permit was valid. I arrived at my subsequent objective (a big part of my beginning weight) after around 5 1/2 years.
On the off chance that YOU COULD PROVIDE ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WAS JUST STARTING THEIR JOURNEY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The scale isn’t your companion, and consistency is basic! Since you are not shedding pounds doesn’t mean you are not thinning down. Muscle occupies less room. Make sure to stay with it! We put stock in you!