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by Russ T., design manager from New York City, United States

31 comments · 4 · December 29, 2010


Russ T - H&M Grey Fedora, H&M Blue Checked Shirt, Levi's® Burgundy Skinnies, Adidas Silver - WhenYou'reSmilingTheWholeWorldSmilesWithYou
  1. grey fedora


    , in H&M Fedoras
  2. blue checked shirt


    , in H&M Checkered Shirts
  3. burgundy skinnies


    , in Levi's® Pants
  4. silver adidas


    , in Adidas Sneakers

Don't know if anyone reads these things, but in case anyone does, I have to express my gratitide for Lookbook, and all the stylish cool people that post their photos and style.

I am so happy lately.

Since getting an invite to join up from a really stylish young man in the Summer of 2009, I've used Lookbook as inspiration to get my self together and lose weight, and get in shape. Since that summer I've lost 175 pounds of unwanted fat and also gotten in the best shape of my life.

Yes, that was NOT a typo. 175 POUNDS of fat gone.
I still have some more to lose, but for the first time in a long time, I feel like a normal sized human being and it feels so great.

Thanks to everyone who ever hyped me or posted a nice comment.
It really kept me going, and pushed me to keep working hard.

I love lookbook and love you all too.

Big love,

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Comments (31)

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Gianni Sarracino
Congrats Russ! WHen you want something in your mind, everything is possible!
you're GREAT!
Russ T
Thank you.
YOU are an inspiration!
John Ramsdale
I'm well impressed! I'm just trying to lose a few pounds - my 'beer gut' and it's so hard to do even though I workout 3 times a week. You look great mate and I love those burgundy jeans and the hat - I wish it'd suit me!
Russ T
Thanks John!
I got the burgundy Levi's skinnies the other day.
Now that I can finally fit into skinnies they're great incentive to keep losing more. They really are flattering.
If you're having trouble losing weight when you're working out 3x a week, I suggest 2 things:
1. Change your workout completley.
2. Start weighing and measuring everything you eat so you are eating the correct portion sizes. Be REALLY super strict and eat 6 small meals a day instead of 3 normal sized.
Those 2 things might make all the difference.
Good luck!
John Ramsdale
Cheers Russ, I love skinnes but as a naturally 'skinny' person now I have a 'beer gut' they just don't look right, I'll try your suggestions see if I can lose those few pounds to look a bit more 'in balance' and 'flatter' again, really do love those burgundy ones - I'm affraid I usully stick to blue or black denim - maybe 2011 i will be more adventurouse maybe even try a hat or two!! cheers john xx
Poppy J
You look incredible! what an amazing journey you've been on and it's documented here on lookbook which is so inspiring! Keep posting, your style rocks and your determination is to be envied.
Russ T
Thank you Poppy!
I don't think I could stop posting if I wanted to.
It's addicting!
Guy Hawkes
Wow! What a story. You look fab! Well done sir. I look forward to many more looks! LB Should do a 'beyond the hype' on you!
Russ T
Hey that would be amazing if LB would do that....
LB are you listening? lol.
Thanks for the compliments Guy.
It means alot to me!
Henrik T
The outfit is great! I love the skinnies and the shirt, though I don't really know about the sneakers, I guess it's a matter of taste, but it's eye-catching in a good way! :)
Russ T
Thanks Henrik.
I chose the sneaks because they have the same color stripe as the skinnies.
Plus I love sneakers more than any other type of footwear.
Amy Isabella
I love this look- hyped!!! btw you are an inspiration to people- well done for losing the weight, you should feel proud!!! :)
Russ T
Thanks Amy.
If someone can be inspired by me, that would be great.
Everyone on LB inspires me. Everytime I see people put so much effort into their styles it makes me want to do the same for what I wear and how I take care of myself.
Lea ...
oh i your trousers.great colour and great combination.
Joel Heumann
I'm digging the outfit, great use of color, and the testimonial is even better! congratulations, man.


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