Show Off the Fat and Go Shirtless at 284 Lbs


That’s right. I go shirtless. I made this video back in July and haven’t gotten around to posting it. But I figured I’d do it since NO ONE is going shirtless in the weight loss blog world until AFTER they have lost the weight, and that includes Muata!!!


So..there it goes. I went shirtless at 284 lbs DURING my weight loss journey. The video pretty much speaks for itself…


About the Author

My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. phelpsvjNo Gravatar says:

    have you seen this guy? he goes shirtless every week!

  2. i think you are very smart and you are 100% right your a very smart person we need more ppl like you in this world

  3. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    omg.. im 190 lbs and i think im already too fat. thanks for the motivation. πŸ˜‰

  4. Rex HarrisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Israel, your challenge has been answered. I posted a video is response to yours on YouTube and have also shared the challenge on my blog! is an amazing project man, I look forward to seeing and hearing more from you.



  5. Clifford.DNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Israel this is very courageous of you to do this. I see that you’re a very confident and competitive man keep up the good work with those motivation videos. People might laugh to this but they wont later because hard work pays off.

  6. Dr. KalNo Gravatar says:

    You just wanted to show off your tattoos.

    Strong work! You’ll be under 250 in no time.

    However, when you get to your goal, buy some new clothes. I think those pants are already a little too big for you. πŸ˜‰

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  8. couchSpudNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for your honesty. This is quite an inspiration!

  9. KaiNo Gravatar says:

    Good job on your progress! I have very little bit of fat to lose to achieve six pack abs, but reading your blog and watching your videos motivate me to push myself a lot harder. Keep it up!

  10. YobigmikeNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, you’re working it!! I know you have to feel good from where u began to the present…..

  11. SaraNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, I think you look good for a 284-pounder. At least you’re fit. Continue reaching you’re goal and show us your next video.

  12. TanyaNo Gravatar says:

    You really took off your shirt.. great courage there!! It’s good that you feel good about yourself. It keeps other guys out there motivated!

  13. ShawnNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Good for you! That takes some guts!

  14. Matt O.No Gravatar says:

    Exercising is still the very best way you can do to loss weight in a healthier way, as well.

  15. weldone bro, takes some b*lls to do that.

  16. JaneNo Gravatar says:

    Good Job keep it up(keep the weight down lol)

  17. Why does it always have to be “it’s hard to lose weight”, when I find it very hard to gain weight. I’m a 115-lbs woman who did all my best to gain some weight. Many people envy my body, but I hate it actually.

  18. Mr. MeltdownNo Gravatar says:

    Way to go Israel! You are keeping me motivated on my journey so keep up the great work!

  19. Well done mate. That took some real courage. Keep it up!

  20. VanessaCyrusNo Gravatar says:

    You are on a good start though:) Keep it up!

  21. ehraNo Gravatar says:

    Waaa…….this is really something .I mean how can you do that in just a span of time? Keep it up dude wish my cousin can have that skills as you have she really likes to lose weight fast

  22. I want to loose 30 Lbs too, can you suggest some diet for it?

  23. Gabriel WuNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sure if you saw the spirit and believe in yourself, your diet program will work. Success, yes, this video can motivate people who want to diet.

  24. JayLossNo Gravatar says:

    Brave, I have before pictures set for my blog.. but I’ll post them as you say, after the weight is off. I’m at 249 right now, down from my all time high of 336.. I’m getting there. My goal is to get to 200 and then I think I’ll just maintain there. I think I can get there in 6 months or so.

    One day at a time.. πŸ™‚


  25. Amanda BahaiNo Gravatar says:

    congratulations for your hard work for you to lose weight like this, therefore you remember the cause of overweight and you do not damage your success is by eating fatty foods and exercise to keep the body healthy.

  26. Stumbled across your site, great work man! I’m a personal trainer in Toronto, and my clients would love to hear your story.

    Keep it real,

    Sebastien Rahman
    Certified Personal Trainer

  27. I extend my hand to you on what you posted. How’s your weight loss program doing right now? The last I read was about 70 lbs. You’re on your way! Just continue on eating healthy food and you’ll be getting great results. Again, congratulations.

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