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Behind The Scenes by DiamonEyes Behind The Scenes by DiamonEyes
A photo of me when I was 23 years old, and only around 97 pounds. After a very close call with death, I changed my whole lifestyle around and decided to actually take care of my health for a change. For comparison here's me now at 31 and 170 pounds:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like old you, very handsome and wiry.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
:icondaawplz: Thank you! Too bad that the old me was played with health problems and depression. :( But I'm more happy where I am now. :nod:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well then, that is all that matters
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endless-spirit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is different!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
VERY different :nod:
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ElementaryDearWatson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Might I ask, what happened for you to change your life around so much? Hope I'm not being impersonal.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Of course I'll answer this question :D I was abusing myself by not eating right and putting work before anything else in my life, and it caught up to me. I ended up emaciated and almost died during this period in my life. I knew I had to change something drastically and i turned my whole life around :nod:
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ElementaryDearWatson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would say its awful to hear what happened previously in your life (which it is), but that because of those events which inspired you to change your life into something which you now seem to so much enjoy, well, I cant be anything but happy for you. :)

I'd love you know your training regime, it must be a killer!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I work out with :iconsteinzupancic: for about 3 hours 5 days a week :nod:
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tntrekabulator Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
you were under 100 pounds then? o.O
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:nod: I was in and out of the hospital back then too :( That's why I decided to totally change my life around.
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tntrekabulator Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
oh o.O what from?
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Extreme malnourishment and painkiller issues :(
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tntrekabulator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
I see, well I'm glad you got much healthier :)
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Sandra-Cristhina Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:faint: That's quite a change congrats:clap:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
It definitely has been a journey :nod:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
glad you decided to make a change luv. dA wouldn't be the same without ya :iconkissmote:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
:icondawwwwplz:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconteheplz:
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crochetamommy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. what a change. and sounds like one for the better! :)
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Thank you so much! :hug: And yes, indeed for the better :D
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crochetamommy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome! that is so wonderful to read that it is for the better! :)

~hazel
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Holy shit, man! That's quite a change! Any tips for someone who's trying to get in shape?
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:lmao: Thankz! :D Yes, the biggest tip I can give for people wanting to make a change like this is to really just start out by re-thinking the way you live. Get on a diet that give you plenty of protein. Also don't be afraid to put on a bit of weight if you're worried about being skinny (like I was in this time period). You need weight to be able to excursus properly. And the most important part, donb't ever feel nervous about working out at a gym, or in public places. Everyone there is doing the same as you want. We're all working to get a beetr body :nod: This is a good place to start! :D
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Right on. :D Yeah, like you a (judging from a previous post), I've always struggled to put on weight. Having an overkill metabolism has it's perks, I guess, but not for weight building. Did you just start into a general workout or did you have a specific routine?
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
AHH! Yes a very specific routine. :nod: The single largest issue was my weight. I lose weight very easily and it was VERY hard to gain weight. :icontantrumplz: My first step was the whole "protein up". Eat a meal, and no matter how full I felt I was, I'd take a protein shake. EXPANDING my stomach was the TOUGHEST thing. :fear: And here's the big one when it comes to working out. LIMIT cardio exercise if ya wanna get "big". :nod: Go straight for the free weights. I only do cardio 1 or 2 days out of the week. That's good for staying slim, but If ya wanna get "buff" or "big" go straight to lifting :strong:
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LiamTown Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
:shocked: Ha, you're the first person whose told me to cut out cardio. I tried the protein shake for awhile and loaded 'em up with peanut butter, but burnt out on them after drinking way too many. It did seem to help though. I definitely need to get back into lifting :strong: , I've been doing a shit-ton of pull/push-ups and they've been making me more lean, not less. Props on following through with a major life-change, it's a damn tricky thing to do.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Yeah, it's totally helpful too. It makes sense when ya put the science behind the cardio as well. :nod: You burn off the energy most with cardio, so if you begin a day with cardio and then go to lifting most of protein has already been burned with the cardio :nod: So definitely go straight to lifting. At maximum I do 2 days of cardio :nod: It worked for me so far :D You'll pumped up big time very soon! :strong:
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I can't believe that's you. Younger brother, sure, but you? No way, not even an 8 year younger you.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Yup this is me when I was 23. I had been like that for my entire life (severely underweight), So even up till now, when I look in the mirror, I still see THIS version of in the reflection (the emaciated version) :nod:
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Well mate, it shows an amazing amount of strength that you could change yourself and your life for the better. And if you ever revert back to that I'm gonna bitch slap you. :iconwarningplz:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
THANK YOU!!! :iconkissingplz:
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Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an inspiration you are to others who are going through troubled times in their lives. It speaks volumes about the strength of character you have that you have turned yourself around from a sad, troubled and obviously lost young man into the person you are today. I wish I could give you the biggest hug in person but it'll just have to be a cyber one - :tighthug: :iconmonkeykissplz::
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:icondaawplz: YOU are way too wonderful of a person. Thank you so much for your kind and honest comment. :iconkissingplz:
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool,cool cool cool:peace:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:bow:
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I never realized how skinny you used to be. Now you're all muscle! :iconbadassplz: Crazy. I'm glad you started taking care of yourself, man. I'm close to the size of you in this picture, but I'm 45-50 pounds heavier and 4-5" taller. I guess that makes me underweight still... I've always struggled with maintaining a healthy weight and diet though.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Oh wow! Really? Yeah, my problem is with weight lOSS. I lose weight very fast, so I have to REALLY push it to put on the weight :eyepopping:
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too! My weight has stayed the same for years. I can gain a few pounds if I really try, but turn around in lose it within a few weeks no problem. Lifting weight at work and walking 8 miles a day definitely helps!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
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:iconflexplz:
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao: I wish!

DUDE, enter my small contest posted in my journal. Premium membership will be handed out regardless of whether or not my slacking ass draws something decent enough to post. :rofl:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
:iconwowplz: I'll go see that right now :sprint:
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do! :strip:
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Looks like the "Girl Hair Club" is choosing the same image for your challenge!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional
cool
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:bow:
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kittykatdramaqueen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I wanna b that skinny
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:rofl:
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kittykatdramaqueen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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Immortalium Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. You looked completely different. Definitely a complete change. Also, cool colors.
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