Done – 80 Pounds Gone

Before and AfterYesterday, I stepped onto the scale, and I cried.  It read, 179.8.   “Thank you, Jesus,” I said.  I knew I couldn’t have done it on my own.  As of Dec. 19, 2013, I have lost 80.2 pounds

I’d resigned myself to being heavy. I can’t express to you how much better I feel, how much happier I am with my appearance, how much more energy I have.  I have changed.  I’m now a person who cares about being healthy – eating well, exercising – those things are important to me now.  They weren’t before.

My challenge now is one I don’t think I expected.  Ten months ago, I was a habitual overeater.  Since then, I’ve been on a diet.  I realized yesterday that I have to learn to eat normally because I’ve never done it before. I still need your support and prayers, but I am committed to being healthy.  I won’t be the guy I used to be.

Thank you.


Less Than 5 Pounds to Go!

Less than 5 pounds to go!Well, after the starch fest that is Thanksgiving (which we were blessed to spend with our friends the Mayers and their family), I didn’t expect to hit this milestone so soon, but as of today, I weigh 184.2 pounds. That’s 75.8 down and only 4.2 to go!

A year ago, I would never have thought I’d be at this weight ever again in my life. (I weighed 185 pounds in high school.) A year ago, I wasn’t even thinking about trying to get healthy! But then a friend pointed me to the app LoseIt!, and it’s ease of use gave me what I needed to get going.

I want to thank all of you who read this blog for continued prayers and support. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without you! Less than 5 pounds to go!

A HUGE Day: 60 Pounds Down!

60 Pounds Down!I’m a day late blogging it, but yesterday was most definitely a big day for me.  I weighed in at 199.8 pounds.  That’s 60.2 pounds below my starting weight in February, which is a milestone in and of itself.

The big news – for me at least – is that, for the first time since college (almost 20 years) I weigh less than 200 pounds.  Before I began this weight-loss journey, I’d never thought I’d see a weight that started with a “1” again.  But now, here I am, and I’m still going strong.

I thank God for giving me the strength to stay with this, and I thank you who read this for your continued encouragement and support.  I’m less than 20 pounds from my goal now.  It’s within reach, so I need your encouragement now more than ever.

The 55-Pound Mark

55 Pounds DownIt’s been a while since I posted here. There’s a lot going on in my world since the end of July – moving halfway across the country and starting a new job! That’s had an impact on my posting schedule and my ability to control what I’m eating.


I’ve finally gotten back on track and this week, I hit 205, bringing my total weight loss to 55 pounds. Today I’m at 204.6.

With the move, I missed posting an August progression photo, and I’m a little late for this month, but I hope to post one later today.

50 Pounds Baby!

50 pounds down!

50 pounds down!

Today is a big day! I’m down to 210 pounds – a total of 50 pounds down from my starting weight of 260 pounds in February!

After a couple weeks of hovering around 212/213 (during the whole process of moving our family from Texas to Maryland), I got back on track last week and dropped to 210.2 pounds.  This morning, I dropped that last 2/10 of a pound.

This puts me 2 pounds from the lowest weight I reached the last time I went on this weight-loss journey and 30 pounds from my ultimate goal weight of 180 pounds.