15 December 2005
31 August 2005
Here I am with my oldest daughter Sandis in August of 2005. I am down 66 lbs at this point. People have finally started noticing my weight loss, or more likely are now sure enough about to bring it up to me. I already feel like a new man by this time. I am out walking 6-10 miles a week. I've bought some new clothes, but not many. I'm going through sizes fast enough new clothes wouldn't last long. Mostly I'm digging into old clothes I never threw away, but never really thought I'd wear again either.
08 March 2005
That's the old me. Big Brian. In the neighborhood of 340 lbs! The top picture was taken at a Colorado Rockies game in September 2004. The first picture below was taken in December 2004 while we were cutting our Christmas tree. The third picture isn't really a before picture, can you believe I had already lost about 25 lbs at that point! Wow. At the end of 2004 I was wearing size 48 pants and XXXL shirts. In March 2005 I joined Weight Watchers. I went in looking for help in losing weight because I had no idea how to -- it was the first time in my life that I had tried to lose weight. What I found was not a "diet" though, it was a change in lifestyle. A diet is something that you are someday finished with. I plan on eating and acting healthy for the rest of my life. I'm done being Big Brian. In addition to the support of Weight Watchers, I could not have accomplished any of this without the support of my wife Shawn who started this journey with me.