In December of 2010 I weighed 360 gross, obese pounds. I could not run, let alone walk to the curb of my driveway without difficulty breathing. I was in the worse shape imaginable. A year later I would get the shock of my life as I began my never ending battle with my blood pressure (looks to be genetics) and diabetes. In December of 2010 a friend at the time gave me a Football jersey as a present, size 4x and it fit perfectly. I snapped my first picture of that jersey in celebration of the wonderful gift. A few years later I went on this crazy fitness and weight loss journey and as my weight dropped and I got into better shape I continued to take a picture each year of me in the same football jersey.
This is just a quick post with the massive collage over the years wearing the same jersey. In the first picture, 2010 I was 360 pounds wearing a 52-56 inch waist pant. August 2012 was my first year of athletics and I had gotten down to a 48/50 inch waist pant and weighed closer to 300. Last year I got down to 290 and I was wearing a 46/48 pant. In the most recent picture I am close to 270 and I wear a very loose 42 inch pant. In the last two years I went from 320 (I did not document 360 to 320 but I started two years ago closer to 330) to 270 pounds and lost roughly 10 inches off my waist. Of course this is just the visual changes, but its obvious from this blog there have been fitness gains as well. All I can say its progress.
Til next time.