Before and NOW pictures! (Read 22607 times)

    I just went through this whole thread and WOW! Sooo impressed with everyone's hard work and dedication.  And inspired!

    Current PRs:  Half-marathon: 2:04:46 (Nov. 2013) /10k: 55:01 (Oct. 2013)/ 5K: 25:40 (Dec. 2013)


    Upcoming races:  5k Jan. 25, 2013

                                  Half marathon Feb. 23, 2014

    on my way to badass

      Just wow. I can't wait to post mine (that is few months down the road).

      Still waiting for the perfect race picture. 5K PR-33:52 , 10K PR 1:11:16, First HM 2:42:28

      old woman w/hobby





        delicate flower

          200 pound beer drinking fatty (2011).





          150 pound runner (2013).  It took me six months to lose the weight.




            I had to go back and search through a few "before" pictures to find one that showed that I really was overweight because I always wore baggy clothes and avoided getting my picture taken if at all possible.


            Here's one I found that shows me at about my heaviest.  I got close to 250lbs a couple times.  This was on our 10 year anniversary vacation.


            10 year anniversary


            And this was at the finish of my most recent half marathon.



            It's been 10 years since the earlier picture, but I was about 245 lbs in the summer of 2010 when I started running to get in shape for hunting and have just slowly lost the weight over the last 3 years.  We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this summer and I am holding right around 200 lbs now.  Even broke the 200 lbs barrier a couple times this fall (barely) but I'm at 203 right now.  That's the lightest I've weighed since my Sophomore year of college.


            Hoping to keep it that way and running sure has been working for me from that perspective.

            Age: 50 Weight: 224 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)

            Current PR's:  Mara 3:14:36* (2017); HM 1:36:13 (2017); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:12 (2016)

            No Talent Drips

              Oh, it's been a LONG time...but funny to look back. I didn't start running until I was 30. Here is my college before (200+lbs, 5'10", 6'5" with the fro):


              And a recent post race shot...traded the smokes for hardware (165ish):

               Dei Gratia



                No. Way.

                No Talent Drips

                  Way. Alas.

                   Dei Gratia


                    I'm home and bored today.


                    From 206 lb hockey playin' that guy (2nd from right)...




                    To 160 lb idiot (middle):


                    Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
                    We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes

                      Fantastic Kevin!


                      Proboscis Colossus

                        Haven't been paying that much attention to this thread, but wow!  Lots of big changes...good job, everyone!


                        I'll contribute...


                        In Disneyworld with DW in 2007 (poor lighting, but you can tell.  You can definitely tell.):





                        ...and at the finish of the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon in Las Colinas in 2013:


                        "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                          Great stuff!  This thread never disappoints.  Well done everyone.

                          5/15/21 Endure 12-hour, CO

                          6/5/21 Rucky Chucky 50k, CA

                          7/10/21 Beaverhead 100k, ID


                          Kicking Asphalt for 2021

                            Great stuff!  This thread never disappoints.  Well done everyone.


                            x2. Hard work pays off!

                            Half Fanatic #9292. 


                              Everyone looks so young and beautiful. 

                              Running is indeed good for the eyes.

                              Run n Drum

                                Six years ago, sporting close to 240 lbs.



                                And now, down around 173.