Before and NOW pictures! (Read 22607 times)


    You all look amazing!  This is always the most inspiring thread!


    MM #2929


      Wes - before and after


      I started off at 248lbs a couple of years ago. Hit the elliptical to win a "Biggest Loser" contest at work by reaching 212lbs. Cha-ching $600 baby! Worked on it more to get below 200lbs. then started running this past Feb. 1 2012 to do my first 5k in March. I'm now up to 50 to 60 miles a week training for a full marathon Jan. 2013 and can't wait. My current weight is 181 - 185lbs.

      Count:	223 Activities
      Distance:	1,260.43 mi
      Time:	207:59:10 h:m:s
      Avg HR:	147 bpm
      Calories:	190,422 C
      Note: I don't yet have all my historical data uploaded to RunningAHEAD, 
      so the stats above don't match my records on this site. Big grin

        Congrats, Sid!  You look great!


        Consistently Slow

          Congrats, Sid!  You look great!



          Run until the trail runs out.

           SCHEDULE 2016--

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          unsolicited chatter


            Amazing changes, Sid. You look sooooo happy. I bet you feel like a million bucks.


            All the people who've posted their changes here should be so proud of themselves. It's a super-hard challenging thing to accomplish and you all have done it! Thanks for sharing your pics and stories with us.

            Go as long as you can, and then take another step.


            Kicking Asphalt for 2021

              Such amazing transformations. That hard work has definitely paid off!

              This is such a great thread!

              Half Fanatic #9292. 

                Awesome job everyone.  So inspiring

                Run, Walk, Crawl, just Finish.

                HF # 1189

                  This is easily my favorite thread on RA, but I hadn't dropped by in a while.  The hits just keep coming, the pictures are just amazing.  So great to see the commitment to change, keep up the great work ladies and gentlemen.

                  Greater Lowell Road Runners
                  Cry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!

                  May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.

                  Better I Leave



                    Here I am around my "unhealthiest heaviest (GAWD I hate this pic)...



                    Here I am today (actually in August) 40 lbs lighter/leaner, much healthier and completely off cholesterol and BP medications...


                      Wow - this thread is full of awesomeness!  Congratulations to all of you - never forget how amazing your accomplishments are.

                        Sid and Dave...amazing transformations. So inspiring.

                        Little Blue

                          Wow, what amazing transformations!  I love how, in some cases, the only thing that stays the same is the smile (Mrs. Dtothe2nd and Sid.)


                          Everyone looks so much younger!

                            I must say that this is one of my favorite threads. Good job everyone.




                              before and after


                              left is 2008, right is 2011.

                              running since 2010. PR: 5k 21:44, 10k - 44:33 42.2k - 3:51 2013 Goals 5k - sub 21:00, 10k - sub 45:00, 21.1k - 1:45, 42.2k - 3:20



                                Me at #180 lbs 3 years ago.



                                Me at #115 in October this year:


                                Pardon the stretched out post fat girl belly skin, but I worked hard to look like this. If it is hot, I will run sans shirt.


                                That is a LOT of air under those feet!


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