I'm not half the man I used to be...

I'm about 3/4 what I used to be. I recently finished the 20/20 weight management program of which Microsoft pays a large portion of. I started the Monday before Thanksgiving (why oh why did I not start after Thanksgiving) and just recently finished at the end of May. It was a 27 week program consisting of trainer sessions, a personal dietician, psychologist, small group meetings and regular doctor visits. I started at 262 pounds and wittled down to a fit 198 pounds (that's 64 pounds!). In that time I ran a race, climbed a mountain and pushed myself to run 11.6 miles one sunny Saturday.

The cool thing is, I refused to see a lot of my family and friends during the time waiting instead to surprise them on Memorial Day. In fact, all I told them was that I have an announcement to make and want to meet them at my mothers house in Long Beach, WA. The look on everyone's face was priceless.

I also decided to throw together a video (and by "throw together" I literally mean it. The quality isn't that great). I just finished uploading it to iFilm. Take a look if you're interested.


Feel free to comment/email and I'll provide more details on what I went through.