When I was in college, I weighed about 185/190lbs. I wasn’t super skinny or anything, but was a pretty normal size for someone 6’0″ tall. Soon after college (2000/2001), I started my first “professional” job… in other words, I sat on my butt all day. During my year or so there, I gained about 10/15lbs. After the .com bust (hooray!), I moved on to another job where I sat on my butt some more… 3 years more to be exact! By the time 2005 rolled around, I weighed about 270lbs. UGH!!
Fast-forward 3 years (to earlier this morning) and I officially weigh 198lbs. It’s the first time I’ve been under 200lbs in probably 6 years. Yes, I shed a tear or two. How did I lose 75+lbs? I walked a lot. Selling my car and living in a city helped force me to walk more, but that’s pretty much all I did… I walked a lot.
Before & After Photo
Left: Fall 1999 | Middle: July 2004 | Right: March 2008