Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Not to toot my own horn....but,

I was looking the pictures of me, kristy, and the kids at the zoo from a few days ago and it reminded me of our trip last October. Looking at those pictures I couldnt believe how much the kids have grown from then to now and how good Kristy looked both then and now and then I saw some pictures of me. Holy crap I was gigantic.

When I met Kristy I weighed 225 pounds and was fairly athletic and in 5 short years i had pretty much stopped excersizing and weighed almost 310 pounds. I cant even explain to you the love and respect I have for my wife who loved me unconditionally and never said a word about my weight. All she ever told me was "I love you and if you are happy with the way you look thats all that matters." Well I wasnt happy so a few dietary changes and a set workout schedule took me from 310 pounds to 230 pounds. And while that is awesome and one of the hardest things I have ever done the person that reserves real credit is my wife. I don't know any.. ANY.. guy who could watch their wife gain 80 pounds and not call them out. It takes a strong person to loose 80 pounds but it takes a remarkable person behind that person to quietly motivate them to make their life better both physically and mentally.
I love you honey and you make me want to be a better person and even if I dont always make you feel that way please forgive me and I will try harder.
these 2 pictures are me in october of '07.
and this is me now! My dome is still big but at least now its not huge.


Kristy said...

You are the same person that I fell in love with 5 1/2 years ago. No matter how much weight you gain or lose, you are still the same person to hold me when I'm sad, rejoice when I'm happy, and be there for everything in between. And remember...you loved me even when I was fat too :0) I love you!

pclongfield said...

Moose...we are very proud of the weight loss...congratulations.
We are also very proud of the people you two have become, strong christians, wonderful parents, and great people. Thank you both for letting us be a part of your lives.
love, mom & dad L.