Ok, lets start with some pics. Man, I didn't realize how difficult this would be until you take pics of yourself and then realize you wish you looked better - right before you upload them to post them on the world wide web - lol! I guess I look much better than I did at 212#... and I'm writing this journal to help keep me on track to reach for higher goals - so hear goes.
The two 'before' pics I'm gonna post are the best representaions I have of what I've looked like for the 10-12 years pre 2011.... seems I was camera shy as a fat ass, but I'm pretty sure I'm above 200# in both.
The swimming pic is from August 2004 and the New Orleans pic is from February 2007. The bottom 2 pics are from after work today - no pump, but both ab flexed.