Well here are my original before and after photos. The picture on the left (your left) was taken back in February of 2007 when I was 205 lbs and my waist measured 42 inches around. The picture on the right was taken on June 6th of 2007 when I weighed in at 169.2 lbs and my waist measured 34 1/2 inches.
Well how am I doing about a year later? Well I stayed around 169 from June through December. But the holidays hit and I returned to my poor eating habits. I ignored my own advice and spiraled a bit down into a funk, ate more unhealthy food, and exercised much less discipline over my food and exercise choices. My only saving grace was that I never stopped going to the gym three days a week and lifting heavy weights with a high level of intensity.
So here is what I look like now.
As you can see from the above photo I’ve added some of the weight back on. As of today (May 27th, 2008) I weigh about 184 lbs and my waist measures approximately 36 1/2 inches. Despite the 2 inches that have returned to my waist line, my blood pressure is better today (112/61), my resting heart rate has improved (64 bpm) and I’ve added an inch or more of muscle mass to shoulders and chest, and half and inch to my arms and legs.
For those who want the best possible comparison I’ve also included all three cropped photos showing torso only. First, February 2007:
Now June, 2007
And last, my current (May 27th, 2008) photo:
What do you think? Major regression or just a bump in the road?