Day 1. Weigh In.

An eye opener. I stepped on the scales at a friends place, and was shocked to see those digital numbers appear.

I wrestled 148 and 153 in high school.

I was 166 in the military. While in, I got sick and my weight fell to 136.

I remember the day I hit 171, that was a surprise.

2007: Marriage; 166. Happiness; 175. College; 180. Birth of my son; around 200. More school; 220. P90X; 236, dropped to 202! More school; 205. Birth of my daughter; 210. Graduation from college; 215. Stay-at-home-dad; 220. Somewhere between there and Jan 11th, 2013; 250 (with shoes, wallet, jeans, shirt, and just eaten dinner).

Weigh in is between 6-8pm. I will post photos afterwards. Here are some from before... many many pounds before today.

Today. January 12th, 2013. I enter a weight loss competition, potentially three by Tuesday.

This is for me. This is for my wife. This is for my son. This is for my daughter. This is for my health. This is for happiness and joy to be found in photos... once again.

250 lbs is 84 lbs heavier than I was when I met my sweet bride. 
In 84 days, 12 weeks. I want me back.

Motivation and determination comes in many forms. 
This is my journey.


  1. Swart- This is awesome! I look forward to following, sharing, engaging, and supporting during your journey! Let me know if I can do anything to help. :)

    1. Thanks Shanna! I appreciate it! And all of your support. I never imagined myself getting this way, but I know me and I know that I can do what I put my mind to. I'm committed to making some changes. Some BIG ones!