When you talk to people about adding lightness you always hear one thing:
"Why don't you just go on a diet and lose some weight yourself?"
They are right! There's no reason to fight for that last few ounces on the car when you are carrying around a spare tire with you all the time. Well, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and dropping 20 lbs. I'll keep this page updated with my progress.

Jan 2005 Update: It took me 17 months to drop the 20 pounds (actually, 21.5 pounds) but I've decided to keep going. I was pretty lazy at times on the weight loss but now I am back on track. I've started lifting weights (you can see my arm is a little more defined in the last picture) as well as running. I've lost the weight with excersise and by using the Weight Watcher's Winning Points system and it is working out very well. My car is probably 70# heavier than what it once was (I'll put up a page on the weight gain soon) so my 20# loss should help out some.

Jan 2008 Update: Well, it took me three years to gain back all that I lost PLUS another 10 pounds. I've started taking it off again but progress is much slower. I had to stop jogging due to my bad knees and I sold the weight bench and treadmill to make room for a home office for my my. Yeah, I know! Like my Cross-Country coach used to say in High School "That's your first excuse!" Hopefully I'll end up getting back down in the 150's because the 170's are just too hard to deal with!

Here's me on 8/18/03 @ 162.5#:

Here's me on 1/30/05 @ 141.0#









Some links about the weight loss program I use:
Points List
Inspirational Info
More Points Info


Pictures showing the progression:

Here's me on 8/18/03 @ 162.5#:



Here's me on 6/4/04 @ 151.0#



Here's me on 1/30/05 @ 141.0#