Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SO proud of you!

As we come upon our six year anniversary, I look back on this time last year...if you haven't read my entire weight-loss story, its coming VERY soon but I wanted to share my husband's story of finding a healthy lifestyle
and his weight-loss journey over the past year!
Let's see...
how about a before pic to start things off ?!?
This picture below was taken December 2009!


and THIS picture was Christmas 2010, just a few weeks ago :)
To say I am proud of him, is not even enough!! Nope, not even close to enough!
He is my life, my soul mate, he completes my life and is also my best friend!!
I have been in love with this man for 10 years
and happily married to him for ALMOST six years!
(it'll be six years on the 15th of Jan!)
We have had our ups and downs, had two beautiful boys together but weight-loss is something we've both struggled with for most of our lives. When I changed my major back in college, and when I found my new way of life, I met my husband. We both worked out daily, ate fairly healthy-I ate extremely healthy, but he lived an overall healthy lifestyle. When our first son was born in Nov 2006, his weight sort of went out of control. He was gaining weight, not really sure where to begin on the weight loss journey...that was until last year at this time. Something seemed to click with him, something snapped and he said he wasn't going to live that way any longer. He started exercising alongside ME, eating everything that I cooked and I began cooking more healthy than EVER...I noticed a change in him right away! Almost immediately.
His attitude was more confident, he was more active with our boys...
it was so great to watch the man that I love, changing his life!
I am proud to say he has lost 95lbs to date!
He runs about 8-10 miles twice a week, and 3-4 miles on the other days.
He went from a size 42 waistline to a very healthy, 34!
I could not be more proud of him, I love him no matter what his weight and health, but I am SO happy that he made these changes for our family. He's a happy man, full of energy and life. I L.O.V.E to watch our four year old, wanting to run with Daddy, wanting to play football with Daddy, being active with his Daddy. It puts a smile on my face each and every day!
I love you, Brandon...you are my world, my best friend
and I am SO proud of you! Happy Anniversary too...
here's to the rest of our lives together!

*We are going to celebrate with dinner tonight,
since he works for our actual anniversary.
I'll try and take a great pic of the two of you together...
we haven't done that lately!

14 comments:

April Westerhold said...

Wow that is amazing!

Brittany Nolan said...

that is great!!! good for him!!!

Hannah said...

This is amazing! It makes me get teary eyed because my hubby has done the same thing and it really makes a difference in not just their lives but everyone around them. Like you my husband is my soulmate and best friend and to know we are going to have are men around longer and have happier more confidant men because of the healthy lifestyle choices is just awesome!
I can't wait to read your story!

Mommy Minded said...

Awesome!

Mommy Minded said...

Happy early anniversay! And I cant wait to read your story too!

Heather said...

What a great story!!! You must be so proud of him!

cooperl788 said...

Happy Anniversary! It's no wonder you're so proud of him; what an amazing story!

Mandee said...

Wow, now that's progress! My hubby travels a lot, which means he eats out a lot, and he is slowly starting to see a change. I'm hoping to get him exercising alongside me. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story. :)

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Six years is great! Keep on truckin'! Congrats to both you and your spousal unit!

Here's to many more!

Julie and Clay Ciomperlik said...

WOW! That's amazing. Definitely something to be proud ouf.

Xenia said...

Wow, what a difference! No wonder you're so proud, that is such an impressive accomplishment!

Happy Anniversary!!

TV's Take said...

Happy Anniversary and so so cool! Those before and afters really say something. Looks like you guys make a great team as a family and work out buddies. I just read on MSN that a couple that plays together stays together so you guys are in it to win it. Have a great dinner!!!!

Annette said...

Happy anniversary Marissa! Congratulations to your husband...my husband always goes in cycles from eating healthy to unhealthy...I hope one day I can help him with a lifestyle change once and for all.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is amazing!