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The difference a year makes Part I

Anna and I went to our company party a couple of weekends ago, and I finally got the picture!  Thought it would be fun to compare the two, as our company party happened around that same time both years.  Wow, what a difference.  Well mostly.  Anna's still beautiful!  And I've lost almost 125 pounds.  Wow.  Just.  Wow.  I can't wait to see what we'll look like in January 2011!  (Oh, and if you couldn't tell, the left is from 2009; the right is from 2010)

Challenge Challenges:
South Beach Steve: Tabata Jacks
Call Me Ishmael: Double Crunches
Anonymous: Jumping Rope
Kimberley: Swimming Pool
Josie: Yoga
Shelli Belly: Kettlebells

There's still time to put me to work. Add a comment
here until I hit my goal. You can add a new one every day!


Challenge Challenge: 50 Double Crunches (those were tough)
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
30 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

3- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
2- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
3- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
2 set of 2- 60 second planks
4 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
180 sit ups
Walk 11 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Weekly Calories:
Saturday: 2,150 Calories
Sunday: 2,000 Calories
Monday: 1,485 Calories
Tuesday: 1,750 Calories
Wednesday: 1,950 Calories
Thursday: 1,980 Calories

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  Call Me Ishmael

February 5, 2010 at 6:27 AM

Hey Beej,

Awesome pic! You look smashing. And I like Anna's longer hair -- although you are right, she's totally adorable either way. I think you might have to update your profile descrip now. It says you're Beej, you're 29, you're Christian and you're fat. One (or maybe two, if you had a birthday last year) of those statements is no longer true. Right?

So I am loving this challenge thing, which is totally lazy of me because I am enjoying sending you all the things I pretend I can do! Here's the ultimate smackdown, baby (appropriately set to Russian girl band music): The BW Matrix.

This girl's got great form, watch her knees and hips and you'll see how in line she stays (only flaw is at the end during her jumps; the left foot strays outward a little, very bad for women, who are prone to rip knees that way. and yes, I critiqued her from my couch while sipping coffee, cuz I'm a hypocrite). But seriously, I would only want you to do this challenge if you are ok with it, and at your own pace. It's not for anyone with a knee or lower body joint issues. So, this is a challenge only if you feel you won't get hurt doing it. More than happy to find you another one if you don't like this one.


February 5, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Man Ish, not sure if this was supposed to be a challenge or punishement! Yikes! Am I your guinea pig or something?? :)

This looks intense...I think I'll try it tomorrow after my "5k"...

I'm not sure about updating my description yet...maybe once I've hit my goal? That might work...I just still feel like a big ol' fat guy, you know?


February 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM

I'm glad you updated your picture! You can't really call yourself fat anymore...
Seriously you look great, 125 pounds is just awesome. Very inspirational.

  natalie a

February 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM

First off, Anna is stunning, what a lucky guy. Secondly - I'm with Alison, don't think you can call yourself that much longer - you're seriously rockin it, AND way tougher than anyone would ever know. You kick trash - thanks for the comment, sorry I've been so sporatic lately.


February 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM

All I have is WOW!!!

  South Beach Steve

February 6, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Wow, that is all I can say. WOW. You have had an incredible journey so far, and it is just getting good. :-)


February 6, 2010 at 9:26 AM

Wow! Just spotted this and the difference is astounding! All your hard work has really paid off! Looking forward to seeing your 2011 pics too! :o)