Monday, August 27, 2012


In the past, I always said, "If you hear that I have drowned, someone took me out." If you haven't figured it out yet, there is a very close relationship to being fat and being able to float. I would go to the ocean and swim for hours, just bobbing like a cork. There aren't many advantages to being really fat; buoyancy is pretty much the only one that comes to mind.

As I sat on the bottom of the pool for my kids amusement today, I realized how many things in my life have changed from just a few years ago. I would definitely not be at the pool. Don't misunderstand me...I still weigh 280 pounds and have a body that had 530 pounds on it. I have enough skin on my body to use as a tent the next time I go camping. It's definitely not that I think I look good, because I don't; but I am proud of my progress. Comfortable in my own matter how far behind me it drags on the ground.



  1. Ryan, you look awesome!! So proud of your work and progress!

  2. Awesome story! Bet your wife thinks you're quite handsome. :)