Same Shirt: Three Years & 60 Pounds Later

My friend Robert snapped the picture to the left this was cropped from sometime in the spring of 2007, nearly three years ago. The one to the right was Christmas evening, cutting up the prime rib.

It was right around the time I began this most wonderful journey, though I initially began pretty much with the intense workouts first and didn’t incorporate a decent Paleo diet and fasting until about six months in.

Three Years 60 Pounds
Three Years & 60 Pounds

That’s the same shirt. The jeans to the left are 40" waist and to the right, 34s. I’ll be in 32s very soon now.

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  1. Congrats RICHARD!!

    Excellent work… I know your heart and lungs sincerely appreciate the effort. :)


  2. Nice job Richard! Not only is the weight-loss obvious, but you look 10 years younger as well. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if, metabolically, you are!

  3. Paleo-awesome, dude! Congratulations!

  4. Congrats again on taking your life back!

  5. Chris Sturdy says:

    Fantastic job on the transformation! The change in the way you feel is likely even more dramatic that the change in the body.

    BTW: Where’s the prime rib photo? Another post, maybe.

  6. Isn’t the paleo diet wonderful? My pant size also went from 40 waist (at 270 lbs) to 34 (at 220 lbs) since I discovered this site about a year ago.

  7. Bay Area Sparky says:


    Great metamorphosis! Hope you got lots of “skinny guy” pants for Christmas. Amazing that you can lead such a rich and hearty lifestyle that improves heart health and sheds pounds. Congratulations on turning your life in the right direction.

  8. Bryan Rankin says:

    I’m not sure what’s in your hand, but I think you should ‘shop in a Twinkie.

  9. High five, Richard.


  10. Awesome.

    I’m on a closely similar track, actually: last June, I weighed right around 240 (I’m a hair over 6′) with a 40 waist and a belly and squishy round face. I started off with Rippetoe’s basic weightlifting program, which led me to read about Crossfit/Zone, which led me to Mark Sisson (and Gary Taubes), which kicked things off round about September.

    Since then, I’m down to about 198, and in 34 pants. And I feel a HELL of a lot better than I have in 20 years!

    And … it’s been mostly **EASY** to do. EASY! Rock on.

  11. Jeanie Campbell says:

    Much congratulations on all your hard work. I admire such dedication – now on to quitting smoking?? I’ve heard that’s even harder to do than changing one’s diet dramatically. Good health, however, demands it. Best of luck!!

  12. John Campbell says:

    Rock n roll! – Nothing feels better than pruning the closet as a reminder of how far you have come.

    Shopping for new duds is a shock though – a reminder of where you were and where so many people are today.

    What a revolution a change in diet can make. Enjoy. Smoking? a little bit can’t hurt – I took up the pipe myself in the last year – the occasional smoke is a treat worth savoring.

  13. Congratulations Richard! Having been there myself I know it feels very very good. Keep up the good work.

  14. Congratulations Richard. Looking good.

  15. san fran J(formerly Minneapolis J says:

    look at his face………the puffiness goes away for good in the second pic.


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