Goal Photo Album - Charles - Before - During and After photos

05-23-2006, 09:16 AM
I still have a few pounds left to lose, but here are some photos of the journey so far.




3 Months into journey and down 90 pounds


6 months in and down 175


Down 240 and taking my daughter to the pool. :D She is my motivation. :)


Down 275 and I went from 72 to 46 in the waist.


Down 300.4 pounds and 42 inches in the waist.
Current weight 260. 2 years of new lifestyle.

Down 318 pounds and still losing. Current weight 244
This is my Dad, Mom, Katy (daughter) and me.

05-23-2006, 09:21 AM
I can't stop saying how big of an inspiration you are. Wow!!

05-23-2006, 09:25 AM
wow! way to go Charles!

05-23-2006, 10:32 AM

05-23-2006, 10:33 AM
THat is completly amazing!!!!! Wow congrats to you, I am sooooo impressed and what a lifestyle change for you.

05-23-2006, 10:38 AM
Congratultions you look fabulous. A real inspiration!

05-23-2006, 10:47 AM
Wholey smokes guy, you look out of this world !!! BRAVO :D
You look 20 years younger to say the least... WTG... gosh I'm so proud of you lol.

05-23-2006, 11:32 AM
Wow, wow, WOW! Amazing!

05-23-2006, 12:42 PM
what an amazing achievment! such insperation to those taking the same journey. Thank you for sharing.

Goodbye Chubby
05-23-2006, 01:03 PM
I whole-heartedly agree with everyone as to what an inspiration you've been. I sit around wondering how I am ever going to get these last 10 pounds off, and then here is a man who has essentially lost two of me. Thank you for helping to put things in a new perspective. :hug:

05-24-2006, 10:17 AM
Congratualtions on your great success!

05-24-2006, 11:52 AM
WTG....you have a very lucky daughter! Spending time with her dad is very important and now you will be doing so many things together. You look great!!

05-24-2006, 11:49 PM
Amazing! I know if you can do it, so can I!

05-25-2006, 10:37 AM
Amazing! Congratulations! :bravo:

05-25-2006, 08:13 PM
What can I say - you rock! How good you must feel about your new life! And that's exactly what you've made it - a life, a way of living. Keep it up and BRAVO!

05-25-2006, 09:24 PM
Not much more to day that has not been already said. WOW!!! ypu must be so proud of your self. Great job.

05-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Charles -
I have to say that you are quite the inspiration to me. I need to lose at least 100 pounds, but look at you! You have done it. I need to get my son to look at this - he is 21 years old and weight in at a whopping 355. I need to get him motivated too. Thanks for sharing your success story.

05-30-2006, 12:39 AM
I only hope and pray to have your success!! Simply AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!:)

05-30-2006, 12:58 AM

05-30-2006, 01:36 PM
amazing, well done, Best of luck to reaching your goal,,

05-30-2006, 01:37 PM
wow..you are a great inspiration to all of us..keep it up and congratulations!

06-12-2006, 04:16 AM
Congratulations Charles, you have had amazing results from all your hard work. Now you can live a long life to enjoy with your daughter.

06-12-2006, 11:36 AM
All I can and keep saying is WOW!! You look fantabulous!!!

06-12-2006, 07:01 PM
Way to Go Charles! Congratulations--

06-13-2006, 12:02 AM
((( thunderous applause)))))

06-16-2006, 03:50 PM
wow! what a great job. now dont i feel dumb for whining over 30lbs. lol. You are a big inspiration. You look great!

06-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Thank you all for being so nice. If I can ever help anyone - please let me know. One of my goals was to coach my daughter's soccer team. We just finished our first season and here are two pictures from the end of the season party. :D


06-16-2006, 05:04 PM
Nope seen these pictures twice now, and can't see you at all, just the skinny bloke in the white t-shirt!

Do people you know from before your lifestyle change ever completely ignore you not realising who you are?

06-21-2006, 10:42 PM
I have no idea what even to say...
that's just ...incredible

06-21-2006, 10:48 PM
that is just...AMAZING!!!

Misti in Seattle
06-22-2006, 12:00 AM
Charles... you are already helping us all! Your encouragement is a blessing and you show us all it CAN be done! Fantastic job! You daughter's soccer team party looks great.

07-04-2006, 03:54 PM
:carrot: Congrats!!

07-10-2006, 02:38 PM
wow. how totally inspiring. I showed this thread to my husband who is starting his journey today and he is very impressed and I can tell inspired as well. Thanks for sharing

07-28-2006, 04:34 AM
Thank you for sharing your story with us! It is soooo encouraging. I still have 221 lbs to go, and have read your interview twice, gleaning ideas and inspiration from it.

I especially appreciated you saying " I think it is the mental process of behavior change that is the "secret" to long term weight loss."

I recently heard someone say "it's all mental"...the battle is won or lost between our ears.

Thank you for the positive effect you have had "between my ears" !


08-13-2006, 08:38 AM
YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Those are pretty astounding before and after pics! I am sure your little girl is thrilled with all the new energy you must have with her!

08-13-2006, 10:02 AM
Way to go Charles! You are amazing.

08-14-2006, 03:55 PM
Very inspiring!! WTG!!

08-21-2006, 06:00 PM
Your awesome :bravo:

08-23-2006, 08:13 PM
wow wtg, You look fantastic. god bless

09-13-2006, 03:05 PM
WOW! I don't even have the words to tell you how amazed I am!! WOW!

09-13-2006, 05:35 PM
Thanks everyone for the super nice comments. I really apprecate them. If I can every help anyone - please let me know. I really believe in "paying in forward" and a lot of people have helped me along the way.

Here is an updated picture of my dad, mom, Katy (daughter) and me. I am at 318 pounds lost now and still going.


09-21-2006, 11:06 PM
WOW!! What an awesome change!!!! Good Job!

09-26-2006, 10:01 PM
I just read the article on you from the link in your sig. It was awesome and awe-inspiring. I had goosebumps, literally. I think what you have done and what you are doing to help others is so awesome. What really hit home for me was the part about having no willpower, but having the willingness to do what you need to do to get healthy. You are truly an inspiration. You seem very friendly and down to earth and that will be really important in helping others. I just cant say enough about how impressed I am and how your story has touched me. Thank you so much for sharing it. And thank you for doing it, not just for your own reasons, but so that other people may know they can, too. Awesome.

10-03-2006, 01:40 PM
Truly a BIG BIG inspiration you are!!! You are amazing guy!!! Congratulation from Marti! xxx

10-03-2006, 03:29 PM
Way to go!! You are such an inspiration to us all,I can only image what a big impact you made in your daughters life,how proud she must be of you,and how proud you must be of yourself.God bless!!!
Wishing you all the best!

10-30-2006, 03:07 AM
Wow sooo Amazing!!

And your little girls has grown a good bit too!!

11-17-2006, 11:19 AM
I just wanted to say congratulations. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

11-19-2006, 12:16 AM
Wow! Congratulations to you!! What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story!

11-19-2006, 12:42 AM
I know that these comments are probably redundant, but that is just totally awesome, Charles!!!!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are for all of us! Congrats!!!!

12-27-2006, 12:33 PM
You are truly an inspiration to me!

12-27-2006, 06:08 PM
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Way to go to all of you & best of luck on your journeys

01-02-2007, 04:47 PM
Are you the same Charles that is in this weeks people?

Congrats on the weight loss!

01-02-2007, 04:56 PM
Are you the same Charles that is in this weeks people?

Congrats on the weight loss!

Yes - that was me.

I wish you all the best!

01-04-2007, 04:01 PM
I bought that People magazine (the "1/2 their size" issues are always my favorite). I didn't even know you were also on this site. A BIG congrats on your weight loss!!! Every one of those people in that issue are an inspiration to me!

01-04-2007, 04:05 PM
I bought this People magazine, and I also saw Charles on ET last week, and you look just amazing, great job, and you're such an inspiration!!!;) :hug:

01-05-2007, 11:15 AM
Hi Charles!

Loved reading your story in People Magazine and wanted to thank you for sharing your journey in the magazine and on this site. Pictures seem to be a HUGE motivator, and yours are simply amazing!

Your daughter will have MANY, MANY happy years with her Daddy now that he is healthy and trim! What a gift you have given her!

Give your little sweetie big hugs from all of us here, and tell her she has one fantastic daddy!

Thanks for inspiring us all!


01-05-2007, 11:33 AM
That must be SUCH a great feeling...seeing a tabloid on the stands and knowing YOU are in there, without having flashed a crowd, adopted a third world baby or stalking TomKat's baby *tee hee*

Way to go, Charles! Next year's issue, we will see your update and how much more awesome you are -- and I'm betting our friend John Baker will be on the cover :carrot:

01-06-2007, 10:15 AM
Loved seeing you in People!! Your story is simply incredible and SO inspiring. You have such a great attitude and I'm sure it lifts up everyone around you. I'm so happy for you - congratulations!! :)

01-22-2007, 11:44 PM
OK, I know everyone else has said the same thing, but I have to say it again...you are an INSPIRATION! Congratulations! You look great! As an added benefit, you will be able to do so much more with your daughter now.

02-07-2007, 08:47 AM
Wow what an amazing weight loss! :)

02-11-2007, 03:14 PM
wow congratulations!!! you´re a great example to follow!!!

02-15-2007, 11:27 AM
You look wonderful. thank you for sharing, it give me strength.

02-28-2007, 07:49 PM
congrates! wow!

03-05-2007, 04:47 PM
my gosh, you are an inspiration. I live in houston and i would sure love to be able to do what you have done.. I nned to know how you did this and what you ate and I am so inmpressed by your success and determination...I am a diabetic and I too have lower leg edema and I have a 6 yr old and i need to be around for him, any help would be greatly appreciated..


03-05-2007, 05:01 PM
areesha, where are you Pakistan or Houston,? on the same day you are saying that you are in Houston and another post says Pakistan?

03-07-2007, 07:14 AM
i am a resident of houston, thats where my main address is,i am here on a temp basis. all my mail goes to my home in texas and my car is there and everything i own so yes i LIVE in houston and just here temp.where someones address os and where they recieve mail and have all belongings is where they are considered to live.i have lived in houston since 1991.


03-07-2007, 12:01 PM
but u r not in Houston now?

03-07-2007, 03:58 PM
but u r not in Houston now?

no not yet, but will be soon. :dance:

i came here in 2005 to get married and have been going back and forth back home.


03-07-2007, 04:18 PM
OK, I would think Houston and Pakistan would be very different.

03-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Charles, I am very happy for you. The hard work has paid off. I wish you much joy! Thanks for the hope!

03-18-2007, 12:00 AM
You are truely Charles in Charge! You are very motivating for me and I need all the motivation I can get, as I am just at the beginning of my weight loss journey. What has been your favorite sport or hobby that you were not able to accomplish while overweight? I have missed out on so many things because physically not being able to.

03-18-2007, 03:45 PM
Way to go!

03-28-2007, 11:55 AM
Charles you totally rock!!! I've been following you in another forum and I'm always amazed by your accomplishments, you are such an inspiration to so many!



04-02-2007, 07:48 PM
and YOU are our inspiration

congratulations for your new life, for the ability to run and play with your daughter...

04-26-2007, 08:30 PM
WOW!! Congrats!! You look great!

05-07-2007, 06:29 PM
Woah! It's amazing that you're the same person! I mean, obviously your body has changed, but your facial difference alone is amazing, it looks like you've taken years off as well as weight!

05-16-2007, 08:25 PM
OH MY GOD! You are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!:carrot:

math puppy
06-20-2007, 05:04 PM
thankyou charlie for sharing your story. it means alot to me that you were able to do that. it gives me hope! :)

07-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Your a true inspiration to all who think its impossible because sometimes it seems that way. I am changing my life to. Congratulations to you, you look wonderful.

WW Girl Shannon
07-14-2007, 06:16 PM
You look great!

08-31-2007, 01:34 PM
Just wanted to check in with everyone. Thank you all for the super nice comments since I last posted. I have lost a little more weight but most importantly I am well into maintenance and doing great. I got married back in March and things are going great. My current weight is 205 which puts me at 357 pounds lost.

I wish everyone the very best!

08-31-2007, 01:53 PM
Charles, you are such an inspiration,I appreciate the updates and am happy things are going well for you.

10-20-2007, 10:12 PM
Charles, What a great,great job you have done.I know you feel so much better than you ever imagined!

11-03-2007, 09:56 PM
Unbelievable really I can not believe which I saw in the pictures It is hard to believe. I congratulate you for this great success.Enjoy your life.

12-04-2007, 02:12 AM
Simply amazing :)!

02-24-2008, 01:21 AM
Whoa!!! Congratulations and best wishes to you. What an AMAZING weight loss story!

03-18-2008, 01:34 PM
W O W!!! You are truly an inspiration!!

05-07-2008, 06:06 AM
wow u are very inspiring... congrats

05-07-2008, 11:27 AM
SO nice to see an amazing weighloss. Congrats!!

05-12-2008, 10:10 PM
absolutly incredible, thank you, what you did also helped me realize i could lose weight too. amazing transformation.

06-22-2008, 09:55 PM
OH MY GOD! You are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!:carrot:

:cheer3: I agree :cheer3:

07-16-2008, 01:30 AM
Wow you look amazing! congrats :]

07-20-2008, 02:34 AM
wow good job & congrats.
thnk yu so much you just inspired me 100% more to make me reach my goal!!!

07-21-2008, 06:16 PM

07-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Wow...That is wonderful.Thank you for sharing your journey.As a newbie it really gets me excited. I can't believe it.You did great

07-22-2008, 03:03 PM
Wow...That is wonderful.Thank you for sharing your journey.As a newbie it really gets me excited. I can't believe it.You did great

Thank you for the very kind comment. It has been a great journey to fitness after a lifetime of morbid obesity. If I can ever help in any way, please let me know.

Here is a recent picture of my wife and me.


07-22-2008, 04:15 PM
Aww, you and your wife look great together!
Congratulations, you look fantastic!

07-22-2008, 05:15 PM
Oh my GOODNESS that is so incredible! Congratulations! :D

07-25-2008, 09:34 PM
Wow! Congrats!!! :]

09-15-2008, 04:41 PM
WOW!! That is amazing!!

09-22-2008, 07:23 AM
congrats!! simply amazing :)

09-22-2008, 12:38 PM
this makes me know I can do it. What a great accomplishment!!!!

11-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Hi Charles,

What an incredible journey! I don't know how I missed your story until now. A bit delayed congrats on your marriage - you make a lovely pair. A big bravo to you on your weight loss and thank you for sharing your story with us.

11-28-2008, 06:55 PM
Very inspirational!!

11-28-2008, 09:12 PM
Wow you look amazing. Congratulations!! :)

12-23-2008, 07:45 PM
Wow!!! After being turned down for gastric bypass because of heart condition, I thought my situation was hopeless.......then I got serious about a month ago, and seeing you inspires me to keep going - thank you for that, and CONGRATULATIONS!

01-04-2009, 04:10 AM
You're amazing! Be proud!

02-02-2009, 06:28 AM
Nice Job!

02-08-2009, 04:24 PM
So Awesome. You look so young and vibrant and great.

05-24-2009, 08:58 AM
Wow truly inspirational. I'm even more motivated to not give up ith my journey. Thanks

06-01-2009, 05:25 PM
Wow truly inspirational. I'm even more motivated to not give up ith my journey. Thanks

Thank you all for the kind comments. If I can ever help anyone - just let me know.

I wish everyone the very best!

06-03-2009, 07:41 PM
You are truly an inspiration.

Thank you very much for sharing your story here.

And, congratulations to you.

06-04-2009, 02:50 AM
I am SO inspired

06-04-2009, 01:42 PM
I found 2 more before and after pictures I thought I would share...


Just to compare - this is me 333.5 pounds ago.


06-04-2009, 01:49 PM
:bravo:Charles - amazing! Congratulations! What an inspiration you are!

Shannon in ATL
06-04-2009, 01:51 PM
The new after pic is great! :)

06-05-2009, 04:34 PM
To put that in perspective - you lost twice what I weigh! Wow. . . I am totally in awe. If that is doable, there is no reason I can't take off this last bit.

Congratulations - the change is unreal.

06-05-2009, 06:12 PM
oh my gosh !!! mashAllah awesome good for u

06-05-2009, 06:48 PM
Great job,Charles.How did you stay motivated?

06-05-2009, 06:50 PM
Great job,Charles.How did you stay motivated?Thanks for sharing the dramatic pix's.

07-10-2009, 01:01 PM
omg, what an incredibly handsome man that was hiding under that shell. And a beautiful daughter!

01-30-2010, 03:40 PM
I wish more people could see your story. It is seriously one of the most amazing I have ever read. For you to lose 355# WITHOUT surgery is an amazing accomplishment...

Congratulations and Good Luck with your continued success!

Mystical Mamma
01-31-2010, 09:34 AM
what a wonderful journey you have been on! Congrats!

02-02-2010, 03:25 PM
337 pounds? Good for you! You look so good!!!!

02-14-2010, 09:55 PM
you look great, i had to do a double take!

02-14-2010, 10:12 PM
Amazing progress!!! You look so happy now :D

03-08-2010, 01:09 PM
Wow you look great!! Keep up the hard work and success!! Congrats!

03-21-2010, 07:45 AM

Dippy Chip
03-23-2010, 06:40 AM
Wow Charles, what an amazing achievement! Congratulations!!!

03-23-2010, 07:51 AM
Wow thats amazing, congrats! is there a forum or whatever you may call it (sorry im new) on tips to lose weight

03-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Wow! You are such an inspiration! Congratulations!

03-28-2010, 01:34 PM
Its so amazing to see your smile in each photo.. it gets bigger and more radiant as you lose the weight. You can see the confidence returning and the happiness that comes from within... You are an inspiration to me.. I hope to see that radiance and happiness in my goal photos. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.

03-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!!

03-28-2010, 02:24 PM
Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the inspiration!! :carrot:

03-28-2010, 03:08 PM
You look absolutely great!!!!!!!!


03-29-2010, 12:47 AM
What an awesome transformation. Inspiring doesn't quite describe your journey. Congratulations on your new life. I hope you climb Longs Peak this summer - you can do anything you set your mind to. Way to go!

03-31-2010, 11:43 AM
WOW you look GREAT!!!

04-02-2010, 04:38 PM
that is so awesome!! you look great!

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12-12-2013, 04:57 AM
I can't get over this! Absolutely amazing!
Hope you're still doing well, you're definitely someone to look up to! :)

01-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Wow! What an amazing transformation!