Before and After

As many of you know, we have Tweightloss Challenge #1 in full force! I started it with a couple of women on Twitter one night in my efforts to shed this extra baby weight.

I thought if we can motivate and inspire each other each night through Twitter updates, why not go for it. After all, we’re on Twitter every night – we may as well be making ourselves accountable to SOMEONE! 🙂

But I’ve been getting a bunch of emails from people asking how the idea initially came to be.

The truth is, it all boils down to my husband.

And he’s finally given me permission to mention it on my blog.

(Thank you honey!)

How does it boil down to my husband?

He has lost 66 pounds in 2 months. Yes, 66 pounds. In 2 months. With watching his diet and exercising, he truly has transformed himself into another man. People that we have known for years don’t even recognize him at first sight, it’s that much of a transformation.

His drive. His dedication. His blood, sweat and tears. His actual accomplishment. It has been (and is) contagious.


A week and a half ago when he was running on the treadmill at 9pm, I got on Twitter and started asking some of my “friends” if they wanted to join me in losing some weight. I knew I needed some help from my friends… my Twitter friends… and I knew that these “people” out there in Twitter cyberspace, who truly don’t know me… and don’t know have anything to lose asking me every night if I worked out and ate healthy… I knew these were the people I needed to have push me and keep me on the right path.

It morphed into Tweightloss.

So thank you to my husband for motivating me here at home. I am so proud of you. And so happy for you that you accomplished your goal. You are an amazing man.

So just for fun… (and to show off my husband’s hard work…)

Here’s us on May 24th, 2008

And here’s us tonight – July 31st, 2008

I guess you can say we’ve both shed some weight. Mine is called: HENRY! 🙂

*If you would like to join Tweightloss Challenge #2, email me at:  tweightloss [at] gmail [dot] com.  We start Monday, August 11th!

Before and After was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. You both look great! that’s incredible that he was able to do so much in such a short amount of time. Truly inspiring. I can’t wait until our group gets started!

  2. This is to Matt… True congrats are in order for your determination, your drive, your dedication, and your HARD WORK in attaining your goal! You look fabulous… is that ok for a mother-in-law to say!?

    xo- Sharon

  3. Wow! You both look absolutely amazing in that second picture. I can’t believe it’s only been a matter of months…he’s definitely been working hard.

  4. OMG, how did he do it? Work out 8 hours a day and stop eating? He looks AMAZING!! Way to go “FormerlyFatMatt”!

    but audrey, you don’t look like you need to lose ANYTHING. Seriously, both of you look amazing.

  5. I’m so excited that you started our Tweightloss. I hope I don’t let my group down this week as it is my last week of vacation. I’m trying to do my best!!

    BTW you both look amazing!

  6. Wow! 66 pounds in 2 months?!?! I didn’t even know that was possible! How on earth did he do it?

    Good luck to you in your weight loss, although I’m not sure where you need to lose it from. You look amazing!

  7. YOU GO GIRL!!

    And Matt!

    You will lose the weight.

    My biggest thing for you right now Audrey would be to lift weights!!!

  8. WOW. He looks amazing (totally hitting on your husband). Good for him. Really. I know all about weight loss. I lost 40 lbs myself a few years ago. But someone gave a navigation system to about 8lbs of it – and it found its way back already. So I am working on losing it again!

    AND you already look fabulous. Really!

  9. Wow thoss before and after picture are amazing Wow and angain wow I wouldn’t had recenized you hubby either!

    He is a very motivated man!!!
    BTW you look amazing in both picture!!!!

    Keep us updated on the progress!

  10. Very impressive. Congratulations! The before and after pictures are just amazing, he could be on a commercial for a diet pill or fitness regime!

  11. WOAH! He looks like a different person!

    I imagine that makes it a little more difficult to not *ahem* become a family of seven.

    😉 You both look great — I know I won’t hit I’ll hit 66 lbs in 2 months, but I sure am shooting for at least 10 by that point!

  12. Way to go! You both look awesome! I wish I could say I was doing well with exercise and eating right, but I so lack the discipline.

  13. You both look stunning, but what an amazing transformation for your husband! You’re right, it’s inspiring! Thanks for starting this, I’ve been trying to get into a regular workout routine myself. I’m going to sign up right now. 🙂

  14. Wow!! Would he be willing to share his tips? How did he do it?? Thank you so much! So impressive!

  15. I am so happy for for all the stress you have taken off of your joints and your insides… Your heart is smiling… love you and audrey and the boys so, so , much mom

  16. Wow! He looks like a totally different man! I’m so jealous of how quick men can loose weight, but it seems like he has definitely put in the sacrifice and earned it!

    Way to go! YOu are both so beautiful!

Before and After was last modified: February 9th, 2010 by Audrey McClelland