Here are my before and after pics.  I decided to make this post a page instead so that everyone could get to the pics a little easier.  I hope you enjoy them.  Just remember to leave a comment and never give up hope that you will succeed in your pursuits for health.  

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You can also check out the original post at:  

Original Before-and-after post

115 Responses to “Before and After Pics!”

  1. 1 katiescraftworks
    December 21, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Fabulous website, wonderful weight loss. You look amazing. Congratulations. I am going to put a link to your blog on my site, I hope that is ok?
    Kind regards Cathie

    • 2 run4change
      December 21, 2008 at 6:52 am

      Hi Katiecraftworks. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to receive such an encouraging comment. I am so blessed that you the blog was inspiring enough that you would want to link to it. That is very gracious of you. Thank you very much. I enjoyed you blog as well.
      Thanks again and if you ever need some inspiration, encouragement, or whatever; just stop on by. Have a great day.

  2. 3 wolfdreamernz
    December 21, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for your comment tonight – I had to come have a look at your site and wow – look how far you’ve come! That’s dedication. You are a great inspiration to the millions of us that are on this journey. Thanks for sharing your life and success with us!

    • 4 run4change
      December 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you for the nice comment. I sure hope I am inspiring people on the journey. That is my goal anyway. You also are a great encouragement and I appreciate your visit. Have a great day.

  3. 5 miquie's
    December 23, 2008 at 4:01 am

    the change is amazing!!! wow you have come far! i hope you don’t mind but i am going to add you to my blogroll. you have inspired me to stay healthy in a good way. take care of yourself…

    • 6 run4change
      December 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm

      I am honored that you are adding me to your blog roll. That is great. Thank you so much for your encouragement. Encouraging people like you just can’t be replaced in this world. Your a “people builder”. Thanks for coming and I hope to see you and your friends more in the future.

  4. 7 moreprivate
    December 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    These are so inspiring! Good job. 🙂

  5. 8 livingfit
    December 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Congratulations on your weight loss and your running! That is something to be proud of. Keep motivating others!

    • 9 run4change
      December 23, 2008 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you for your comment. Your comments are much appreciated. I will keep on montivating others as you say.

  6. 10 Toni
    December 23, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the inspiriation. I am going to link you to my website. I dont have too much weight to lose… but I know it is going to be a struggle. I had a baby in July and I then got cardiomyopathy and I am unable to be as active as I once was. I hope you do keep checking up on me. My goal is to lose about 20 lbs and be able to get back into my clothing I wore in 2005 before I got married. You look FANTASTIC! Keep up the good work Jason.
    Toni Conrad

  7. December 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, you look amazing! You’ve inspired me! Already add you to my blogroll. I want to feature you on success story on my blog post. Is that ok?

  8. 13 thatdirtythirty
    December 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Wow this is very inspiring. When I feel like giving up, I’ll just read over your blog again.

  9. 15 gplongwood
    December 27, 2008 at 6:39 am

    Wow, you look fantastic. These are the pictures that keep me going and the imagination of what I will look like in 55 more pounds. Thanks for sharing your incredible journey.

    • 16 run4change
      December 27, 2008 at 7:37 am

      I love your comments man. Keep up the good work, you’re doing great. Never give up! It is gonna feel great after those 55. Thanks for coming by.

  10. December 27, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    ei, good job on the weight loss huh. truly inspiring. I have been on a similar situation too in the past. now i am also into running and have happily been keeping an acceptable weight. but i guess everything is still a work in progress. keep on doing what you do because you are an inspiration to many out there. btw, i really would want to link your blog to mine. i hope you dont mind. 😉

    • 18 run4change
      December 27, 2008 at 5:05 pm

      I would love it if you linked to me from your blog. Go right ahead. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. It means a lot.

  11. 19 Wdndi
    December 28, 2008 at 8:10 am

    How inspiring! I am on my own WW journey. To date I lost 85 pounds in just under a year and have about 15 to get to goal. It is so nice to see others that have accomplished so much with WW as well. Keep up the life changing journey! It makes me proud for you.

  12. December 29, 2008 at 4:53 am

    Great pics, Jason! What a transformation you have made. I bet Audrey is super proud of you and happy to have a healthy, good looking man! :oP

    • 22 run4change
      December 29, 2008 at 5:49 am

      It is great. My wife is so good though, she loved me then and she loves me now. She told me I was good looking then too, but now she does admit that I am better looking than when I was big. It is not offensive though since I also see that as being pretty obvious. At least I feel better about how I look now.

  13. 23 Angela
    December 29, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Amazing photos!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, they were really helpful. 🙂 I am goign to try to eat earlier and let my food digest to see if that helps.


  14. December 29, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Holy Crap! You look amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. You are inspiring – most definitely! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. I’m glad you left your blog address because I will definitely be subscribing!

  15. December 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    very inspirational!
    One of my favorite reads now.
    Natasha Linton

  16. 29 rachellutterman
    December 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Hi! Okay, first off You? Look amazing! The transformation is incredible and I can tell you feel that on the inside as well (you’re smile gives it away!)

    Secondly, thanks for stopping by my page. I love comments so that totally made my day. Keep up the good work.


  17. 31 DS
    December 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Jason your loss is phenomenal! You inspire me. I am committed to walking at lunch everyday. I have found a different walking partner for each day but will go alone if they cant go. Neat to read about your journey and your sweet words about Audrey too. Tami shared your blog with me and I shared your blog w/ a few others today. You have quite the following.


  18. December 31, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Your story is amazing and inspirational!
    The competition with your dog is making me laugh! I have a dog that binges and sometimes I wonder if that is what
    I used to look like bingeing from his perspective! Ha!

    I have always wanted to run (as an adult) and it is one of my goals. The pictures of you running show your new found freedom and joy!

    • 33 run4change
      December 31, 2008 at 11:22 am

      Thank you for the encouragement. It is always welcome when one is on a weight loss/maintenance journey. Thanks for your help and kind words.

  19. December 31, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Impressive pics, man. Outstanding work. I’m always so encouraged when I see some not only decide to take steps in the right direction, but have the determination and maturity to stick with it until the end. Great job. Keep it up!

  20. January 1, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I came here after reading that you are a big inspiration from
    Although I don’t have a weight issue, I find great inspiration from those like Healthygirl.
    Just reading this first page and seeing your accomplishments has already inspired me-WOW, GREAT JOB!

    I wish you much continued success and I think you’ll be seeing me around a little 🙂

    Happy new year!

  21. 38 robfitness
    January 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Yes those are some amazing before and after pictures. Like the many others above it’s seeing a person like you and your achievements that do inspire me as well to work harder than ever. Hope you don’t mind either that I added you to my favorites. That way I can keeping checking back for continued motivation. It must feel great inspiring others. Just signed up a few minutes ago to run my first triathlon in April 2009. The fun never stops!

    • 39 run4change
      January 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

      Boy, you and LTer4ever came just at the right time. I was feeling like crap and thinking really negatively. Thank you so much for your comment. I am honored that you put me in your favorites and I will do my best to have new posts daily. That’s my goal anyway. Thanks again.

  22. January 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Hope you don’t mind if I add you to my blogroll — this site is truly inspiring.

    • 41 run4change
      January 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

      I would be honored. Thank you very much for visiting and leaving such an encouraging comment. Keep comming back. Not only is the blog inspiring, but so are the readers.

  23. 42 dcbiggirl
    January 6, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    WOW! You look awesome. I am really motivated now, I am going to hit the ground running (no pun intended…well a little). I will check back and be inspired on my journey.

  24. 44 afatgirl
    January 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    You are a true inspiration!

    I am so glad that I’ve found you in the blog-o-sphere; as any little bit of inspiration helps!

    • 45 run4change
      January 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm

      THanks you very much for the honoring comment. Comments llike this make me feel soo good and happy that there are many of us on this ride together.

  25. January 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    amazing stuff! very inspirational.

    • 47 run4change
      January 7, 2009 at 12:06 pm

      Muchas gracias Peter. Thank you so much for coming over to my blog and leaving inspirational and helpful comment for us to learn from

  26. 48 redrose101307
    January 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    thanks so much for the comment! your blog is great, i really hope to have the kind of success story that you have. very inspiring!!

  27. January 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Awesome man, great testimonial through pics.

  28. January 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

    You make my losing 100 lbs. look easy! I think that you and I are both proof that if you try hard enough, you can lose weight and reach your goal. Congrats and thanks for stopping by and leaving comments on my blog.


  29. 54 Rhonda
    January 10, 2009 at 9:42 am

    You look great! What an accomplishment, losing all of your weight and getting healthy. Great job. I’m sure you’ll inspire many people.

    • 55 run4change
      January 10, 2009 at 9:46 am

      I sure hope to inspire people. That is what the blog is here for. I have found that it inspires me too with comments coming in like yours. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  30. January 10, 2009 at 11:03 am

    This is unbelievable!!!
    Unlike alot of people who visit your site….I have only around 30 pounds to lose yet it has been a battle for me for years…..I lose it and gain it….lose it and gain it….etc…etc…etc…….
    This is powerful….you look amazing!!!!
    How have you manged to stay trim and fit… it still a struggle??
    Once again….you look WOW!!!!

    • 57 run4change
      January 10, 2009 at 11:14 am

      Yes it is still a struggle. I am pretty good at just following a plan. That part is not the biggest struggle for me. THe biggest struggle for me is just the simple thing in my mind that I love food. I love to over eat. I like junk food. I stick with it becuase I am worth it, you are worth it, we are all worth. ANd it does not matter how many lbs you want or need to lose. The battle is the same. A pound is a pound. Keep coming around and the readers will encourage the heck out of you and we can all walk this walk together. Thanks for stopping by.

  31. January 10, 2009 at 11:59 am

    I found your blog through a comment you left on another blog. Your blog and the info/links you put up are greatQ You look great too! Congrats on your accomplishments. I am a beginner runner. I’m about 20 lbs overweight. I love running and hope to “run for change” as well and become a healthy person again. I plan to read your sight often.
    Thanks for the inspiration,

  32. 60 Stephanie
    January 10, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you so much for the encouraging comments that you have left on our blog. We are grateful for your support and for keeping tabs on us. Your website is very inspirational. I look forward to spending time reading about your journey. 🙂


  33. January 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    All I can say is “DAMN your HOT!” lol…

    You definately show that with dedication and commitment what can be achieved. I am so impressed and I know it was not easy, but SOOOO worth it!!

    Keep it up Hottie!!! 😉

    • 63 run4change
      January 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

      Warning! Extremely Important Reality Statement Ahead!!!!!!!! Ok, we all walk, run, exercise, eat healthy, control portions, make good food choices, and stick to our program solely for health purposes that our DR. told us we needed to take care. We don’t care about anything else.

      🙂 NOT. WE WANT TO LOOK “HOT” AND FIT INTO THOSE DANG CLOTHES THAT MAKE US LOOK GREAT. SKINNY JEANS YOU LADIES CALL IT. Lets face it. We do honorable things for our health and bodies by changing our lives. But we all wouldn’t mind be called “HOT”.:)

      Thank you very much Colette, a very encouraging compliment. Much appreciated. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  34. January 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Whoa!!! That is incredible. I have to agree with the person who said you were HOT!. How long did it take you to lose all the weight?

    I too am gonna add you to my blogroll as one of the “other inspirations”. I am hoping that my story will also encourage and inspire as I work to lose my weight!

    • 65 run4change
      January 12, 2009 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you so much Kim. that makes me feel very good. It is pretty amazing what losing 130 lbs can do eh? Thanks for stopping by and contributing such a wonderful comment. You add to the positive and fun atmosphere here.

  35. January 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    wow, you look amazing! i’m on my way to losing weight now this year and hopefully i can stick to it! congratulations!

    • 67 run4change
      January 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      Steph, YOU CAN STICK WITH IT! Try not to doubt yourself to much. I know that it is normal to do especially at the starting line, but you will make it. Just one step at a time. Keep on keeping on. Keep coming back to the blog. The readers are very encouraging. This place will inspire you to stick with it and reach you goals. Good luck and thanks for commenting and visiting.

  36. 68 tigerpaw615
    January 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    WOW WOW WOW WOW! You look great! This is tigerpaw615 from WW posted on your Biggest Loser message. You really do look wonderful!

    • 69 run4change
      January 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm

      Hey Tigerpaw,

      Thanks a lot for stopping by. I love it when my WW friends come by the blog. It is so encouraging. Thank you for the comment.

  37. 70 spunkee72
    January 15, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Wow what a difference.. thanks for the pics very inspiring for those of us who are just starting the program..

    • 71 run4change
      January 15, 2009 at 5:05 am

      Thanks Spunkee. You keep up the good work. You will be at goal in no time. Just never give up and keeping sticking to the program

  38. 72 Frank
    January 15, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Looks like you got it down pat! Do you have any particular hints for a guy that doesn’t run very well, and has a super busy schedule between college, work, wife, kids, and Military Reserve work?

    • 73 run4change
      January 15, 2009 at 6:21 am

      Do you mean that you don’t run or don’t want to when you say “doesn’t run very well”? Any exercise will suffice although I favor running of course since it did so much for me. I am also busy. I work 6 days a week from 4:30 am to 5:00pm. That is a lot of time, but I just fit it in. No kids yet so that is a big difference between you and me. I hope to bring mine with me in one of those jogging strollers. If you have no time, the high intensity work outs that are short will do the best for you. I am an extreme person so I tend to forget everything else in the world when it comes time to run. I just make the time. It is not easy though and I get pissed off sometimes because of the feeling of the time pinch. Thanks visiting and contributing with your great comment.

  39. January 15, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Wow, these are great pics! Nice job!

    • 75 run4change
      January 15, 2009 at 9:47 am

      Thank you so much for your ecouragemet. It means a lot to me. Keep coming back, the readers here are awesome and so are you for leaving this commet. Thanks again.

  40. 76 the Zookeeper
    January 15, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Change is possible! My formula for success was similar to yours: WW, running, and a tirelessly supportive spouse. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog; I’m off to add a link to run4change. Your format and content are great, and I’m going to dig around some more and get more information as I prepare for marathon #1! It’s my celebration, two years after joining WW.

    • 77 run4change
      January 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

      Congratulations Zoo, Great job on making it for two years. Not a lot do, but a lot can. You made and you are kicking but. Keep up the good work and if you any questions regarding marathon running, prep., eating, etc. just get ahold of me through the contact me form on the contact me page.

  41. January 15, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I’m so glad I found your website! I just started reading it having read your post on the maintenance board. So nice to have yet another successful maintainer to look up to.

    I was a couch potato and overweight most of my life, and my biggest surprise about losing weight is how much I love to run, which I had never done before. Right now, I just do 3-5 mile runs 2 or 3 times a week, but I think I will start training for a half marathon in Vancouver in May. Maybe some day I will see you in a marathon!

    Thanks for putting in all the work on this site. I’m just eating it up now. 🙂

    • 79 run4change
      January 16, 2009 at 5:19 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by and adding some heart to the blog. It is great when people come by and comment. Stick around, there is a lot of fun and growth to be had here. That is great that you will do the half. Keep up the good work and if you do a marathon ever, let me know. I am always looking to run one with someone

  42. January 19, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for the message you left for me this morning on WW. What an astonishing change has happened to you and for you! I know this journey of mine will be a long one, and it is individuals like you who keep me focused on my goal…because you have reached it before me and are there, cheering me on. Thank you again for being such a great role model for those of us with much to lose!


    • 81 run4change
      January 19, 2009 at 6:46 am

      No problem at all Victoria. Keep coming back, the readers and I have lost and are losing a lot of weight. You’re not the only one so keep you head up.

  43. 82 waimomona
    January 21, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Just took a look at your blog….you look wonderful! My mom is encouraged too, she is trying to lose weight and it’s been hard.

    • 83 run4change
      January 21, 2009 at 6:55 am

      It can be done to be sure. It is not so easy, but very well worth it. Thanks for you comment and encouragement. That is what it is all about. Building each other up for success with our health. Keep on!

  44. January 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Dude, there’s no other way to say it, YOU ROCK! For your #231 pic-is that the Big Sur Marathon? Looks like the right background. I’m impressed and inspired-keep it up!!!


    • 85 run4change
      January 29, 2009 at 7:06 am

      Joshua, I checked out your blog. I like it mucho. Thanks for stopping by run4change. I really appreciate it. That pic is on Mt. Hood. It was a beautiful, cool summer day and that marathon is a great one. Thanks again

  45. 86 Julia
    January 29, 2009 at 7:22 am

    WOW!! i just wanted to tell you that you look awesome .. good job!! Definitely an inspiration 🙂 Thanks for sharing this

  46. 88 Crystal
    February 3, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Wow! so after the encouraging comment you left me on my thread on the ww site I had to check out your site……..Amazing! it has inspired me so much that I want to start running……….. have bad knee though so I will have to start out slow. My first encouragment was the fact that I am a volunteer firefighter on a fire dept that is all guys except me. and I want to prove to them that I can do it. My next is YOU!! Actually seeing makes me believe that it can happen!! thanks so much and keep up the good work!!

    • 89 run4change
      February 3, 2009 at 7:33 am

      YOu most certainly can do it. You are a strong person who will accopmlish much. Keep up the good work and I am very happy that you were encouraged.

  47. 90 Rosebud
    February 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    JASON ~ the transformation is amazing; your before & after pics look like two different guys. Whenever I see pics like these, I feel a bit more encouraged to keep on, keepin’ on. I really liked the meal ideas and the tip about counting the treats and you won’t feel like a cheat … thanks for sharing!

    • 91 run4change
      February 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Rosebud, thanks for stopping by and I give you a special thanks for your awesome encouragement. I appreciate it. Cheating is more of a mind set and if we can break free from it I think we can have a better and more enjoyable journey. Come back again and enjoy the posts and the readers. Thanks

  48. 92 Cathleen
    February 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration. I am in the middle of my own transformation and I hope when all is said and done that I can look and feel as confident and healthy as you do in these pictures. You sure look like you are having fun!! I am just enjoying the journey for now.

  49. February 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    You look so good!!!! WOW! I am just now starting my weight loss journey, I hope to have as great of results as you did. You are honestly the first guy that I have looked at since I got married and thought “he is sexy”…. Congrats on the weight loss!

    • 95 run4change
      February 26, 2009 at 5:23 am

      Thanks Stephanie. And you CAN do this. You will lose your weight and feel great in no time. Good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  50. 96 Jenn
    February 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    WOW!! You’re before and after pictures are amazing. It is hard, sometimes, when you seen before and after shots, to believe that they are the same person. You can tell that they are all you!! You should be so proud of yourself. I am going to bookmark your page so I can continue to come back for some motivation when I need it. I just started (again) a few days ago and my kids (4 of them) are great motivators right now. But when the fighting between them starts and the stress kicks in I need outside motivation to stay out of the pantry! lol Thank you for sharing your pictures!


    • 97 run4change
      February 26, 2009 at 3:42 pm

      It’s tough especially if you buy your little ones all those yummies that we probably shouldn’t eat 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. I really appreciate it and I hope that you will enjoy your stay.

  51. April 10, 2009 at 6:17 am

    You are a MAN !!! Your are an inspiration to me. Thanks for proving Nothing is impossible.

  52. June 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Wow! Awesome pics…I run marathons too and do WW. I have done 5 marathons and have thought about Portland a few times…how was it?

  53. 101 Mercedes
    April 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

    What a transformation! You look amazing, and you are so inspirational. 🙂

  54. 103 Jenny
    April 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

    holy amazing – i’m running my fourth half in a few weeks and just hit major runners block – i typed in runners block and your blog came up – congrats – amazing work!!

    • 104 run4change
      April 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

      Just the fact Jenny that you said holy amazing is about the coolest thing that has happened to me all day. I loved it and it made me smile pretty dang big.

  55. 105 Piper
    May 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I stumbled across your website and I have to say you look amazing! You have truly accomplished a lot! I am on my own weight loss journey now and am training for a 5K. You are truly an inspiration. Thank You!

    • 106 run4change
      May 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

      thanks piper. I am glad that you found encouragement and inspiration from my blog because I found it from your comment.

  56. 107 Feliza
    June 11, 2010 at 4:20 am

    you look really awesome! I too am struggling with my weight and have been trying to shed of pounds through diet and exercise. thanks for giving me inspiration, especially on days when I feel like I’ve hit my plateau again and will never reach my ideal weight.

  57. 108 Lisa
    June 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Ummm, you are now a total babe btw… HOTTTT

  58. 109 Mimi
    July 14, 2010 at 4:51 am

    My husband and I embarked on our weight loss journeys about 14 months ago, since then my husband has lost over 100 pounds while I’ve lost about 50 (I go back and forth between 40 and 50 pounds lost). It’s been frustrating to not have the weight melt off of me as it has for my husband, but I am so proud of his accomplishment and happy to see his new-found confidence. Congratulations to you on your amazing transformation!

    • 110 run4change
      July 14, 2010 at 4:54 am

      Thanks Mimi. It is often the case the males lose faster than females. I really am not sure why this is but don’t get too discouraged. You can get the weight off just like he did. And remember it is not a competition. Although you started the journey together, you both have your own journies too.

  59. 111 Lindsy
    July 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Hey great job!!!!! I did not take up running to lose weight but rather get into shape. I have some leg issues and oh lord does it hurt to run!!!!Viewing other peoples progress and pictures helps me to stay motivated. Keep up the great work!

  60. 112 Megan
    August 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    You look amazing. I find your story to be extremely inspiring, and I think you are a beautiful person – inside and out. You are incredibly strong!! I can very much relate to the “fat mind.” I have never been obese but a few pounds overweight at one time or another, and have a deep fear of experiencing that again. My fitness is a yo-yo, but stories like this help me stay committed. Thank you for sharing.

  61. July 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Hello, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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