Motivational pic time! (well, certainly for me atleast) Yes, I know I was/am a dork so please keep the negative comment to a minimum, you might hurt my fragile ego...
First is my ultimate "way before" shot. This is my and I family on vacation in Litchfield S. Carolina, which I consider to be one of my favorite experiences (ironically, being in a bathing suit was one of my least favorite experiences). At 14, 5'9", and 185lbs, I didn't have genetics or my voracious appetite on my side.
(cousins, me, uncle, Mom, brother)
Here's me back in highschool, shortly after I decided to make a change for the better. I was heavy, un-happy, and dateless and needed some confidence, bad. As a food-aholic, my diet didn't change much, but I started doing sit-ups, push-ups, stretching, and jogging to get down to around 170.
I do have some more recent "before" shots from the previous two summers(200-2001), but I'm gonna save those for when I'm ready for my most recent "after". It's been an interesting and difficult journey, but well worth it.