In a post last week, I mentioned I was travelling, but I didn’t mention where. If you follow me on Twitter, you could’ve gotten a couple clues over the past few days, but in case you missed those tweets… I was in New York City!
I just got home a little while ago from a fantastic, jam-packed 4 days in Manhattan, and I’m pooped. I hung out with my brother, sister-in-law and two nephews, went to the wedding of one of my best high school friends, and saw a bunch of other friends from high school and college. I spent four days on the move – seeing landmarks, going to a Broadway play and, of course, eating well and exercising.
Most of my trip is well documented in photographs, but I’m way too tired to sort through all of it tonight. My next post will have a ton of photos and details. For right now, I thought I’d share a “Before” and “Current” Photo Comparison.
I’ve been on a roll recreating pictures of me when I was at my heaviest. A few months ago, My friends Paul and Court helped me recreate some “Before” pictures that were taken at the Getty Center (see them here, they’re awesome). Then, last month, I got a new photo in front of the ugly yellow wall in downtown Los Angeles that I was photographed in front of a few years back (see it here), and my friend Steve created a kick-ass photoshop overlay that combines two images into one (it’s very cool – see it here).
Now it’s time for a new comparison!
Check this out – the following picture was taken in June 2008. I’m standing at the edge of the East River in Brooklyn, with the Brooklyn Bridge overhead and the Manhattan Bridge in the background. At the time, there were a series of temporary waterfalls installed up and down the riverfront as an public art project. I was hanging out with my friend Jonathan that day, and he took this picture:
On Sunday, I walked the Brooklyn Bridge with my brother Steven, my sister-in-law Alexis, and their two boys, Maren and Eddie. We found the exact spot where that photo was taken, and Alexis took this new photo of me:
Pretty neat, huh? That right there is what 163 pounds of weight loss looks like!
Here they are, side by side:
Look! You can see my neck!
I’ll add this to the rest of the “Before” and “Current” photos in the Photo Gallery soon. And there’s lots more about New York to come. In the meantime…
Keep it up, David!