about ben

My name is Ben Crosby. I am an average dad living outside of Boston, MA. I have a wife, a daughter, a son, a rabbit (which I wish was a dog), and no dog. I do have a full heart and a love for life. My true passions surround being a dad, getting outside, mountains, water, skiing, photography, music, being active, and cooking for my wife.

When I started this blog, I did not want it to be a weight loss blog, but a blog about being ‘better’ in all facets of my life. The truth is, my weight and my health are the top priorities that I need to tackle in my journey to being better. I can work at betterment in all areas, but there is a focus and need to work on my weight.

I have always been overweight. Throughout my entire life it has been a struggle and something that has plagued my ability to realize my potential. When I say potential, I do not just mean a target weight, but the ability to live the life my mind and spirit wants to live. Whether it was being ridiculed and mocked as a young boy, or having my body hinder me from doing the joys my mind and being wanted to pursue, weight has been a drag. I have lost weight, and I have gained it back. I have tried things that worked, and gained it back. I have been super motivated and I have given up. Thankfully I have a solid faith and a rock solid wife to help me realize my self worth. This background leads me to now.

In November of 2019, my wife purchased a scale on a black Friday sale. I stepped on the scale and was shocked. I have always been overweight but was not anticipating seeing the number 343.2 lbs. I had been living in denial about the fact that I did not maintain consistency in my activity and I ate my emotions. Because of this I decided to get real and consistent, to hold myself accountable, and to share with others my journey and other ways I am trying to be a better Ben.

It has been over a year and as of the start of 2021, I am down over 50 pounds. Please stick around to see how this goes, to offer support or helpful insight, or to gain some inspiration if that is what you are looking for!