Why I built Obtain

Why I built Obtain

Hi, my name is Brian. I’m 36, been developing iOS apps for the last 8+ years. I’m married to the most amazing woman in the world and dad to 2 crazy, but awesome boys.

I’ve struggled with weight all my life and have used multiple apps to try to help motivate me to lose weight and keep it off. All past attempts have failed, at my heaviest I was 321lbs. Now I’m down over 100lbs. Back in December 2017 I was on my way back towards the 321lbs, that’s when I decided it was time to make a life change. In doing so I also built Obtain, as a way to help motivate me to stay on track.

I bought and tried many, many weight tracking apps in the past and they were all missing what I really needed. I was usually 80-120+ pounds overweight and looking at such a large amount to lose was always intimidating and demotivating. So when creating Obtain I decided that Markers (aka Smaller Goals) would be the main feature. Being able to set these smaller goals and watch it’s progress along with the main progress has helped me tremendously. I am lower and healthier then I’ve been my entire adult life. I still have at least another 20-25 lbs that I want to lose, but I know I can reach it. I’ve been using a barebones version of this app since January 2018 and its definitely helped keep me on track.

I hope you enjoy Obtain as much as I have/am and never hesitate to share any feature request or your stories. Health and weight loss has become a new passion of mine and I want to help in anyway I can.