I set out to lose a certain amount of weight before cutting my beard, and then I decided that it would be when I finished a certain task and then it just had to wait until Jen and Ben arrived. Well Jen and Ben are here, so it was time. After growing out my beard for real starting in September I have trimmed it down to just a slight dusting instead of the full on homeless beggar beard. It feels good and a lot sad to see it go but it was time. What do you think?