BRADMILL2922   35,831
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Myself & Lauren (March 2014)

Approx. 509 lbs. - Under 299 lbs.

My heart: Sydni, Lauren, & Calli

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Reached my highest weight of 509 lbs. in May of 2009. I was 30 years old and knew I had to make a change. I set a goal to reach 299 lbs. I lost 121 lbs in less than a year only to gain 78 lbs back. May 5, 2012, I weighed 466 lbs and began my journey to 299 again. I reached 299 lbs. on July 15, 2013! Now I am on to bigger and better goals!

No surgery. No fad diets. No nutritionist. No trainer. No diet pills. No shortcuts. I used will power and knowledge I learned along the way to ...
Reached my highest weight of 509 lbs. in May of 2009. I was 30 years old and knew I had to make a change. I set a goal to reach 299 lbs. I lost 121 lbs in less than a year only to gain 78 lbs back. May 5, 2012, I weighed 466 lbs and began my journey to 299 again. I reached 299 lbs. on July 15, 2013! Now I am on to bigger and better goals!

No surgery. No fad diets. No nutritionist. No trainer. No diet pills. No shortcuts. I used will power and knowledge I learned along the way to make it happen!

05/05/12 - 466 lbs. (down from my highest 509)
06/19/12 - 432.1 lbs. (eating right) [76.9 lbs. total]
08/31/12 - 401.7 lbs. (finished Insanity) [107.3 lbs. total]
11/30/12 - 358.3 lbs. (finished Tap Out XT) [150.7 lbs. total]
02/27/13 - 331.9 lbs. (finished P90x) [177.1 lbs. total]
05/12/13 - 323.9 lbs. (finished Les Mills Combat) [185.1 lbs. toatl]
07/15/13 - 299.2. lbs. (doing my 100 Day Hybrid) [209.8 lbs. total]
09/27/13 - 294.1 lbs. (finished my 100 Day Hybrid [214.9 lbs. total]
10/17/13 - 292.9 lbs.

After 6 weeks of just eating right, I lost 33.9lbs! I finished the Insanity workout program, and lost another 30.4 lbs! Then I finished the Tap Out XT workout program, and lost another 43.4 lbs! I finished the P90x and lost 26.4 lbs! I finished Les Mills Combat and lost 8.0 lbs! I finished my own 100 day hybrid of all 4 programs and lost 29.8 lbs!

I am a single Dad of 3 and I needed to make changes in my life! I am using Spark to aid me in the process!

At the beginning of my journey, back on May 5, 2012, I had 167 lbs. to lose! Now, 55 weeks later, I have lost 153.8 lbs. and have just 12.8 lbs. more to go!




Exercise With Diet Numbers...

(7/1-7/7) Week 1 - 2,246.0 cal/day...28.6 fat/day...334.0 carb/day...174.7 pro/day...260 fitness minutes & burned 3,416 calories.

(7/8-7/14) Week 2 - 2,260.7 cal/day...34.0 fat/day...321.4 carb/day...174.4 pro/day...370 fitness minutes & burned 4,594 calories.

(7/15-7/21) Week 3 - 2,234.7 cal/day...33.0 fat/day...321.7 carb/day...172.0 pro/day...405 fitness minutes & burned 5,120 calories.

(7/22-7/28) Week 4 - 2,229.7 cal/day...32.6 fat/day...315.9 carb/day...174.7 pro/day...485 fitness minutes & burned 5,706 calories

(7/29-8/4) Week 5 - 2,106.7 cal/day...30.0 fat/day...287.7 carb/day...179.7 pro/day...545 fitness minutes & burned 6,496 calories

(8/5-8/11) Week 6 - 2,121.0 cal/day...36.7 fat/day...281.7 carb/day...176.9 pro/day...555 fitness minutes & burned 6,187 calories

(8/12-8/18) Week 7 - 1952.3 cal/day...36.7 fat/day...249.4 carb/day...165.7 pro/day...515 fitness minutes & burned 6,022 calories

(8/19 - 8/25) Week 8 - 1,975.6 cal/day...35.6 fat/day...261.4 carb/day...165.0 pro/day...570 fitness minutes & burned 7,170 calories

(8/26 - 9/1) Week 9 - 1992.0 cal/day...35.7 fat/day... 264.9 carb/day... 160.6 pro/day...465 fitness minutes & burned 5,947 calories

(9/2 - 9/8) Week 10 - 2,016.5 cal/day...35.5 fat/day...266.5 carb/day...162.8 pro/day...335 fitness minutes & burned 3,286 calories

(9/9 - 9/15) Week 11 - 1,974.9 cal/day...35.7 fat/day...252.4 carb/day...162.1 pro/day...440 fitness minutes & burned 4,898 calories

(9/16 - 9/22) Week 12 - 1,968.0 cal/day...36.1 fat/day... 240.3 carb/day... 168.3 pro/day... 565 fitness minutes & burned 6,532 calories

(9/23 - 9/29) Week 13 - 1,992 cal/day...39.3 fat/day...239.7 carb/day...174.0 pro/day...665 fitness minutes & burned 6,901 calories

(9/30 - 10/6) Week 14 - 1,962.7 cal/day... 39.0 fat/day... 244.0 carb/day... 171.4 pro/day... 625 fitness minutes & burned 6,586 calories

(10/7 - 10/13) Week 15 - 1,956.6 cal/day...39.6 fat/day...244.1 carb/day...172.3 pro/day...525 fitness minutes & burned 5,821 calories

(10/14 - 10/20) Week 16 - 2,004.0 cal/day...37.1 fat/day...237.4 carb/day...167.0 pro/day...460 fitness minutes & burned 4,869 calories

May 5th - beginning the new me
May 24th - down 21.2 lbs.
May 31st - down 26.2 lbs.
June 19th - down 33.9 lbs.
August 13th - down 58.6 lbs.
August 31st - down 64.3 lbs.
September 17th - down 67.2 lbs.
October 5th - down 82.6 lbs.
October 17th - down 83.6 lbs.
November 15th - down 95.9 lbs.
November 30th - down 107.7 lbs.
December 21st - down 110.3 lbs.
January 7th - down 118.6 lbs.
January 18th - down 125.6 lbs.
February 1st - down 131.3 lbs.
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BRADMILL2922 "Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit."
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 current weight: 292.9 

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Member Since: 8/10/2009

SparkPoints: 35,831

Fitness Minutes: 33,978

My Goals:
*Finish Insanity
[x]DONE 08/30/12[x]

*lose 110 lbs
[x]DONE 09/17/12[x]

*lose 122 lbs
[x]DONE 10/05/12[x]

*lose 126.6 lbs
[x]DONE 10/17/12[x]

*Finish Tap Out XT
[x]DONE 11/27/12]x]

*lose 143 lbs
[x]DONE 11/30/12[x]

*lose 159.6 lbs
[x]DONE 01/07/13[x]

*Finish P90x
[x]DONE 02/27/13[x]

*lose 184.6 lbs
[x]DONE 03/15/13[x]

*Finish Les Mills Combat
[x]DONE 05/10/13[x]

*lose 200 lbs.
[x]DONE 06/07/13[x]

*lose 210 lbs
[x]DONE 07/15/13[x]

*Rugged Maniac 5k
[x]DONE 09/14/13[x]

*Finish My 100 Day Hybrid Program

*lose 220 lbs.
*lose 230 lbs.
*lose 240 lbs.
*lose 250 lbs.
*lose 260 lbs.

My Program:
*Sticking to the Spark ranges for fat/protein/carbs/calories

*Planet Fitness

*Home yoga & ab workouts

*Trying to be more active in general

*Take more walks

Personal Information:
*35 years old

*single dad

*work at The Kentucky School For The Blind

*originally from Bowling Green, Ohio

*live in Jeffersonville, Indiana

*my name is Brad


*Twitter - @bradmill2922

*Instagram - @bradmill2922

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Love sports, movies, music, Dave Matthews Band, Chicago Cubs, Michigan Wolverines, Louisville Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Golf

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Member Comments:
4/11/2014 9:26:47 PM

~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ WHAT I'VE LEARNED ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that making a "living" is not the same as making a "life".
I've learned that life gives you a second chance. emoticon
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. emoticon
I've learned that even if I have pains, I don't have to be one. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. emoticon emoticon
I've learned that I have a lot to learn. &gr;em&lr;149&gr;/em&lr; emoticon

I hope that all of us can learn, not only today, but each and everyday!!
~~ One thing I've learned is that in order to have a friend, you have to be one.~~

Wishing you a """Wonderful Weekend"""
Lots of ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) & SMILES!!
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4/11/2014 4:11:13 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog, "You Can't Always Land On Your Feet!" My husband is the best! Of course, now that he knows how easy rice pudding is to make . . . well, let's just say it might not be a good thing to eat on a daily basis. lol

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4/11/2014 1:28:13 PM

Like your pic w/Lauren on the front page! Very nice!

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4/11/2014 4:29:04 AM

emoticon "Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
emoticon "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
emoticon "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." - Chinese Proverb
emoticon "Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never." - Winston Churchill
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4/10/2014 11:02:06 AM

Oh wow..900 miles alone in a U-Haul..not my idea of a great time but I guess some time to sing some karaoke and reflect! Billy Joel is pretty sweet! I saw that you were going on FB the other day! I am SO thankful for the warmer weather! I'm sick of snow and slush. I'm even ok with rain at this point..that means more snow will go away. It's been a rough winter and I've heard at least around here that it's going to be a cooler summer. I can't really complain there either. High 60s low 70s are ideal because no AC in my house and it becomes an oven in the summer.

I'm really excited to be back an active on Spark and getting back on track. I do not want to gain any more weight and I wanna feel better like I did before. Great job on your diet and exercise too! I'm hoping April can be a great month!

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