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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 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.

Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 37,578

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

*Insanity, Tap Out XT, Combat, P90x mix

*Home yoga & ab workouts

*Trying to be more active in general

*Take more walks

Personal Information:
*35 years old

*Married father of 3

*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

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

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  • v DREDZONE71
    I have no idea if you're still on Spark or not, but I have to tell you that your story was exactly the kind of encouragement I needed to hear.
    Many people struggle with weight management, which I respect regardless of your goal - but it seems so much more daunting when you're facing losing 50, 100, 250 pounds or more! It's losing a whole person!! It can make you feel like 'what's the point? If I lose 70 pounds, I'm still fat!'
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