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Really cool moment at Subway of all places

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

So this morning a co-worker and I walked over to Subway to have a breakfast sandwich. I ordered the Black forest ham, egg whites and cheese on an english muffin. The subway worker dude looks at Bry and says, "what will you have."

Bry says he's not sure he'll have anything. I said, "dude, the meal I just got is only 160 calories"

The subway worker dude then says "since when do guys care about the calories they eat?"

I looked at the worker dude and said 'Dude you are looking at two men who have lost over 200lbs between us.' His mouth hit the floor then asked if we lived at the gym or what. I told him, I've never stepped foot in a gym.

ANYWAY...........Bry and I sat down to eat and I looked at him and said "dude, do you realize what I just said, we have lost over 200 lbs between us"!! WOW WOW WOW

I thought it was a really cool moment and thought I'd share.

ROCK ON SPARK FRIENDS

  
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EARTHTONED84 1/20/2011 4:22PM

    Thank you for sharing this story! It's so funny how self realization comes about! Congratulations to you and your coworker!!!

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ATZIONCH 1/11/2011 9:24PM

    Good for you!! I love the subway breakfasts. At least half the calories of a Mcdonald's egg mcmuffin :-)

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SKINNYDIVA4 1/4/2011 1:42PM

    Good for you..

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TIPTOPWANNABE 1/1/2011 5:35PM

    What a memorable AHA moment!

Thank you for the heads up on Subway's breakfast. A Subway is going to open in my town later this year.

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BECKY11955 12/31/2010 9:16PM

  WOW DID YOU SAY SUBWAY,I HAVE 2 IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.I NEVER ATE BREAKFAST AT SUBWAY THAT'S ANOTHER THING I'LL ADD ON MY AGENDA THIS YEAR,EMAIL ME SOME SUBWAY BREAKFAST IDEAS,PLEASEEEEEEEEEE AND THANK YOU.mY EMAIL IS jacksonbecky1@hotmail.com Have a happy new years to cme.

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CONTENTCHRIS 12/30/2010 7:06PM

    Cool story bro !

I am grateful for people like you that show the rest of us that we can do it too!
Thanks again ,friend!

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JANEE12 12/30/2010 3:29PM

    What a fantastic story! Congratulations! You are really an inspiration! Thanks! emoticon

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TODDJAMES 12/29/2010 5:36PM

    Congrats on finding another opportunity to "spark"! You are the kind of thing coaches are made of!

Congrats to both of you!

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GIULIACLIFFORD 12/29/2010 4:47PM

    that serves right the customer assistant in Subway... I mean, how dare he comment on your figure? Very well done for your fabulous result! Really, 200lbs between the 2 of you! It's absolutely AMAZING! You must be looking and feeling so good :)

thanks for sharing!

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KLONG8 12/29/2010 4:45PM

    Very, very cool. Take that attitude and winning way and rock on in 2011!

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WILMASOTO 12/29/2010 1:13PM

    What a great story!! Thanks for sharing!! Congratulations on doing so well and inspiring other to do the same!!

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GRACIE4ONE 12/29/2010 10:43AM

    Isn't it great when you realize it out of the blue what an awesome journey you made? Congrats, DUDE!!!! LOL

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YESKATIECAN 12/29/2010 9:47AM

    That is sooo awesome!!! emoticon

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MENHALLS 12/29/2010 7:51AM

    So awesome!

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BARBARA-C 12/29/2010 4:06AM

    That's just great! I'm so happy for the both of you...it's quite an accomplishment! Isn't it great when one of those moments hits unexpectedly??

Keep up the great work and thanks so much for the breakfast tip...you never know when you might have to eat on the run!!

Have a happy and healthy new year!!!

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ASHROBOT 12/29/2010 3:34AM

    CONGRATS!! That is such an accomplishment for you both and such a powerful statement!! 200 pounds is alot! and its gone!

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ESPERI 12/29/2010 2:19AM

    What a thrill - being able to say something like that!!!
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VERYVIRGO 12/29/2010 1:45AM

    Congratulations!!! I Love this blog post! Thank you for sharing... emoticon

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ABB698 12/29/2010 12:42AM

    what an emoticonmoment!
And that the worker Dude who didn't think guys cared about the calories, might need to care himself one day and will remember your moment as well!

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Cheers to 2011! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DWILCZKO 12/29/2010 12:10AM

  cool

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MAR231 12/29/2010 12:01AM

    emoticon

You never know when those A HA moments are going to happen.

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FERGSGIRL2 12/28/2010 10:07PM

    good for you!

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VIRGOGURL4 12/28/2010 10:01PM

    Wow, what a nice story! (And thanks for the breakfast idea.)

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FIREFLUTTERFLY 12/28/2010 10:00PM

    That's awesome!!!!

Keep up the greatness!!!

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BECKA4642 12/28/2010 8:12PM

  I think this is great & your an inspiration!

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MADIECATJEN 12/28/2010 7:07PM

  Some people just never realize how lucky they are to have the metabolism that they do. I am glad you could open some eyes and share a triumphant moment with your Bud! Btw, CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS to you both on your weight loss!

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SCS9261 12/28/2010 7:02PM

    Funny how even though you've been through it, you never put the entire puzzle together! Great Job!

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MADIECATJEN 12/28/2010 6:35PM

  Some people just never realize how lucky they are to have the metabolism that they do. I am glad you could open some eyes and share a triumphant moment with your Bud! Btw, CONGRATUFREAKINLATIONS to you both on your weight loss!

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MISSYGEEN 12/28/2010 2:11PM

    That's awesome. I wonder how many men stay unhealthy for reasons like this. "Since when do guys care about counting calories" WOW. it is an interesting thought. Have you ever thought about doing an unofficial poll or survey? I wonder if finding this out can bring more men into a healthier lifestyle.
Thanks for letting me share in your moment.

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COACH_BRETT 12/28/2010 2:08PM

    I know what you mean. My wife and I have lost 140lbs between the 2 of us. I had never said it outloud until a few weeks ago, when I did I was like.... Whoa...

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OBIONE686 12/28/2010 1:56PM

    Moments are always sweeter when you share them with a buddy who's been there! Glad you got to see the beauty in this one!

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JINGLESMAMA 12/28/2010 6:16AM

    Great job!!

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STEPHLOKI 12/27/2010 11:55PM

    Thanks this is a great Story. Thanks for sharing!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 12/27/2010 11:23PM

    Maybe this guy will report this to the corporate suits and you and your friend will be the new Jared!

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FORNEYFRAU 12/27/2010 11:12PM

    Awesome dudes!

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REMCMFA 12/27/2010 9:33PM

    That's the way to spread the Spark!

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LJHST5 12/27/2010 9:29PM

    Amazing!! Thanks for sharing!!

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NDORRIS 12/27/2010 6:45PM

    Rock on Dude!

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DISTYME_4_ME 12/27/2010 6:23PM

    Incredible! Keep up the great work!!! emoticon emoticon

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NATTIEMAE1 12/27/2010 5:25PM

    That is awesome!!!!!

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SMB19191405 12/27/2010 5:11PM

    That is really amazing! How cool indeed! Contrats!

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AZURELITE 12/27/2010 5:01PM

    Very cool ~ spark on!

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JKSATHER2001 12/27/2010 3:23PM

    Dude. :)

That is awesome....and I'll have to rethink Subway meals in the future.

Thanks dude.

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ANDIG8 12/27/2010 3:10PM

    DUDE! That's awesome!

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YOURJONES 12/27/2010 2:53PM

    That's awesome! I think I'll have my DH read your blog cause for some reason he feels like it's not manly if he counts calories. LOL! He started a spark account but made me swear to not tell anyone we know that he has one. ROFL!

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RACHEL_MAC 12/27/2010 2:27PM

    HOORAY!!!!!

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ANNFELIX 12/27/2010 2:25PM

  Those moments are especially SWEEET!!!!!

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KRICHA 12/27/2010 2:07PM

  emoticon job!!!!

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FOXY13445 12/27/2010 1:56PM

    well that is freakin' Sweet!

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PICKIE98 12/27/2010 1:52PM

    Very cool indeed!! Spark On!!!

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2011 Race Schedule

Friday, December 17, 2010

I'm following in my brotha from anotha Motha - Nicholas' footsteps and putting this out there.

Jan 15th - Hot Chocolate 5K
March 27th - Rock -n- Roll HM - maybe
April 17th - Kansas HM
May 1st - OKC Memorial HM
June 4th - DRC Bloomin 4mile
July 2nd - DRC Independence 10K
July 10th - Too Hot To Handle 10K
August 6th - DRC Cross Country Relay
September 3rd - DRC 5mile Breakfast Bash
September 25th - Hill Heels & Him 10K
October 1st - DRC The Loop 15K
October 8th - Pumpkin Run 10K
November 6th - DRC HM
December 4th - White Rock Marathon 26.2

Subject to change ofcourse. I travel nearly every weekend from the end of Jan - first weekend in April, tough on the race schedule that way. LOL

I will probably be ADDING to this a little as time goes, that's just how I roll sometimes.

  
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KOEHNA 1/16/2011 9:22PM

    Which onnes are in pa

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WENDYSPARKS 1/7/2011 3:19PM

    Good Luck to you!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/7/2011 3:10PM

    I'm surprised that you aren't doing at least one of the "extreme" events that you did last year.

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MARGARITTM 12/28/2010 1:08PM

    OK OK I am going to make my list as well!

(I put my bib's on my cubie wall each year)

Last year - 53!

First race Hangover Classic 1/1/2011 5k!



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EDGEOFSANITY 12/22/2010 6:59PM

    I don't plan on racing until September (Breakfast Bash) but I'm making it a goal to volunteer at all the DRC races before that- with the exception of January. And I will see you at the HOt Chocolate run where you will proceed to beat me by a huge margine =)

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RUNNINGPFUHL 12/20/2010 4:33PM

    Oooh I think I'll need to join you in some of those!! :D

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ABSOLUTZER0 12/19/2010 5:53PM

    Woohoo! Loving it bro! We are going to KILL our schedules! I can't wait to run with you bro! Next year will definitely be an interesting one to say the least.

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LEARNING2LUVME 12/19/2010 6:49AM

    Wow, that's a LOT of races!

I can't wait to run my first race. As of right now it's a 5k in May, but if I find one before that I'll go for it.

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FABAT402009 12/18/2010 9:23AM

    I'm in awe of your race schedule. Great goals and wishing you a successful 2011!!

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ELYMWX 12/17/2010 11:43PM

    Quite the list, Jerome!

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TYEASLEY 12/17/2010 11:27PM

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 12/17/2010 11:17PM

    Could you have even dreamed of posting this 12 months ago? You're awesome man - go for it!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/17/2010 11:10PM

    my husband and i have been working on a list. it is quite fun! is there a link to the race for KC? for some reason i thought it was a race just for MIHers! guess i need more info than what is on the chat board. i couldnt find details, but then i could have overlooked it.

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BOBBYD31 12/17/2010 9:28PM

    woooo i like that one in december!

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BILLALEX70 12/17/2010 8:34PM

    WooHoo!

Kick ASPHALT!

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3CHIHUAHUA 12/17/2010 7:40PM

    Wish I could see you guys in April

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BTWCOACH 12/17/2010 7:20PM

    I thought I might share something my coach told me.... You should have at least 4 weeks between half marathons, preferably 6 weeks.... So you might adjust your HM schedule.

You ROCK, Jerome!!!! Keep it up!!!
Molly


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MCSNYDER1 12/17/2010 5:46PM

    Jerome,
While your list is impressive, YOU have made more of an impression on me! You ARE quite the inspriration for me to quit "pretending" to be a runner and actually BECOME a runner before KC in April! I cannot wait!

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NANHBH 12/17/2010 5:30PM

    Sounds like fun - if only my knees would let me run. I'm grateful that I can walk pretty far! Will you let us know when to sign up for the KC race? Amanda thought that the race was closed already, but I thought you told us at one time that they weren't taking registrations yet.

I watched your 100 lb. loss video again. It is so inspiring and genuine. I know that it will inspire so many people!
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TODDJAMES 12/17/2010 4:53PM

    Inspiring and Challenging others to move to! LOVE IT!

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NITELITE72 12/17/2010 3:56PM

    I believe you can do it, but I am tired just reading it! LOL! Maybe once I add running into my list of "things I do" then I will be slightly less exhausted.

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GAVINSXMOMMY 12/17/2010 3:55PM

    impressive!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 12/17/2010 3:45PM

    Love your list, I did the same thing yesterday, a "wish" list if you will. Best wishes will all those upcoming races, great work. emoticon

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AZURE14 12/17/2010 3:44PM

    Wow - impressive! You can do it!

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I DID IT - I LOST 100LBS!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010


December 28th, 2009 I made the decision to take my life back!! I've walked and or ran over 2000 miles this year, I've cross trained more hours than I can count. I've learned how to eat better and MAGICAL things have happened.

I hope you enjoy this video as I celebrate my journey and remind myself where I came from.

I will NEVER go back to being that guy!!!

This is proof of What Faith Can Do.

  
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CRYSTALGAYLE23 12/5/2013 1:52PM

  THANK YOU!!

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JRTITTLE 11/29/2013 10:30AM

  Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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JENNYFAYE55 5/26/2013 10:24AM

    Thank you so much for putting this video together. God has truly blessed you and you have blessed others by being such an inspiration.
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CATHERINE1209 9/12/2012 10:10AM

  I joined this site today, needing inspiration to lose 60 pounds. Your video of your journey brought tears to my eyes. You just gave me what I needed to get my life back. Your video is beautifully done with the music.. and more importantly, sharing your feelings about being overweight. I have lost the weight once, I know I can do it again.

Thank You !!!

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SINGPRAISE3 9/11/2012 6:35PM

  This is a great story. You nearly brought me to tears of happiness.

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LAGUILERA1587 9/10/2012 3:10PM

  Simply amazing! you truly inspire me!!

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MARYLINB1 9/10/2012 10:25AM

    Thanks for sharing your journey. It will help me with mine. emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 9/9/2012 10:21AM

    Very inspiring video. You did it. Your a very handsome man that came from under the fat cheekes you said you had. A new person.The new you is a handsome man and a healthy man. Never go back to the old you.. Keep forward as it gives you happiness that is real. Not the smile you said was not real in the one older picture.

Congrat's Jim.

Thanks for sharing. The song is nice.

From a Grandmother.

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BOYSBOYSBOYS 9/8/2012 8:43AM

    Jim--Tears in my eyes having watched your video of your weight loss journey. As you detailed the emotions I felt like the person that was being talked about was me. The unhappiness and discontent that the extra weight brings into every area of your life is daunting at times. The person at the end of your video is smiling and full of life. You have succeeded and through your story many will be inspired to do the same. Thank you so much for sharing.; I needed the inspiration today and your video gave me that! "Faith can move mountains!" I love that. Congratulations on your journey! Julie

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DJOLIE5 9/4/2012 2:27PM

    Great job ...

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WONDERFUL2BME 8/30/2012 1:03AM

    Thank you so much for sharing your journey. It brought me to tears watching you go from the sorow and pain to victory. A theme of so many of these "success" stories is that "If I can do it, you can do it". I am starting to believe that I can. I have started so many times, but I am now ready to admit that #1. I need all the help I can get and #2. I am going to enjoy the journey. I will enjoy knowing each day I am in better health and I will feel even better tomorrow!

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CAMARA2014 8/28/2012 4:43PM

  Wonderful!!! Inspiring. Thank you! emoticon

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KENDAL123 8/18/2012 5:01PM

    Great video and I love that song! That IS what faith can do!

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LILMZMO 8/16/2012 4:33PM

    awsome emoticon

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SUNNY642 8/10/2012 7:31PM

  You should be very proud of yourself. I hope i have your kind of success!

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SANDYOCEAN 7/27/2012 3:08PM

  Thank you for the inspiration, I am so encouraged. emoticon and emoticon

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CHIBIUSAGISAMA 7/26/2012 10:00PM

  Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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NICHOLEDEMMA 7/25/2012 1:18PM

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NICHOLEDEMMA 7/25/2012 1:17PM

    Amazing! Just the inspiration I needed today. You have to start somewhere and walking is my beginning. I am out to lose 120 pounds starting today emoticon

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DIZEYNER 7/23/2012 4:26PM

    this is my first day on sparkpeople. saw your video. cant stop crying. I want to believe I can do this too.

high five to you sir. high five.

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KIDESI 7/20/2012 3:43AM

  wow am so encouaraged was feeling like giving up buh now am back and i know i will make it wow...

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DTHETYGER 7/15/2012 7:56PM

    This is motivational. I cried, because I understand the fight. You did great and I'm looking forward to being as successful as you. Thank you for sharing.

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HAPPY2BEMADAMS 7/13/2012 6:14AM

    I love your video and, you look great. Your video is very inspirational it makes me want to fall in love with running too.

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KOMTRIA 7/10/2012 7:13PM

  Wow, what an awesome journey.
You are an inspiration.

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LOTSOFBUTTER 7/10/2012 2:07PM

  OMG THAT WAS GREAT. I HATE RUNNING, BUT I HAVE SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE LOSE WEIGHT RUNNING. MY QUESTION IS WHAT MADE YOU FAT? IN YOUR SONG RISE FROM THE ASHES. DID SOMEONE PASS AWAY?

I TOO USE TO BE SLIM AND FIT AT 125LBS IN 2007 AND GOOD LOOKING. THEN I GOT DEPRESSED IN 2007 AND GAINED 40LBS. AND I HAVE BEEN FAT FOR FIVE YEARS NOW. YIKES. I WATCHED A VIDEO OF MYSELF AND DECIDED I HAVE GOT TO STOP THE INSANITY. MY GOAL IS TO WALK 4 MILES A DAY UNTIL I AM SLIM.

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JPR4EVA 6/20/2012 5:54PM

    well done...u made me smile... i felt a little light hearted after watching your journey.... went and done my gardening emoticon

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THISISGREAT2 6/20/2012 12:01AM

  This is the very first video I have watched on SP. So glad for you, and you encourage others to reach for their dreams . Your video touched my heart. Words can not describe how powerful your journey ..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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0409ME61 6/19/2012 4:37PM

  Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Your success rocks! I'm lucky to have seen your video!

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SCHWAYTHIN 6/14/2012 12:30PM

    Oh my gosh--I am typing with tears in my eyes... what you did is AMAZING and you make us Sparkers so proud. What a difference one year and a lot of dedication and hard work can make!! I am so inspired. Thank you for sharing your journey with those of us who wish to follow in your footsteps!

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JACKSMUM1282004 6/12/2012 2:17PM

  This is the most inspirational video. I will play it again everytime I think I`m slipping ..

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POLLITO3 6/8/2012 9:28AM

  WOW AMAZING.. JUST WHEN I THINK I CAN TO STOP YOU HAVE BECOME MY INSPIRATION AS OF TODAY.. THANKS1 emoticon

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HELAINE2012 6/4/2012 1:08AM

  this is the 3rd time i watch your video and it still bring me to tears...God bless you for inspiring others...i sure needed it today more than ever!


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POKAGONGIRL 6/2/2012 4:56PM

  You are so inspirational! I can't wait to share your story with my husband who is struggling immensely... emoticon

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STEPHANIE868 5/28/2012 9:03AM

  This is what I needed today. Thank you, thank you for sharing your story. It definitely spoke to me and gives me hope. Thank you!!!!

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ANAMBIAR 5/25/2012 4:59AM

  dis is juzz so amazing..hats off to u !! u hav inspired me emoticon

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ANAMBIAR 5/25/2012 4:58AM

  dis is juzz so amazing..hats off to u !! u hav inspired me emoticon

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ANAMBIAR 5/25/2012 4:54AM

  dis is juzz so amazing..hats off to u !! u hav inspired me emoticon

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AWILLIS88 5/22/2012 1:58PM

    You brought me to tears. Thank you

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NFINCH39 5/14/2012 5:50PM

  All I can say is WOW!!!

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KRISSYJ83 5/4/2012 8:17PM

  You are amazing! That is so inspiring!

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DIAMONDLOVR 5/3/2012 8:56PM

    Wow you are amazing!

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ALEORTIZ14 5/2/2012 12:51AM

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ROBIN518 4/30/2012 9:59AM

  i needed this:)

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LIZZYFROMCA 4/29/2012 11:36PM

  Thank you so much for sharing your story! What an inspiration!

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DEELYNN3 4/25/2012 4:56AM

  AMAZING!! What an inspiration you are! You have inspired me to get with the program. I understand when you say "there was sadness behind the smile" Everyone is always asking me why I smile all the time...little do they know...its fake and I am truly torn up inside. I do want to be healthy and able to walk without tiring so easily or my leg going numb. I want to be healthy and be here for my kids. I want people to not look down on me because of my weight. I want to be able to do fun things with my husband. I want to LIVE and not just EXIST....because at this point all I am doing is existing....and its sad..very sad...I am ready for a change! Thank you for your video!!!

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CJDMOM2MANY 4/23/2012 4:16PM

    I needed some encouragement today. Thanks for sharing your victories. I need to lose 35 pounds and have some very unmotivated days. Looks like you're an adoptive parent . My hubby and I are too and we all know some of the daily challenges with that. It's all worth it .
I just need to remember not to beat myself up when it's been a hard day with the kids. Can't do it all at once including the weight loss.
I'm sure you're wife and family are very proud of you.
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EMINCEE 4/17/2012 4:45PM

    I cried. I deserve to be healthy too. I love this blog. Thanks for chronicalling your weight loss journey for us all to see. Great job!

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QUEENCHAKALATA 4/15/2012 12:56PM

    this had me in uncontrollable tears...u have inspired me to not give up on my weight loss journey..thank u for making this vid emoticon

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GIGGLY-GIRL 4/7/2012 11:58AM

    Oh wow, that was so inspirational. Congratulations on doing it and never giving up. Thank you so much for being a motivation and inspiration to me.

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NETISABLESSING 4/6/2012 10:16PM

    Congratulations!

Very inspiring thanks for inspiring. Recently started jogging with 12 minutes hope will get better and be good as you.



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Random things from the weekend........SCARY PIC(you've been warned)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This is random fun from the weekend I just thought I'd share

Saturday my family attended China Culture day in our area to celebrate my daughters heritage, it's important to keep that alive inside them. I got to see several friends who I've not seen for several years, I LOVE doing this now! I called out to Cy and he looked at me funny, started walking towards me as I reach out to shake his hand. I say "Do you remember me, I'm Jerome" His jaw dropped and stuttered out, wow, you've shed some weight. I LOVE THAT FEELING...WOW...makes me feel GREAT when that happens.

Sunday, my family was at the North Texas Level 5 gymnastics state meet (Daughter placed 3rd on beam), and I got to visit with an old coach, same reaction as Cy had on Saturday. Nick and I had a great talk about my journey, how I did it, why I did it, how I'm maintaining, etc. He texted his wife a pic of me, her response was "where did he go?" LOL.....moments like that are awesome to say the least.

This afternoon I'm cleaning up some old pictures and run across a picture of me at Texas Motor Speedway probably three years ago sitting on the edge of a NASCAR. I looked at this picture and look at my wife and sad "I had no clue honey, I had no clue" I had no clue that I LOOKED so horrible, I had no clue that I was so unhealthy. My next comment was, "how sad!!!"

Then..



and NOW...

  
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38START2GR8T 12/17/2010 12:09PM

    Congrats on your success I am looking forward to those in my future as well! emoticon

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TERRBEAR12 12/15/2010 10:21PM

    What wonderful ideas you've given. Hope. It is such a big thing for four letters to convey; your story gives hope flavor. Thank you for sharing.
TerrBear

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KALUIS 12/15/2010 1:37AM

    I enjoyed your great video too. Sent it to my 2 sons. emoticon

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BARBRUCKER1 12/14/2010 10:21AM

    WOW!!! I know that had to feel good. emoticon

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MACEWOMAN 12/12/2010 10:33AM

    Congrats on a great day!

I do have to say though that you were heavy before not horrible.

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CSULLIVAN83 12/6/2010 1:17AM

    That sounded like an awesome day!!!

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FLOOSIEMAGOO 11/17/2010 12:04PM

    Sweetie,

You were cute, even when you were a cherub!

xoxo
Chana
Spark Baby!


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RUNNINGPFUHL 11/16/2010 9:29AM

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The important thing is, you're healthy now!! :D

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MOMOF6BOYS 11/16/2010 7:04AM

    GREAT reactions to a new healthy YOU, Jerome!!! You worked your tail off....and now you are reaping so many benefits from it ;)

CONGRATS to your daughter!!! That is FANTASTIC! I can picture your "beaming" smile now!

You are AWESOME!!! Keep enjoying that family of yours for many, many more healthy years to come ;)

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YOGA1031 11/15/2010 3:46PM

    I have that same picture of my husband in that car. How funny!

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GLAZED-DONUT 11/15/2010 1:25PM

    Congrats on your daughters accomplishments this weekend, thatís awesome, I know you are super-proud of her (-: Love the pic of you two together!
Doesnít it feel AWESOME for others to recognize the hard work. I think its easy for us to not fully see our progress because we see ourselves every day. The reactions & comments of others helps drive us on the days we may not 'wanna'! I think you are totally deserving of the props!
Happy WEEK J!
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RUNNER12COM 11/15/2010 11:42AM

    Congrats. You deserve that great feeling you get when people recognize your accomplishments!

SDJ

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MCSNYDER1 11/15/2010 11:41AM

    You told me once that the heavy guy was your "evil twin"! I'll never forget that! Look at you now....you are healthy and you are raising healthy daughters! You are making it happen AND passing it on!!!!

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MOCHWR 11/15/2010 10:51AM

  Congratulations to your daughter on her gymnastics event!
Excellent job on your weight loss, keep up the good work!
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ABSOLUTZER0 11/15/2010 5:37AM

    Bro, you will continue to get that reaction from people. You'd think by now it wouldn't be much of a shock, but it is and sometimes even to yourself. The China Culture day sounds like fun! Congrats to your daughter on the beam, too! Continue to change lives bro!

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CNIANE 11/15/2010 5:32AM

    You deserve every success because you've earned it! Congratulations!

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CNIANE 11/15/2010 5:32AM

    You deserve every success because you've earned it! Congratulations!

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MINNA72 11/15/2010 4:32AM

    You've worked hard to get where you are and you deserve every moment of recognition.

Congrats to your daughter for her accomplishment! That is a beautiful photo of the two of you.

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NANHBH 11/14/2010 10:54PM

    J-man,

First of all, congrats to your daughter! That's awesome!

Secondly, everything is happening according to God's plan. If you hadn't gotten that out of shape, you wouldn't be Sparking people the way that you have been able to now. Look at it like an actor who has to beef up for a movie role. God needed you in this role. Hmmm, puts a different perspective on things, doesn't it? No more beating yourself up. The fact is, you look awesome now. You are such an example and an inspiration to others.

And, selfishly, I woudn't have gotten to know you if you had not been on this journey!
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NAPITOVSFAME 11/14/2010 10:15PM

    I have a few of those pics myself. Good job!

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REM-CYCLES 11/14/2010 9:12PM

    Congratulations Jerome - you're definitely making progress and your daughters get to see the good results!

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BTWCOACH 11/14/2010 9:10PM

    Definitely looking good, Jerome! Your girls are beautiful!!!

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BILLALEX70 11/14/2010 9:07PM

    All of your hard work shows in that great picture with your beautiful daughter.

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HOPERISING 11/14/2010 8:45PM

    awww, I didn't think that picture was so bad! Love the second picture though, you look great, and your daughter is beautiful! You continue to inspire me Jerome!

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BESTMEPOSSIBLE 11/14/2010 8:17PM

    Congrats on reaching your health goal. Continue to revel in the glory as you continue to raise your daughter. She is gorgeous!

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Hansen Unplugged

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Dale Hansen is a local sports dude........I love this UNPLUGGED segment, pretty much sums up the Cowboys issues

www.wfaa.com/sports/dale-hansen/Hans
en-Unplugged--106934803.html

  
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EFELL123 12/14/2010 3:42PM

    I just had to post about your video for a second time. I watched it yesterday and today -- it's so inspiring. I too have a daugher from China! She is my inspiration to get healthy. Thanks for the Goodie! emoticon

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PINKIRONDOLL 12/13/2010 1:37AM

    What a wonderful video! You have come so far and are inspiring so many of us who are in the process of changing our lives. Congrats to you on your 100 pound weight loss and your new love of life and running! Keep up your amazing work, you look GREAT!!!!

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SAX_88 12/11/2010 9:08AM

    I'm a die-hard Cowboys fan. I don't plan to abandon supporting them. BUT, I have never been fond of Jerry Jones, ESPECIALLY after his rude dismissal of Tom landry. (Admittedly, the Cowboys almost lost me as a fan, but I held on)

I agree with most of what Mr Hansen said about the Cowboys, but, being a very patriotic Navy veteran, will not agree with there being no hope for America. Just like there is hope for the Cowboys (next season...lol), there is ALWAYS hope for our country. Maybe someone has better ideas of solving our major issues, and could find a productive way to share them? Seems to me it is MORE easier to criticize the pilot for the turbulence, than to grab the controls and fly the aircraft.

Thanks for sharing the video. I'd never heard of Dale Hansen until now.

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BTRTHANEVA 11/10/2010 9:26AM

    Glad I checked out this video. I thought it was that teeny bopper group *Hansen* unplugged.

America's team, huh? I didn't know that.

Insanity - now THAT I know!




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3CHIHUAHUA 11/10/2010 1:26AM

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CSULLIVAN83 11/9/2010 11:39PM

    That was awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

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