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Basketball Game #2 and Weigh-In...


Friday, January 18, 2013

With the success of my first basketball game in 18 years in the bag, it was on to game #2 last night. The first game was not a success in terms of team victory or even my individual play although I wasn't bad, but rather a victory for me personally. A victory for me to see the kind of progress I have made. A victory for me to show what I am able to accomplish with all of my hard work over the last 8+ months!

It is not about the wins and losses. After all, it's not like I am playing for a new contract or a shoe deal right? But what it is about is proving to myself that I still can do this. That I have worked hard and that hard work has allowed me to open new opportunities, like playing basketball. It is also about getting in some good exercise that is fun. It's about being part of a team and letting a little bit of my competitive side show.

With that in mind, we lost game #2 87-70. Yea, it was a bit of a rough game for our team. We were behind from the first basket but much like game #1, it was a lot of fun for me to get out there and see what I can do. I did score 4 points, grab 7 rebounds, and passed out 6 assists...not bad I think. It feels like I am starting to get a little bit more of a rhythm out there and I think that will continue through the rest of the season. Looking forward to the next game which is Friday the 25th! There will be an update i'm sure!

I also did my usual 2:30am workout of shooting the basketball and lifting some weights. Since I was down in the gym, I also wanted to get a weigh-in. I wasn't really planning on weighing in until February 1st, but I said what the heck! It has only been 12 days since I last weighed in and I was expecting some moderate results. Hoping for 2 to 3 pounds. Well...

I lost 7 lbs!!! I was pretty stunned! With that 7 lbs, I have now lost a total of 125.6 lbs!

I was really hoping to hit 125 by the end of January but I am ahead of schedule now! Looks like I will have to aim for 130! We'll see!

I will be spending part of my Friday afternoon getting fitted for a suit/tux (not sure which) for my cousins wedding on March 23rd near Memphis, Tennessee. Should be fun! Maybe I will get a picture of how it looks and I can share it here on my next blog!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! It doesn't seem like I say it enough, but I appreciate each and everyone of you who take the time to read my blog and even find time to leave a comment! You guys help keep me going and keep me motivated! I think of the comments and things you guys say when I need a little extra motivation to push through a workout or just start a workout when I don't want to. There is a part of me that wants to finish this journey for each and every one of you to be an inspiration, extra motivation for you, or whatever, as long as I can show it can be done. It can be done! WE CAN DO IT!

Embrace Your Possibilities Sparkville!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/18/2013 1:12PM

    Okay, I second Lisa's comment about the retro 007 pose! (you should also get a sexy, model type to drape over your arm too!)

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EMMAEKAY 1/18/2013 10:56AM

    YAY! So proud of how far you've come, Brad. You really are amazing.

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LISAMG1220 1/18/2013 9:37AM

    I love reading your blogs. You always inspire me to do and try more. I am so happy that you were able to get back into basketball. I can't wait to see your pic in the tux. Please please please do a retro 007 pose!! emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/18/2013 9:35AM

    Great blog, Brad! Your excitement and enthusiasm really shines in your words. It's as if you have reached another level of success--more internal. Definitely take a picture in the tux/suit and post it on your Triumph Wall!

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