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Knock, Knock, Knockin...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Apologies to all the Big Bang Theory fans in Sparkville, because this blog is not about Sheldon knock, knock, knockin' on Penny's door. Could be a funny blog, but not this time.

Likewise, apologies to all the Bob Dylan fans in Sparkville because this blog is not about knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door either. Classic song, but sorry.

This blog is about something a little more personal to me. This blog is about a KNOCK KNOCK, KNOCKIN' on another kind of door. This blog is about me KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKIN' on the 200's door!

200's door? Let me explain...

There is a lot of talk on Spark about Onederland, and rightfully so! I love seeing everyone on Spark making Onederland after working so hard. Onederland deserves to be celebrated! But I do have a question...

What about those of us who will never see Onederland? What is it called when you get in the 200's?

Myself, being a man that is 6'7" and wears a size 16 shoe, I will never see Onederland, nor is that even a goal of mine. My goal from the beginning of this journey has always been 299 lbs. I remember thinking that was a lofty goal considering I started at 509 lbs.! I remember thinking that it would take me forever to get to 299 lbs. Well, I just weighed in at 301.7 lbs., which means that I am less than 2 lbs. away from my goal! That means in less than 2 lbs., I will be in the 200's! So, what do I call it when I hit 299 lbs.? I haven't seen any definitive branding anywhere, so, I will name it for myself...


Now, I stand on the precipice of Twohundoland. Now I am KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCKIN' on the Twohundoland door! Now, I WANT IN!

Embrace The Possibilities

Good Day Sparkville


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALLEY2300 7/9/2013 10:58PM

    Congrats!! That is an amazing accomplishment!!

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NOGOINGBACK5 7/1/2013 2:27AM

    WOW!! You are almost there! What an AMAZING accomplishment. This truly is an "extraordinary" thing that you have done. I can only imagine how you must feel! Good for you Brad, gonna be HAPPY DANCIN' for you when you meet your goal. It's very inspirational to see those that have gotten to their goals...especially for people like me that are just starting out! emoticon emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 6/30/2013 3:45PM

    I am 6'2 and wear size 14 women's shoe. I can relate to the twohundoland.
Congrats - you are a wonderful inspiration

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ALDECKER08 6/29/2013 7:22PM

    I love your post! A huge congrats to you! You are a wonderful example for me! emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/26/2013 8:32PM

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Congrats on ALL of the amazing progress! I think celebrating Twohundoland (as is Four and Three-derland is just as special as Onederland!

emoticon Twohundoland is almost there!

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_JODI404 6/26/2013 5:19PM

    emoticon WoW!!! Less than 2 pounds to go to Twohundoland!

That is super awesome! emoticon

Can't wait to celebrate it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/26/2013 12:08AM

    simply amazing - you rock!

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LADYBUG4869 6/25/2013 1:24PM

    That is amazing! Your definition is crazy awesome! emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 6/24/2013 8:43PM

    emoticon What a wonderful, wonderful blog. And what a fantastic milestone for you! So very happy for your success. You continue to inspire me to embrace my possibilities . . . thank you! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 6/24/2013 7:19AM

    that's so exciting! congrats, I know you worked hard for this.

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KLMEIRING 6/24/2013 6:07AM

    Congratulations on all that you have accomplished, Brad! What an awesome reason to celebrate!

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1FARMER 6/23/2013 8:59PM

    Can you hear me screaming, jumping and shouting for you as you enter " Twohundoland. "
You are rocking and knocking to this special goal, Haleigh emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon Hey you get the picture you are dynamite emoticon
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FREEDOM710 6/23/2013 7:30PM

    You knocked and the doors are opening for you. I am very proud of you! You deserve all the success in the world.
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GEORGE815 6/23/2013 3:54PM

    Here's to you hitting the 200's.

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/22/2013 12:05PM

    I love the excitement of getting close to a goal! Well done!

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LYNNA7499 6/21/2013 10:40AM

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Way to go! So exciting you are so close to your goal.

Love the Sheldon reference emoticon

Good luck!

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LIZ324_NYC 6/21/2013 10:00AM

    That is totally awesome Brad!! emoticon

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CARTOONB 6/20/2013 11:34PM

    I like it! Looking forward to watching you enter Twohundoland! You are going to be there in no time.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/20/2013 10:37PM

  That sounds good to me. Have you seen the movie "Fried Green Tomatos"? In the movie, Kathy Bates, shouts TOWANDA whenever she feels like she is empowered.....sounds a little like your new word. If you haven't seen the movie, it is worth renting........It is emoticon

What a journey you have had............YOU are emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 6/20/2013 8:31PM

    The cool thing is, you already have the key to that door! emoticon - I know you're going to make it!

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STR458 6/20/2013 5:18PM

    emoticon knock knock knocking!!!

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SABRINASARAH 6/20/2013 2:32PM

    I didn't realize that you were so close to your goal! emoticon I am so excited for you! You are such a special person that I can't think of anyone I'd rather see reach his goal! I also didn't realize you've come such a long way! emoticon You've done such a great job - and have done some amazing workouts along the way too!! I bet if I looked up commitment in the dictionary, your picture would be there!!!

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BARBIEE52 6/20/2013 2:26PM

    Brad, Congratulations on your accomplishments. I think you have come up with a fantastic idea. What you said was very true, and I commend you for saying how you feel. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so proud of you! emoticon
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OCEANMISTCALI 6/20/2013 2:18PM

    congrats on your awesome accomplishment. I never liked the term onderland it makes me think of a childhood fairy tale.

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MRSP90X 6/20/2013 1:58PM

    emoticon I think Onederland is more appropriate for ladies or small men. I'm trying to knock on that door! My husband is 6'3 and would not look right or be healthy below 200 lbs that's for sure. You could start your own team! Let's keep on knocking on that door, very soon to open!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKAHONEY4U 6/20/2013 12:57PM

    So close!! You'll have by next week with all these consistant 4 pound weekly losses!!

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MARILYNROBERT 6/20/2013 12:14PM

    I'm in awe. Such an accomplishment for you and for your future and for the future of your children. You have a healthy you and they have a healthy dad. You've come so far. emoticon

Plus, you just invented a word! emoticon


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KATHY_NATURELVR 6/20/2013 12:04PM

    Excellent job! emoticon

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PEANUTSMOM96 6/20/2013 11:22AM

    That is fantastic! SP needs to promote twohundoland!!! Who do we contact!?

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JACKIE542 6/20/2013 11:08AM

    Almost there emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/20/2013 11:02AM

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 6/20/2013 10:38AM

    You are so close to your goal, that is so exciting!!! You have worked hard for this and you are busting through your goals, definitely something to be proud of and to celebrate! Twohundoland, here you come!!

Congratulations, I am so happy for you!

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BOROFITGIRL 6/20/2013 9:18AM

    OK--you and I are "kindred" spirits!!! You put Sheldon in your blog!!! I love Big Bang Theory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!! And, you are totally awesome--as I am discovering that I am too!!! emoticon You set YOUR goal and are rocking your way to it!!!! And you are inspiring all of us!!!! I am so glad that you are my Sparkfriend and a part of my weight loss journey!!!! I will be cheering you on to Twohundaland!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIKINMENOW 6/20/2013 9:14AM

    I honestly got goosebumps reading your blog. What an amazing accomplishment, what a role model for your children and all of us at Sparks, and what a blessing for you and your family. Thank you for this blog, it is full of encouragement for me.

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REGILIEH 6/20/2013 8:17AM

    TWOHUNDOLAND!!!!! I LOVE it! We will all emoticon emoticon emoticon in just a little while to celebrate your TWOHUNDOLAND!!!! emoticon

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I can't wait!!!! emoticon


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-AIMIE- 6/20/2013 8:14AM

    I was actually hearing Knockin on Heaven's Door (the Guns n Roses version) in my head when I read this! I am willing to bet that door to your dream destination will open within the next couple of weeks! How exciting!!!! emoticon

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NHEMBERGER 6/20/2013 7:57AM

    Congrats! How awesome!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 6/20/2013 7:34AM

    Knock, knock
Who’s there?
Justin who?
Just in the neighborhood, thought I would drop by.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Ya who?
YAHOO!!!!!!!!! You're almost there!!!!!

Congratulation, Brad! Twohundoland called. They said come on in, the water's warm.

By the way. Now I've got that song etched in my brain and it WON'T stop replaying. Lol

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SANDYCRANE 6/20/2013 7:33AM

    Not many of us can claim that we at 6'7". Your getting to the 200's is as just as exciting to me, a person whom is 5'1", to the 150's. We all have are own goals that should be celebrated when we reach them. So congratulations.

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    emoticon You are one tall man!! WOW...

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/20/2013 7:12AM

    OMG, I'm SOOOO happy right now!!! Not only did you put Shelden in your blog, AND the legendary Bob Dylan, but you are about to get to such an important milestone. I know how you must feel coming up on this number, and I am thrilled for you! Disappointed that you didn't go ahead and lose the the other 2lbs to get there today, but whatever slacker... BAZINGA!!! LOVE that show!
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BOLDLYVENTURE 6/20/2013 7:09AM

    emoticon Fantastic! Keep it up- Twohundoland here you come....ok I am a bit disappointed there is not more about Sheldon.... emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 6/20/2013 6:28AM

    OMG!--Brad--You started at 500??---A-mazing!!!!--- You are a Sparkly great person!!!!----Whatta feat!!!--You should tell us that everyday--such a role model for me!!!--Keep on Knocking man!!!--almost there!---Lynda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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