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509lbs to 299lbs...Hello Twohundoland! What Now?

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Friday, August 02, 2013



When you have Chuck Norris on your side, what can go wrong? Hello Twohundoland! It has been a long time since I have seen you. There were many days where I didn't think I would ever see you again! Now that I have, it is time to move forward to something bigger and better! I would like to say a big thanks to Chuck, glad to have him on board!

As some of you may know by now, on my vlog from a couple of weeks ago, I made my gooooooaaaaaallllll!!!!!! That never gets old to me! I made my goal that I set in May of 2009. That was to make it to 299lbs. That 299lb. goal seemed really lofty at the time considering I weighed 509lbs.! But that was my goal and on July 15, 2013, I met my goal of 299 lbs.!



So now what?

Like I said in my video, 299lbs. was a big milestone, but not the end! These journeys that we are on are about so much more than the number on the scale! Is the number on the scale important? Yes. Is it a measurable that we can see? Yes. Is that number something to be proud of? Absolutely yes! But this is about being healthier, happy, and making a complete lifestyle change! It hasn't always been easy (and still isn't at times) but I believe I have made that lifestyle change for the better, for the rest of my life!

What does that mean?

It means that I will not settle for where I am. I will aim for extraordinary. It means that I will set new goals. It means that I will push towards those goals until I make them like I made my 299lb. goal! It means that I will make the rest of my life, the best of my life!

I want to have goals that inspire me to be better in all aspects of my life. I want goals that inspire me to be the best father I can be. I want goals that inspire me to be the best man I can be. I want goals that inspire me to hopefully, one day, be the best husband I can be. I want goals that inspire me to want to be the active, healthy person I know that I can be!



So here are my goals on the fitness side...

My new weight goal is 279lbs. That is crazy to think that I could be in the 270's again! First time since High School! My birthday is in 77 days (October 17th) so I think I will set that as my goal date. I want to be 279lbs. by October 17th! So, 20 lbs. in 77 days is doable, right? Plus it has already been 2 weeks since my last weigh-in so maybe I will be down a little already! Goal weight and date is set!

I have also set a new goal. A new challenge! I have already paid for and signed up for the Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Course Race on September 14th in Paoli, Indiana!



I know this is going to challenge me! I know this is going to push me! I know...that I CAN NOT WAIT to do this! It is a 5k race with 20 obstacles! Like I said, I am signed up and paid for so there will be no turning back! This is the first kind of any race I have ever done in my life. It makes me a little nervous but the excitement easily outweighs any nerves! I am really looking forward to challenging myself and to see just how far I have come physically!

We can accomplish anything that we put our minds to! I look forward to proving that to myself!

Embrace The Possibilities

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LORIVIOLA 2/27/2014 11:14PM

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CATNCAG 10/28/2013 9:30AM

    Congrats Brad! U r my weight loss HERO!

I hope u had a GREAT BIRTHDAY!

How did the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Course go?

How r u? I hope u r doing well! Can't wait to c u in January! I hope to be under 400 by then...


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CLAUDEM1 10/26/2013 8:35PM

    You lost 300 lbs!!! That is phenomenal! I am so proud of you, because I KNOW how hard that is. Incredible! 20 lbs is totally doable. YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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PAMNANGEL 9/29/2013 1:00AM

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FLEMIDG 9/29/2013 12:02AM

    Wow! What an awesome blog to read. I have been struggling, but when I read your blog it made me realize that I need to get back on track and just keep going. Thanks for sharing your amazing success. Let us know how you did in that race. Keep up the great work. I know you will make your next goal. You have such a positive attitude.
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FLEMIDG 9/29/2013 12:02AM

    Wow! What an awesome blog to read. I have been struggling, but when I read your blog it made me realize that I need to get back on track and just keep going. Thanks for sharing your amazing success. Let us know how you did in that race. Keep up the great work. I know you will make your next goal. You have such a positive attitude.
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BIGCHEESE2002 9/25/2013 12:42PM

    WAY TO GO!!! emoticon

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LAJRAM 9/21/2013 1:53PM

    Wow and congratulation. You are an inspiration to so many. I have a goal by my birthday as well. Lot smaller then yours, but I plan to make it. I want to lose my first 50 by 10.20. I started end of July so far I am down 31.

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VERGELINE 9/18/2013 5:48PM

  What a great inspiration you are to the rest of us!
Would love to hear how you did in your race!
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DONNELDA22 9/16/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon Congratulations for meeting your goal, and making another gola for October. I'am pushing for you. How did your Sept. 14th race turn out?
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FERRET_MOMMY 9/14/2013 3:38PM

    So inspirational!!! emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 9/13/2013 6:10AM

  Y emoticon ou've done so well!

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HOTMAMACANUCK 9/11/2013 5:29PM

    That is amazing!! GREAT JOB! You should be very proud of yourself.
You have inspired me not to give up in my quest to lose 110lbs now.
Thank You!
I wish you the best of health and happiness into the future.
Sandy

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LMURPHY8366 9/8/2013 11:48AM

  I really needed to see this blog. I was just sitting here tearing over how hard it is for me to loose my last 20lbs and then I read this. This was the inspiration and motivation I needed to move foward. Thank you so much for letting us follow your journey. And thank you for giving me the push I needed to move foward in the right direction again. You are AWESOME!!! emoticon emoticon

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KATHLEEN320 9/8/2013 8:50AM

    Have a great time at your upcoming 5K. You will have a blast and this will be the first of many.

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MAYBER 9/7/2013 5:06PM

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us and best wishes as you continue to set new goals and achieve them one day at a time
love prayers peace
Bernice
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LYNMEINDERS 9/6/2013 11:06PM

    Woohoo...go you...your are amazing....

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WHITEANGEL4 9/6/2013 11:24AM

    Keep it u.

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BLESSTHISHOME 9/6/2013 8:40AM

    Congrats on your success! What an inspiration you are and your setting goals has motivated me to do the same! How tall are you? You look really tall in your pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 9/3/2013 9:14PM

    emoticon The race sounds exciting! No doubt you can do it. Look at what you've already accomplished!

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    emoticon Blog! I know you will make it. Nothing will stop you now. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEWIES 9/2/2013 7:07PM

    You are an inspiration! Keep going with the positive attitude. You deserve all that you've earned so far and much more.
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KDSTAP 9/2/2013 12:35PM

    Way to go!!

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AJINMN 9/2/2013 8:43AM

    Thank you for this blog! The large number to lose is very daunting, so I quit way too often. No quitting for you!

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WINE4GIRL 9/1/2013 8:23PM

    How cool is that??!!!??
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    Way to go! What an encouragement to me! emoticon

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SQUEEZE7 9/1/2013 12:03AM

    Congratulations on making your goal! Your blog is very inspiring to me, I have been struggling with my weight for years and though I have only 120 lbs to lose, I find stories like these helpful in that it gives me hope that I will someday make my goal too!

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TRUE2NDCHANCE 8/31/2013 9:28PM

    Congratulations!! You are an inspiration! I would like to follow you and hear about you meeting your next goal and finishing that %K obstacle course race!!!


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SUITE2SWEET 8/31/2013 8:57PM

  You are an inspiration to the rest of us who struggle. You're showing us that it can be done. Way to go!!

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    WHAT AN AWESOME STORY!!!

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CELIAMINER 8/31/2013 3:40PM

    You are amazing and a fantastic inspiration!
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    Great Job, you set a goal, worked at, and attained it! emoticon

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JERICHO1991 8/31/2013 8:26AM

    You've come far in your healthy living journey. I look forward to hearing of your future successes.

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ANGIINKC 8/30/2013 6:04PM

  Thanks for reminding me that I too can make my next goal. I needed a gentle reminder.

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WHERE2BEGIN 8/30/2013 5:51PM

    Congratulations! I also share that date with you. My DH and I will be married for 18 years on Oct. 17, 2013 and my BD is on Oct. 20th. what a great month. Good luck on the rest of your journey. Take care and Spark On! T

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JUICENUT 8/30/2013 4:29PM

    Awesome!

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LARANCHERA 8/30/2013 2:42PM

  You are doing a FANTASTIC job! And now you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I started my program in May 2012 I topped out at 257 (at 5' 41/2") and today weighed in at 137.8 - so I know you are feeling GREAT! Keep it up - you obviously have the motivation and the know-how to get to your goal. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THELOSER82 8/30/2013 2:20PM

  what an inspiration you are! I am on a weight loss journey myself, and I really needed to hear what is possible if one sets their mind to it! Keep up the good work, and congrats on what you have accomplished!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 8/30/2013 2:01PM

    AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME. CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS, CONGRATULATIONS. WAY TO GO. WAY TO GO. WAY TO GO

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TINKSTREASURES 8/30/2013 1:48PM

    You are SO inspiring!!!! I know you will achieve your new goals and enjoy the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race!
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PAM_COOPER 8/30/2013 1:27PM

    Congratulations!!! Wishing you the best on your run and the rest of the journey.

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ANDREWBADERA 8/30/2013 1:13PM

    Went from 305ish to 245ish a couple years ago myself, then plateau'd. Overly satisfied with my success. That 5K signup is awesome -- I bought a bike this past spring and started riding again for the first time in 17 years. I'm riding 20-25 miles a week now, weather and work dependent, 2-3 rides/week, but I feel like I need to do something like a 5K myself.

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