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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!

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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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TEDYBEAR2838 8/30/2013 1:09PM

    DEFINITELY OUTSTANDING POST!
Thanks so much for being such an inspiration!

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CBRIGGS1956 8/30/2013 11:09AM

    Congratulations on attaining your goal of 299 and best of luck on the next 20

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CTUPTON 8/30/2013 10:56AM

    WHAT A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT! CONGRATULATIONS!

CHRIS

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HETZ51 8/30/2013 10:40AM

  Woohoo!! You go!! 20 lbs in 77 days is great!!

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IAM_HIS 8/30/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Will be celebrating with you on Oct. 17th!!

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JIBBIE49 8/30/2013 10:07AM

    Week of 08/29/2013 - Featured Blog Post

509lbs to 299lbs... What Now?
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SUN_SET91 8/30/2013 9:19AM

    Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your story, an amazing one it is. You have made my day. You are an inspiration to one and all of us. Have fun in the race and I can't wait to hear the results. Now it's my time to get seriou emoticon s! emoticon

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NANETTE914 8/30/2013 9:13AM

  What an inspiration! Thank you.

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SPARKBJOK 8/30/2013 9:04AM

    Congratulations!

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TDEMAIO2 8/30/2013 8:08AM

    WOW!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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STR458 8/30/2013 8:06AM

    emoticon you are going to have a great event.... and loads of fun to and from this goal! You're emoticon emoticon

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KRISTINEWHIPPLE 8/30/2013 7:52AM

    Very encouraging! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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BGRN13 8/30/2013 6:47AM

    Unbelievable! I think it's so awesome that you have such a great attitude! I don't doubt you'll hit your birthday goal! You're an inspiration to ALL of us.

Good luck!!!!!

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NANA-B-FITZ 8/30/2013 6:41AM

    Congrats WOW,WOW,WOW
YOU GIVE ME HOPE
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JANEMARIE77 8/30/2013 6:20AM

    doing amazing

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RMCKITTRICK 8/30/2013 5:35AM

    Congratulations!! Keep up the great work!

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ANDYLIN90 8/30/2013 5:32AM

    Wow, CONGRATULATIONS!!

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NEWSTART127 8/30/2013 2:54AM

    Congrats on making it to Twunderland! Have a great race! emoticon

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MOLLYBROWN55 8/30/2013 2:04AM

    Awesome inspiration! Thank You!!

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Molly!

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FITITGIRL 8/30/2013 2:00AM

    You are really an inspiration and I damn needed it today! Thanks much!!

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LOVEPURPLE2 8/30/2013 12:45AM

    Congratulations for you accomplishment so far!! emoticon You are truly an inspiration. Good luck on your 279 goal. I have no doubt that you will make it!! emoticon I look forward to keeping up with your journey!!!!

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MARYJEANSL 8/30/2013 12:11AM

  Congratulations to you! Great job!

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JANIS43 8/30/2013 12:02AM

  I am sure you will make your new goal. Congratulations on signing up for the race. I am anxiously awaiting the results and know you will succeed. Good going am proud of you and liked your story.

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COUPONANGELTERI 8/29/2013 10:57PM

    Congrats on your goal and good luck on your race!! emoticon

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FITANDHEALTHY67 8/29/2013 10:50PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Good luck on your race and hope you enjoy it. emoticon for all of your achievements.

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TATTER3 8/29/2013 10:31PM

    Yea you!!! Yea me too!! I just made it to 298.2 and it's been about 15-20 years since I was in the 200's. so glad for you!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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VIOLETUNICORN2 8/29/2013 10:24PM

    Great Job Brad. emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/29/2013 10:16PM

    Just wanted to say GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!

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GIGIMARIE21 8/29/2013 10:03PM

    I am so Happy and Proud of You! emoticon I am also a Libra. I also made a goal to lose more weight by my birthday October 21. I just had a visit with my doctor and he is so proud of me on my healthy eating and losing weight. Working hard every day at the gym. We can do it!

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MAW_OH 8/29/2013 9:48PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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NEWPEGGY 8/29/2013 9:34PM

    You are more than half way to your goal! Great job emoticon

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PASTEELERS05 8/29/2013 9:23PM

    Your birthday is 7 days prior to mine!! I wish you all the luck!! I hoping to be 15 lbs lighter come my birthday on the 24th. One step at a time......WooHoo!!!!!

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Good Luck on your 5K!

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ILOVELIFE2012 8/29/2013 8:46PM

    congratulations!!!

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BLUSHIOUS 8/29/2013 8:44PM

    I love this. Congratulations!!

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ANYVAR54 8/29/2013 8:38PM

    Congratulations!!!! You have spurred me on. I need to get down to 200, and I am just a few pounds away. But I have been a few pounds away for too long. I keep going up and down about 5 or 6 lbs. My anniversary is NOV 22, Can I make it my goal to make it to 199 by then??? I want to think about it. I should be able to. want to but I am scared that I won't make it.

You are awesome. Keep it up.

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4KWALK 8/29/2013 8:16PM

    I will be one of the crowd cheering when you make it to 279 by Oct. 17
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AHEALTHIERME9 8/29/2013 8:16PM

    Wow! Your blog inspired me tonight in so many ways!

Your words spoke straight to my heart and soul. Thank you for that. Thank you so very much.

I felt my spirit being renewed as I was reading about your journey, victories, and your setting new goals at this point on your way to extraordinay. You infectious positivity has motivated me!

Congratulations and
the best of luck to you... You are one awesome Sparker!

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GINIEMIE 8/29/2013 8:12PM

    Stupendous. Good luck, I know with perseverance you can make your goal of 279 for your birthday.
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