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Success Story VIDEO: Running Down 120 Pounds

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This brought it all home! What a great video! What a great story! The video brought tears to my eyes. I have been working all year at weight loss - tracking what I eat, shaking up my workouts and the little bit of weight I have lost seems so minor.

This reminds me that I just need to do that next workout and eat healthy at the next meal and I will see major transformations in my body.

Outstanding job! And, thank you Report
Ben - you are an inspiration and a truly beautiful person. Congratulations on your personal successes and thanks for sharing. I too, have 120 lbs to shed and your video helps me visualize that I can do it too! Maybe not by running (blown right knee) but by doing other consistent exercise and eating well. God bless you and yours. Report
This made me cry like a little baby. Ben is an inspiration to me because I have felt the same way lately about my weight. So many times I have tried but never succeeded. Now the plan is to not focus on going on Sparkpeople every day, but rather keep track of how much I eat and what foods I eat that match with my daily calorie, fat, carb, and protein allowances to achieve a better health. Thank you so much Ben for sharing this inspirational video. Report
Today. I really needed some inspiration. I have been feeling down lately with lots of "stuff" going on and I have been reverting to my old habits of binge eating. Thanks for the "pep" talk. Lovely song btw, where is it from? Report
This is a pretty amazing story Ben. It really hit home for me on a bunch of different levels; especially the Marathon & Ironman parts -- Those are my goals too. I started my journey at 381 pounds, lost 110, and gained another 50 back. I'm working it back off however, and my ultimate goal is to get to 190, exactly half of what I used to weigh.

I've had lots of bad days, days where I had no inspiration or drive what so ever, but this video is going to be my reminder that I'm not the only person who's ever done this, and I'm not going to be the last person who ever will do it. Thanks for posting it, and good luck on your continued adventures in life! Report
Thank you so much for sharing!! So inspirational!! Report
Thank you for sharing...its a beautiful journey. Way to go Ben! Report
Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us and giving us this glimpse of the road less traveled. I can be brave, too. Report
great video Ben. I am going to show this to my son , I know you have made your family happy as well as yourself ! good boy ! Report
I'm ready to be this guy's biggest cheerleader! I too am a runner who has struggled with trying to lose a lot of weight on and off for years. Currently, I am in an "on" period and just bought a new pair of shoes...ready to hit the ground running...but struggling with motivation. This wonderful video, song, and website was just what I needed. Thank you Ben! You are truly an inspiration to all of us!
Goosebumps and tears here. What a great story. Report
this is grand this has inspired me to run
That was fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!! I am also crying . I can barely see to type this . I have been struggling with my weight . I have never weighed this much before in my life . I needed to see this video . You are awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Report
WOW!! You really have a wonderful spirit. If your journey doesn't motivate us, i'm not sure what will! I hit goal a few months ago. I never thought I'd see the day. I still never came close to a journey such as yours! I'm proud of you Ben! Report
This was exactly what I needed tonight. Thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring me to begin again.

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