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"We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It's not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist."

The passion of the runner is to force forgetfulness on that pain and embrace the benefits that will without fail make you a better person. – Adam Batliner

Hello Friends.....

I'm Jerome and I live in the Dallas area. I am 42 years old and have two beautiful little girls and the best wife a man can ask for. They are the reason I'm walking away the pounds.

I have had quit the adventure in my life. I have traveled the world, met people from every walk of life and had some great times along the way.

Somewhere around the year 2000, I started gaining weight, this was new to me as I had always been thin and fit. Gradually I grew to 264 lbs, had no energy, no will to do much around the house, I went to work and home to my chair. December 28th, 2009 that all changed. I got tired of being fat, I took my life back!! I have burned more calories than I can count, I have eaten healthier, drank more water and taken care of this temple that God gave me much better!

I have worked off 70 lbs so far and I'm nearing the end of my weight loss journey. I feel like at 41 years old, my life is starting over. I have more energy, head is clearer, etc etc etc. I believe that SparkPeople has helped change my life forever. I will NOT quit sparking, nor will I quit sparking others.....the journey continues....

Thanks SparkPeople

Member Since: 12/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 57,191

My Goals:
My goal is to get HEALTHY again. I have two precious little girls and my wife. I think it's important that I start taking better care of myself so I can be here for them.

My Program:
I run 4 days a week. I strength and cross train the other days.

I enjoy DVD series from Beach Body as well, I've done Insanity and RevAbs and saw great results from both.

Personal Information:
Yes, you may have seen my wife out here in SparkLand as well. ChelleJoBean is my lovely wife!

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Show life today how good it can be. With your attitude and your actions, prove to the world that life is very much worth living.

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