Success Story VIDEO: Running Down 120 Pounds

In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it.

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Ben's video is more than a rah-rah story that makes you feel like you can do it, too. It also shows how there's more to exercise than burning calories and there's more to weight loss than simply looking better, landing a date, or donning a two piece. What a powerful way to help others "get" these concepts—ideas which often take a long time to discover on your own, no matter how far along you are in your own weight loss journey. So let's thank Ben for sharing his amazing story and congratulate him on running down his dreams.

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Member Comments

Great work! 😃👍🏻 Report
Tears of joy for you! So glad you have found happiness! Report
Amazing video! Fantastic progress and so very inspirational. I found myself cheering each success. Report
Very uplifting! Report
I'm inspired! This is powerful! Report
Ben, you are amazing.
Thank you for letting us be inspired by
Your journey.
Keep up the great work. Report
This is so inspirational!!! Thank you for this!!! Report
Wow. Ben's video struck a nerve and really resonated with me. I'm tearfully typing these comments because I can truly relate to his beginning and middle - I am still working toward achieving my end goal. I seemed to have hit a plateau and the weight isn't coming off that quickly any more, but this video has inspired me not to call it quits; even though that little voice in my head keeps telling me to just give up. Thanks to Ben for sharing such an amazing success story and giving me the encouragement and push I needed. Report
OMG! What an awesome inspiration this IS for me. I am so in awe of him and very encouraged. Thank you for sharing this Spark People. Report
Inspirational! Just what I needed to see today. Report
Wow! Thank you for the inspiration. Report
Ben I loved your video. You are inspiring me to get up and do something. Not to let stress and being depressed keep me down. Thank you Ironman!!! Keep up the good work. Congratulations on your accomplishment. Report
Thank you for sharing your story Ben,you are amazing and you are an Ironman.congratul
ations for your success. Report
Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on the success and on finding happiness once again! This was truly inspiring to me, and is something I needed to see. Thank you for sharing. Report
So motivating! LOVE this!!! Way to go BEN!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Report