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Reached my highest weight of 509 lbs. in May of 2009. I was 30 years old and knew I had to make a change. I set a goal to reach 299 lbs. I lost 121 lbs in less than a year only to gain 78 lbs back. May 5, 2012, I weighed 466 lbs and began my journey to 299 again. I reached 299 lbs. on July 15, 2013! Now I am on to bigger and better goals!

No surgery. No fad diets. No nutritionist. No trainer. No diet pills. No shortcuts. I used will power and knowledge I learned along the way to make it happen!

05/05/12 - 466 lbs. (down from my highest 509)
06/19/12 - 432.1 lbs. (eating right) [76.9 lbs. total]
08/31/12 - 401.7 lbs. (finished Insanity) [107.3 lbs. total]
11/30/12 - 358.3 lbs. (finished Tap Out XT) [150.7 lbs. total]
02/27/13 - 331.9 lbs. (finished P90x) [177.1 lbs. total]
05/12/13 - 323.9 lbs. (finished Les Mills Combat) [185.1 lbs. toatl]
07/15/13 - 299.2. lbs. (doing my 100 Day Hybrid) [209.8 lbs. total]
09/27/13 - 294.1 lbs. (finished my 100 Day Hybrid [214.9 lbs. total]
10/17/13 - 292.9 lbs.

After 6 weeks of just eating right, I lost 33.9lbs! I finished the Insanity workout program, and lost another 30.4 lbs! Then I finished the Tap Out XT workout program, and lost another 43.4 lbs! I finished the P90x and lost 26.4 lbs! I finished Les Mills Combat and lost 8.0 lbs! I finished my own 100 day hybrid of all 4 programs and lost 29.8 lbs!

I am a single Dad of 3 and I needed to make changes in my life! I am using Spark to aid me in the process!

At the beginning of my journey, back on May 5, 2012, I had 167 lbs. to lose! Now, 55 weeks later, I have lost 153.8 lbs. and have just 12.8 lbs. more to go.




Exercise With Diet Numbers...

(7/1-7/7) Week 1 - 2,246.0 cal/day...28.6 fat/day...334.0 carb/day...174.7 pro/day...260 fitness minutes & burned 3,416 calories.

(7/8-7/14) Week 2 - 2,260.7 cal/day...34.0 fat/day...321.4 carb/day...174.4 pro/day...370 fitness minutes & burned 4,594 calories.

(7/15-7/21) Week 3 - 2,234.7 cal/day...33.0 fat/day...321.7 carb/day...172.0 pro/day...405 fitness minutes & burned 5,120 calories.

(7/22-7/28) Week 4 - 2,229.7 cal/day...32.6 fat/day...315.9 carb/day...174.7 pro/day...485 fitness minutes & burned 5,706 calories

(7/29-8/4) Week 5 - 2,106.7 cal/day...30.0 fat/day...287.7 carb/day...179.7 pro/day...545 fitness minutes & burned 6,496 calories

(8/5-8/11) Week 6 - 2,121.0 cal/day...36.7 fat/day...281.7 carb/day...176.9 pro/day...555 fitness minutes & burned 6,187 calories

(8/12-8/18) Week 7 - 1952.3 cal/day...36.7 fat/day...249.4 carb/day...165.7 pro/day...515 fitness minutes & burned 6,022 calories

(8/19 - 8/25) Week 8 - 1,975.6 cal/day...35.6 fat/day...261.4 carb/day...165.0 pro/day...570 fitness minutes & burned 7,170 calories

(8/26 - 9/1) Week 9 - 1992.0 cal/day...35.7 fat/day... 264.9 carb/day... 160.6 pro/day...465 fitness minutes & burned 5,947 calories

(9/2 - 9/8) Week 10 - 2,016.5 cal/day...35.5 fat/day...266.5 carb/day...162.8 pro/day...335 fitness minutes & burned 3,286 calories

(9/9 - 9/15) Week 11 - 1,974.9 cal/day...35.7 fat/day...252.4 carb/day...162.1 pro/day...440 fitness minutes & burned 4,898 calories

(9/16 - 9/22) Week 12 - 1,968.0 cal/day...36.1 fat/day... 240.3 carb/day... 168.3 pro/day... 565 fitness minutes & burned 6,532 calories

(9/23 - 9/29) Week 13 - 1,992 cal/day...39.3 fat/day...239.7 carb/day...174.0 pro/day...665 fitness minutes & burned 6,901 calories

(9/30 - 10/6) Week 14 - 1,962.7 cal/day... 39.0 fat/day... 244.0 carb/day... 171.4 pro/day... 625 fitness minutes & burned 6,586 calories

(10/7 - 10/13) Week 15 - 1,956.6 cal/day...39.6 fat/day...244.1 carb/day...172.3 pro/day...525 fitness minutes & burned 5,821 calories

(10/14 - 10/20) Week 16 - 2,004.0 cal/day...37.1 fat/day...237.4 carb/day...167.0 pro/day...460 fitness minutes & burned 4,869 calories

May 5th - beginning the new me
May 24th - down 21.2 lbs.
May 31st - down 26.2 lbs.
June 19th - down 33.9 lbs.
August 13th - down 58.6 lbs.
August 31st - down 64.3 lbs.
September 17th - down 67.2 lbs.
October 5th - down 82.6 lbs.
October 17th - down 83.6 lbs.
November 15th - down 95.9 lbs.
November 30th - down 107.7 lbs.
December 21st - down 110.3 lbs.
January 7th - down 118.6 lbs.
January 18th - down 125.6 lbs.
February 1st - down 131.3 lbs.

Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 37,578

My Goals:
*Finish Insanity
[x]DONE 08/30/12[x]

*lose 110 lbs
[x]DONE 09/17/12[x]

*lose 122 lbs
[x]DONE 10/05/12[x]

*lose 126.6 lbs
[x]DONE 10/17/12[x]

*Finish Tap Out XT
[x]DONE 11/27/12]x]

*lose 143 lbs
[x]DONE 11/30/12[x]

*lose 159.6 lbs
[x]DONE 01/07/13[x]

*Finish P90x
[x]DONE 02/27/13[x]

*lose 184.6 lbs
[x]DONE 03/15/13[x]

*Finish Les Mills Combat
[x]DONE 05/10/13[x]

*lose 200 lbs.
[x]DONE 06/07/13[x]

*lose 210 lbs
[x]DONE 07/15/13[x]

*Rugged Maniac 5k
[x]DONE 09/14/13[x]

*Finish My 100 Day Hybrid Program

*lose 220 lbs.
*lose 230 lbs.
*lose 240 lbs.
*lose 250 lbs.
*lose 260 lbs.

My Program:
*Sticking to the Spark ranges for fat/protein/carbs/calories

*Insanity, Tap Out XT, Combat, P90x mix

*Home yoga & ab workouts

*Trying to be more active in general

*Take more walks

Personal Information:
*35 years old

*Married father of 3

*work at The Kentucky School For The Blind

*originally from Bowling Green, Ohio

*live in Jeffersonville, Indiana

*my name is Brad


*Twitter - @bradmill2922

*Instagram - @bradmill2922

Other Information:
Love sports, movies, music, Dave Matthews Band, Chicago Cubs, Michigan Wolverines, Louisville Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Golf

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  • v BARBIEE52
    (I ran across this the other day...I know it's long, but worth reading)

    ~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~I Wish You Enough~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~

    Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their
    last moments together at the airport.
    They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate,
    they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".
    The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough.
    Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".

    They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window
    where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry.
    I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking,
    "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever? ".
    "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking,
    but why is this a forever good-bye?".
    "I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is -
    the next trip back will be for my funeral,"she said.

    "When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'.
    May I ask what that means?".
    She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down
    from other generations.
    My parents used to say it to everyone".
    She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember
    it in detail and she smiled even more.
    "When we said, I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person
    to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them".

    Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.
    I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright,
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
    I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

    She then began to cry and walked away.
    They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them,
    a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
    Take time to live...…
    "To all my friends and loved ones, I wish you enough.'
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    1097 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    When people appear in your dreams, is it because
    that person wants to see you?
    What would you do if today was your last day on earth?
    Do what makes your heart happy.
    They say "Don't try this at home",
    so I'm coming over to your house to try it.
    Have a day filled with happy things you want to do,
    things to try, or dreams filled with love!
    Enjoy this's like no other, & never will be.
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    1132 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon ""Happy Memorial Day Blessings!!"" emoticon emoticon

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