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Nov 27, 2014 - 485lb. 6XL shirt, size 58 waist! GOOD LORD!!

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I'm a happily married father of three girls. That didn't keep me from being fat and lazy for years. This time I had reached 485 lbs. 485!!!! I decided to do SOMETHING and make small easy changes, a little at a time. It started snowballing and it's working. I have already become a whole new me living a positive, active, full life rather than dying on the couch from beer, TV, and Hot Pockets. Every day is a fresh new blessing and I'm not going to waste another one.

Member Since: 10/3/2015

Fitness Minutes: 10,933

My Goals:
Get past 435 (My previous brick wall) | DONE
Get out of the 400's | DONE
385 (100lb lost) | DONE!
375 | DONE!
367 (Halfway) DONE!!
350 (100lb to go) DONE!!!
335 (150lb lost) DONE!!!
325 (Weight on my Wedding Day 2003) DONE!!!
310 (175 lost - 3/4 of the way there) DONE!!!!
299 (Out of 300's) DONE!!!!
285 (200lb lost)
250 and we can re-evaluate at that point.

Finish a 5k run - Training for this now
Finish a sprint triathlon - Training for this now
Finish a 10k run
Finish a century ride (100 miles)

My Program:
Small changes, a little tweak at a time. Not being afraid of failing. Eating whatever I want as long as I can calculate it. Ignoring the stress of food trends that pull us in every direction.

Myfitnesspal food tracker EVERY DAY (Way better than SP tracker)

CYCLING!!! I found the one exercise that I not only don't hate but that I'm addicted to. Bicycling and bikes are actually an equal rival to my passion for guitars. I can't wait to go riding every chance I get (Mississippi heat pending) and this is a huge exclamation point on the progress I've made.

I track almost all of my exercise on Strava. You can follow me here:

Couch to 5k - Done!! Feb 16, 2017
Run a 5k without walking - Done!! Feb 18, 2017
5k to 10k - In progress
Run a 10k without walking -
Finish a sprint triathlon - In training

I have 2 gym memberships. One for weight training and one for swimming

Personal Information:
Married to the most amazing woman for 13 years. At 105lb, she never once showed me any less love or affection despite my weight problems. We have 3 smart home schooled daughters. I'm a small business owner and full-time church employee. I ride my motorcycle every chance I get. I play guitar, bass, and drums and build electric guitars very slowly.

Other Information:
I'm the first to laugh at fat jokes.

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  • v MATTAB77
    Zack....haven't been on here in a while, looks like you're doing as amazing as ever....good job!
    1442 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Biggest Loser Winter Challenge will be starting in early December and we'd like to invite you to join one of our 10 teams to work toward your goals during our 10 week challenge!

    If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Fall Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Winter challenge! Or if you'd like to join my team, the Scarlet Dragons, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    1734 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your mammaw. Prayers my friend.
    1752 days ago
    Seeing MC's comment below, I guess I am not the only one wondering how life is going. Give us an update when you get the chance. Good luck!
    1809 days ago
    Hey Zack . . . just checking in on you! Hope you are doing well!
    1809 days ago
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