Your story has truly inspired me to never give up!! Congratulations on accomplishing your dreams and more!!!
11/23/2013 10:22:52 AM
Life is certainly hard. The hardest things are often the ones that we do to ourselves. Fortunately, as Ben's video shows, the best things are also the things that we do to ourselves. How wonderful that his family was at his side for his journey. You really have to love someone a lot to go that kind of distance! Congrats to all!
This video made me cry as well. What an inspiration! Every little bit does count to help you reach the end goal. I've been feeling less than motivated after the long 4th weekend and reverting back to old bad habits. Thank you Ben for sharing your story. Awesome!
This video is awesome! I started running earlier this year to help me finish out the remainder of my own weight loss (going from 250 to 155/160 when I'm done, 182 now!) on my journey to a healthier me and this really hit home for me. Thanks for the extra motivation and inspiration to keep me going!
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
7/11/2013 6:01:48 AM
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.
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.
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?
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!
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