The Best Weight Loss Motivation

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  1. crystal says:


  2. Kevin says:

    Yes, very nice job, man. I am amazed at what you have achieved. Can’t wait to hear that you crossed the finish line at the Cooper 10K. I will be there too!

  3. Kyle Farmer says:


    I bought an elliptical machine from NordicTrack earlier this week and found your site from a Google search when I was making the decision. I’m 6’3, 370ish pounds, and 35 years old. I am hoping to begin a journey similar to yours and I really find your story and method to be inspirational to me. I may even start my own weight loss blog!

  4. Steve says:


    ’nuff said right there.

  5. beej says:

    You’re so right…that shoudl be all you need to see and remember! Nice work.

  6. Chris says:

    Nothing motivates me like seeing before and after pics. Great job.

  7. A picture is worth a thousand words. Good job.

  8. Coryad says:


  9. Greg says:

    Way to go, man! Keep up the great work – especially during the holidays.

  10. Dan says:

    very nice…but what’s w/ the tongue? šŸ™‚

  11. Good Job Tyler ! You look 10 years under the left picture ! (sorry for my english, I speak french).

    Keep going… i’m in the same boat as you. I lost 165 pound on the last 12 month. I’m now Ć  213 ! .. 34 inch waist and large shirt šŸ™‚ (me to I was at 4xl, 48 inch waist and 379 pound !!!!)

    We can prouve that when we want, we could !!! Me here in Canada, and you in the USA ! No campus, no Bob harper.. just the motivation and the courage to start.. and keep going !!!!

    What a great Years to celebrate in January 1st !!!!!!


  12. Semele says:


    You haven’t mentioned your wife much in your posts. I assume that’s partly because this is your journey, not hers. However, I’m curious how this whole thing has been for her. If you don’t want to discuss it because she wants her thoughts/feelings to remain private, I can certainly respect that. I just wondered because I know for me, my husband’s support and encouragement are important to me, and a big help.

  13. Juncti says:

    So the sleep apnea went away? I just got diagnosed with that last Friday (although I’ve probably had it for a long time now).

    I’m hoping that with my diet and weight loss that might one day go away.

  14. Kevin says:

    You have done an amazing job and I just wanted to let you know that I found you well into my own weight loss journey. In the last 28 weeks I have lost 8o lbs. I have gone from 334 to 254 and I am working toward 224. I know how much will power and discipline it takes to get where we have gotten and I applaud your efforts.

  15. Sarah says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, and wonderful!

    I bet that little girl of yours will be crawling soon, if she isn’t already. Having the energy to chase after her will be a huge motivation, I’m sure.

    Have you found your general energy level throughout the day has improved?

  16. josie says:

    Yep, that is DEFINITELY motivation!

    Congrats again.

  17. Craig says:

    Not only do you look great, you can see it in your face you’re so much more alive now. KUDOS~!

  18. Shelli Belly says:

    I’m on my way to the gym. I can’t wait to post my pics.
    Keep going strong…It’s what we do.

  19. Tyler says:

    I KNOW!!! šŸ™‚

  20. Tyler says:

    Will you? We should definitely meetup for some hot wings or something afterward. I’m going to be starved!

  21. Tyler says:

    Hi Kyle, I’m glad you found my blog. Good choice on an elliptical machine. It helped me lose 100 pounds and it should help you do the same.

    Let me know if you start a weight loss blog!

  22. Tyler says:

    Nice to see you around these parts again. How’s everything been going?

  23. Tyler says:

    You’re always around here beej, I appreciate the comment!

  24. Tyler says:

    We’ll try to keep going!

  25. Tyler says:

    Michael Jordan is my role model!

  26. Tyler says:

    Nice to see you again, Fred! Congrats on that outstanding weight loss. You’re right, it is an amazing way to spend January 1st.

  27. Tyler says:

    I have a post coming up dedicated to my wife. This thing has certainly been wild for her, as well.

  28. Tyler says:

    Yessir, completely away. My weight was 100% responsible for it and losing it 100% got rid of it.

  29. Tyler says:

    You lost 80 pounds in 28 weeks? That’s amazing. Keep up the good work! You’ll lose another 30 pounds in no time at all.

  30. Tyler says:

    She’s getting close to crawling, really close! My general energy level is amazing throughout the day. You have no idea!

  31. Tyler says:

    I’m going to the gym soon, too. Just keep at it.

  32. Jon says:

    When I first found this site, I weighed 355 pounds and was immediately inspired by the similarities I saw in you then and myself now. I refer back to your RSS feed daily for motivation, and I have a similar side by side you posted a week or two ago set as my wallpaper.. Thanks for sharing your progress, it truly does provide motivation as well as belief in the ability to realize similar results =]

  33. Chubby Chick says:

    Amazing photos! Amazing changes in 42 weeks! Congratulations! šŸ™‚

  34. Matt says:

    Staggering. I can’t wait until I have pictures like that.

  35. Yeah, I’ve been too busy for commenting! But you are doing great!

  36. Vinny says:

    GREAT JOB!!! You are a real motivation for others. Keep up the great work.

  37. Sandeep says:

    Hi Ty,

    I came to the party late, and so your effort and results are that much more dramatic to me. I really admire the spirit with which you started – ” Iā€™m trying to lose weight so I can see my baby girl marry the boy she ends up in love with in 25 years”, and how that thought no longer figures in your posts anymore, I think because now you know you will.

    I am sure in 6 months you will also stop talking about your 10k run because by then it would have become a walk in the park for you.

    I have been through your entire blog history and would like to tell you that I am one of those people who just has to lose about 30 pounds, to fit into the size 32 jeans i used to 6 years ago, but my goals like yours are healthier living and thats why though our starting points are different we have so much in common.

    And that is why when I couldn’t get the scale to budge in my first 2 weeks of lifestyle changes, I looked to your blog for motivation to keep at it. The scale has started cooperating now and I am on my way.

  38. Kat says:

    Wow. Congratulations Tyler. You have done an amazing job in 42 weeks. Very inspiring!

  39. kate says:

    Don’t forget the better haircut too. YES IT MATTERS.

  40. Lizz says:

    Tyler, I’ve been following you for a while now and I can’t believe your outcome! You are truly an amazing person and I wish you the very best. In this case pictures really do say 1000 words. I only need to lose about 50 pounds and I’ve been struggling for years. I have both an elliptical & a treadmill at home and I can’t seem to get on either one of them regularly and when I do it’s no more than 10 minutes. I ADMIRE your strength & motivation just don’t get too thin on us šŸ™‚ You look very healthy now. I keep telling myself “if Tyler can do it, so can I” šŸ™‚

  41. Tyler says:

    I’m glad I can be a motivation to you. Good luck on your own journey!

  42. Tyler says:

    Thanks, nice to see you around again šŸ™‚

  43. Tyler says:

    You will Matt, just keep it up!

  44. Tyler says:

    Hey Sandeep – that seems how it works. Everything is a big feat until you do it, then it’s not. I used to talk about how it was hard doing level 20 on the elliptical, but I can do that with ease these days.

    Keep it and at that scale will keep cooperating! Not every week, but most days, which is good enough.

  45. kate says:

    But you don’t disagree. šŸ˜€

  46. Kevin says:

    Yeah I will be there! Crystal (the one who commented above) and I work together and there are several of us who are going to run Cooper. That would be awesome to grab some wings after!

  47. crystal says:

    Noisy Oyster – Wings & Margaritas here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Alan says:

    Congratulation!. Great work! Very motivating for others who are committed to getting in shape.

  49. Cathy says:

    Awesome job Tyler! It’s nice to see that you have figured it out: it’s not about diet, but rather a lifestyle change. I struggled with my weight off and on for much of my adult life (even did 20 years in the Navy). Nothing compares to an ongoing good diet and exercise program. And, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to your cravings sometimes instead of the constant denial. Keep up the good work and God speed!

  50. Ginny says:

    I recently found your site through facebook & am truely amazed at what you have done! I am in the starting stages of my journey & find your approach very doable!! You have done fantastic!!

  51. Jolene says:

    This post made me tear up. I just found your blog, it’s very motivating. Congratulations!

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