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Brad Lost 120 Pounds and is Exerstriding

Share Your Story: How I Walked Off Weight

By Brad C

Updated June 01, 2012

Brad Lost 120 Pounds and is Exerstriding

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Brad Lost 120 Pounds and is Exerstriding

Exerstriding after losing 120 lbs.

Total Weight Lost

125 lbs.

How Long Did it Take?

16 months and counting.

Why I Wanted to Lose Weight

To fend off the onset of diabetes, get healthy and regain my self worth to battle depression.

My Exercise and Diet Journey

I started by walking outside at Milwaukee's lakefront about 2-3 times a week. At first I could only cover 2-3 miles. I totally cut out alcohol consumption for tthe first 2-3 months, cut out sugar, cut out ice cream & fudge toppings( a big one for me). I started to get healthy and lose weight. I started in February of 2011 weighing 350 lbs. By October I was down 85 lbs.

That is when I discovered the Exerstride Method of Nordic Walking using exerstrider poles, I was able to burn 50% more calories per mile than walking without them. This allowed me to power through the usual plateaus and lose another 40 lbs.

I am doing it while consuming 2800 calories per day. No 1200 calorie - starvation diets anymore. So now I am still 76 inches tall, weigh 225 lbs. and wear size 36 pants instead of size 56. I went from size 60 coat to size 46.

I am on a journey that will last the rest of my life and my wive who has lost 60 lbs. herself, is right there with me. Won't YOU join us?


Email: BCFitness@wi.rr.com

Yours in health, Coach Brad

Tips and Tricks

  • The 3 keys to permanent weight loss are the same 3 keys to initial weight loss - they just get tweaked around a little bit. It's YOUR journey, live it YOUR way!

Wendy Bumgardner, About.com Walking, says:

Fantastic, Brad! Fitness walking with walking poles is a great activity. More on Exerstriding

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