#bern200 – My Journey To Lose 200 Pounds In 12 Months

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I was a dead man walking. At over 400 pounds, I was risking my life everyday.

It was easy for me to ignore the signs. The shortness of breath, chronic lower back problems, swollen feet / ankles and sleep apnea were just conditions I became accustomed to. Eating fast food three or four times a day seemed like an average life for a twenty-something year old bachelor. I would sweat profusely during my DJ gigs, and chalk it up to my heavy alcohol consumption. Being the confident person that I was, I never saw any of this as a problem, and neither did my friends and family

During countless nights of cold sweats, I dreamed of years in the past when I was slim, active, and healthy. It wasn’t until a nightmare of a heart attack woke me up in tears that I decided to make a change. I made the conscious decision to be a man and take control of my life. One day at a time, I would regain control of my health and my overall well-being.

#bern200 is the story of my journey to shed 200 pounds in 12 months. However, it’s not just about weight loss. It’s about taking responsibility for your actions. It’s about recognizing yourself as you are, visualizing where you want to be, and getting there at all costs. Since March 2013 I’ve lost 130 pounds, but I’ve gained much more in the experience of what happens when you work hard and stay focused. As I continue towards my goal, I hope to inspire you to find the same determination in yourself to pursure whatever your goal may be. Whether that’s losing weight, pursuing higher education, advancing your career, or any other goal, remember this: persistence through adversity is the difference between those who start, and those who finish.

Check out www.djbern.com/bern200 starting October 1st to follow my story as I discuss topics from diet tips, exercise routines, music playlists, and personal experiences that have helped me make my way to my goal.

3 Replies to “#bern200 – My Journey To Lose 200 Pounds In 12 Months”

  1. Dj dame says:

    Yo that’s a great story I’m inspired by you your story lets me know I too can shed some pounds I’m waiting for you to put up dieting tips

    Great job

  2. Niel says:

    Bern I am so very proud of you! Keep pressing toward your goals!

  3. Gale says:

    So inspiring. I’m simply trying to lose thirty pounds by May and I just feel like a failure. This helped. Please keep us posted on food, cooking and exercise tips! Congrats on all that you’ve accomplished so far!

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