Here I am

My name is Jason.  I have lost 130lbs and have transformed myself from a roly poly to an athlete. I have a spoiled 15 year old dog named Max and I enjoy hanging out with my family, working in the yard (sometimes), running, and watching movies, etc.   Since I am a former fat guy who has lost 130 lbs I hope to inspire you to become healthier, happier, and just plain more comfortable with yourself.  I am a new person physically, but I am always wrestling with the “fat mind” and the old habits of the past. Although I have lost all of my excess weight, I still have fat guy fears and that is what this blog is all about.  Working through those “fat mind” thoughts together with people on the journey.  I am moving and running on to enjoy my life even more.  I have found a new love called running.  I once feared this activity as painful, hard, and boring.  Now I see it as an outlet, an emotional and physical recharge.  I will never be the same since I started losing my blubber and running.  I guess you could say that I am running away from my old self.

This blog is my unique angle on health, running, weight loss, and life.   I share daily on my struggles with food and body image as well as post about information that will help all of us live a healthier lifestyle.  This blog is here to inspire you.  To let you inside a regular guy who yearns to do amazing things and live an amazing life.  I I hope that you can come here and sit down as if in a living room to talk and learn about the crazy antics of the weight loss journey.  Enjoy yourself for awhile.  Life is an adventure.

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63 Responses to “About Me”

  1. December 20, 2008 at 5:30 am

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 3 Rob
    December 21, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the comment on my page. I checked out your page and you are definately an inspiration to a lot of people out there including myself. Congrats on all of your accomplishments, you should be very proud of yourself.

    Rock on man! Happy Holidays!!

    • 4 run4change
      December 21, 2008 at 7:52 am

      Thanks a lot man. It is great to receive comments like yours. They get me going in the right direction again. Thanks a lot. We going to make dude. See you at the finish line. Wait till you hit goal and you have to buy pants that you never dreamed getting into. I actually wear pants that did not fit in the 7th grade. HA!!

      I liked the “Rock on man”. that was great.

  3. 5 lapizz04
    December 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    What great motivation! I’m continuing on my journey of weightloss and I cannot wait until I’ve finally reached my goal. Thanks for commenting on my page and I’m glad I saw your link! I look forward to “catching up” on what you’ve done so far and following you as you stay healthy.

    What inspiration 🙂
    Happy holidays!

  4. 6 John
    December 23, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Wow Jason! You look awesome.

    You ARE, where I want to be by the end of Summer 2009. I am the administrator of , if you ever want to guest post… or even be a regular poster I would love to have you on board.

    I’m definitely adding you to the blogroll when I get a chance.

    • 7 run4change
      December 23, 2008 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks for the compliment. I enjoy it when people come on down and visit my blog. I would love to do a post over at fatbloggers. I will get in touch with you via email.

  5. 8 kepani
    December 25, 2008 at 9:16 am

    jason, first of all, merry christmas…
    thanks for posting in my blog. i’m so glad to see your accomplishments! i’ve been running all my life. it was only during one point in my life where i felt my weight was creeping up. a mere 15-20 lbs. overweight (i’m only 140 lbs.). but to imagine your losing ~130 lbs. very inspiring to those who are obese! glad to see how running has changed your life! good luck and keep piling the miles up! 🙂
    aloha from southern california,

    • 9 run4change
      December 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I think I will do as you requested. I will pile on the miles rather than pile on the pounds. Thanks again.

  6. December 26, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Hi and hope you had a merry Christmas. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my husband’s financial incentive weight loss plan/present. You look great now, congratulations!

  7. 11 youdontdrown
    December 27, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Hey thanks so much for the comment on my page. I had just started it and wasn’t really sure if it was a good idea to keep it up but you totally made me think so. Thanks again. I also wanted to say that your entire page is overwhelming inspiring. I’ve ran on and off for quite some time now and now really want to get back into it. You look amazing and I’m sure feel great, congrats!

    • 12 run4change
      December 27, 2008 at 4:17 pm

      I am thankful that I could inspire you to keep up with you blog and start running again. The weather has been so horrible here I have not been able to run now for almost 2 weeks. That isn’t cool. I need a work out video or something

  8. December 27, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I am so happy that you stopped by my blog. What an awesome inspiration you are. I messed up this Christmas but I am back on track. I still have a long way to go and every step of the way is difficult but I am really trying to persevere. I want to be healthy. I honestly don’t care all that much about what I look like but I really want to be around and be able to help my daughter take care of her baby when she has it. I will be back for more inspiration. You have a wonderful blog.

    • 14 run4change
      December 27, 2008 at 8:36 pm

      Keep up the good work Joan. Wanting be healthy for youself and your family is the most important reason to move in that direction. Looks are a nice bonus. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  9. 15 everythinginorder
    December 27, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Wow. I had looked at your blog once before but thought I’d check in again and see how you’re doing. You are so inspirational. Your wife is GORGEOUS and the pavers you laid down for her as a surprise are exactly what I’m begging my hubby to do for me outback…eventually he will do it because he’s a GREAT guy. When you have time, please stop by my very new weight loss blog at and my daily life blog at

    If you don’t mind, can you give me any tips about increasing traffic to my blog so I can build more of a community of support and accountability?

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    • 16 run4change
      December 28, 2008 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for coming back. I appreciate it greatly. Your comment is a great compliment also. I will email you some more info.

  10. December 28, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Thanks for your comment! You have a great blog here. Great posts and very inspirational.
    I’ve added you to my favorites on my blog.
    All the best,
    Natasha Linton

  11. 18 Nancy
    December 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog! One of my dreams – once I lose the weight, of course – is to run a marathon. You are proof it can be done!


  12. 20 Carol
    December 30, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Thanks so much for the comment on my entry today. It’s oddly comforting to know that I’m not the only one who’s been experiencing this within the last month or so. Funny how stressing out over finances, etc. can cause a major funk in so many other areas, isn’t it?

    • 21 run4change
      December 30, 2008 at 6:10 am

      It is amazing isn’t. It is so difficult to not allow outside circumstances drive what happens inside of us!!!! 🙂

  13. 22 crazysoccermom
    December 31, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for the kind words! I too have transformed my life from sedentary sloth to running fool, so I plan to read all your great, inspiring posts! Good for you and congratulations!

  14. 24 nester623
    December 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you so much for the comment on my page. After visiting your page I know I will be able to keep my weight off this time. You are right, starting again means I am not giving up. You are very inspiring. Thank you again.-EO

  15. January 4, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Jason – I DID IT! You inspired me. Today I ran for the very first time. Just about 1/4 mile, when you add it up, but I still ran! I linked to you on my blog about it.

  16. 27 Caila
    January 6, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Jason! Thanks so much for your encouraging post on my blog. I’m so impressed that you’ve lost over 130 pounds! Running is really the best, isn’t it? Thanks again for reading, and I look forward to reading your blog.

  17. January 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I like that! “Pile on the miles, not the pounds.” I spent 13 years doing the latter, and started 6 months ago doing the former. I’m glad I got into running. Training for and running a 5K race was one of the high points of 2008 for me.

    What I find amazing and a little daunting is the really long distances. Ultramarathons? Yow! I’m going to read through the archives here and learn more.

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and experiences here!

    • 30 run4change
      January 8, 2009 at 7:09 pm

      you are doing so good. Just so you know, you could do an ultra. Sure it takes time and some level of pain tolerance, but you can do it. You would be a rare breed even if you want to. Thats what I like about you. Your awesome and keep it up.

  18. January 10, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Jason. Thanks for checking up on me again. On his way out today, my husband told me to take the kids and spend some time at the gym this afternoon. He’s concerned about my recent gain and lack of exercise. I’m back down half a pound today. I hate scales that creep around 🙂 It’s been doing that for over a year. Enough!

    Which do you think is more important to successful weight loss and maintenance- nutrition or exercise or equally both? My husband thinks nutrition and I think both. However, he’s the one meeting his weight goal already this month.

    • 32 run4change
      January 10, 2009 at 12:30 pm

      Hi there AK, I think both are so important. They compliment each other so perfectly. However, you can lose weight even if you can’t exercise. The truth is, lets say a Dr. says you can’t, does that mean you’re lost and hopeless. NO. It probably does mean you will miss out on many other healthy benifits and pleasures that exercise offers. I will also say that just exercising WON”T do it.. Active people who eat more than they burn will not lose. Hopefully that answers your questions. Thanks for stopping by again and leave a vote on my pie post for the fun of it.

  19. 33 Sarah
    January 13, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog :). As I’m sure you’ve read many times how inspiring you are for soo many readers, may I be yet another to add to this. I absolutely LOVE your blog, it has so much information on it for beginners to advanced people looking to get active. I started running last Feb, very short 1min intervals and now I can run much longer. I’ve thought about doing at least 1/2 marathon by looking through your site I can see this is very achievable, thank you for sharing your story. I will be here often that is for certain. 🙂

    • 34 run4change
      January 13, 2009 at 6:43 am

      Very achievable it is Sarah. You certainly can do it. Just keep on keeping on with one foot in front of the other and you wil be at the finish line in no time. The run/walk strategy is a God send if you ask me. I love it and I still do it and always will do it. No matter how good of shape I get in, I wll always interject walking into my running. It is just more fun and enjoyable that way. Thanks for stopping by and I am happy to know that you recieved something good from the blog.

  20. 35 flatfootrunner
    January 15, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Thanks for visiting and posting a comment on my blog. What you have done is very inspiring. Congratulations! I am certainly motivated to pursue and carry on from last year. Happy Running!

  21. January 19, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I stumbled across your blog today and it gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get back on the wagon. Having lost 97 lbs myself and now gained 18 of it back I’ve been looking for a little inspiration and your blog did the trick. Thanks!

  22. 38 run4change
    January 19, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Tammy. I appreciate your encouraging words and I am glad that you got your butt kicker :). Keep up the good work. From what I can see on your blog, you have done a lot of good work.

  23. 39 Moran
    January 28, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I am just scrolling through your site and WOW !
    your story is so inspirational!

    • 40 run4change
      January 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your blog today too. Hope you continue to read whatever. Thanks again

  24. February 7, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Wow! You are amazing! How inspirational!

    • 42 run4change
      February 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

      THanks Melissa for stopping by. New readers/visitors are always welcome here. Check out the blog and feel at home. THanks for your encouragement. That is what this place is all about; Learning, encouraging, inspiring

  25. 43 geneticfreak
    February 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Hello Jason. Thanks so much for checking out my site. God has done some amazing things in both of our lives. I will be checking in on you when I can.

  26. 45 renee
    March 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Jason,
    I have been thinking about you and hope your doing well.. I signed your other page but not sure if its working. I’m not great with this computer stuff. Don’t worry about and occasional melt down. I’ve been working for W.W. for 33 years and can still lock myself in the frige!! I just jump up quickly(back to program and remembering the reason) If you fell down when you were out running you’d jump back up. Meetings this week are dealing with emotional eating. Anyway, Jason, take care. You are an inspiration to so many. Have a great day.

    • 46 run4change
      March 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm

      So wonderful to have you come by my blog. What an honor for me. I did get your other message and have since emailed you back. I love to get the emails. Thanks for all of your continued support and I hope to get to one of your meetings soon.

  27. May 30, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I was just browsing running blogs not looking for a fatty runner, but dude, that’s your old self. Your latest times are outrageous. I’ve never had a fat day in my life but I’d be eating your dust if we entered the same race. Props.

  28. 48 Sharon
    June 7, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Wow, you have done an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing journey and inspiring so many. I am currently on the same journey and am just beginning to fulfill my dream of becoming a runner. I am currently doing 2 min run and 3 min walk intervals, but I have signed up to do a 5k run in October, and can’t wait to make my dream a reality.You have inspired me this morning and re-confirmed that getting fit and losing weight is possible.

    I look forward to reading your future blog posts.

    Sharon in Toronto


  29. June 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

    What an inspirational personal story. You look great!

  30. June 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Love your site, your mission, your story. Thank you so much for sharing it and giving people like me hope!

  31. 51 slim
    September 3, 2009 at 1:59 am

    jason, you look great and i love your story! will be blog rolling you :).

  32. 53 Carolyn
    October 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I’m back again to your site as you are an AMAZING inspiration – thank you again!

    Regards from Australia.

  33. October 22, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Tony Scott even made a fairly good short film of One of the Missing. ,

  34. October 23, 2009 at 2:47 am

    When Rerun realizes this, he starts to run after the truck, with no success. ,

  35. April 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Congratulations on your lifestyle change! You did a great job. 🙂

  36. 58 Todd
    May 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Hello Jason,

    Not sure if you remember, but we exchanged emails last year. I had a blog at that time called Genetic Freak Ministry. I happen to run across your site this afternoon and was glad to see you are still running.

    I no longer have the blog and ran my last marathon in January 2009. To make a long story short, in March 2009 I started having some serious neurological issues and was hospitalized about 50 days, off and on in ’09. I have been to Johns Hopkins several times to see some specialist and will be making some more trips in the near future. I have been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, which caused me to take social security disability last year. The disorder has left me unable to run. My wife and I continue to put our trust in Jesus and enjoy the journey he has us on.

    I encourage you to continue to run and make a difference in the lives around you. Take care and God Bless.


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