I wish I had your motivation. That’s what a friend’s mom said to me on social media recently. I had just posted a picture of how much weight I had lost that week. Just that statement that she posted got me thinking. You can’t have my motivation. It’s different than what your motivation is. I’m […]


Is Obesity A Choice?

by Willie on February 16, 2017

in Daily, Fitness, Food, Weight Loss

A few months ago, I was scrolling through Facebook. I came across a post discussing if obesity and unhealthy lifestyles were a choice or from lack of action. Unfortunately, I couldn’t comment on the actual post so I wanted to give my opinion on the subject. My experience with obesity From my own experience, I’m […]


Full Disclosure: This post was a hard one for me to write and even publish. I actually wrote another draft of it almost a year ago but immediately deleted it. I didn’t want anyone to read it or even know about it. I’ve been asking myself should I even release it. But you know what, […]

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Five Bullet Friday

by Willie on September 9, 2016

in Daily, Five Bullet Friday

Welcome to Five Bullet Friday! This new feature is a way for me to share a few things with you that I’ve been enjoying throughout the week. The things will range from books, foods, TV and just about anything that I like. Let’s get into the first Five Bullet Friday! 1. Stranger Things (Source) I actually […]


Manifesto: a written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group In 2011, I weighed 492 pounds and my wife Angela weighed 338 pounds. Less than two years later, we lost 500 pounds together. I started the blog, Fueled By Running, because I wanted to have a place on the […]


It’s been awhile since I’ve put up a recipe in the blog, hasn’t it? This weekend, I was perusing Snapchat. *Shameless plug* (Yep, I’m on Snapchat. Follow me: Fueledxrunning) *Shameless plug end* As I was saying, I was on Snapchat and one of my snap friends made a garlic lime chicken off the top of […]


This post has been a long time in the making. I’ve debated if I should even write it because of the somewhat strange way that we went about losing 500 pounds back in 2012. This weight loss was a part of my story and I feel like it should be told. It may help someone […]

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We’re back from our time in Baton Rouge. I have to say that this year was hands down my favorite visit to Baton Rouge yet. Usually, I get sick during the weekend but luckily I held that at bay for the first time in three years. This time, we had our friends Tyson, Missy and […]


Yes, it’s been a couple of weeks since my last video/blog posts. I took the time off during the holidays just to enjoy the holidays. Thanksgiving was fantastic. I spent time with friends and family and ate very well. Maybe a little too well. My official weight as of Monday November 30, 2015 is…. 303 […]

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Are you trying to lose weight? Does the scale seem like it’s not moving in the right direction? If it’s not, then there may be 3 reasons why you’re not losing weight. The body is a very tricky thing. There are so many things that go on in the body. We’re just not sure what […]