I’ve been a little MIA on the weight loss updates here on the blog. I completely apologize for that. If you follow me on social media, I have been updating my progress every week. Not so much on the blog. I’ll change that from here on out. What’s my progress so far? As of this […]


I can’t believe that it’s been six weeks since I recommitted myself to this weight loss journey once again. The time has flown by. Truly, I can say that this has been a very smooth transition into losing weight. No frustration. Zero hunger issues. In the first 5 weeks, I’ve lost just under 8 pounds. I […]


A Letter To My Readers

by Willie on October 31, 2016

in Daily

Dear reader, It’s been awhile since I’ve written on the blog. Sorry for the disappearing act. Lately, it’s been a struggle to find my voice on this outlet. I’ve felt like I’ve had nothing to say. Have you ever felt like that? My life is pretty routine most of the time. I wake up, workout, […]


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 […]


Back At Square One

by Willie on March 10, 2016

in Daily, Goals, Weight Loss

We all have to start from somewhere. We all have a beginning of our journey. This is my new beginning for my new journey. I guess it’s fitting that I get to go through this weight loss journey again. This time I get to share it with everyone as I got through it. I missed […]


I’ve had a horrible time dealing with the issue of an absent friend. I’m not going to go into details because it still stings a bit. What this issue has lead me to believe is this: Surround Yourself With Greatness. What do I mean by that? It means to keep people in your life that […]


On January 6, 2011, both Angela and I woke up and decided to change our lives for the better. It’s the best decision that we’ve ever made. Angela wrote about our journey yesterday in her blog post titled, Does The Journey Ever Really End?. After reading her post, I started thinking about what that journey […]