199.8 Pounds

130 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    Great job. Really really really excited for you :)

  2. Congrats. So awesome and inspiring. Can’t wait to get there myself!

  3. Mary says:

    Wow – congratulations! Blow this image up to poster size so you never forget your incredible accomplishment.

  4. Al says:

    Great job! Quite a milestone conquered.

  5. NI says:

    Excellent job, you are an inspiration to a lot of people.. Including myself.. Keep up the great work… & … Congrats..

  6. nuqotw says:

    Go you!

  7. Larkspur says:


  8. Sophia says:

    Congratulations Tyler! I’ve been following your blog ever since it was posted on Consumerist and I’m so happy that you’ve finally reached this milestone. :)

  9. Rebekah Williams says:

    Yay! I love how the flash reflection gives the scale a heavenly glow. :)

  10. Leslie Limon says:

    Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

  11. Kyle says:

    BOOM! Under 200! Congrats Tyler! You must be pumped!

  12. Neil says:

    That’s awesome! Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment!

  13. Rachel says:

    Sweet, sweet victory!

  14. Nice work, and welcome to onederland.

  15. Kyle Farmer says:

    Freaking Awesome!

  16. Amy says:

    Great job!!!!!!

  17. Rebecca says:

    congrats! You were the motivation I needed a month ago to get started on this journey (again) myself!

  18. Denise says:

    Woo Hoo!!!! Congrats Tyler!

  19. Ariel says:

    Delurking to offer a heartfelt congratulations!!!

  20. Travis says:

    This is one HELL of a Wordless Wednesday post. I’m proud of you, man! Congrats!

  21. nikk says:

    Yea!!!! Congratulation!!

  22. Tim says:

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. You did it! Awesome! I knew you would!

  24. Ann says:


  25. Misty says:

    I knew you would accomplish your goal today!!!! Hooooray!!!! You are AWSOME!!!!

  26. Elise says:

    WOOHOO! A picture says a thousand words in this case. Total awesomeness!

  27. Alan says:

    Awesome progress. Knew you would make it. Keep going!

  28. oceanchica says:

    Congratulations!!! :)

  29. Mark says:

    WOW! You are inspiring so many people. I’ve been waiting for the email that you did it. CONGRATULATIONS!

  30. Angie says:

    Tyler – awesome!! Congrats on a huge milestone!! :)

  31. Jonathan says:

    Congrats on making your goal! Proud of you!

  32. Brandon says:

    Congrats Tyler, that’s is really awesome – welcome to onederland! :)

  33. rossg says:

    I’ve followed you since 320lbs! Congrats! (I’m next!)

  34. rossg says:

    I’ve followed you since 320lbs! Congrats! (I’m next!)


  35. Kevin says:

    Congratulations. I have been following your story for a few weeks now and am very motivated by your reasons. I have my main motivation for losing weight for health reasons, I want to live longer.

    I am happy you broke that 200 barrier, it will motivate me as well. That is my goal as well and I hope to achieve that one day. Since starting in November I have lost 42 pounds and have 45 left to go.

    Thank you for shedding light on the way to keep going. Have a super day!


  36. Kevin says:

    Well done. So happy for you!

  37. Sara says:


  38. Jaclyn says:


    You did it, you did it, you really really did it!
    You did it, you did it, you really really did it!
    Hey, hey,
    Shake your bootie shake your bootie
    Hey, Hey
    You did it!

  39. Kate says:

    Congratulations Tyler! I’ve been reading your blog since it was on CNN.com. I’m super excited for you!

  40. Katie says:

    Congrats! Keep up the good work :)

  41. Keri (CA) says:


  42. sara says:


    Can’t wait for this day myself when I reach goal………..!!!!!!!!

    Great job Tyler!

  43. Gurl says:

    Well Done, Tyler!! You’ve come a LONG way… you should celbrate!

  44. Michelle says:


  45. Michelle says:


  46. Tara says:

    In a time when I needed some good frickin news this is AWESOME!

    Pure awesomeness!

  47. Amy says:

    I am so thrilled for you. Your Dad and Grandma are SO PROUD. Keep it going and remember that this is just the beginning.

  48. Crystal says:

    This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. 411 Gurl says:

    Congrats!!!! That first feeling seeing that number surely left you speechless. Proud of you. Pleased for you.

  50. Trish says:

    Great job! Now keep going!

    I just hit 177, down from 210. :-)

  51. Cat says:


  52. Bob says:

    he shoots….. HE SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Major congrats!!

  53. Elizabeth says:

    Fantastic! Absolutely Fantastic! You earned those numbers!

  54. Tabitha says:


    Now on to the next goal. :-)

  55. Congraattts!! So happy for you!

  56. ElGabachoNaco says:

    The lens flare on the scale gives this the celestial glow it deserves.


  57. Lance says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!!!!!

  58. Jason says:

    Yay!! You da man!!

  59. Jennie says:

    WooHoo!!! I have been following your jorney and I am super excited for you!!! Thanks for being a wonderful motivator!

  60. Britty says:

    yay Tyler!!!!! We knew you could do it. :) So happy for you!

  61. Christie says:

    Go Tyler!!! Congrats on getting below 200! Excited to watch you become “The Tank”

  62. Karla Jo says:

    WOO HOO!!! Congratulations… :)

  63. Gelene says:

    ROAR HAR! Congrats to “The Tank”!

  64. Leah says:

    YAY!!!! Literally, this is what I said when this post popped up on my google reader at work. Congrats, Tyler!!

  65. Desi says:


    I am so happy for you…congrats.

  66. Tom says:

    Well done and very inspiring. I’ve got 78 pounds down and 27 more to join you in Onederland.

  67. Laura says:

    Great job!!! Congratulations!

  68. Dan says:

    Nice work! I haven’t seen a 1 as the first digit since college…

  69. suzanne says:

    Congrats on getting to onederland!!

  70. k. says:

    Yay! So happy for you!

  71. Alisha says:


  72. Cory says:

    Dude!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  73. Molly says:

    Thatta boy tyler!!!! I knew you would get it :)

  74. Amy says:


  75. Jay says:


    I’m just a few pounds away from being below 200 as well. :)

    I’m kind of excited.. no I’m excited! :)


  76. Steve says:

    Congrats! That is so awesome!

  77. Greg says:

    Tyler: This is an impressive accomplishment. Even more so considering the recent loss of your father. Great job and stay the course! Look forward to you joining me for a marathon someday. Cheers!

  78. adm says:

    Congratulations!! An inspiration to all of us.

  79. Lisa says:

    WOO HOO!! Great job! I remember the first time I stepped on the scale and it said 199. Oh my god was that a good feeling!

  80. Woo hoo! You’ve earned this. :)

  81. bossymommy says:

    A picture really is worth a thousand words. You did it. I’m getting a little choked up.

    What a journey…thus far. So much more to your story and we can’t wait to hear it…and live it…with you as you go.

    You are a rock star.

  82. Donald says:

    You are such an inspiration Tyler. Thank you for being “out there” for us. People don’t need diet books, they just need to “do it” like you did, and put it out in the world for all to see. You deserve 200% of whatever comes your way. But this is just step 1 my friend. You know what you have to do next….

  83. Jill says:

    I’ll bet you’ve waited a long time to see that number start with a 1!!!

  84. Wahoo, you did it. Dad is proud of you and so am I. Congrats. Does it make you want to run around and o a happy dance. I’m doing one for you.

  85. beej says:


    Great job! I’m so happy for you!!

  86. Jennifer says:

    WOO HOOOOOOOOO! Onederland has a new member! FLIPPING AWESOME- Great Job! you totally earned it! FAN-TAST-IC-O!

  87. Ellen says:

    Congratulations! Do you watch the Biggest Loser? If so, I think of you when Darius is on the show. I think he started about the same weight as you. You are further along than him right now. He is young and has the world ahead of him. Again congratulations!

  88. jeanette says:

    I am so happy for you. YOU made it happen…. discipline and hard work baby! Congrats dude!

  89. SK says:


  90. AndrewENZ says:

    Whoot! Congratulations.

  91. Kokoro says:

    Go Tyler! That’s awesome! Congrats!

  92. René says:


  93. Katie55 says:

    Congratulations! Red letter day!

  94. Wendy says:

    So how’s the view from the mountaintop? :) Congrats, Tyler!

  95. Rebecca says:

    Awesome, Tyler! I’m so pumped for you. We all knew you could do it!!!!!

  96. Chris Pugh says:

    Wow, congrats Tyler, what an accomplishment you’ve made! Really hoping I can get there someday :)

  97. blossomteacher says:

    WAY TO GO!!! You inspire all of us with extra baggage to loose!!

  98. Uber 1 says:

    Hell yes.

  99. Ruby says:

    Congrats! I am so excited for you!

  100. Kelly says:

    I too have been a lurker since I started watching my friend Tara work her buns off from your inspiration…which has inspired me! I’ve started my journey because of your contagious energy. I’m thrilled for you Tyler. FYI – love the term “onederland”….can’t wait to join you there!

  101. skinnycoffin says:

    Awesome!!!! Next, create a couple framed wall-sized posters of that bad-ass picture and put them wherever you need to remind yourself that this just the beginning!

  102. Dude, way cool! Must be a fantastic feeling! Now, get to work on those muscles, eh?

  103. Sean says:

    Warm day for a winterOnederland :) Glad you finally made it.

  104. Joann says:

    Congrats! You have (again) inspired all of us!

  105. Morgan says:

    Congrats! I vote you put a new picture up on the pictures page to celebrate!

  106. Erin says:

    W0000000000000000T! Nice job Tyler!!!!

  107. anu says:

    STOP PRESS! It’s done! Life will never be the same again!

  108. Satu (Lumi-Marja) says:


    Great work! You got there by what we Finns call “sisu”! (Meaning something like sustained tenacity/fortitude/perseverance/guts.)

    (Wikipedia is far too often a fount of misinformation, discrepancies, and distortions for me to refer often to it, but having said that, the opening description of the Finnish concept of “sisu” presently there is decent, and at least more thorough than mine:

    “Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated into English as strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity. However, the word is widely considered to lack a proper translation into any language. Sisu has been described as being integral to understanding Finnish culture. The literal meaning is equivalent in English to “having guts”, and the word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. Deciding on a course of action and the sticking to that decision against repeated failures is sisu. The noun sisu is related to the adjective sisukas, one having the quality of sisu.”)

  109. Alex G says:

    Congrats Tyler,

    I’ve been following your blog since the consumerist post. I’ve completed a body transformation of my own in that time ( -70 lbs) and am amazed by your spirit and your dedication to your goals. I’m looking forward to taking the next step with you as we work to build more muscle.

  110. What a ride! Here’s to a job well done.

    I’m ready for TYLER – THE MOVIE

  111. Heidi says:

    Now THAT has to feel SO good! Way to go, Tyler!

  112. BootyPillow says:

    Right f*#@ing on, Tyler!!!!!

  113. kate says:


  114. Bubba says:

    Once again, what else is there to say? You’re a fooken’ bad-ass! Great, great work!

  115. don says:

    Have yet to comment, but I believe this calls for it. Congrats, man! You proved hard work and dedication do pay off. Keep movin foward..

  116. LJ says:

    Boom goes the dynamite ! For some reason that phrase came to mind when I click on your site today and saw this post – maybe it’s because you are exploding right through the challenges we all face when it come to weight loss.

    Congratulations on this HUGE accomplishment. I’m so proud of you – thank you for the continued inspiration you give us all!

  117. Patty says:

    Skinny Mini!

  118. ed says:


  119. Jeanessa says:

    Yay, Tyler! We’re all so proud of you!!!

  120. Allie says:


  121. SnowCat MacDobran says:


  122. Rachel @ WOW says:

    Saw this on twitter… congratulations! That is a HUGE accomplishment. I hope you take some time to celebrate it.

  123. Gina E says:

    Congratulations to you!!!

  124. Gerry says:

    You did it Bro-Montanna !

    Now where’s the pics of the 199 pound man ?

  125. Mike says:

    Congrats! I have been following for a long time. I am glad to see you made this goal!

  126. Tara says:

    I did not pay her to say this…

    just saying!

  127. Janey says:

    Someone may have made this comment already (didn’t have a chance to read them for this post or the weigh-in post with more than just a picture), but I love the effect of the flash. It’s like a visual choir singing “ahhhhh”. A little late (been reading your blog from the beginning), but congratulations!

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