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About The Name: Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

Greetings, and welcome to Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy!

I decided to name my website after a song sung by one of my favorite musicians, Howlin' Wolf, which you can listen to below!

What do I and this website have in common with this song? 300 pounds, that's what!! No, I don't weigh 300 pounds. I needed to lose 300 pounds! Yes, I said I needed to lose 300 pounds!!

Jeeze Louise!!! Just how fat does a person have to be in order to need to lose 300 pounds?? For me it was 486 pounds. Part of me is embarrassed to ever admit that. My actual weight had long been a closely held secret.

Those who know me in real life have always known I was a big man. Few knew just how big though. I never told anyone just how much I weighed. Why would I? I've always carried my weight well and people would be shocked to know just how much I actually weighed.

Those who know me on-line had no clue what I've weighed. I have only joked about being bigger than "your Daddy's Buick" and if pressed for a number I often said I weighed 700 pounds. Nobody ever believed that number and that was the point. It was a light hearted way of skirting the issue, and at least I wasn't trying to lie and tell them I wasn't fat, right?

My journey to lose this weight started in late 2010. I was 486 pounds and with all the health problems in my life I realized something had to change. I wasn't going to live very long and what's worse, I wasn't going to enjoy the time I had left very much if I didn't make some radical changes.

So I did. This website is all about those changes. Both the changes I've made in my own life and how they can help you make changes in yours.

-Raymond Cool

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Why Wheat Haters Have It Wrong

I talk to many people who are convinced that wheat is unhealthy, and many claim to be allergic to gluten, or have an intolerance to it. I believe most of them are mistaken.

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Looking Back: May 5th, 2013

I first shared this photo almost 3 years ago. It was a day of excitement and wonderment! For the first time since Junior High School I weighed less than 200 pounds!

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Where In The World Is Raymond Cool?

Two years ago Raymond Cool arrived on the scene with aplomb. News of his phenomenal 300 pound weight loss journey...

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Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

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Baby Steps To Healthier Living

Baby Steps is a not your traditional approach to Diet, Health, & Weight Loss. The tradional approach is to muster all the willpower you can and...

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