"Toddzilla" Walk Reaches Mississippi

Newscenter 11 caught up a Georgia man in our area as he walks from one end of the country to the other.

Todd Gouge, or "Toddzilla" as he is known, is walking along Highway 80 from Tybee Island, Georgia to San Diego, California with his 21-year old son Colin. Gouge tells us he began walking on January 16th to gain a new perspective on life and also to lose weight.

"Toddzilla" says he weighed around 425 pounds in January, but says he now weighs just under 400 pounds as he has walked nearly 600 miles in the last 3 months.

"I came across a philosophy," he explains. "It occurred to me that I cannot let my circumstances dictate my actions anymore. I have to make my actions control my circumstances. So an extreme change requires an extreme action. So this is just about as extreme as a 425 pound guy can come up with."

Gouge says he hopes to make to the San Diego area by September. For more information on the walk, you may visit his website. A link is provided below.

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  • by conner Location: monroe on Jun 27, 2012 at 05:14 PM
    @wtok i happen to be old buddies with his son Collin and he is doing it for spiritual enlightenment, not just because he wants to drop weight. i dont see you doing what Collin and his father is doing so dont try and troll them until you do what they do. these guys are essentially homeless unless someone finds it in their heart to let them stay with them. and if you want to complain about what they eat why not donate some money so that they can afford to eat better? they grab whatever they can whenever they can. i swear you cant do anything in this country nowadays without criticism
  • by wtok? on Apr 13, 2012 at 04:23 AM
    WTOK.... How does a guy walking down the road become news? He walked 600 miles in 2 months to lose just 25lbs....? Did he mention the rest stops at Mcdonalds,Wendys, Taco Bell, etc? At his weight he should have lost 60lbs or more by now. I will be walking downtown tomorrow if u want to interview me. I will have started yesterday and lost 5 lbs because i used the restroom after reading this piece of news.
  • by Just Curious on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    what kind of job does this man do that he can take this much time off? I would love to do this but I wouldn't have a job.
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