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Feeling good again!

Feeling good again...

During most of the year 2007 I was depressed and feeling sorry for myself. I was physically unable to do many things five years ago and felt generally lousy. Through all of my depression I just didn't care if I lived or died. Feeling lousy, but not taking the responsibility to change my habits or lifestyle had me mired in a physical state that wasn't going to change and I would continue to feel lousy if I didn't make the changes that I needed to pull me ...
Feeling good again...

During most of the year 2007 I was depressed and feeling sorry for myself. I was physically unable to do many things five years ago and felt generally lousy. Through all of my depression I just didn't care if I lived or died. Feeling lousy, but not taking the responsibility to change my habits or lifestyle had me mired in a physical state that wasn't going to change and I would continue to feel lousy if I didn't make the changes that I needed to pull me out of the hole that I had dug myself into.

What happened to change me and my way of thinking?

What changed was when I came to the realization in mid September 2007 that I was a cumulative product of the decisions I had made to that point in my life. I also realized that if I didn't change my decision making concerning food and exercise, as well as my entire thought process, I would continue to be mired not only in depression, but also continue to be unhealthy, unhappy and feeling lousy.

Slowly, as I came to this realization, one by one the walls between me, where I was at physically and being healthy fell down. As these walls fell and I started to make choices that led to a healthy lifestyle, my health and overall feeling started to improve.

What I am today is a cumulative result of the choices and decision making process that started to take shape in September and October 2007. By no means am I a finished product as I still have choices and decisions to make concerning my health, fitness and nutrition.

Having the knowledge of how the body processes food and why the body becomes hungry when it does based upon what was last eaten and the time intervals between meals has helped me immensely in overcoming patterns of binge eating and becoming hungry between meals.

Along with the decisions concerning what and how I ate and my physical activity, I also chose to learn about nutrition and how the body digests food and processes it which gives me a better understanding of the food that I put into me.

Sharing this with others has also helped to solidify my resolve to continue to learn about the human body, how it processes food, how exercise helps to metabolize the food we eat and to continue to make healthy choices concerning food. I also want to continue to exercise on a reasonable level everyday.

Yes, I am feeling good again and it is the theme of not only my spark page, but my life!

It's not about how fast I get there or what's waiting on the other side... "It's the Climb!"
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Member Since: 11/26/2008

SparkPoints: 56,624

Fitness Minutes: 79,040

My Goals:
My goal is to follow my workout regimen and eat meals within my nutritional guidelines set by my food tracker based on my exercise to whip my fat rear end back into shape!


My Program:
Circuit Strength Training Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday using 15 exercises for complete upper and lower body muscle group training.

Cardiovascular Training Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday using the elliptical, cross trainer, track and swimming.

My nutrition plan is;
Calories:3160-3510
Carbohydrates: 356-570G
Fat: 70-136G
Protein: 79-307G

Weekly calorie burn from exercise 10,561



Personal Information:
My name is Tim, I'm 51 years old and I live in Cleveland Ohio.

Other Information:
Weight I was at when I began to change my life (September 2007): 380 pounds

Weight I was at when I joined Spark People 11/26/2008: 242 pounds

Low water mark: September 2009: 193.7 pounds


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BUSYBRE
8/28/2013 10:41:59 AM

hope you're doing well and have had a good summer - looking forward to reading more on how you're doing. I've been away for awhile and am just dusting myself off - hoping to go another 'round. Cheers. emoticon

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6/13/2013 12:46:47 AM

Just stopped by to say Hi and hope you have an awesome summer!! And looks like someone has a birthday!! Hope its a great one!! emoticon



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BACKTOME10
4/12/2013 6:22:48 AM

Just checking in ... I see you haven't been around for awhile still! Hope to see you around soon! Missing you MAN ON A MISSION!! Have a FANTASTIC weekend! emoticon



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3/31/2013 8:15:15 AM

I love you, boy! Have a good Easter!



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ETHNE28
2/3/2013 1:19:55 AM

I got so much out of your blog I had to let you know that. I will be needing that wisdom in days to come.



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