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 current weight: 228.6 

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Member Since: 12/4/2013

SparkPoints: 39,338

Fitness Minutes: 40,934

My Goals:
Weight loss
Lower blood pressure
Lower A1C
Improve eating habits

My Program:
My program begins with healthier eating and daily activities. I hope to add floor exercises as time progresses. Each day includes must include a walk of at least 1 mile and I hope to average 2.5 miles a day through the winter month.

Personal Information:
I am 62 years old, born and raised in Portland Oregon, now living in Keizer Oregon, a suburb of Salem. I quit smoking in 1992 and found that food had taste shortly thereafter. Unfortunately eating became my new addiction and I went from a skinny and lanky 6'3" - 155 pound kid to being the 6'1" - 315 pound lug that I am today: Dec 4, 2013.

I was fortunate to be able to retire early in life and my goal in retirement is to replace my way of living with a much smarter, healthier lifestyle.

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Member Comments:
7/16/2014 1:48:30 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page. I am pretty happy with my progress and it is amazing when I look at the percentage. You are doing great too. Keep it up!

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7/16/2014 10:58:51 AM

Seriously - I wasn't stalking. But I did have to take a quick run through all of your blogs to see how you achieved your success. As a master of the obvious, it seems like it's been being a stickler about your daily intake and walking regularly (coupled with your more recent training at the gym). I have what I see as a herculean task ahead of me, but you have proved that applying a simple program can work if you really stick to it. So, thank you for the road map with very simple directions. I hope that 6-8 months from now, someone can look at what I have done the way I just did.
One other thought - you have to go try to find the bits and pieces of your old step tracker and put it in a shadow box with that picture of you from December and a frisbee because that, to me, sums up just how far you have come. There was no chance in hell that the guy from December would have ever been out there throwing around a frisbee.
Congratulations again, and thank you.

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3/3/2014 2:38:24 PM


Thank you for the friend add. Also congratulations on already losing 42 pounds that is very inspiring. That is an incredible story about Tublady, and I hope your interactions together keep you motivated and inspired to complete your journey to its end.

I will be sure to remember that if I have a day needing to be inspired to remember your words and contact you for some motivation! The same goes for you if you are ever in need.

Thanks again,


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2/24/2014 10:48:27 AM

Way back at the beginning I used to workout at the gym 3,4 sometimes 5 hours a day.
I would have exercise class,1 hr in morning followed by 1 hr water aerobics. go back in evening for Zumba. I have practiced pilates and Yoga, most of my life, so do that everyday.
At the present I exercise in some form, water, walking, pilates, circuit training (machines) 2 hrs a day. Some weekend, I ski, snowmobile. Or when at the coast . walk miles on the beach. My friend and I do lots of beach cleanup.
This last weekend played golf. Did use a cart. Played 9 holes.
I have a dog, he gets daily walks, that counts.
I sometimes do less, but as long as I am able why not. There might come a time when I am not able. I'll be happy and my body will thank me for the activity I have managed to do.
Have a great week.
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2/18/2014 1:47:10 PM

Thank you.
I am proud of myself. Even with little slip ups, like quitting Diet Coke for 8 months only to begin again. I hope this time sticks.
But there are other successes. Ate at Great Wall last night. Stayed with salad, fresh fruit and the steamed shell fish/salmon, vegetables entrées. I never touched any rice, noodles, deep fried foods. I did try one small cream puff, but the filling tasted like Dream Whip, that artificial topping, did not like, so didn't finish.
There was plenty of crab legs, boiled shrimp. fresh melons. There was no reason to eat any food that would cause guilt. I do feel guilt when I eat foods that I know are bad for me. That's my Love/Hate relationship with food.
You are doing great. Just take each day at a time. Don't forget others have been on this journey longer.
We will get together to have coffee.
Take care
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