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I never thought that I would ever be obese, nor did I think it would be difficult to lose weight. A lifestyle change is definitely in order. By 7/17/12 I am 227 pounds and feeling much healthier these days. I don't know if I still qualify as obese, but of course I'm still overweight. What I've learned about healthy living makes this journey well worth the sacrifice I have made so far. 8/30/12 I am 220 lbs. and my clothes no longer fit me well. My wife has joined me on the road to fitness which ...
I never thought that I would ever be obese, nor did I think it would be difficult to lose weight. A lifestyle change is definitely in order. By 7/17/12 I am 227 pounds and feeling much healthier these days. I don't know if I still qualify as obese, but of course I'm still overweight. What I've learned about healthy living makes this journey well worth the sacrifice I have made so far. 8/30/12 I am 220 lbs. and my clothes no longer fit me well. My wife has joined me on the road to fitness which helps me tremendously. 1/31/13 I am 214 pounds and very hopeful that I will reach my goal of 200 pounds by the end of February. 5/6/13 Well I'm back up to 218 with a 5K on the horizon, but there is a good chance that I will only walk in it. I told my wife that if she will walk in it that I would walk with her. I prepared to run in this 5K, but it's more important to me that she is with me during this journey then reaching some personal time goal. (at the most I could shave about 5 minutes off last years time).
6/26/13-I actually did shave more then 5 minutes off the 5K run. I ran it in 38 minutes. I also continued to step up my running as a workout tool running 6 days straight and dropping 5 lbs.
I don't see running as a lifestyle change (although maybe it is for now), because I don't think that it is sustainable over the years as we get older. I would like to see some really great meals added to my nutrition. This is what I think will be the best lifestyle change for this tinman.
On 1/29/14 I joined another program to help me on this journey; a popular one that cost per weekly session. I had to laugh when I went to their website. I am convinced that Sparkpeople is a very special community that others would clearly like to duplicate (but can't). Anyway, I hope that this program gives me renewed interest in this journey.
2/19/14-it is clear that I have to learn and apply the principles of healthy living. Lately I have not been doing much of either. I've heard others say that sometimes life gets in the way of this journey, but I say that it's all part of the journey. My marriage, my children (all adults), my job and more all impact my emotions, sometimes in a way that hinders or helps me on the road to good health.
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Member Since: 2/21/2012

SparkPoints: 16,973

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My Goals:
I would like to one day weigh 190 lbs. which was my best weight when I was in the military. I would like to have a lot of new and healthy meals added to my daily menu. I would like to encourage my children to live healthy lifestyles.

My Program:
My wife and I attend the local health club 3 times a week. I run 3 times a week when the weather permits. I keep emergency foods on hand at home so that I don't have a calorie meltdown when I come through the door after work.

Personal Information:
I am a Tinknocker (not it's professional name-do the research:) by trade and I have been all of my adult life. I adore my wife of more then 30 years and we have 3 darling children that are now grown. I am a man of faith that gives God all of the praise for what he has done for me.

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If I can help you, I would like to very much. If I have insulted you, I promise that it was not intentional. If I failed to encourage you, please give me another chance. I want us all to succeed at this.

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TMNORD
3/29/2014 4:36:27 AM

Haven't seen you in awhile. Hope you are so busy losing weight that you don't have time to check in. :) That's the case, right?



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NESSAGIRL67
3/23/2014 8:47:58 AM

Hi I'm stopping by to say hello. I hope all is going well. I started running again and it feels so wonderful.



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TMNORD
3/13/2014 12:10:00 PM

I noticed your emoticon change from a frowny to a smiley face today. Love that! Hope you are well.



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JUDITH316
3/8/2014 5:49:34 PM

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed day and weekend ahead, also want to say emoticon for all the times you have dropped by my blog and left your kind comments, they are always appreciated! emoticon

With spring just around the corner I thought this was a perfect time to share this Poem about springtime. Hope you enjoy....

Sweet Spring

When the gloomy gray sky turns to clear azure blue,
And the snow disappears from the ground,
When the birds start to sing, and our moods start to lift,
Then we know Spring is coming around.
When the first flower bulbs poke their heads toward the sun,
Golden daffodils, hyacinths, too;
When the brown grass turns green, and the wildflowers bloom,
Then sweet Spring makes its showy debut.
Once again we awake from cold winter's pale dream,
As our minds and our bodies revive;
We rejoice and delight in spring's colorful sight;
Each new spring makes us glad we're alive!

By Joanna Fuchs



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TORTISE110
3/8/2014 8:38:13 AM

Hi Benny,

Thanks for reading my recent blog on "complaints" and commenting. I have no complaints about your support!! Toni



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