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Another Great Riding Day - out to Suwon and back - 73 miles!



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Time to get Re-Sparked

I have been Sparking now for over 3 years. I was sick and tired of being so overweight I couldn't enjoy life.

Last year, I pretty much left the Sparkpeople site for about 5 months while I finished up my PhD dissertation. I had been in the Ph.D. program for almost 5 and a half years, and in October, 2012 I cleared a major hurtle in my dissertation progress - getting all the permissions I needed from university to perform my research (anyone who has had to deal with a university ...
I have been Sparking now for over 3 years. I was sick and tired of being so overweight I couldn't enjoy life.

Last year, I pretty much left the Sparkpeople site for about 5 months while I finished up my PhD dissertation. I had been in the Ph.D. program for almost 5 and a half years, and in October, 2012 I cleared a major hurtle in my dissertation progress - getting all the permissions I needed from university to perform my research (anyone who has had to deal with a university IRB knows how hard that can be). It took me almost 3 years to get past that point, but once I got past that hurtle, I was determined to finish - there was NO way I was going to leave my effort as an ABD (all but dissertation). I was GOING to finish.

So five months later, after a lot of very late nights and weekends at the computer, I was finished! While I was very satisfied that I had finally attained a life long achievement (and at 58 no less), all the late night work and inattentiveness to my exercise and eating habits had seriously taken their toll on my weight maintenance efforts.

The predictable results were that I gained back most (not all) of what I had worked so hard to get off. That's the bad news. But I am not going to 'beat myself up' for it - I am just going to get back on the horse, so to speak, and re-focus on all those great habits that got me fit in the first place. Yesterday I started with 600 yards in the swimming pool, tonight I will try and get on the bicycle trainer - and pretty soon, spring will be upon us, and I will be able to break out the road bike once again and start getting back into shape.

This is 'I have taken my life back' part 4 - I'm excited, but I'm also taking it one day at a time.

Onward!

Dr Dave
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Member Since: 10/4/2006

SparkPoints: 36,624

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My Goals:
- Lose 40 more pounds on the way to losing more than 100 pounds in order to live a much more healthy lifestyle again.



My Program:
It's back to the bike - of course! I hope to supplement my riding with some swimming, and some weight training. But it was my passion for cycling that helped me shed 80 pounds, and I am going to return to what works.

I have learned that becoming healthy (and losing weight) is a holistic process of nutrition, hydration, exercise and sleep.

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I live in Seoul, South Korea and work with a IT contractor for the US military. I'm not very comfortable with revealing to much personal information, so if you want to chat, you'll have to send me a spark-mail.

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I believe that learning to love yourself, love others, develop meaningful relationships, and laughing alot are the most important things in life.

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LINDAMARIEZ1
2/11/2014 2:33:48 PM

You are doing fantastic, David!

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MUSCLE-UP
10/16/2013 9:44:01 PM

Back out cycling again sounds good. We have been a little chilly here as well so I am happy to see that you are still hitting the trails and bike paths now in winter wear.

Keep going, keep going! Thak you for the Columbus Day update. Have missed your blogs.



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HUNTINGGODDESS
8/14/2013 12:06:00 PM

Hi Dave. Great that you are back on the bike. Sending you an Howdy from Texas. Keep up the good work.




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BRODYBAR
4/23/2013 7:50:37 AM

Glad to get you back out on the paths and riding! We have a lot of miles to roll - so let's go. emoticon



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MUSCLE-UP
4/2/2013 4:32:16 PM

Hang in and hang on. I know you are going to get back in shape. Don't let me race walk past you on your bike.

Good job Dave! Keep going emoticon

Nan



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