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UGHHH!!! Got on the scale today. 320 pounds!

That means all of the weight I lost two years ago, has decided to 'mysteriously' reappear.

There is no mystery, however.

After my bike crash, I 'let go' of all my great lifestyle changes.

No more exercise (not motivated). No more 'healthy food choices' (again, "who cares" - I was just happy to be alive).

It certainly was not surprising, then, that all the weight came 'crashing back'.

Then I got sick in Colorado, just last week.

The doctor gave me a big scare once again. He told me that my blood pressure was at 'stroke level' - and that while he was going to give me some BP meds to control it, that I HAD to do something about it. So I am.

I know what I need to do - and I have done it - I just need to 'dig a little deeper' and get back do it. So I am on a road to loosing 80 pounds again - by January 30, 2017 - that's 1 to 2 pounds a week.

I have done it before - I know I can do it again.

I'm baaaack.! Onward!

Member Since: 10/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 55,779

My Goals:
- Lose 80 more pounds on the way to losing more than 100 pounds in order to live a much more healthy lifestyle again.

My Program:
I hope to walk, swim, and hopefully return to cycling and a little weight training. But it was my passion for cycling that helped me shed 80 pounds, and I am going to try 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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  • v SIGLED

    128 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2016 8:25:55 AM
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    Hang in there Dave! The loss is worth it.

    I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes in January. The upside according to the Dr. is that I can control this with diet, exercise and medication. So far I have come down from 296 to 238 in weight. My blood sugar has come down from 500 in January to 140 presently. I have until May 9th to get it down to normal. And I exercise at the YMCA 4-5 times a week.

    I feel so much better. Rather than feeling old and tired. I now feel my age and full of energy.

    A word to the wise: watch you carbs and keep them low not your calories. Your calories will follow the low if you keep you carbs low.

    128 days ago
    Hope your Easter was a grand one!

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    481 days ago
    Happy Easter ...too hard not to get excited about such a great day. emoticon

    Wishing you only the greatest of everything. Hope this spring is the time to reach those goals, get closer or to start again. emoticon

    Watch out because I am back and ready to run, walk, cycle and do whatever it takes to meet my goals. What about you?

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    482 days ago
    I just came back a week ago after a one-year absence, so I know how hard it is to get that train moving again. But it feels so good to be back in control! Good for you - glad you are back at it!
    739 days ago
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