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Dedication and Will Power

Time to stop putting off doing the right things- for myself.

Time to stop putting off doing the right things- for myself.

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 current weight: 191.0 

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Member Since: 7/19/2006

SparkPoints: 23,282

Fitness Minutes: 7,919

My Goals:
SW 201, CW 192.5, GW 181
I want my pants to fit better.
I want to get toned up again.
I want to become stronger.
I want to have more energy.
I want to feel good, and look great.
I want to look like Ryan Gosling did in Crazy Stupid Love. :)

My Program:
Weigh-in day = Tuesday

Mon- Cardio
Tue- Cardio
Wed- Optional
Thur- Cardio
Friday- Optional
Sat- Cardio
Sun- Optional

I'm doing a lot more interval training lately, and going into the aerobic zone of 70-80%. My goal is to burn 1600+ calories a week, and do 200+ minutes of cardio. This will change when I reach my goal, and I'll post my plan again then. It'll be about 100 mins of cardio and 4 days of weights.

Personal Information:
Live in Duluth, MN now. Originally from the U.P. of Michigan.

I teach 5th grade in the Hermantown School District.

My wife is a RN after working hard over the past two years in an accelerated program. We both are going to work out. Things are good, but I need to get motivated and determined again.

Step one- get to the fitness center again! It's been too long! My brother-in-law is going to work out there too.

Other Information:
My family means the world to me. I am an extremely positive person.

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Member Comments:
8/9/2014 10:15:59 AM

You are making great progress. Way to go!

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8/6/2014 9:05:34 AM

Thanks for the spark goodie! I'm back home now from a trip to Colorado which included a conference and time visiting friends. I tried to keep up exercise routines and careful eating while away but it's harder to do on the road. It looks like you are making great progress. I'm ready now to get sparking again!

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7/13/2014 7:30:22 PM

I see you are doing good tracking. Great. I'm amazed you can tolerate 1200 calories a day. I think I would be hungry all the time if I did that. I'm impressed with your discipline but I wonder if you can keep that up long term. I lose about three pounds a week eating 1800 calories a day. I can also eat a larger volume of food by going mostly vegetarian and light on the sweets. I expect to be able to report a nice drop in weight when I weigh in tomorrow. Each person goes at this differently. You are doing great! Keep it up!

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7/10/2014 7:29:40 AM

I just ran across a good article on resiliency for re-starting weight loss goals. The third page has six practical pointers. What do you think?

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7/9/2014 9:11:34 AM

Great. Welcome back. You have helped me stay motivated in the past. Let's do it again. I would also like to lose 18 pounds. I'll try to match you pound for pound. Deal? I weighed in at 189 this morning. UGH! My goal will be to get to 171.

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