GREGGWEISBROD   16,341
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Official half marathon time of 2:05:51 :D The months of training paid off!





At goal... 185 lbs on January 14th, 2013. 80 lbs gone for good!





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13.1 MILES... I DID IT!

Been overweight, then skinny, then slowly crept back into obesity... and then ran as fast as I could toward the me I wanted to be. I set things right again for my own self-esteem, gave my wife back the man she married, and have so much more energy for my kids. Turned a new page by running a half marathon in May 2014, and am now resting up my worn knees while I plan for what's next!

My Weight Journey:

Update (July 14, 2014): I've run a 10k, a half marathon, and have ...
Been overweight, then skinny, then slowly crept back into obesity... and then ran as fast as I could toward the me I wanted to be. I set things right again for my own self-esteem, gave my wife back the man she married, and have so much more energy for my kids. Turned a new page by running a half marathon in May 2014, and am now resting up my worn knees while I plan for what's next!

My Weight Journey:

Update (July 14, 2014): I've run a 10k, a half marathon, and have managed to maintain just below my goal weight for the past six months. The future looks bright. :D

Update (Jan. 14, 2014): Seven months... 80 pounds gone forever. Hello goal weight, nice to meet you...

Update (Oct. 21, 2013): In 20 weeks, I've lost 66 pounds, and weigh in now at 199 for the first time in over seven years. Closing in on my goal weight feels quite surreal sometimes.

Update (Sept. 11, 2013): After 14 weeks, I'm down to 210 pounds! Ten more pounds and I get to go buy a new wardrobe!!! :-D

Update: After 10 weeks of consistency and pushing hard, I've gone from 265 to 225 pounds. I never expected this, and I'm beside myself and grateful for the results. 35 pounds to go!

For my back-story, checkout this post: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403478


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GREGGWEISBROD ran my first long distance in almost three months yesterday. 10k of sheer determination. My reward? A lovely cold today, lol. Bah. :D
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Member Since: 6/18/2013

SparkPoints: 16,341

Fitness Minutes: 8,166

My Goals:
To cut my body-fat percentage down to 14%
To continue to be healthier and more active for my wife and kids

My Program:
Exercising three times a week, Mon/Wed/Fri
Softball on Sundays, and running/weight training on Wednesdays and Fridays
Trying to do situps and pushups daily (struggling to make this a habit)
Eating within my allowance for healthy weight loss / maintenance

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Never underestimate the power of a simple and kind word. Never underestimate the power of selfless love. It can change someones whole world in a heartbeat.

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WARRIORFIT1
7/22/2014 12:20:18 AM

Great job, Gregg... very inspiring! I happened to see your name on a friend's page and came to check out your story... I'm always looking to keep myself motivated and inspired as I still have a ways to go. You've done a great job and I wish you continued success! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen



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FITGIRL15
7/21/2014 6:21:58 PM

Thanks for the Spark Love today, Gregg!

I'm off to a great start this week! Zumba this afternoon was off da chain! LOL Have you ever tried it?

Have a kick @ss week, yourself!!! What's on the workout routine?



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SOUL2SHINE79
7/21/2014 2:02:53 PM

Thank you so much for the great advice on my blog! I am making these positive changes, and sticking with them! Thank you also for the nice comments on my pics! I got up a little later this morning, I let myself sleep a little later today...because I too, have been such a night owl over the last month or so. It feels great to finally have a good nights sleep. Then I didn't quite make it a morning workout, but I followed through with what I set out to do...I'm proud of myself! Felt ridiculously amazing...NEVER GOING BACK TO OLD HABITS! MAKING THESE NEW ONES STICK! Thank you friend! emoticon



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TEACHFIRST268
7/20/2014 8:29:37 PM

Stopping by to say 'hi'! Congrats on the 1/2! AWESOME! I've been struggling here, but haven't given up. Printed out a Spark your way to a 10K - set the goal - and am taking it a step at a time. Just need to find one to register for! lol! Hope your summer continues to be great!!! Stopping by your page has inspired and motivated me! THANK YOU!



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STRONGCOURAGE
7/19/2014 4:40:16 PM

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments & great tidbits of wisdom! So appreciate it! Hope you're having a wonderful wkend & enjoying living in the moment you're gifted with right *now*. Got some rain here, but love that I got a smile on my face today that is coming from deep within! Reminds me of one thing you wrote: "Happiness is a fleeting emotion, so instead rely on the joy of making these good decision which have led you to happier places in your life." Love this! thanks! :)



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