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In 2010 I lost 50 pounds (241 to 191) in six months and actually achieved my weight loss goal! :^D

The tools on Sparkpeople were a big part of that, especially being able to track my food intake and keep myself accountable to myself. I never could find the time to seriously blog and chat here ... I'm amazed at how much time people seem to find for the social tools.

So now it's 4/1/2013 and I'm back again having regained all the weight. :^(

This was mostly because I got a new job which sucked up a lot of my time and knocked me out of my exercise habit. Of course, that's a kind of lame excuse because I also fell back into my old poor eating habits, and my new job didn't force that on me!

Maybe if I had been friending others here I would have had a better support network to keep me accountable. I'll have to work on that this year.

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5K 1/1/2010, Weight 225, time 32:56
5K 6/5/2010, Weight 219, time 31:03
5K 10/3/2010, Weight 195, time 27:34
5K 1/1/2011, Weight 205, time 27:30
10K 3/20/2011, Weight 215, time 1.00.40
5K 6/4/2011, Weight 219, time 30:52
5K 10/2/2011, Weight 229, time 34:38 ~ -2:00
5K 10/22/2011, Weight 220, time 28:28
5K 6/1/2013, Weight 214, time 30:38
5K 6/20/2013, Weight 210, time 29:12
5K 9/14/2013 Weight 198, time 25:59
10K 9/29/2013 Weight 195, time 56.30
5K 11/28/2013 Weight 195, time 26:37
5K 1/1/2014 Weight 205, time 27.29
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Member Since: 3/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 32,225

My Goals:
I'm trying to avoid a day in the future where I've developed a serious medical condition that might have been avoided if I took better care of myself.

So, obviously, the goal is to lose the weight. But I really need to make some lasting lifestyle changes and learn the discipline needed to stick with it.

I'm not setting any crazy goals like 'run a marathon'. I'm trying to develop habits that I can see myself sticking with for the long term.


My Program:
Desserts are a big downfall for me, so I'm only allowing myself to have dessert once a week ... forever. Hopefully this the first of a few long-term lifestyle changes.

Six days a week of cardio (30 minutes of bike, elliptical, Nordic Trac, rowing or running). I'm cheap (just ask my wife) so no gym for me ... exercise is outdoors or on equipment in my basement.

Five to six days a week of strength training. I'm focused on doing many reps of relatively light weight using good form.



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Hillsborough, NJ ... originally from Maryland


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  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    We are in this battle together! Do you believe that success is the ONLY option?
    I suspect you do because you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! YOU GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Keep moving ahead and making the right choices!!!
    I am rooting for YOU!!!!
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    807 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter! I am stopping by to say WAY TO GO on your fitness minutes last week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am rooting for you all the way! Have a healthy week!!!
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    960 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    WOOHOO!!!! Can you hear me shouting encouragement your way???? You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!

    "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
    Norman Vincent Peale

    I believe in YOU!!!

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    968 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    You are in the top five for team fitness minutes.

    The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.
    Kenneth H. Cooper

    Your quality of life gets better with each move you make. Stay strong and committed to YOU!!
    I am cheering for you!!!

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    975 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
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    You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. You are AMAZING!!!

    "I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."
    -- John D. Rockefeller

    I know you are persevering!!! I believe in YOU!!
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    982 days ago
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