I love this picture, and what a great reason to lose weight!!! Amelia!
L U C Y Lucy!!! A little ball of energy. Look how heavy Grandpa was!
My daughter Anna and I.
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I am a 50 year old HS math teacher that isn't interested in taking diabetes medication, so I decided it was time to get my act together. I started at 314 on 8-15-12, and hit 264 on 12-9-12. I made 249 by the end of February, and 244 on March 27. 70 pounds in 32 weeks. WOW! I had a goal to hit the 100 pound mark by August 2013.
Instead, I quit tracking, and fell back into old habits. Instead of losing another 30 pounds, I gained back 20. No problem I said, school is starting again and i will get it together. Now it is November, and I gained another 10 in the last 3 months. I can not find the motivation I had last year.
So, today I start over. I am really close to my 2012 weight at this time, so I can pull it back together. New goals and a better attitude! A nudge from some of you can't hurt!
I have been the ultimate weight loser, even winning $1000 in a local competition. Losing 40-50 pounds in 12 weeks has been a piece of cake! Gaining 50-55 in 12 weeks is even easier. I did some quick math, and I have lost about 250 pounds in the last 9 years. But, every time I lose it, I gain in back in about the same amount of time!!! This time I have to keep it off. I used to joke that I would never see 50. Now at 51, it isn't funny. I owe it to my wife and kids, and now grand kids to stick around as long as possible.
My overall goal is to lose weight in a sensible manner. Finding the right mix between calorie consumption, and exercise. I hope to get to the low 260's again by the end of 2013, and then hit 240 by May 1 2014.
The calorie goals have been the key for me. I am finally working out with light weights and walking/jogging 3-4 times a week for 3 + miles about 3.6-4.2 MPH.
I am from New Philadelphia, a small town in NE Ohio. I now reside and teach in Wilmington OH. I am married to a wonderful woman, and we have 5 kids spread all over the world. My youngest Anna is a student at Appalachian St in NC, I have a son in Bangkok, a local son, and twin daughters in Albany NY and Los Angles CA. Plus 3 beautiful grand kids.
I am an avid Browns fan, and also Love the Indians and Reds. Besides teaching, I have coached football, wrestling, golf and bowling. I am also an assistant athletic director. Between teaching, athletics and the kids/grand-kids, I keep pretty busy. Finding time to work out like I did 20 years ago is tough.
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Thank you for the goodie and for your words of encouragement! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. :)
973 days ago
Thanks for the smiley face!!!!
1235 days ago
Fit Buckeye Fans are so proud of you.
1254 days ago
Hi John and thanks for stopping by. Yes, tomorrow is my 1 year anniv without Nicotine.
Pretty impressive for me...woohoo.
thanks for noticing.
1281 days ago
thanks for the add, I added you back. stay in touch my friend..
1324 days ago