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After a nearly 3 year drought from physical activity, finally challenged myself to another 5K





2007.10.06 - after 10 months total, 5 months on NS, 195# - 70# TOTAL loss, 2.5" neck loss, 6" chest loss, 8" waist loss, 5" thigh loss,





After 1st week on Nutrisystem. @258#, lost 3# on own since Christmas 2006, lost 4# in first wk on NS



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77# Total loss in 47 total weeks in 2007

New Year = New Goal
Speed Walking is a great weight loss tool, and can also assist in keeping your metabolism high.
2008 was spent training myself to run again. ...
knees didn't like that
2009 training my back to return to my first love, cycling
2010 was met with another back re-injury at work and has been a serious setback in my fitness and of course my weight, The weight creeped back on until I was no longer able to fit in my 34W jeans, [that was the trigger ...
New Year = New Goal
Speed Walking is a great weight loss tool, and can also assist in keeping your metabolism high.
2008 was spent training myself to run again. ...
knees didn't like that
2009 training my back to return to my first love, cycling
2010 was met with another back re-injury at work and has been a serious setback in my fitness and of course my weight, The weight creeped back on until I was no longer able to fit in my 34W jeans, [that was the trigger to take my daily calorie cap seriously and to return to speedwalking, back pain be cursed]
I can't run or ride my bike without some sort of pain in my back, but as I refuse to replace my wardrobe again am back on the sidewalk at whatever pace my back will allow, and often use sub-doses of OTC meds to mask or gag my back.
While I would love to return to running, if I do I will only enter one or two races a year, but it will not be my primary goal. I enjoy bike riding much more and will be focusing my back rehab on returning to bicycle riding.

Adjusted my GOAL weight again, Original was 194 then moved it to 188#, Now pushing for 182# as my Race Weight.

RUNNING ACHIEVEMENTS SINCE REACHING GOAL WEIGHT

2009 Clarksburg 5k
18 April 2009
TIME: 21:54 !
PACE: 7:03 min / mile
31ST OF 360 TOTAL RUNNERS
6th of 41 Men in 40 - 49 age group

United Way 5K Race {in Baltimore MD}
11 October 2008
*disclaimer, course was actually only 3.01 miles
TIME: 21:48 {5K time would have been ~22:28}
PACE: 7:01 *as posted {actual* pace: 7:14}
11th of 66 in my age (45-49) group

2008 Clarksburg Town Center 5k Run
19 April 2008
TIME: 24:51 !
PACE: 8 min / mile
45th of 214 TOTAL RUNNERS
5th of 24 Men in 40 - 49 age group

MILESTONES ALONG THE WAY
CHOLESTEROL
NOV2005 = 221
OCT2007 = 163


I was an accomplished athlete in both running and bicycle racing back in my twenties and into my early thirties.
However, a work related back injury in early 1993, sidelined me for more than a decade and I gained many pounds during the lack of a sustained fitness routine.

MY 2007 WEIGHT LOSS STORY:

On Saturday, December 23rd 2006, I had Sears make their second effort to deliver a new Combination Washer/Dryer to my home. The delivery/install team were so skeptical that the unit would fit in the space that they refused to attempt to install it. I told them I had paid for the installation and that they could AT LEAST carry the COMBO WD up to the second floor location and park it in the hall in front of its new home. I went about brainstorming a way to make their short hose reach my tall drain location. In the process, (with my head buried inside the Washer unit) I had gotten into an extremely tight crouched position and when I backed out and stood up, I pinched a nerve. The location of the pain told me it was not directly related to my back injury, {in 1993}, but the product of my borderline obesity. (an indirect result of my back injury)
265 lbs; 17.5" neck, 48" chest, 42.5" waist, 30" thighs.
I was in pain for the remainder of the holidays and then some.
Later, that week while visiting with my mom during the holidays, she mentioned that a friend of hers had some success with NutriSystem and that I should look into it. So I did, was pleased with the reviews I saw and registered with the NutriSystem website on 5 January 2007. At that that time I had lost one lb and was down to 264#. I decided then, I would use my tax refund to subsidize my grocery budget to pay for the NutriSystem and committed myself to at least 4 months. I was going to be out of town for half of January, so I didn't order until I returned on 21 January. The food arrived on 25 January and I spent the next ten days eating/cleaning out my cupboards to make room for the NS food. I also set the date of 5FEB (day after SuperBowl) as my start date for the NS food. On the 2nd of Feb I weighed in at 262#, having lost two more lbs on my own during the month of January.
I made my last NS order on 15MAY and had already begun a Part time regimine of eating NS food only on weekdays and training myself to follow the NS meal plan on weekends with my own food. I continued this practice and (including a couple of week long vacations on my own food) was able to "stretch" the last order of NS food into the second week of July.

So the timeline goes like this:
2006DEC23 - 265# = WAKE UP EVENT OF PINCHED NERVE DUE TO BORDERLINE OBESITY
2007JAN05 - 264# - REGISTER WITH NUTRISYSTEM WEBSITE
2007FEB05 - 262# - START NS MEALS FULL TIME
2007MAY05 - 235# - STARTED DOING NS ONLY ON WEEKDAYS
In June I adjusted my initial goal weight of 194 down to 188, to give myself some room to gain muscle weight after reaching goal
2007JUL07 - 216# - FINISHED* LAST FULL WEEK OF NS FOOD
(*continued to follow guidelines with my own food preparation)

2007NOV17 - 188# - ARRIVED at "adjusted" GOAL WEIGHT

2008JAN05 - 194# - 1 yr anniversary with NUTRISYSTEM website

2008FEB02 - 193# - 1 yr anniversary from starting NUTRISYSTEM meal plan

2008JUL07 - 192# - 1 yr anniversary from *leaving NUTRISYSTEM meal plan
(*continued to follow guidelines with my own food preparation)

2008NOV15 - 193# - 1 yr anniversary after reaching adjusted goal


2008 FITNESS GOAL

My desire now that I achieved my 1991 weight of 188 will be to spend this Winter focusing my energy on rehabilitation efforts, this time with more wisdom, (slow and steady), so that I may return to bicycling, (my first athletic love) and running short distances (~5K).

HISTORY: While I was in college (my 2nd time) in the late 1980's, I was participating in the ARMY ROTC Program and in my second year was chosen by the commandant to be the Fitness Officer for the entire Battalion because over the Summer Break, I was the only Cadet to improve my APFT score. Later that school year I maxxed the APFT with a score of 300/300, by doing 82 situps in 2 min, 78 pushups in 2 min and 2 mile run in 11:17.
I was also capable of maintaining a 20+mph pace on my bicycle for several hours.
However, my work related back (slipped disc) injury in 1993 put a stop to all that athleticism and many follow on attempts to rehabilitate my back on my own, just led to re-injury and more months of inactivity leading to weight gain and general muscle "atrophy".
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Member Since: 6/23/2007

SparkPoints: 59,488

Fitness Minutes: 65,164

My Goals:
Return to running short distances ... and bicycling for at least 2 hours.
If back allows adequate training, then participate in a few races each year as a goal.

My Program:
Used Nutrisystem foods and meal plan in 5 months of 2007 between mid-Winter and early-Summer to lose 46 pounds and then reached goal weight by losing an additional 31 lbs in following 5 months using my vigorous power walking regimine and education gained from NS meal plan to prepare balanced meals on my own.

Personal Information:
6'1"
Christian bachelor

Other Information:
POWER WALKING Personal Records:

2009.06.06-
5K (3.1miles)
28:09
9:04 pace

2009.04.06 -
4.0 miles
39:07
9:46/mile pace.

2008.12.27 -
5.25 miles
53:50
10:15/mile

2008.10.02 -
6.5 miles
1:07:50
10:26/mile pace.


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Member Comments:
GABSTER26
10/17/2010 8:51:36 AM

first of all congrats on your weight loss - those photos tell the whole story .....and how proud you must be for that amazing accomplishment.....wahooooo!!!

and ya.....I do live alone so not having those tempting foods in the house is relatively easy......I know I don't have the will power over certain things like the ice cream and chips......so the only way to not to over indulge is to not start eating them at all. I came to that conclusion many years ago when I stopped buying cookies on a weekly basis...they would disappear in a day or two...between me and my daughter and neither of us needed them....soooo things like cookies became an occasional treat and now I hardly ever eat them....unless they are right in front of me...

again.....I know my own weaknesses....that to me is a huge hurdle taken care of....knowing your own 'buttons'...so to speak.

Cheers

Gabbi




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AJIOTAL
3/25/2010 1:18:00 AM

Just passing through and wow! you are doing great!!!! keep up the awesome healthy life!



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CHICKIEMAUI
5/3/2009 1:05:38 AM

You are such a huge inspiration for me! Thank you for sharing your story!!



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JALEPENOANN
1/5/2009 8:46:31 AM

Hey, thanks for the goodie! The race was a small race, but still, I was quite tickled to win my division. As for the dogs, one of them was a foster dog, but it was quite the feat to get them to all sit there for the photo. LOL

Congrats on your accomplishments! You've done amazing!



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MBSHAZZER
12/10/2008 2:54:04 PM

Wow, what an incredible accomplishment! It must feel great to have your health back!



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