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I have been overweight my entire life pretty much. The only real exception to that is when I graduated high school. I lost 50 pounds doing a fad diet and was looking pretty good at about 240 (better than 290 but still overweight of course).

That lasted about a year before I put on what I had lost and more. Ahh, so that's what they meant when they said "yo-yo dieting".

That was many years ago (more than I like to think about nowadays) and eventually I found myself ...
I have been overweight my entire life pretty much. The only real exception to that is when I graduated high school. I lost 50 pounds doing a fad diet and was looking pretty good at about 240 (better than 290 but still overweight of course).

That lasted about a year before I put on what I had lost and more. Ahh, so that's what they meant when they said "yo-yo dieting".

That was many years ago (more than I like to think about nowadays) and eventually I found myself saying "I will never let myself weigh 400 pounds". But by March 2008 I weighed 455. So much for that goal huh?

But March 2008 is when what turned out to be a minor health scare caused a "spark" that lit a fire under me and my wife (notaboutheface, in case you know her). We were off to a great start but fizzled a bit towards the end of 2008 with about a 30 pound loss at that point.

In April 2009 we started up again and something just really clicked this time. At the time of this writing (updated October 2011) I am at 278 and vow never to see the 300's or higher ever again.

I think when it all comes down to it, I needed to just believe in myself. Sure, eating right and exercising makes me lose this weight. But the secret to my success so far has simply been believing that I can do this. It does help a lot to have a supportive wife who is right there with me every step of the way.

We've got a long way to go, but we are in this for the long haul.

Yeah, we got this!

Starting BMI: 61.7
Current BMI: 37.7




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Member Since: 5/28/2009

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My Goals:
Just trying to get back into a healthier weight and looking forward to the day when my wife and I can ride a roller coaster together again.

Also hope to learn to surf someday, ride bikes, cross country ski. Who knows what else!

My Program:
That old fashioned eat right and exercise, being sure to watch the portions and eat slowly.

I don't really deprive myself. Just try to stay under about 2500 calories for now and will adjust that as I lose weight.

Exercise includes C25K program on treadmill, strength training 3x week, cardio (Zumba, Tae Bo, Turbo Fire, Powerstrike, and more). 5 times per week minimum for 45-60 minutes.

Typically drink 82 ounces of water per day.



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Married to "Notaboutheface" and proud of her! We're in this together and we will meet our goals together.

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PICKIE98
7/26/2014 1:30:10 PM

We LIVE to hear about your adventures, Mr. and Mrs!!! Been back to Michigan lately? We are headed back up to the U.P in two weeks. Will we see you there? Paradise, Newberry, Munising, St.Ignace, Germfask, Brevort, Naubinway, Mackinac City, Indian River???



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MICKEYMAX
7/11/2014 10:26:53 AM

Without wanting to be Captain Obvious, what does a person need to do to shake a blog out of you these days? You are long overdue!

:) Hope you and the lovely Mrs. are fab! I've been succeeding for a while and I am now down 58 lbs....

HOpe to see you blogging again!



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DIFROMWYOMING
7/6/2014 9:03:57 PM

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PICKIE98
1/29/2014 4:27:26 PM

I was just hanging out and wondering how you are doing? How's the Mrs.? I hope you are staying warm, planning another adventure for this summer.. We will again be in the U.P. and Indian River in August. Have a wonderful week!



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MICKEYMAX
1/22/2014 9:07:18 PM

Hope life is happy! : )



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