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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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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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BRANDNEWBUFFY
1/17/2014 11:55:44 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words



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