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Long train runnin'. June 2014





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"The future is no place to place your better days." ~ Dave Matthews

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I was born at a very young age, or so I'm told, and grew up as an overweight, sedentary kid, extending into adulthood. By the time I graduated from high school, I was lumbering around the 285-pound mark. There was always this notion in the back of my mind that if I didn't do anything to change by the time I turned 30, that would be it; THAT would be my ...
** Feel free to add me as a Sparkfriend! Inspiration and motivation goes all ways. :D
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I was born at a very young age, or so I'm told, and grew up as an overweight, sedentary kid, extending into adulthood. By the time I graduated from high school, I was lumbering around the 285-pound mark. There was always this notion in the back of my mind that if I didn't do anything to change by the time I turned 30, that would be it; THAT would be my starting point. Then something interesting happened just before my 30th birthday. My family doctor told me this:

"Overall, you're healthy, except for your weight. I'm also the city coroner, in addition to being your doctor. I'd rather not see you for the former."

BAM! That did it. Motivation slapped in the face and thrust me into 'healthy living' mode.

Several things have changed for me over the past several years. I initially lost about 70 lbs a few years back and was eating and living well overall. I was running regularly and seeing improvements in my running regimen. But then I had to stop running due to some Achilles' issues. At the same time, my work schedule changed from steady day shifts to a two-week rotation of days and night shifts. Lifestyle changed, exercise regimen changed, eating habits changed... none for the better.

Now I have to reassess and set some new goals. Goal #1 is now and always has been weight loss. My goal weight is 190 lbs. Back in the old days, I was up to around 285 lbs and miserable. It took me a long time to shake that. At my lowest, I was down to 208. I've steadily put on weight since then. Cause and effect has never been so clear a lesson to me in all my life. I'm getting back to healthier eating, a steady exercise routine, and a motivated lifestyle.

Shift work provides a major challenge to find balance, time and energy. I have some obstacles to overcome there. With luck, I'll also be able to coerce my wife of 14 years, my 13-year-old daughter, and my 10-year-old son into joining me, if only bit by bit as I've done over the past few years.

Besides, I have half a wardrobe of clothes that I fit into over a year ago that misses me. :)
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Member Since: 1/28/2011

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My Goals:
Goal weight: 190 lbs.

Fitness goal #1: Run a 5km race = DONE.

Fitness goal#2: Rejoin a gym and go regularly. = DONE.

Fitness goal#3: Take up cycling. = Started & in progress.

Fitness goal #4: Complete the 1 month plank challenge. = DONE.

Other goals #1: Become more involved in the SparkPeople community. = Done and still doing. :)

My Program:
Healthy eating with a target caloric intake of 1500-1900 a day. Workout at least 3 days a week. Monitoring food intake and fitness activities using SparkPeople.com and FitnessBlender.com.

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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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"The future is no place to place your better days." - Dave Matthews

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TWESTEN1
10/24/2014 10:47:09 PM

Troy-meister! I haven't talked to you in ages - how is everything going? Hope you are doing well!



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BARBIEE52
9/27/2014 9:25:57 PM

Troy,
TEN FACTS ABOUT YOU
1. You're reading this right now.
2. You're realizing that is a stupid fact.
4. You didn't notice I skipped three.
5. You're checking now.
6. You're smiling.
7. You're still reading this even though it's stupid.
9. You didn't realize I skipped eight.
10. You're checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again.
11. You're enjoying this.
12. You didn't realize that there is only suppose to be ten facts.
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SEASONS_CHANGE_
9/20/2014 5:57:28 PM

Hey, thanks for the thanks, but you did all the work my friend.

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52BINCE
9/18/2014 7:48:36 PM

I like your page...especially where you started n your goal setting for health n fitness..... I am encouraged by this page.... By the way the recipes look good so ill read the blogs n get the recipes ok? I added you as a friend hope its ok, add me if you like n read my blogs n page only if you want, I hope you will......

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By the way I love Dave Mathews band..

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EEPERJESI
9/15/2014 6:10:24 PM

Thank you for the kind comment. Hope all is well!



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