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Engagement photo taken summer 2001 - She's only gotten more beautiful, I hardly recognize him

Summer 2010 - 9 yrs, 5 kids, 3 moves, one MEd. and 60lbs later... even more in love

Summer 2010 in Nova Scotia


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Spark people take three! February 2007 I had broken the 200lb mark for the first time in years and was flying high. Between then and now we learned our then infant daughter was deaf and had cerebral palsy, I started a masters degree in special education and we added two more sons to our family and I took over the executive position of the non-profit educational institution I work for. Needless to say that some things had to be put on the back burner and my diet and exercise routines were among them.

I finally feel like my head is clearing the surface and I can focus on me again, so here goes nothing. Well... here goes 60lbs to be precise. I will do it this time... just watch me. It's (back) on!!! :)

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Well, I'm back. Hopefully for good this time. It's been an interesting year for our family with some unexpected ups and downs. Unfortunately my weight is one of the "ups". Looking to turn things around by Christmas.


Feb. 19th 2007 - Bench pressed my weight (205 lbs) five reps

Mar. 14th 2007 - 12 minute run distance - 2814 meters (finally "excellent" as per national average)

Mar. 20th 2007 - Cut my 500 meter swim time to 9m11sec

Mar. 21st 2007 - Wore the suit I got married in (didn't even need to use the shoe-horn to get into it!!!)

Mar. 24th 2007 - U of A Indoor Sprint Triathlon
500 meter swim time - 10m13s
20 Km bike time - 41m17s
5 Km run time - 24m14s
Total time w/ transitions - 1h17m51s

Member Since: 1/30/2007

My Goals:
I want to be a better husband to my wife, a better father to my children and serve more in my community and church, sooo...

I need to stop stuffing my face, sitting on the couch and staying up late.

My Program:
Track everything I eat until I have a handle on the good, the bad and the ugly of nutrition.

Play squash three times a week this winter.

Lift weights three days a week.

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I live in the frozen north of Alberta, Canada.

I work at my dream job, have the wife of my dreams and couldn't dream of sweeter children. It's my body that's the nightmare.

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    I see a lot of similarity in our stories. I also lost a lot of weight (from 280 down to 207), then gained most of it back. I didn't pass the mythical 200 mark the first time, but I didn't really change my habits. So when I stopped, I went back to the same old things that got me into the weight to begin with.

    I also have two beautiful daughters, one with severe disabilities (cognitive and physical). So I understand the extra challenges (and rewards) that brings with it. I wish you great success, and I will check in on you from time to time.
    2475 days ago
    One of my spark friends led me to you vlog and that led me to reading your page! Beautiful! Wishing you much success because I know your beautiful family wants to keep you around for as long as possible! Let's get moving buddy we can do this!
    2521 days ago
    My son has CP and my daughter has FASD. We adopted her when she was five months old. People say we must have been bored because our son is almost ready for college. Nah! We just wanted a girl to complete the family.

    Have you borrowed from your local library (or bought) Signing Time Videos? Since your wee one is only 4, she AND the rest of the family would love these. Places to buy would be: SigningTime.com, half.com or buyasl.com
    Buy ASL offers cheaper discounts than Signing Time, but Signing Time sometimes offers great deals. Half.com has new and used items, but like the name implies, they are usually half price.
    2529 days ago
    hey drew,
    we were thinking of heading to costco tonight for family home evening with the brewertons and you guys? we are meeting at costco at 6pm and having dinner there. i'm not sure if they have a healthy choices menu but i'm going to be laying off the burger and fries.
    let me know if you guys are coming?
    3695 days ago
    Hi Drew!

    Just stopping by to see how your weightloss progress is going and I see that you are half ways to your goal! That is just awesome!
    Keep up the fantastic work!

    3865 days ago
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