Fitness Minutes: (4,680)
1,966 5/7/09 7:16 A
Congratulations! Not only on your physical success but for signing up for one of the most awesome jobs in the world!! A Firefighter!! God bless you for putting your life on the line for others. That's a truly special accomplishment. THANK YOU!!
Annette, Central, Western, New Jersey (Milford)
Leader: Managing Diabetes Over 50+ Over 50+ Joined SparksPeople 01/15/2008
Started Managing Diabetes Over 50+ Over 50+ on 02/10/2008
Hey – great going… What a great sense of achievement you must be feeling. One could say - ‘Welcome to the land of the Living’, and I bet that’s just about how you are actually probably feeling. Pretty sad when we for whatever reason sometimes have to set ourselves aside from others.. But now I can imagine just to be included would be a great accomplishment. You’ve really proved your worth – so much more than many other may ever do… cheers....
Joan from - Newcastle, Australia.... Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once............
240 SW 5-07 235 6-08 220 01/09 204 Current Wt. Goals 220 Aug 1st. (met 8-15-08) 215 Feb 14th Met 08/09 210 11/15/19 met on 12/10 205 11/26/09 met on 12/29/10 200 by Dec 1st 190 by march 5th
5/7/09 2:41 A
Hi Miclwilde, This is the first time I'm replying to a message post... but just wanted to tell you... that you're NOT an average guy...cause that connotes that you're ordinary ..and there is nothing ordinary about what you have achieved. You left being average the day you decided to do something about yoru life. I congratulate you. CM
I am sure you are WAYYY more than an "average guy". The sheer determination and focus you have shown is AWESOME! Keep it going, you deserve it. I myself have just joined SP and am looking forward to becoming a strong and sexy woman of "Average Size".
Like many of us here, that's what I've always wanted to be - an average guy - just like everyone else.
I never felt like everyone else though - until now.
Last Friday I passed that physical agility test for East Jefferson Fire and Rescue. I never would have even attempted this before. I always wanted to do it, but I always told myself that I'm too fat, too slow, too weak - I'm just being silly even thinking about facing any sort of physical fitness test.
I always thought that passing physical tests was something that other people did and that I would never be one of those people, but I did it. I am one of those people.
I'm not in top condition, I still have weight to lose, I may never be the fastest or the strongest, but at least I can look at myself now and feel as though I am like other people. I've never felt normal before in my life. Just feeling like an average guy is an amazing feeling.
"Your weight loss goals are every bit as important as those of a world-class athlete." Mike Kramer, Spark Staff
"Your weight ticker isn't going to change until you do." MICLWILDE
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