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The Goal - The Maintenance - The Life

Day 65 down 35 to go of the 100 day challenge
Start Date - 02/25/15 - End Date 06/04/14
25 Push-ups per day for 100 days


Determined not to fail.
Updates reside in the blog -- 02/21/15


As I sit here all foggy, head hurting, feeling terrible, and with puffy eye�s from abusing ...
Day 65 down 35 to go of the 100 day challenge
Start Date - 02/25/15 - End Date 06/04/14
25 Push-ups per day for 100 days


Determined not to fail.
Updates reside in the blog -- 02/21/15


As I sit here all foggy, head hurting, feeling terrible, and with puffy eye�s from abusing myself with bad food choices through Christmas and right up to last night -- I have decided to come clean and hit the reset button
I started by pulling myself from certain teams here in Spark land and stopping the lie. I�m returning to basics and back to yesterday�s way of thinking and yesterday�s way of working what I call �the program�. And again as I have in the past I seek the help of a power greater than myself who I choose to call God. I ask to be better to myself and others around me. I ask to be strong once again as I was in the past when I walked with Him and allowed to a share my experience with other so they may grow as well. I ask to be strong for others, wise and knowledgeable, a teacher of sorts. A teacher by example showing others the way to progress and good health by way of the program. I ask to �Be Better�
The Truth of the year 2014 --------
I failed myself.
Somehow, somewhere too much became too much. Too much education, too much restriction, too much heartache, too much weight loss, too much responsibility, too much calorie counting, too much restaurant worry, too much exercise, too much insanity, too many recipes, too much shopping, too much cooking, too much planning, too much thought, too much of just too much ---- basically just TOO MUCH! To quote from elsewhere �My Life Became Unmanageable� in the area of diet and exercise.
So today being 12/29/14 I hit the reset button. As I washed my face this morning I did not like the person I saw in the mirror. I do not like the way I feel and I do not like the way that I look and fit in my clothes I was so happy to buy the smaller sizes when I hit goal. I just cannot continue in this negative direction
The goal is to be able to again post the original message below at the top of this page. The date I set is June 30th 2015. The weight I set may be a pipe dream. But the health goal is not. I set rewards for myself that are not food related and expect to get to them in the time frame set. My personality dictates success. My mouth and the demons that drive food cravings and bad choices will try to make me fail. This is unacceptable for me and will be met with great drive and determination. Failure is not an option.

Join me. For where I go is �Better�

-DC � 12/29/14


I've been on this weight loss journey since February 2012 and I have lost 50 pounds, went down four pant sizes, and from a medium / large shirt to a small. Am I thrilled -- Yes I am.

I'm male 56 years old. I do believe I am in the best shape of my life. I lost the weight, changed my diet, built lean muscle, and feel so much better for it.

Since June of 2012 I have been a FatSecret member. Now I need more and that brings me to SparkPeople. Impressive this site is.
I exercise daily, cardio or HIIT training three times a week and on opposite days strength / weight training three times a week with stretching and calisthenics every day. Drive is not my problem. My exercise program was a little more involved when I was dropping the weight. Now that I am trying to maintain I am trying to modify my training to satisfy accordingly. Believe me it was easier when dropping vs trying to maintain your goal weight

I no longer use any tobacco products of any kind (and still managed to lose weight not gain) -- Yahoo --- It's has been over a year now last April. I do not drink and have not for 20 years, and I am not a gambler. So my only vice is food and sweets and as for sweets I took them completely out of my diet to be on my diet. And only most recently allow myself a cheat here or there.

So now I am in maintenance mode which is really harder than weight loss mode. At least for me it seems to be that way. I'm much better off telling myself I still have a couple of pounds to go to reach my goal weight to make it easier on myself.

Since getting serious about dieting, health and nutrition, I have never felt or looked better.

Websites and communities Like SparkPeople have helped me get better at weight loss, get serious about nutrition, and take a good look at who I am and where I want to go in this last leg of life.

I'm thankful to have these tools at my disposal and appreciate the community and all the hard work the programmers do that comes with building and maintaining a site like this.

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My Goals:
Regain all that I lost to over restriction and the rebound effect.

Return to sanity....
Maintain the loss of 50 pounds. Educate myself in the area of nutrition, wellness, health, and lifestyle. Be happy and healthy for the remainder of my time on the planet. Eat smart and sensible.

My Program:
Diet, exercise and eating heart healthy. And let's not forget a LOT of hard work.

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Strive for perfection and you will always achieve "Better" Better is always a perfect choice.

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Member Comments:
3/25/2015 6:03:57 AM

Thank you for the bloglove on my post 75 Days Does Not A Habit Make. I'm proud to say I did get outside with those doggies and took a tiny walk. That's enough to count because life really does make other demands. the funny thing is that only a week ago I had begun to think I really had formed a habit - that I had quit waking up thinking "it's all too much I can't do this" ah well. It's all about being conscious, right? Being present - being here. And that is all good.
Hope you have some good allergy meds.

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3/2/2015 8:35:03 AM

We're in the "Lighter side" group together...I saw your sad face....I hope everything gets better for you soon!

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3/1/2015 11:34:57 AM

Thanks for your help on adding a picture to my blog. I will have to try that and see if I can get it to work. Enjoy your day!!

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2/28/2015 5:50:44 AM

Thanks so much for your comments on my latest blog. As much as people say that I inspire them, I've also received inspiration in droves from the others here who share their ups and downs so openly. I'm glad to hear that you're doing so well and that you've also joined in on the discussions on the Balance and Moderation team. It's a great group and really fits in nicely with my maintenance and healthy lifestyle goals as well. It's nice to have you there and to get a bit of the male perspective on things.

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2/24/2015 8:05:33 PM

Let the gains begin

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