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Poolside at Bally Total Fitness Broadview Heights Ohio 7/16/2009 (weight 200 pounds)


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On May 17th 2016 I wrote about the roads and different paths that I have been on over the past 3 ½ years. Today, I am on the road to Feeling good again! In my present position, I would be in an old, beat up Ford on a dirt road in Maine and Feeling good again would be somewhere in Southern California. That’s the picture I have painted in my mind of where my destination is relative to my current position.

On May 29th 2016, I blogged about being 2 weeks since I have been released from the hospital. I’m starting out on a journey to a destination that when I arrive, I will be able to do anything physically without giving it a second thought and not having any effect on me.

This time around, the journey is going to be longer and different from the last time. The last time I was in much better physical condition. The last time I did the journey alone. The last time I was grieving the loss of the one person in my life that I wasn’t prepared to lose. This time will be much different.

I’m going to make this journey. My resolve has never been stronger. I know that over the past 2 ½ weeks that my body is slowly responding to the effects of proper nutrition and rest. I’m not quite ready for activity, but when I get on that part of the road to Feeling good again, it will probably feel to me like getting onto a wide open freeway.

Right now, I’ve got to take care of this old beat up Ford if I want to get it off the dirt road and onto pavement. I’m not out of the woods, but I’m on the road to the next city.

Member Since: 11/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 79,255

My Goals:
My goal is to return to good health and hold onto it as tight as I can!

My Program:
Low sodium cardiac diet: 1000-1500mg per day.

Fluid restriction: 1500cc or 50 oz. per day.

Walking as tolerated.

Personal Information:
My name is Tim, I'm 55 years old and I live in Cleveland Ohio.

Other Information:
Weight I was at when I began to change my life (September 2007): 380 pounds

Weight I was at when I joined Spark People 11/26/2008: 242 pounds

Low water mark: September 2009: 193.7 pounds

Weight at hospital admission: May 11, 2016: 425.5 pounds

Weight at hospital discharge: May 15 2016: 409.5 pounds

Weight as of June 3, 2016: 411.1

Weight as of June 15 2016: 398.3

Weight as of June 26 2016: 395.3

Weight as of June 30 2016: 392.3

Weight as of July 2 2016: 389.6

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