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I never thought that I would ever be obese, nor did I think it would be difficult to lose weight. A lifestyle change is definitely in order. By 7/17/12 I am 227 pounds and feeling much healthier these days. I don't know if I still qualify as obese, but of course I'm still overweight. What I've learned about healthy living makes this journey well worth the sacrifice I have made so far. 8/30/12 I am 220 lbs. and my clothes no longer fit me well. My wife has joined me on the road to fitness which ...
I never thought that I would ever be obese, nor did I think it would be difficult to lose weight. A lifestyle change is definitely in order. By 7/17/12 I am 227 pounds and feeling much healthier these days. I don't know if I still qualify as obese, but of course I'm still overweight. What I've learned about healthy living makes this journey well worth the sacrifice I have made so far. 8/30/12 I am 220 lbs. and my clothes no longer fit me well. My wife has joined me on the road to fitness which helps me tremendously. 1/31/13 I am 214 pounds and very hopeful that I will reach my goal of 200 pounds by the end of February. 5/6/13 Well I'm back up to 218 with a 5K on the horizon, but there is a good chance that I will only walk in it. I told my wife that if she will walk in it that I would walk with her. I prepared to run in this 5K, but it's more important to me that she is with me during this journey then reaching some personal time goal. (at the most I could shave about 5 minutes off last years time).
6/26/13-I actually did shave more then 5 minutes off the 5K run. I ran it in 38 minutes. I also continued to step up my running as a workout tool running 6 days straight and dropping 5 lbs.
I don't see running as a lifestyle change (although maybe it is for now), because I don't think that it is sustainable over the years as we get older. I would like to see some really great meals added to my nutrition. This is what I think will be the best lifestyle change for this tinman.
On 1/29/14 I joined another program to help me on this journey; a popular one that cost per weekly session. I had to laugh when I went to their website. I am convinced that Sparkpeople is a very special community that others would clearly like to duplicate (but can't). Anyway, I hope that this program gives me renewed interest in this journey.
2/19/14-it is clear that I have to learn and apply the principles of healthy living. Lately I have not been doing much of either. I've heard others say that sometimes life gets in the way of this journey, but I say that it's all part of the journey. My marriage, my children (all adults), my job and more all impact my emotions, sometimes in a way that hinders or helps me on the road to good health. 3/12/15 I'm not sure if I have really returned after 366 days away, but it sure felt good to log in.
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Member Since: 2/21/2012

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My Goals:
I would like to one day weigh 190 lbs. which was my best weight when I was in the military. I would like to have a lot of new and healthy meals added to my daily menu. I would like to encourage my children to live healthy lifestyles.

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My wife and I attend the local health club 3 times a week. I run 3 times a week when the weather permits. I keep emergency foods on hand at home so that I don't have a calorie meltdown when I come through the door after work.

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I am a Tinknocker (not it's professional name-do the research:) by trade and I have been all of my adult life. I adore my wife of more then 30 years and we have 3 darling children that are now grown. I am a man of faith that gives God all of the praise for what he has done for me.

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If I can help you, I would like to very much. If I have insulted you, I promise that it was not intentional. If I failed to encourage you, please give me another chance. I want us all to succeed at this.

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NESSAGIRL67
6/24/2015 6:51:38 AM

Hi Benny, stopping by to say hello! Have a great day!



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JEFFALLEN70
6/16/2015 9:27:53 PM

Hey, Benny!! Yup, lots of things happen when you go away. I have been gone for a bit, but we are back, and working hard again! Glad to see you still around and still workin'!!



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JEFFALLEN70
6/16/2015 9:27:21 PM

Hey, Benny!! Yup, lots of things happen when you go away. I have been gone for a bit, but we are back, and working hard again! Glad to see you still around and still workin'!!



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IMAVISION
12/25/2014 3:08:06 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.



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