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16Aug2011: running 25k/week bike 40K/week eating was balanced. Weight 224 lbs


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Throughout my life I have always been an active and passionate or determined person. If I was going to do something I had just as much chance of overdoing it than keeping things in balance. This has served me well in some aspects of my life but not so well in others.
In 2011 I joined found Sparkpeople to try and help me with the one thing I seemed to be failing at which was my healthy eating habits. The results were life changing for me even though I didn’t get within 15 pounds of my weight goal some of the highlights of the change were:
1) My BMI category moved out of the Obese category (to Overweight but I I’ll never be Normal).
2) I successfully complete 2 half marathons and number of shorter distance races.
3) I had the energy to keep up with my two young sons and maintain a career.
Looking back on my decision to try and change my life I realize there was an element of both inexperience and fear what I didn’t realize was how much what I thought and believed influenced my success. In effect not making my weight goal in the prescribed time I had set caused me to lose focus on my health during a time of major change at my place of work. In effect I started allowing myself to relax certain ideas around eating with the intention of increasing exercise.. And I did and this worked for awhile by my progress slowed and then a small back slip after a year, and then I broke what is my cardinal rule. I relaxed my attitude towards Beer and the fire that I once had was extinguished and my weight over the course of 3 years crept back up to what it was before I started on SP.
So here I am back for another go around in late 2017 I’ve not had beer in three months, and have been eating healthy, exercising, and logging my progress here. This time around there are 2 things motivating me. Foremost are my boys who inspired me by getting involved in a team sport and working hard. The second is the realization that second chances have a shelf life and the longer I sit passively by the greater the chance that the opportunity to once again be healthy may slip away.

Member Since: 6/27/2011

Fitness Minutes: 14,216

My Goals:
Citius, Altius, Fortius and more flexible with a higher energy level.

Would like to run, finish, and survive the local 1/2 marathon in 2018

My Program:
Running 3-4 times a week

trying to stay active with the kids on the weekends

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I am married to the most beautiful and intelligent girl in the world and we have two high energy, gregarious, and intelligent kids.

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Do or do not there is no try - Yoda

There is no such thing as can't, only won't - Allan Taylor (my Uncle)

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  • v MIRAGE727
    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, Kevin. You are too kind. Keep your family in your sight and you will achieve your dreams and goals. All the best.
    2292 days ago
    Woohoo Kevin -- I love hearing about how this is all coming together for you -- and your family.

    Thanks for reading The Spark -- I appreciate it!

    Chris (SparkGuy)
    2326 days ago
    I came across the following quote while "googling around" the internet a few days ago and think it's message is so important that I want to share it with my friends!

    "All of life is a journey; which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there." From A Little Book of Happiness
    2384 days ago
    I just dropped by to say hi and to see how you are doing. I hope all is going well and that you continue to work hard to reach your goals and enjoy life.
    Stay positive,
    Sheila emoticon
    2394 days ago
    I suppose carrying golf clubs DOES burn calories. And I figure time on the course is time you're not eating? Double threat, LOL. Have a great weekend.
    2401 days ago
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