CRETE2953
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This is Patriot Rock in Iowa. I plan to re-visit and do the same pic as a skinnier me.


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Not sure what happened in my life after losing 60 lbs. and getting away from participating on Spark People but I FINALLY made the decision to do something to help myself make a positive comeback. After gaining back everything I lost and more, here I am. RE-Starting at 350 pounds July 2015. I'm back to stay - I'm back for me - back for my family - and ready to succeed TOTALLY!

In 2007 I wrote this...................
At 334 lbs. I'm twice the man I used to be. Let's see what we can do about that. NO!............... I will do something about that!!!
The right motivation is the key.
" IF IT IS TO BE, IT STARTS WITH ME"


Member Since: 1/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,154

My Goals:
My goal is to reach 220 pounds IN NO PARTICULAR TIME FRAME. So far from July 1st to Sept 5, 2015 I have lost 35 pounds. ..........................................



I started this weight loss and health journey on July 1st, 2015 at 350 life sapping pounds.
My 1st Short Term Goal was to break the 319 pounds mark. Did that on Aug. 29th. BEEN HERE AND DONE THIS!!!THAT means I have LESS THAN 100 pounds to go.
WOOHOO!!

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NEXT SHORT TERM GOAL.
To be at 299 pounds by Oct. 6th, 2015. That will be my 50 pound loss mark.



(I will be adding another short term goal as soon!)



Although my ultimate goal is 220, I told my wife if I decide to go on and reach 200 pounds I would reward myself with a new Harley.
WELL............ THAT was my original goal met reward. Since I've written that I think my new reward will be to jump out of an airplane. I've always t


My Program:
My weight loss so far has just consisted of being more concious of what I eat and better portion sizes. Along with working out on my treadmill and Gazelle which I enjoy. I had knee surgery twice and this has been low impact on the knees. Also part of my weight loss program is to drink AT LEAST 8 glasses of water a day and lay off the soda (plain or diet) and any alcohol except for an occassional glass of vino. LEARNING HOW to decline food is a real effort. I try not to eat emotional food, celebratory food, food just because it's "time" to eat. I try just to eat only when I get hungry. REFUSE to eat food for "comfort". I now consume less pizza, less beer, less chocolate, and definately less "fast food". NO..... I don't want it "Supersized" I DID THAT TO MYSELF ALREADY. NOW I WILL "UNDO" IT!



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GO BUCKS!!!!!!

GO TRIBE!!!!!!!!!

GO BROWNS!!

I enjoy my old 1941 Chevy coupe, my motorcycle, wood working and my own free time. Which I don't get enough of.


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Favorite Books I've read recently.
"Stop Digging Your Grave With a Knife and Fork" by Gov. Mike Huckabee of Ark.
I read this one several times and highlighted items the second time I read it. Great advice in this book. I WILL RE-READ it again! I guess you could say it's kind of my weight loss bible.

I also enjoy some TV shows other than sports and they are American Ninja Warrior. Mostly because I watch these people do the obstacle courses and wish I could be able to do that stuff again. Sometimes I watch Extreme Weight Loss but find that show a little too sensationalizing. I feel good for the people who lose the weight though and only aspire to do what most of them have done to reverse their obesity. I'm working hard on it.




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  • v PICKIE98
    What are your plans for this summer? Taking another picture at the rock? You are doing great!
    35 days ago
  • v SRWYLIE
    Hey John! I'm ALWAYS here to give you support and encouragement if you need it. I love it when you blog - you should do it more often. You always give me something to think about. I hope you had a great St. Paddy's Day, and that your weekend is bright and beautiful!
    104 days ago
  • v BLESSED2BEME
    Streaking is fun! Try it sometime. emoticon
    108 days ago
  • v JJMPLSMN
    100 lifetime miles award today!!!! Congratulations. Great job and I hope to congratulate you on 200!!! Spark on!!!!
    113 days ago
  • v MSHEL7
    Congratulations for your guy Hamlin winning the Daytona 500!! I still have not decided who to choose for my new driver-was a Gordon fan through and through-been watching him since he started. Thought I would just go with the 24 car, but I don't know, maybe I'll just join Jr. Nation! I tend to be a Hendrick Motors fan. emoticon

    The kid getting his driver's ed done is a scary deal. His dad is a very good diligent driver and I hope that he can help him learn to be a good diligent driver too. The kid won't be able to get his permit for another week or 2 depending on when they send his certificate, then life as we know it is over! Hard to let them grow up sometimes.
    130 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2016 5:21:15 PM
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