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Freedom of the open road is a rewarding feeling.





I added this pic just because I liked it.





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 ...
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"
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Member Since: 1/28/2007

SparkPoints: 3,006

Fitness Minutes: 1,987

My Goals:
My goal is to reach 224 pounds by Jan.14, 2008. So far by 4/1/07 I have lost 36 pounds. ..........................................




1st Short Term Goal was to break the 300 mark and be at 299 by April 11, 2007. Did that on March 31st.
BEEN HERE AND DONE THIS!!! WOOHOO!!

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NEXT SHORT TERM GOAL.
To be at 284 pounds by May 21st. That will be my 50 pound loss mark.



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



Although my ultimate goal is 224, I told my wife if I decide to go on and reach 200 pounds I would reward myself with a new Harley. C'MONNNNNN WEIGHTLOSS!!!








My Program:
My weight loss so far has just consisted of being more concious of what I eat and better portion sizes. Along with that I have ben rowing and working out on my 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. Less pizza, less beer, less chocolate, and definately less "fast food". NO..... I don't want it "Supersized" I DID THAT MYSELF ALREADY. NOW I WILL "UNDO" IT!

Personal Information:
GO BUCKS!!!!!!

GO TRIBE!!!!!!!!!

GO BROWNS!!

Other Information:
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 twice and highlighted items the second time I read it. Great advice in this book.


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Member Comments:
MSHEL7
8/20/2015 12:25:36 AM

How's this, I'll just add you as a friend! Then you can read that blog. I'm not sure it is that great, but you're welcome to it and if it helps you then all the better.

I see where Juliamoonchild wrote that we are all the same emoticon emoticon . I just love me some good friends!!

Have a great evening. Looking forward to supporting you in your efforts- and in our emoticon efforts.



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JULIAMOONCHILD
8/19/2015 1:15:54 PM

Yo, Crete!
I see you're still walkin' the walk and NOT just talkin' the talk .........and I wanted to tell ya I think you're doing one emoticon job at sticking to your program and your commitment.

Another spark buddy - MSHEL7 - wrote a little bit in her latest blog about commitment vs interest and it pretty much hit the nail on the head,when it comes to someone doing what it takes to reach a goal and someone just talking about it wanting to do it.
By the way, she is one of emoticon us emoticon ----- if ya know what I mean. emoticon emoticon

Anyway, YOU are totally COMMITTED (where maybe I should just be committed)
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.......and your dedication continues to entice me to do a he*l of lot more than I have been doing!
Stay cool! emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/19/2015 1:17:11 PM

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OBIESMOM2
8/16/2015 7:24:37 PM

for me, this morning's run was a VERY fast pace. I was thrilled to see I'd done my 5 miles in only 63 minutes!



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JJMPLSMN
8/15/2015 2:54:27 PM

Thanks for the friendship. I look forward to watching your progress and reading your awesome blogs.

Don't you know how LOUD Harleys are??? Bet that is why you want one :)

My Marine cousins called almost EVERYTHING geedunk.

Spark on.



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SUSIEMT
8/14/2015 8:47:26 AM

Welcome back to spark and it's just one moment at a time! Thank you for your nice comment on my spark page! It can be done! I didn't do this alone. I have had so much help from my sister Thoms1 and of course spark people. Woo Hoo you for coming back and making a positive change in your life. I know your family must be very proud of you.
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Thank you for adding me as a friend. I did likewise.
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Comment edited on: 8/15/2015 7:51:56 PM

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