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Finish line at Peterborough 2011. Beat last year's time by over 15 minutes!!!





Me with some friends in December 2009. 50 pounds down...I'm the tall one





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It has been almost 4 years since I have started my weight loss journey. About a month before I found out about sparkpeople, I started to go to the gym. At that point I weighed over 310 pounds. At 22 years old, I felt like I had the body of a 70 year old man not to mention my endurance and athletic abilities had almost disappeared.

Everyone has their story of where they have been, why they let themselves go and mine was a combination of fairly heavy drinking, heavy drug use and ...
It has been almost 4 years since I have started my weight loss journey. About a month before I found out about sparkpeople, I started to go to the gym. At that point I weighed over 310 pounds. At 22 years old, I felt like I had the body of a 70 year old man not to mention my endurance and athletic abilities had almost disappeared.

Everyone has their story of where they have been, why they let themselves go and mine was a combination of fairly heavy drinking, heavy drug use and undiagnosed depression. For 3 or 4 years, my existence was terrible and I knew that I could not keep my lifestyle up for much longer. I always knew that I needed to lose weight and it took me 2 and a half years of being clean and sober to finally commit to getting healthy.

My journey started with healthy eating and exercising regularly but then I found out about sparkpeople. I was not convinced tracking food and joining a community such as this one would have an effect on my life. I can't tell you how wrong I was.

I lost about 60 pounds in 6 months ending in December of 2009 at which point I went on vacation and put on 10 pounds. Since then my weight went on a small roller coaster but I am now basically at my goal weight and am very happy with where I am and how I look.

If anyone decides to visit my page, see how much my life has changed in a year and just because you are overweight, does not mean that you cannot change your life for the better. Things that I desire are now not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. I now know I can do anything I put my mind to if I put forth full effort. Work at it and you can too.
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Member Since: 7/31/2009

SparkPoints: 53,815

Fitness Minutes: 54,586

My Goals:
275 lbs - Done 8/17/2009
250 lbs - Done 11/16/2009
240 lbs - Done 12/18/2009
230 lbs - Done 7/12/2010
220 lbs - Done 10/30/2010
213 lbs (100 pounds down) - Done 12/15/2010

Complete a triathlon - Done 7/4/2010 in Peterborough, ON and 8/22/2010 in Orillia, ON

Finish P90X Hybrid - Round 1 Done 11/29/2010
Round 2 Projected end date 2/28/2011

IRONMAN Mont Tremblant - August 2014

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My Program:
P90X2

Triathlon training

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My Name is Gerry, I am 26 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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SPRESTON56
3/13/2013 8:28:41 PM

I just joined 3 days ago, hope my journey is as successful as yours! Congrats on Motivator of the day!! emoticon



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10/5/2012 7:12:00 PM

Hey there. How have you been?



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