Feb 26, 2009: Coaches Clinic at Petco Park - Me on the right at 209 lbs.
Lake Elsinore Storm Game with Mark (05/08/09)
I'm an Aerospace Engineer and Commercial pilot in Southern California. I joined SparkPeople in January 2009 with goals of losing 30 pounds and getting off cholesterol drugs to get health insurance. In December, the month before I joined, I weighed 222. I weighed 219 when I joined SparkPeople. By December of 2009, I had lost 30 pounds and weighed 192.
My goal was to reach 190 by June 7, 2009. On June 7, 2009 I weighed 192. Two pounds short, but a total loss of 30 pounds in just over 5 months. Not too bad I guess.
Shortly after losing all the weight, I lost my job. Over the next 18 months I gained much of the weight back as I was looking for work and the bills piled up. I also got away from Sparkpeople during that period.
I am now back at work and starting over at Sparkpeople. After my first week back, I have dropped 5 pounds and feel like I'm getting back on track.
I'm trying to get down to 190 lbs. I also want to get completely off my cholesterol drugs.
I lift weights 3-4 days a week and do cardio 4 or 5 days a week for 30 minutes. I also play tennis once a week.
I try to do my cardio a few hours apart from weights, which means I end up working out twice a day on some days. Not too easy since I work full time a spend 3 1/2 hours a day commuting. No excuses though. It's too important to not find the time.
My name is Tim and I live in Temecula, California.
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| current weight: 214.0
I know it's a bit far, but I wanted to let you guys in on our big event:
WOOHOO!! Our SparkRally is up!!
I hope you can join us for the San Diego Hat Hike (Walk at Lake Miramar) on Saturday, June 11th, 2011, at 10 a.m.! It would be great to see you! All of the details are on SparkAmerica.. Please be sure to RSVP there, even if it's no. :)
2032 days ago
Welcome to the Everything Japanese team! I'm glad you've joined the team. We're having fun talking about all things Japanese while we work on our healthier lifestyles and bodies.
I hope you'll introduce yourself, chat with us in the threads, and play some games in the FUN Forum. Game rules are listed in the first post in each game thread, and helpful links are also available in the first post for Count in Japanese and Anime Alphabet.
Do you still need to take cholesterol drugs? If so, everyone is different and you may have already tried this, but... Daily oatmeal or oat bran got me off cholesterol drugs and has kept me off cholesterol drugs. I just need to make sure I get oatmeal/oat bran with at least 2 grams of SOLUBLE fiber 5 days a week and my cholesterol remains normal. One of my favorite things is to mix instant oatmeal, oat bran, dried fruit, and boiling water and bake it as cupcakes. (It surely hasn't been my weight loss that is responsible, because I've gained back he 35 lbs I lost with SparkPeople and then some.
I look forward to getting to know you--and, again, welcome to the team!
2133 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/6/2011 4:25:46 PM
I'll keep an eye open for you Tim, we do have another active gentleman on the BUMS AND TUMS team so you won't necessarily be overwhelmed with female input!
See you later hopefully.
2154 days ago
Hello Tim, its nice to keep meeting those of us who all joined at the same time through the sp class - must admit, didn't think I'd still be going for goal two yrs later! But Im doing ok - just fine tuning a bit now!
Good to see you back on the threads - you have quite the responsible job and health insurance is definitely a plus!
Ive got a new team just started if you're interested in taking part.
BUMS AND TUMS - the most elusive success area known to man!
All the best
2155 days ago
Hey Tim, thanks for the message you posted on my page a few weeks ago - I've been meaning to thank you for it for a while now. Things have been busy at work and outside work - seems like there are never enough hours in the day sometimes! I hope things are going all right for you on the job front and that you're doing well outside the work stuff, too. Be well!
2455 days ago