GASTJOHN   38,487
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on the 11th mile of the rock-n-roll half marathon. oct. 14, 2007





gorgeous september day in san francisco.



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kick start my rock 'n rollin' heart.

i've pretty much always been overweight, but i was pretty active growing up with dance classes and sports. however, after high school came a lot more time spent studying, buffet-style meals, and a lot less time exercising. in january 2007 i began sparking, lost about 27 pounds, & ran my first half marathon.

a bit after that, i moved back home with my parents while i interned and job hunted. i did a pretty good job of maintaining until job stresses & various injuries distracted me ...
i've pretty much always been overweight, but i was pretty active growing up with dance classes and sports. however, after high school came a lot more time spent studying, buffet-style meals, and a lot less time exercising. in january 2007 i began sparking, lost about 27 pounds, & ran my first half marathon.

a bit after that, i moved back home with my parents while i interned and job hunted. i did a pretty good job of maintaining until job stresses & various injuries distracted me from the positive changes i'd made. since 2013 i left a job, spent many months unemployed, started an exciting position, got laid off without warning just as i was starting to feel comfortable, & experienced another long period of unemployment. while i used the freed up time to do things that are personally enriching (e.g. volunteering, taking classes, a tiny bit of travel), but now i realize i still haven't been taking time to take proper care of myself.

i'm ready to get back back to basics using the nutrition & fitness trackers consistently. in 2015, i look forward to reaching my health and fitness goals, enjoying life, & striking out on my own.


spark start date: 01/13/07
weight: 202 lbs
bmi: 29.9
abdomen: 37.5"
hips: 44.5"
thigh: 28"

re-spark start date: 12/28/14
weight: 222.0 lbs
bmi: 32.9
abdomen: 39.5"
hips: 45.5"
thigh: 28.25"

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Member Since: 7/13/2006

SparkPoints: 38,487

Fitness Minutes: 55,133

My Goals:
in 2015 i will:

- get back into running & complete a 5k, 10k, & half marathon

- be in the normal bmi range by labor day

- say goodbye to my spare tire once for all


My Program:
i'm not a follower of any particular diet. my goal is to track my food intake at least 5 days per week.

i just signed up for the "run the edge" challenge for 2015, which is to run, walk, &/or elliptical 2,015 miles this year. i'm paired with a friend of mine, so my goal is 1,007.5 miles. there are more details in my blog post.

Personal Information:
born in barbados, but grew up in the san francisco bay area. graduated from ucla in 2005 with b.s. in microbiology & minor in classical civilization. graduated from the epi/biostat mph program at ucb in 2007. currently trying to get into the pharmaceutical or medical device industries.

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MBUICE
1/9/2015 10:11:15 AM

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Greetings! This is your friendly WL for the Tiger Monarchs. I just wanted to send you a warm welcome to the team!



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1/8/2015 12:58:49 AM

Looking forward to being on the Tiger Monarch team with you. emoticon



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GHK1962
3/4/2011 6:11:08 PM

Hiya,

I got your note on my Sparkpage...a fellow nerd! Yeahhh....I'm on a team called Science, Engineering, and Math....full of nerds heh.

As for my challenge goals from the 24 hr team...so far not on the positive side...but neither am I moving backwards...and its still early on so all is good.

I hope you're doing well...and that you have a great weekend!



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VEMAN1
8/5/2010 11:24:04 AM

Thanks for being a part of the Teddy Bears! With your help I think we can be the first team to Rio!

Remember, everybody needs a hug!
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Hi and emoticon back to Teddy Bears! I'm excited about being a emoticon and looking forward to getting to know emoticon 's
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