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My name is Rich. I'm a 32 year old guy trying to rediscover the elusive 180lbs that I left 10 years ago. Years of graduate school stress (and subsequent libations) coupled with 3 years in the office cube farm (full of temptation) left me at an all-time high weight of 257 lbs. I've decided that now is the time I have to dig my heels in to change my life.

I moved to Portland, OR in July, 2011, via Atlanta, GA. Portland has been good to me thus far in terms of living a healthier lifestyle. So far, I've lost almost 30lbs since February 2011. I still have a long way to go until I reach my goal, but I'm proud of the progress I've made thus far.

I'm still looking to connecting with some Portland Sparkers! I hope that sharing my story and being a point of support in this great network might help someone else on their journey.


Member Since: 3/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,422

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to get back to 180lbs by the end of summer 2012 by losing 1.5lbs per week. I started this journey in February, 2011 at 257lbs. Here's are my goals and milestones:

250 lbs - 4/5/2011
240 lbs - 9/4/2011
230 lbs - 10/22/2011
220 lbs
210 lbs
200 lbs
190 lbs
180 lbs

Complete a 5k - 3/2010
Run a 5k non-stop - 12/2011
Mile run in under 12 - 12/2011
Mile run in under 10
Run a 10k
Run a half marathon


My Program:
Giving up my worst offenders - Fried foods and pastries.

Eating a balanced diet and using the SparkPeople food tracker to log.

Making time to cook.

Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.



Personal Information:
I'm originally from the South but now live in Portland, OR where I work for a tech firm.


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"Those who look outside themselves dream... those who look within themselves awaken" -Carl Jung

"Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility. Around me is boundless opportunity. Why should I fear?" - Stella Stuart




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  • v CBAILEYC
    Hey Rich! The Rock'n'Roll Half in Portland is coming up fast! May 19 will be here before you know it. I thought I'd drop off the team discussion thread url in case you wanted to join in on the fun.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_
    messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50394x
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    C~
    1193 days ago
  • v TWOSWEET504
    Heyyy honey...Just stopping in to check on you!!! Miss you much I hope you are doing well and know that im still rooting for you.


    Kisses& Hugs
    Twosweet504
    1387 days ago
  • v ANNROSE126
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    1475 days ago
  • v MELLOWPETE
    Thanks for checking in. I got distracted by work but am back on track now. How's it going for you?
    1527 days ago
  • v JULIEIRENE
    Thank you so much for your comments on my SparkPage! I have really been struggling to get (and stay) back on track, so those words of encouragement are SO meaningful!

    How are you these days? From the looks of your page you are making great progress and really thriving in Portland! You look great, and I hope you feel that way too! emoticon
    1543 days ago
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