GREGGWEISBROD   17,002
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In one year I went from never wanting to be in a picture, to loving every memory captured. Aug. 2014





Before... and After. :)





Official half marathon time of 2:05:51 :D The months of training paid off!



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13.1 MILES... I DID IT!

Been overweight, then skinny, then slowly crept back into obesity... and then ran as fast as I could toward the me I wanted to be. I set things right again for my own self-esteem, gave my wife back the man she married, and have so much more energy for my kids. Turned a new page by running a half marathon in May 2014, and am now resting up my worn knees while I plan for what's next!

My Weight Journey:

Update (July 14, 2014): I've run a 10k, a half marathon, and have ...
Been overweight, then skinny, then slowly crept back into obesity... and then ran as fast as I could toward the me I wanted to be. I set things right again for my own self-esteem, gave my wife back the man she married, and have so much more energy for my kids. Turned a new page by running a half marathon in May 2014, and am now resting up my worn knees while I plan for what's next!

My Weight Journey:

Update (July 14, 2014): I've run a 10k, a half marathon, and have managed to maintain just below my goal weight for the past six months. The future looks bright. :D

Update (Jan. 14, 2014): Seven months... 80 pounds gone forever. Hello goal weight, nice to meet you...

Update (Oct. 21, 2013): In 20 weeks, I've lost 66 pounds, and weigh in now at 199 for the first time in over seven years. Closing in on my goal weight feels quite surreal sometimes.

Update (Sept. 11, 2013): After 14 weeks, I'm down to 210 pounds! Ten more pounds and I get to go buy a new wardrobe!!! :-D

Update: After 10 weeks of consistency and pushing hard, I've gone from 265 to 225 pounds. I never expected this, and I'm beside myself and grateful for the results. 35 pounds to go!

For my back-story, checkout this post: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403478


Current Status:
GREGGWEISBROD weighed myself for the first time in months... still at goal weight! Maintaining nicely, really excited about that. :)
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Member Since: 6/18/2013

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Fitness Minutes: 8,706

My Goals:
To cut my body-fat percentage down to 14%
To continue to be healthier and more active for my wife and kids

My Program:
Exercising three times a week, Mon/Wed/Fri
Softball on Sundays, and running/weight training on Wednesdays and Fridays
Trying to do situps and pushups daily (struggling to make this a habit)
Eating within my allowance for healthy weight loss / maintenance

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Never underestimate the power of a simple and kind word. Never underestimate the power of selfless love. It can change someones whole world in a heartbeat.

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Member Comments:
13UST_IT
7/28/2014 5:54:43 PM

Hi! I hadn't logged on in a while and just saw your comment on my blog post from a few months ago and just wanted to stop by to say THANK YOU! Even more than at the time I wrote the post, I needed some kind words and really appreciate your perspective. Looks like you've demonstrated tremendous determination in reaching your goal -- I hope one day I feel as confident as you seem in your "After" photos!



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CLRWILLIAMS25
7/23/2014 10:07:30 PM

I wish I would have had time to meet up while I'm up here! The nature of the beast is that we're always in meetings during the day, and then I have to do a mental 'data dump' after work to go over notes and get everything into the model before it leaves my brain. I am also with a coworker and I think he would have side-eyed my going to another country to meet up with a guy I met on the internet.. ha! emoticon I hope I get another chance to get out this way. It truly is beautiful near the falls (we made sure to check them out from both sides to get all of the views, including the hornblower boat ride- seriously awesome). I still think that if we find a race somewhere between us and you're knee is ready for action, we definitely need to plan to run together! Or if this project gets me up here one more time with a less hectic schedule...



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TEACHFIRST268
7/22/2014 12:33:27 PM

Thanks for the encouragement on my blog. Went out again this morning and was soooo slow! But I didn't stop. My oldest son joined me, which was a treat. His response to my disappointment "Who cares about the time, Mom. Just rack up the miles!" I liked that.



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WARRIORGIRL121
7/22/2014 12:20:18 AM

Great job, Gregg... very inspiring! I happened to see your name on a friend's page and came to check out your story... I'm always looking to keep myself motivated and inspired as I still have a ways to go. You've done a great job and I wish you continued success! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen



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FITGIRL15
7/21/2014 6:21:58 PM

Thanks for the Spark Love today, Gregg!

I'm off to a great start this week! Zumba this afternoon was off da chain! LOL Have you ever tried it?

Have a kick @ss week, yourself!!! What's on the workout routine?



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