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I started this battle against my weight back in 2005 when I was weighing around 380 lbs. I lost 100 lbs in a little over 3 years and thought i was doing pretty good.

Fast forward 2 years and i fell back into bad habits and I gained over half of the weight back. I used the excuses that I had two jobs and helping raise 3 kids to justify my weight gain and lack of motivation to do anything about it.

Then in 2010, I lost my Dad. Eight months later, in 2011, I lost my Mom. The last thing either one of them said to me was to, "Work on losing that belly." Well, I did. Halfheartedly. See, I always liked being known and "Big Wil" or "Big Man". Even though my ankles, knees and back screamed at the slightest hint of moving, I felt that if i lose too much weight, I'd in some way lose my identity. But even half doing it, I lost almost 30 lbs.

What finally kicked me into getting serious about getting healthier were five things. 1) I was tired of taking all these pills just for my high blood pressure. 2) When I moved my daughter into her dorm, I was the only father who was about to pass out going down the stairs. 3) My sons are getting more involved in sports and want me to help them practice. 3) My wife and daughter both started to take their health more seriously. 4) When my doctor put the word "morbidly" in front of "obese" at a recent appointment. Really Doc? Death?????? 5) While I wasn't paying full attention my coworkers got me to commit to a 5k race later this year. And won't let me get out of it!!!!

I started back in the gym and eating healthier in October 2012 and so far I've lost 15 lbs. But I've noticed that I'm not as enthusiastic as I once was. I remembered that I joined this site but never used it. So, I'm here to hoping I can regain my focus and determination.

Sorry this is longer than the usual introduction.

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    Hope all is well with you.
    Be blessed.
    1760 days ago
    Your determination is going carry you straight to the top. You can do it. emoticon
    1818 days ago
    You are not on this journey alone. Come on, let's take it for all it's worth, because YOU are worthy. Let's impress that doctor even more, okay?
    1819 days ago