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August 17, 2011:

... maybe another try is in order.

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February 27, 2009:

Time to get started again.

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ORIGINAL Intro:

I'm a late-thirties Canadian guy recently transplanted to Sylvania, Ohio. I am embarking on a few adventures in the next year: getting married*, building a life in a completely new environment, and rediscovering a healthy lifestyle.

* UPDATE June 2: Jessica and I got married in a ...
August 17, 2011:

... maybe another try is in order.

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February 27, 2009:

Time to get started again.

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ORIGINAL Intro:

I'm a late-thirties Canadian guy recently transplanted to Sylvania, Ohio. I am embarking on a few adventures in the next year: getting married*, building a life in a completely new environment, and rediscovering a healthy lifestyle.

* UPDATE June 2: Jessica and I got married in a civil ceremony on Friday, May 30, in front a small group of friends and family. We're going to have a big ol'wedding ceremony on the same date next year.

I've always been predisposed to being heavy -- I was the stereotypical "big-boned" kid who was always a step or two too slow to excel in sports. In high school I changed from 5'9", 165 lbs in grade 9 to 6'1", 270 lbs in grade 13... and just kept on going.

Throughout my 20s and 30s I had several periods of regular exercise, but I was never able to match my eating habits to my physical activity and achieve much progress in weight loss. Now I find myself approaching 40, about to get married, and twice as heavy as I ought to be.

I've been very lucky to hold off any serious health issues related to obesity -- my blood pressure is fine and my cholesterol levels are borderline elevated -- but something had to give.

In late 2006 I walked away from a tumble down a flight of concrete stairs with a few bruised ribs and a sprained thumb; instead of being a wake-up call, however, that event made me even *less* active than I had ever been. Finally this past winter, two sudden trips to the ground, followed by constant hip pain, gave me the kick in the ass I needed to shape up. (I don't like the "ship out" option at this young an age, you know?)

A former co-worker and still great friend has had remarkable success with SparkPeople, so I thought I might give it a try. (Thanks for the inspiration, M-B!)
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Member Since: 3/31/2008

SparkPoints: 15,972

Fitness Minutes: 11,446

My Goals:
I want to carry a fit and muscular 250 lbs on my 6'1" frame.

I want to compete in a triathlon before I turn 40 (er, 45).

I want to be a healthy and fit father to my future children.

I want to be proud, not ashamed, of a full-length photograph of myself.

I want to look in the mirror and see who I am today, not the mental image of who I was twenty years ago.

My Program:
Exercise:
* weight training 3x per week.
* cardio every day if I can manage it (swim 4x per week, walking the rest)
* cycling everywhere I go

Diet:
* controlling portion size through knowledge of nutritional content and reeling in self-indulgence
* substituting potato chips and ice cream with fruits and low-fat/low-cal yogurt

Lifestyle:
* stop sitting in front of the computer for hours at a time

Personal Information:
Born: Montréal, Québec
Grew up: Whitby, Ontario
College and beyond: Toronto, Ontario
Marriage and beyond (current): Sylvania, Ohio

Other Information:
I live in a house owned by four cats (and my mother-in-law). Meet the cats in my photo gallery.

Google talk: jaymatter at gmail dot com.

MSN: ask in a SparkMail :)

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ARMONIA
12/21/2010 6:13:10 PM

Just wanted to see how you were doing!!



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TWICETHEMAN
4/2/2010 2:20:58 AM

have a great and healthy Easter!




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UTSEAN
12/28/2009 5:20:35 PM

Stopping in to say Happy New Year and may there be happiness to you and the family. It's about time we get back on track huh?



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TWICETHEMAN
12/2/2009 2:58:00 PM

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, lets get an early start on losing weight in 2010 and begin now. emoticon



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CALGALFOX
9/20/2009 10:23:24 PM

It's great to see that you are still around. I'm so sorry to read of your recent loss. Life moves forward regadless of where we are.

Take care,

Carol



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