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Ok, I thought I'd start over here. I'll be revamping my page over the next week or so, so keep checking back.

Howdy! I started SP last year after my wife Erin and I saw a documentary on different weight loss programs. I thought it was a little hokie, but once I got on, it was great! I never really fully got into it though. I would track every now and then, do a couple exercises, but I didn't really stick to anything. I kept up on a couple teams, but beyond that, I didn't ...
Ok, I thought I'd start over here. I'll be revamping my page over the next week or so, so keep checking back.

Howdy! I started SP last year after my wife Erin and I saw a documentary on different weight loss programs. I thought it was a little hokie, but once I got on, it was great! I never really fully got into it though. I would track every now and then, do a couple exercises, but I didn't really stick to anything. I kept up on a couple teams, but beyond that, I didn't really do anything.

Most of my weight loss in 2008 wasn't from dieting or working out, it was because I was on an anti-depressant and ADD meds (I was diagnosed when I was a child). I was more active and didn't sit around bored all the time, so I didn't eat as much. I was eating healthier because, if I wanted to eat meals with Erin, it was healthy or nothing. I more recently wanted to join the Army Reserves or National Guard, but you have to be off your meds at least a year and you can't take them during training, so, after about a year of being back on them, I asked to come off of them. My Dr. was ok with it. He saw the progress I was making and thought that I could handle it.

See, I was on ADD meds until just after elementary school. I chose to come off of them (something I regret), and struggled in school since. Fortunately, in my senior year, I met a beautiful young woman I would eventually marry (yeah, I'm looking at you, Erin). I think, when we first started dating, and actually fairly well into our relationship, I was what I believe to be a good boyfriend. Somewhere along the line, something changed. I don't know if it was my ADD flaring up or what, but I became a not very nice person at times. I think a lot of that is why Erin gained weight; dealing with me and being hurt emotionally (sorry if this is getting personal, dear). Somehow, we made it through, got married and started our life together. Honestly, I can't say I ever really...improved. It's taken a lot for me to open my eyes and realize what the heck has been going on. I can honestly say I've been so close to losing the one I love, because of me, that I broke down. It's still a struggle, every single day, to do what's right and try and make up for the years I threw away. There are lots of happy memories, but just as many unpleasant ones, too.

So, today, I stand here, knowing that things must change. I can't just change one part of my life, I must change them all. Studying the Bible, loving my wife, dealing with emotions, losing weight...the list goes on. It's never easy and I never expect it to be. Hopefully I can keep my eye on the ball this time. I'm too far in the hole to miss any more chances.




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Member Since: 1/11/2008

SparkPoints: 4,366

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My Goals:
Love my wife to best of my ability.
Become more spiritually attuned.
Get healthy.
Get fit.


My Program:
Study my wife.
Become more involved in church and in studying the Bible.
Eat right.
Exercise.

Personal Information:
My name is Justin. I live in rural Northeast Georgia. It's a beautiful place every day of the year. I'm 26 and any coming up on my 5th anniversary with my beautiful, awesome wife!



Other Information:
I'm the night supervisor for the Data Processing department of a bank. I've always been interested in technology, though I find myself growing weary of it. I want something more to do than sit on my butt and stare at a computer.

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ERINLINDZ
11/17/2009 6:14:03 PM

You might be a firefighter if the microwave goes off and you run out of the house thinking it was your pager. ~Author Unknown

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JOLOWE56
8/11/2009 12:05:12 AM

Hi Justin! I found you in the Siberian Husky Lovers team. You'll have to post a pic of your Husky. We were forced to put ours down back in 2004, and she was such a beauty. But, I've never found another one since then, and I really Love the breed and would love to have another husky baby...

I was reading your page and it looks like you have your life pretty much in order. Sounds like you have a Wonderful life with your beautiful bride of 5 years and keeping God in your lives is very important. Also, having a husky is pretty special too...LOL Keep up the great work!!!

Joyce : ) emoticon

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TOTS_ROCKS
6/3/2009 11:05:02 PM

I found you under the Hi Sacramento post, but see you are from GA,.. just wanted to say HI and see how you are doing in your transformation?? Just a random and friendly "hi"... looking to make new contacts and create motivation :) I enjoy contacting people how are striving for similar yet always different weight loss goals!! Have a great night!!

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ERINLINDZ
3/2/2009 9:42:36 AM

Thanks for participating in the Team Goals in FF4F during February!



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ERINLINDZ
2/24/2009 3:39:51 PM

awe you changed your page! how sweet!



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