Me and Erin out having a fun day
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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 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.
Love my wife to best of my ability.
Become more spiritually attuned.
Study my wife.
Become more involved in church and in studying the Bible.
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!
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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2475 days ago
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 : )
2574 days ago
Comment edited on: 8/11/2009 12:08:55 AM
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!!
2642 days ago
Thanks for participating in the Team Goals in FF4F during February!
2735 days ago
awe you changed your page! how sweet!
2741 days ago