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Hi my name is bill. I'm 58 and live in Madison WI with my wife. I have a 27 year old daughter. Last December I weighed 299ish and could barely put my socks or shoes on--and other stuff. I went on a diet on my own and lost 25 pounds. Then started seeing a nutritionist. She told me about sparkpeople. Two months after she told me about it, June 20, I joined. I have lost about 16 pounds more since being on sparkpeople. i love to exercise and used to play sports and was one of the first ...
Hi my name is bill. I'm 58 and live in Madison WI with my wife. I have a 27 year old daughter. Last December I weighed 299ish and could barely put my socks or shoes on--and other stuff. I went on a diet on my own and lost 25 pounds. Then started seeing a nutritionist. She told me about sparkpeople. Two months after she told me about it, June 20, I joined. I have lost about 16 pounds more since being on sparkpeople. i love to exercise and used to play sports and was one of the first joggers starting in 1976. I quit exercising in the mid 90's and gained a lot (and i mean a lot) of weight. Since March, I joined a health club and my exercise minutes have been going up since then. I am getting back into my joy in exercise. the endorphins are kicking in. Nevertheless, I had lost momentum by overeating--which killed any caloric advantage I had from exercise. In the last couple of days, I have joined a challenge team on one of my teams and discovered the chicago cubs team. Since then i have felt more energized by the program. I am sending emails and responding to stuff that team members write. feeling good about things today. One day at a time. thank you god.




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Member Since: 6/22/2008

SparkPoints: 18,082

Fitness Minutes: 17,240

My Goals:
1. weigh 192 by 5/24/09 (I weighed 299 on 12/15/07 and 264 when I entered sparkpeople6/21
2. sleep better/longer/be more awake during day
3. feel better about how I look
4. Lower my blood pressure and be more healthy
5. Become honest and open about what and how much I eat (stop sneak eating)

My Program:
1.Not eat after going to bed at least 5 days a week.
2. Go to the gym and exercise for at least a half hour 5 days per week.
3. Put all my eating into the spark program on nutrition
4. blog daily


Personal Information:
Bill R
born 9/1/1950
elementary school librarian
married for 31 years
daughter 26 years old
Weighed 119 at 27 years old and felt like I was fat
Weighed 299 Dec. 2007 and could hardly bend down to put my shoes or socks on
Weighed 264 when started this program




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Books I have read in June: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Traveler, Short History of the Dead
Down load podcasts of Coast to Coast Am. love the show
Member of AA
Love playing fantasy baseball

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KNUTE4477
2/3/2010 7:25:06 PM

All my e-mails keep coming back. did you block me?
Decent day...struggling to get on track, too much coming up...feels like no way to have success with 2 b-day parties for my wife, V Day, pool tournament, super bowl....ugh!!



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KNUTE4477
1/30/2010 10:10:40 PM

My e-mails to you have been coming back...???
any idea why?



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KNUTE4477
1/22/2010 10:36:57 PM

whoever invented cookies should be shot! 9 good weeks coming on the way to Hawaii! Here we go. How is the ratio of night eating going? Has your tooth stopped hurting?



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KYREE90
12/24/2009 11:53:21 AM

You're stronger than I am, not eating any of the cookies you made. I ended up eating "just one" that turned into about six ... 2 WW Points each. Ugh.

Anyway, it's a new day, filled with opportunities to make new choices. I'm off to a good start, with a healthy breakfast and (soon) a workout.



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KYREE90
12/22/2009 8:49:15 PM

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am finding it easier to take things one day at a time.

How much longer are you going to be on crutches?

Comment edited on: 12/22/2009 8:52:16 PM

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