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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 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.

Member Since: 6/22/2008

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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    Hey buddy, just dropped by to see what you were up to. Hope everything is going well at school. First quarter is over this week for us. I'm restarting again, can't get going... Hope your knee is doing better.... blog when you can, it's been awhile! Mike
    3057 days ago
    Hi there - I am in AA, in ACOA, in ARTSA and in OA...I´m obsessed with twelvestepprogram emoticon In reality I go mostly to AA since there are many meetings and I love the honesty. I do not have OA close so I attend telephone meetings and I have had a hard time to get abstinent - my kamikaze-soup-october project works faboulusly, maybe because I use program for support and spirituality.
    An OA friend said food addiction is devided in two - as in AA you hav to work on your recovery and get freed of your compulsion, but you have to get rid of your overweight for health reasons.

    Thank you for the encouragement about points - I feel silly and childish because it is very competetive and not what its all about... but I have fun, it makes me do healthy choices so it works!
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