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For most of my childhood, I was skinny as a twig. I remember my parents and grandparents having to force me to eat. I was a pretty active kid, so I maintained my thinness until around the beginning of high school. At that time for whatever reason I became mush less active, and started eating A LOT. I remember eating multiple mac and cheese microwave dinners, as just a snack. Fast food became my best friend. I began to not so slowly gain weight, until I was at 240 lbs. I hated the way I looked, and spent my remaining high school years being very self conscious, and avoiding social activities. I graduated from high school in 2002, a very unhappy person.
I started a 2 year technical college in 2003, and at that time began working as a busboy at a local restaurant. This was probably the best thing I ever did in my life, because just from working that job, I lost 60 lbs. I''m 6'' 3", so at 180 I was pretty skinny again. I was able to fit into a size 34 pants, down from the 38 I was wearing. I felt more confident, and even got compliments and attention from the opposite sex, which made me feel great about myself.
However, in 2004 I graduated from college, and started working in the IT field. I had many desk jobs, and went out for lunch every day. Over the next year I had gained a considerable amount of the weight I lost back. 5 years of bad eating, and no exercise later, and I''m at 320 pounds. Even for how tall I am that is obese.
So I know it''s time to do something about my health, before any number of bad things happen to me. I''m also very tired of being disappointed in the way I look, and my clothes being huge but still too tight. I''ve tried to get healthy before, but I usually give up in a very short amount of time. I really hope I can make changes, and stick to them this time. Only time will tell.
My ultimate goal is to have a healthy body weight for my height, and feel good about the way I look and feel.
5/13/10 - 312.8 Start
5/22/10 - 305.8 (-7)
I have a cat named Sydney who is awesome.
I want to become a certified Personal Trainer, and I'm considering going to school to be a Physical Therapist.
I am into video games, and I love Rock Band!
I am a musician, and I play guitar and bass.
I'm obsessed with the Biggest Loser!
| current weight: 267.0
I'm catching up with old Spark Friends and just thought I'd drop by and say HI! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
1959 days ago
Hey Good Morning. How are you doing? Missed you on the biggest looser board lately. We need all the help and encouragement we can get from eachother. Please come back to us. I know for me the Fall is always hard because of all the wonderful smelling bad for you delicious treats everyone likes to bake.
2095 days ago
Hey there, how's it going? Haven't seen you post on Gamers Fit and was hoping all was ok. Come on over and let us know how you are doing.
Small goals man...that is the key. We can do it!!
2096 days ago
Hi there! I'm doing some rounds today and trying to post some encouragement to folks doing the Gamers Fit challenge. Best wishes for you.
2110 days ago
Dang, I came to check your page out and see that "I've got soul, but I'm not a solider". Now that song is stuck in my head, but I don't know from where. What is that song and who sings it?
2121 days ago