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It was time to start taking care of myself as the weight was slowly adding up so I joined SparkPeople about 1.5 years ago. I have lost 20 lbs so far. I have had some ups and downs so far with losing 35 lbs at one point only to gain 20 lbs back. Now I am somewhere in the middle and have rejuvenated the effort. Thanks to SparkPeople. And thank-you to myself. I have done a good job with the positive changes. I am going to pat myself on the back.

Some of my bad habits were drinking too much Coke as I would have one or two cans a day. At lunch I would get in my car and cruise for fast food. I think the worst fast food is the fries and the pop. I also wasn't exercising enough.

Lately I am trying something new. I have learnt about the Blood Type Diet and found my blood type to be 'O Positive'. Following the program I am trying new eating habits, limiting wheat, corn and diary products. I am walking at lunch and have restarted my running program. I also do Wii fitness including EA Sports Active. I am also swimming on the weekend.

Recently I did my run program interval run / walk around a 6 km lake and the time around the lake was:

2009-04-08 - 56 min
2009-04-16 - 52.5 min
2009-04-22 - 49 min
2009-04-27 - 45.5 min
2009-05-01 - 45 min 25 sec
2010-09-07 - 51.5 min
2010-10-05 - 47 min

I have been running 3 times a week. You can view my run schedule on my first blog post.

Weight loss mini goals:

216.5 lbs - half way goal - reward new Wii Game and the all new EA Sports Active game. (see my EA Sports Active Team)
214 lbs - not obese anymore; that's my reward
209.9 lbs - less than 210 lbs – reward rum and coke.
208 lbs - 30 lb weight loss and I remember being this weight for quite a while years ago so I think it will be neat to be back at this weight.
199.9 lbs. - less than 200 - wow this would be cool - I will think about reward.
195 lbs - goal

My original goal was to make it to 185 lbs. but I'm trying to be a realist so I reset it to 195 lbs. That gives me a new 10 lbs goal in the future once I finish this one. Wish me luck! I am determined to do this.

Member Since: 3/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,620

My Goals:
Lose weight and increase fittness so I can continue to keep up with the energetic people around me and so I can continue to do the fun things that I enjoy.

My Program:
To meet my goals I am doing more cardio, staying away from fast food, quit drinking fizzy drinks, tracking what I consume and my measurements, and educating myself using sparkpeople.

Personal Information:
I am from British Columbia, Canada.

Other Information:
I like walking, hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking, fun, family, boating, movies and good friends.

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  • v JEANW1960
    Hi Run, I joined the blood type/genotype team yesterday and am checking out the other 0 blood type members. I wondered, do you enjoy running, are you still running? I've never enjoyed it and believe me, having spent 3 1/2 years in the army I had plenty of chance to find that out! For now, at 239 pounds 53 years and foot problems I'm sticking to walking. But when I lose enough weight I might give running another try. It might actually be fun when I'm not the one trailing all the faster runners. By the way, I do enjoy walking, always have.
    1613 days ago
    Me 2, Welcome back !
    1856 days ago
    Been awhile, How we doin on your side?
    2282 days ago
  • v SANDY92308
    Hi just wanted to stop by and check up on you. How are you doing these days? Hope this find you in good health. How the weight loss going? Well I wish you a good week and a happy one too. Sandy
    2540 days ago
    Thanks for welcome note...looking forward to rocking out and making this happen! Also thanks for letting add you as a friend!
    2572 days ago
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