SYSADMN   8,767
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A Much Younger Me - about 2 years old.





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My Journey

Lately, it occurs to me what a long strange trip its been.

I'm a late-40s, borderline obese, sedentary man with a wife, four sons, and two dogs.

Or I was. I still have the wife, sons, and dogs. My weight has dropped just enough that I'm not officially obese. I'm still working on getting out of the "overweight" category. UPDATE: 8/24/2010 I'm "normal", with a BMI of 24.96.

Mentally, something snapped in March 2010. I just did not want to live the way I ...
Lately, it occurs to me what a long strange trip its been.

I'm a late-40s, borderline obese, sedentary man with a wife, four sons, and two dogs.

Or I was. I still have the wife, sons, and dogs. My weight has dropped just enough that I'm not officially obese. I'm still working on getting out of the "overweight" category. UPDATE: 8/24/2010 I'm "normal", with a BMI of 24.96.

Mentally, something snapped in March 2010. I just did not want to live the way I was living. I found SparkPeople in April, and I've worked the diet and exercise diligently.

UPDATE: 8/12/2010
122 days later, I've lost 38 lbs (17% of starting weight), spent 130 hours exercising, and changed my life.
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Member Since: 4/17/2010

SparkPoints: 8,767

Fitness Minutes: 9,721

My Goals:
Train for a half marathon, even if I don't run one.

Get %Body Fat from 29 to 14% by May 2011. Possibly unrealistic? At ~22% now. @177lbs, lean body wt would have to be ~152. I 'only' need to add 15 lbs of muscle! ADA guidelines are 15-18%. Gotta think this out.

Weigh 177 lbs by 9/15/2010

X Run a 5K. In public. Done - Kings Powder Keg Trail Run, 8/28/2010.
x Weigh 188 lbs by 1 August 2010. 187 8/4.
x Run 35 miles between 7/13/10 and 7/20/10. Done - 37.7!
x Run 5 miles in 60 minutes between 7/3 - 7/11
x Run 5K in 30 minutes or less by July 1st. Done - 6/28/2010
x Get fit enough to take up kayaking! Done 6/5/2010

My Program:
1 hour per day, every day.
Cardio:
5 x 4+ mi @ 'easy' pace
1 x 9 mi @ 'slow' pace
1 tempo or hill run

Strength:
Personal Trainer 2x Week - Whole Body


Personal Information:
I've been married to my college sweetheart for 26 years and have 4 teenage sons and two dogs. I work as a computer engineer in IT for a very big company. My hobbies are health & fitness, paddle sports, and trying to stay sane. I'm on facebook, or take firstname.lastname at weirdness.com to email me

Other Information:
The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
- Mark Twain

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MISSKELSEYW
7/22/2010 5:56:24 PM

Haha... I already have for and I am running out of places to put there where they can be hidden.

It is so funny because I am pretty conservative at work and so when my co-workers see me outside of work or in pictures they are shocked that I have tattoos on my back.

Its pretty funny. Its sort if like a "I guess you dont know me as well as you thought you did".

I will probably end up getting more on my back. The back is easy to hide considering I will be wearing closed back tops to work.




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BESTSUSIEYET
7/20/2010 6:28:11 PM

You are totally right about the Hardest Race in America! I just used the phrase 'cause that's how our newspaper labeled it. And I agree, that YOUR 1st race, or next race may always be the hardest! I actually meant the blog to stress that -- we each have 'the hardest race' or challenge ahead of us, 'cause THAT is the one WE have to do! I'm not a runner, so I don't 'race' -- but I am doing my 2nd 5K in September. Just getting out there and moving for a good cause! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and God Bless You on your Journey to Health!



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MYMARMEE
7/20/2010 9:30:38 AM

Hee hee...yes, I made it to Tuesday! Thank goodness. Happy to say things started out much better for me today!



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4A-HEALTHY-BMI
7/19/2010 10:39:45 AM

Thanx for the nudge.

I have been traveling without a scale since Tuesday. Just got on this morning for the first time. It wasn't pleasant, but could have been worse. I'll update PD today...



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MYMARMEE
7/14/2010 12:47:46 PM

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Just running by to say hello...hope your running is going ok in all the heat this week.

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