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In India at my starting weight; with the DW 40 pounds lighter.





Dancing with the daughter of a friend, New Year's Eve 2006.



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A compass not a watch

On my journey I'm taking a compass not a watch: it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as I'm moving in the right direction.

I've had my setbacks, but each time I get out my compass and get back on track. I keep in mind that there is no goal, no target weight when I'll be done, etc. Instead there is just this journey that I'm on to live each day in a healthy manner. And each day that I do that is a victory.

My old intro:
Heaviest weight ever: 308 pounds ...
On my journey I'm taking a compass not a watch: it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as I'm moving in the right direction.

I've had my setbacks, but each time I get out my compass and get back on track. I keep in mind that there is no goal, no target weight when I'll be done, etc. Instead there is just this journey that I'm on to live each day in a healthy manner. And each day that I do that is a victory.

My old intro:
Heaviest weight ever: 308 pounds
Starting SparkPeople weight: 278.5 pounds

I lost 30 pounds before joining SparkPeople and another 40 since. My weight, my blood pressure, my fasting blood glucose, my total cholesterol and LDL have all dropped. I lost so many inches on my waist that I had to buy a leather punch to make new holes in my belts.

I am grateful to my SparkFriends and the Spark Community for their friendship and their support. Thank you all.
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Member Since: 6/11/2011

SparkPoints: 92,151

Fitness Minutes: 92,453

My Goals:
Next short-term goals:
Lose 50 lbs.

Done:
- Lose 5 lbs. 6/16/11
- Lose 10 lbs. 6/29/11
- Lose 15 lbs. 7/17/11
- Lose 20 lbs. 8/9/11
- Lose 25 lbs. 8/24/11
- Lose 10% of start. wt. 9/9/11
- Lose 30 lbs. 7/11/2012
- Lose 40 lbs. 10/1/2013

My Program:
1. Tracking what I eat.
2. Weights 2-3x / week.
3. Cardio 7x / week.
4. Stretching & tai chi 7x / week.
5. Stairs (15 floors) daily
6. Medicine ball workout daily.
7. Using my bicycle or walking instead of my car whenever possible.

Personal Information:
I'm a grandpa from New Hampshire.

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TEENY_BIKINI
3/27/2016 4:22:08 PM

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Happy Easter!

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KELLYFIT123
3/17/2016 10:18:56 AM

It's called The 100-Year Diet.
http://www.thehundredyeardiet.com/

I get most of my books from the library. I can always count on it to have the books I want to read! (And Amazon too, of course.)

This one isn't nearly as good as the Calorie book...



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BEATLETOT
3/16/2016 10:23:54 PM

I moved back to DC about a year ago. Indiana sucked. I still had my house here, so I moved back...got my old job back...furniture in the same places...I essentially have exactly the same life I had four years ago.



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KELLYFIT123
3/4/2016 9:40:50 AM

I have actually met Dr. Nestle on a few occasions. I've been at 2 meetings with her where fan-girling wouldn't be appropriate. emoticon

I'm reading a book referenced in the Calorie book, a historical analysis of American dieting culture. The book I have queued up after that is Dr. Nestle's What To Eat.

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KELLYFIT123
3/1/2016 9:18:25 AM

Thanks for the real-world advice on public speaking. I will keep trying (I don't really have a choice). emoticon



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