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This year's body, last year's shorts

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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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.

Member Since: 6/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 100,853

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

- 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.

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I'm a grandpa from New Hampshire.

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    Good point. Especially since as a scientist you know how to differentiate valid research from all the studies the 'experts' throw at us. It seems like there's studies to prove anything that any lobby or anybody with anything to sell wants them to.
    277 days ago
    Hi TaiChiDancer,
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog today.
    288 days ago
  • v KELLYFIT123
    So when will we be having coffee together? Anytime soon? emoticon

    If I wore a dress to a SparkFriend coffee date my bf might wonder what's up! LOL
    289 days ago
  • v KELLYFIT123
    You make me laugh! I appreciated the ode to step aerobics! emoticon
    296 days ago
    Ever since I read your blog I've been curious about "Food, Hunger and Obesity" I wish I could take it. Is it online? What was your required reading? I've been flirting with Low Carb High Fat off and on. A lot of the info is pretty compelling. Then my husband and son will say, " well of course your blood sugar will go down if you don't eat any sugar!" I'm not diabetic or pre diabetic, but I was just telling them about people who had gone off all medication. Do you have an opinion on LCHF?
    297 days ago
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