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I am now smoke free. I have pretty much cut out all other sodas. I drink a gallon or two of water per day. I am on a new mission now to start leaning out and putting on a little muscle mass. Right now I will focus more on the leaning out, then once I reach my goal, I will start gaining muscle weight. All with the help of my wife (rocknbutterfly) and everyone else here!

The story behind where I am today...

My battle with weight started very young. As a kid, I was thin as a rail. By the time I turned 14, I was already overweight, probably closer to obese. I stopped weighing when I hit about 275. I am sure I eventually reached 300 before I decided to do anything about it, I just never wanted to know what I actually weighed in at that point.

I eventually decided I didn't like the way I felt. I lost weight very quickly, but the wrong way. I basically ate minimal amounts of food. If I felt hungry, I would drink something or smoke a cigarette instead. (I was a smoker starting slowly at the age of 12). I dropped all of the way to about 185 pounds.

Fast forward a couple years. I got married. Had two kids. Changed jobs from building houses (highly active) to AutoCAD drafting (Extremely not active). Basically my weight went back up to about 260. That is about the time my wife and I found SP. I have had a hard time staying on track so my weight has been up and down.

Since then, we turned our garage into a gym. I have now dropped down to about 220 pounds. I am 6'1" ish. From my calculations, my body fat is 20.82%. I will use that as my starting point. I have been eating right and plan to keep it that way. I have been getting into our gym and plan to keep doing that too.

Now I am going to finish what I started so long ago.

Here is where I do what I do...

Here is my pics and where I am currently starting my new program from...

I will continue to update with blogs, so keep an eye out for them...

Member Since: 10/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 11,166

My Goals:
Live my life with my family while I can!

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I never had time for the gym so I brought the gym to me in the garage!

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My name is Anthony. I am happily married for over 7 years now. We have two daughters. Katherine is 4 and Mohala is 1.

I am around the small town of Houston, TX...lol.

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    Your very welcome and I think your very brave getting involved a female dominated challange.
    B est of luck in reaching all your goals
    2140 days ago
  • v LIQUID11
    Hope you are OK.
    2191 days ago
    Hey, haven't heard from you in a while. You still sparkin? Don't give up!
    2193 days ago
    Hope all is well your way....
    It has been crazy my way.... But the working out is helping me with some of my stress... WoooHooo!
    2228 days ago
  • v MN-MOOSE
    So far I have stuck to the Kenpo and it's a lot of fun.
    I will try to get to the ab ripper this week and use those 2-3 time a week.
    I'm sure I will like it a lot.

    I have a medium sized heavy bag and I think it would be a lot of fun to use that with the Kenpo dvd. I'll hang it eventually.

    I plan to do a bulking phase for 6-8 weeks for now, but when I am done with that, I think I will go through the whole P90x program as it was meant to be used.
    2230 days ago
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