How's this for a "Vision Photo"!.....lol
Last time I was at my goal weight 1994 - Part of my vision collage
Ricky Bobby (aka Tim) before the race.
I began weight loss and daily treadmill exercise on 12/29/10 and followed WW food plan until I found SP on Jan. 27. I have been using SP guidelines in planning my food since then.
I have lost 100lbs+ 2 times..last time was 1992. This is my last attempt.
For 2011, I have lost 75lbs by exercising 16,000 minutes(800 miles) and eating within my SP recommended Cal. intake 96% of the time.
For 2015, I have sustained a 65lb weight loss since Jan 2012. I continue to average 8k steps daily and at least 1k exercise points per month.
Current; loose 50lbs. By 6/27/16.
Exercise at least 1,000 minutes per month.
Eat WW food plan, track on SPARK....average 2,000 cal./da
Cardio 60 min, 7 days/wk
I am retired and married to my beautiful wife of 43 years. Three grown, married kids and 6 grandchildren are the center of my life.
Favorite Movies, Godfather, Goodfellas, Bronx Tale, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Christmas Story, A Christmas Carol, Jesus of Nazareth.
Current favorite TV show, Madam Secretary, Good Wife, American Ninja Warrior.
I've ridden Harleys for last 25 years and currently ride an Ultra Classic.
| current weight: 288.0
Hi Tim, Just read the message. I'm happy to hear how you feel. Your attitude to succeed is what you need , You have all the right things going for you. Attitude, determination and motivation and drive. You are doing it, you will continue to do it and you will succeed.
It's been four years, five months since I started on my journey. Eve though I have reached a very happy place in my life. Health and fitness are good. this journey will continue.
That's what makes a life time change so different from just a diet and weight loss. There's no quitting. You modify, but you have to stay observant and dedicated to living the healthy, fit way for life. Otherwise you can and will slip back in the abyss.
The abyss of obesity is a place I never want to see again.
I just had my four years anniversary here on Spark. I don't have any plans to leave. Being on Spark helps keep in staying aware of my daily goals and in touch with some fantastic friends .
Hope you are enjoying the Spring and are able to get out and participate in outdoor activities.
As much as i enjoy my gym time, I love what I do outdoors. There is something about walking, ,hiking , biking in the fresh air that exhilarating.
I hope to have a new blog wth some new pictures soon. It's just a matter of finding time. Time and I , we are always at odds. Smile!!
Be strong, stay positive.
738 days ago
Hey, thanks for the support on my blog, it means a lot. Back issues are a pretty devastating thing to go through. Hoping yours gets better as well! I keep wondering if losing weight would help a lot more.
741 days ago
Thanks for the goodie! And the support! I added you too.
748 days ago
Thank you for the lovely thought out comment on my blog about our new baby.
We are starting to settle a bit, learning about day and night and finding a routine, so its feeling a little easier.
793 days ago
Just dropped by to say "hi" and a belated "Happy New Year". I was away from SP for almost a year and lost some ground in my battle against flab. But I'm back and ready to go with the help of my spark friends. I see you have started the year off great with trophies for perfect attendance and consistency in Jan., as well as 500 spark points for the month. That's great. Don't let the fact that you did not reach your 2013 goals discourage you. You are still very much in the game and I believe so and 2014 can be a
840 days ago