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Long train runnin'. June 2014





Some quick Photoshop action to show a before & after.FYI: It took much less time to reach that goal.



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"The future is no place to place your better days." ~ Dave Matthews

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I was born at a very young age, or so I'm told, and grew up as an overweight, sedentary kid, extending into adulthood. By the time I graduated from high school, I was lumbering around the 285-pound mark. There was always this notion in the back of my mind that if I didn't do anything to change by the time I turned 30, that would be it; THAT would be my ...
** Feel free to add me as a Sparkfriend! Inspiration and motivation goes all ways. :D
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I was born at a very young age, or so I'm told, and grew up as an overweight, sedentary kid, extending into adulthood. By the time I graduated from high school, I was lumbering around the 285-pound mark. There was always this notion in the back of my mind that if I didn't do anything to change by the time I turned 30, that would be it; THAT would be my starting point. Then something interesting happened just before my 30th birthday. My family doctor told me this:

"Overall, you're healthy, except for your weight. I'm also the city coroner, in addition to being your doctor. I'd rather not see you for the former."

BAM! That did it. Motivation slapped in the face and thrust me into 'healthy living' mode.

Several things have changed for me over the past several years. I initially lost about 70 lbs a few years back and was eating and living well overall. I was running regularly and seeing improvements in my running regimen. But then I had to stop running due to some Achilles' issues. At the same time, my work schedule changed from steady day shifts to a two-week rotation of days and night shifts. Lifestyle changed, exercise regimen changed, eating habits changed... none for the better.

Now I have to reassess and set some new goals. Goal #1 is now and always has been weight loss. My goal weight is 190 lbs. Back in the old days, I was up to around 285 lbs and miserable. It took me a long time to shake that. At my lowest, I was down to 208. I've steadily put on weight since then. Cause and effect has never been so clear a lesson to me in all my life. I'm getting back to healthier eating, a steady exercise routine, and a motivated lifestyle.

Shift work provides a major challenge to find balance, time and energy. I have some obstacles to overcome there. With luck, I'll also be able to coerce my wife of 14 years, my 13-year-old daughter, and my 10-year-old son into joining me, if only bit by bit as I've done over the past few years.

Besides, I have half a wardrobe of clothes that I fit into over a year ago that misses me. :)
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Member Since: 1/28/2011

SparkPoints: 44,410

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My Goals:
Goal weight: 190 lbs.

Fitness goal #1: Run a 5km race = DONE.

Fitness goal#2: Rejoin a gym and go regularly. = DONE.

Fitness goal#3: Take up cycling. = Started & in progress.

Fitness goal #4: Complete the 1 month plank challenge. = DONE.

Other goals #1: Become more involved in the SparkPeople community. = Done and still doing. :)

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Healthy eating with a target caloric intake of 1500-1900 a day. Workout at least 3 days a week. Monitoring food intake and fitness activities using SparkPeople.com and FitnessBlender.com.

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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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"The future is no place to place your better days." - Dave Matthews

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KATIE_EMERALD75
3/7/2015 8:05:52 AM

LOL I guess the SparkCookie will have to do because it would be too long a trip to pick one up in person lol. Thank you.



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ANDUCITA06
2/25/2015 6:16:34 AM

Hi, how are you Doing boy?! I'm English teacher here in my little Uruguay! I'm not losing much weight either, but according to the electronic scale at the drugstore, I lost around. 3 kg of grease . But I want to lose weight too!! Take care!



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PENNYLANE15
2/24/2015 9:19:45 AM

Hey hey! Thanks for da loves on my page about my crazy journey. Enjoyed reading through yours!! You're BA man!!! emoticon





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ANDUCITA06
2/21/2015 11:45:09 PM

Hi there! Wish you are fine.!! How's your diet and exercise going? I'm starting school year tomorrow, as teacher.



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KATIE_EMERALD75
2/14/2015 9:49:07 PM

You are too modest as you both make that photo look great!



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