Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I'm Mike and I lost alot of weight (45 lbs) through a biggest loser contest at work. I am fiercely competitive but I do not always win and that is a good thing because it inspires me to do better.
My ultimate goal is to get down to 138 lbs and I am well on my way - however the final lbs are always the hardest to lose. I lose more during competitions than left to my own devices. I am still trying to find ways to lower my calories but yet still feel full.
I am a runner and that has helped me since it is a great way to burn calories. Long runs are especially great because it gives me a chance to think about lots of things.
I have been amazed by people in the biggest loser competitions especially the kids that they have helped to lose weight. If I had it to do all over again I would not have gained the weight originally but life is not about perfection. It is about making mistakes - learning from them - and correcting them.
I have some items on my bucket list - one was to run a half marathon - that goal was completed last year. Next goal is to run a marathon - I have signed up for the Chevron Houston Marathon which I will be running in January. I saw some people in my "running group" that have done the iron man. In that you swim 2 miles, bike 112 miles, and complete a marathon all in one day. That has piqued my interest, but I have a lot of training to do before trying that.
I like the idea of Sparkpeople - having a place where people can come together and lose weight "together". I learned alot about some Sparkpeople that participated in the Biggest Loser Parents of Kids 2 and younger. I won that - however - it was good to see how many people lost weight due to that "contest". Hope everyone else is finding there way on this site. That they make friends with other people on this site. And are successful in losing weight and keeping it off. I also found out this site is more than just a weight loss site. There are many groups that have common interests besides weight loss.
I like this site because it is made up of great members which ultimately make up this site.
Hope you keep poking around to find everything that's on this site, make friends and go from there.
We're all real people with real complicated lives but ultimately though we may be very different we have some common goals. If I can help out with making your experience more successful please let me know.