My wife and I have a son, Joseph. Due to career decisions, and other issues, (some of my own fears of becoming a father like mine, whom I hated growing up) he was born when I turned 40. Joe will be an only child, and as a brother of 3, I feel very guilty about this.
I feel I owe it to him, to be around as long as I can be for him. Already 10 or more years older than a lot of his peer's parents, I don't want to put him in a position where he questions his place in the world, should he find himself without a dad, and or mom.
Knowing I have risk factors for heart disease, and an unhealthy diet, I feel I owe it to my entire family as well as myself to lower those risks in any way I can.
current weight: 240.0
Fitness Minutes: (32,901)
6,309 5/13/13 7:59 P
I've already accomplished a lot of things that are on the list here -- and I'm really happy with the way that my body looks when it's all covered up -- but now that it's almost bathing suit season I want to look even better than I do currently. I want my thighs to be leaner and I definitely want my back to be more sculpted. Oh, and I'd really like to get my waist back so I don't look like a tree trunk in my size 8 bathing suit...
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu
91 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (5,491)
5/13/13 5:50 P
VEGAS! Every July 4th weekend I work a tradeshow (Martial Arts Super Show) and we have a fancy party (The Gold Event) that i'm required to attend and work - it's cocktail attire and i've always felt a little frumpy compared to all the in shape and fit insturctors walking around. This year I want to wear a cute little cocktail dress.
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (18,570)
3,473 5/13/13 2:52 P
Losing weight means less pressure on back and joints. Having had spinal fusion I am very aware that extra weight can lead to more back pain and lower quality of life issues. At 56, I want to do everything I can to stay active and fit. Overall, I have lost 35 pounds and want to lose 5 more pounds in upcoming weeks.
"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows, like a shadow that never leaves." ~ Buddha
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