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I went to the doctor on Jan. 22, 2008. His comment was you have to loss some weight. "If you don't I recommend the waist banding." Not wanting to do this, I ask what else could we try. He started me on a drug called phentermine, Also said find a diet plan you like. He reccomend South Beach. I did'nt like the looks of it so I did a web search and found Spark People. I like the looks of the web site and the nutrition trackier. So we will see how it go's from here.

GOAL'S FOR APRIL: 1. Get weight down to 314
2. Drink at least 80 ozs. of water a day
3. No matter what keep tracking food
4. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

Goal's for May & June

1. Reach half way goal of 304____________ May 5
2. Move weight under 300_______________May 12
3. Reach lowest weight in 5 years. 294--------May 18
4. Reach 100 lb weight loss. 284__________May 31
5. Reach lowest weight in 14 years. 279____June 07
6. Strive to reach 3/4 goal. 264___________July 2

Goals for July

1. Only one goal. Get under 250!!!!!_________July 25

Goals for August

1. Get weight down to 235-----------------------------Aug 26
2. Start new fitness program / Mon-Thur-Sat / 2 sets each
a. Low Mount Hip Flexor with Band
b. Modified Plank
c. Low Mount Seated Rows with Band
d. Chest Press with Band
e. Wall Pushups
f. Squats
g. Lying Leg Curls
h. Low Mount Leg Curls with Band
i. Crunches
j. Back Extension
k.Leg lifts ( while laying on back )
3. Keep cardiovascular at 40 minutes 5 or 6 days a week. Keep adding speed.
4. Start enjoying the new me.

Goals for September:

1. Main goal is to stretch after I work out. ( Cramps hurt)
2.Try to reach goal of 224 by Sept. 20. -------------Sept 7
3. See how close to 215 I can get by the end of the month. Sept. 30
4. Take a minute everyday to reflect on how much better
I look and feel.
5. Learn to say no to the things I really don't want to do.
6. Learn to speak up for the things I do.
7. Try one new food every week. ( or retry one I think I hate)----pearapple- bison-cook carrots-

Goals for October:

1. Get weight under 205.--------------Oct 23
2. Get 4 miles a day on treadmill in under 44 mins.
3. Stop procrastinating on things I need to get done.
4. Look in a mirror every day and get to know the new me.
5. Learn how to take a complement without thinking there's a hidden meaning behind it.

Goals for November

1. Get weight to 195
2. Keep at the exercise
3. Start trying to add muscle back to frame
4. Start getting ready for trip to Mt. Zion.
5. Learn to control what you can, and don't worry about all the rest

Goals for December

1. Get more strength back
Do this by starting a new program:
a. Incline Push ups b. Modified Squats with Band c. Biceps Curls with Band d. Set-ups w/ bent knee's e. Modified Plank f. Lying Leg Curls g. Lying Abduction h. Low Mount Hip Flexor with Band i. Low Mount Leg Curls with Band j. Low Mount Abduction with Band k. Wheelbarrow Walk with Ball l. Push ups on Ball at Legs m. Crunches with Ball n. Back Extension with Ball This program takes about an hour 3 days a week

2. Keep doing cardiovascular 5 to 6 days a week, at 4 - 6 miles a day.

3. Enjoy this month as much as possible. Try to plan ahead for all the stuff going on.

4 Get ready for trip early. ( big time procrastinator)

5. Try not to worry about stuff out of your control. ( Job, parents, weight slowing, taxes, winter heating....)

New goals for January 2009

1. Set my goal weight to 195 ( try holding this weight for at least a month)
2. Continue gaining strength back
3. Keep fitness motivation going ( do not slack off )
4. Find a way to get finances in line.
5. Start thinking about what kind of job I may look for if mine ends
6. Feel free to have FUN once in a while.
7. Rescue a dog from shelter. ( ready for a new friend after 5 years)


1. Keep up the same intensity on fitness program.
2. Start Health and fitness board at work. ( this will be my main goal. Have been to embarrassed before this to try. But after reading all the articles on this site about how on person can make a differences I'm going to try. Wish me luck. )Took till March to get this going
3. Start getting the garden ready for planting.
4. Start walking outside. So I can get use to the temperature to start jogging outside this spring.

March Goals:

1. Start getting info on board at work.
2. Get new fence around garden.
3. Find a way to help my dad keep loosing weight.
4. Start seeds for garden in my house.
5, Find a way to cut expenses at home.
6. Get stuff ready for garage sale.

April Goals:

1. New fitness plan as follows: sets reps
1. Modified Plank 2 12-15
1a. Set-ups w/ bent knees 2 12-15
2. Wall squats w/ball 2 12-15
2a, Bridge w/ball 2 12-15
3. Crunches w/ball 2 12-15
3a. Back extensions w/ball 2 12-15
4. Chest press w/ machine 2 12-15
4a. Leg extensions w/ machine 2 12-15
5. Pec deck w/machine 2 12-15
5a. curls w/machine 2 12-15
6. Single leg curl w/machine 2 12-15
6a. Lat pulls w/ machine 2 12-15
Do these 3 days a week. M-TH-SA
Do cardio 5-6 days a week (use Sundays as make up or day off)

2. Get garden planted.

3. Help nephew get started with weight lifting program.

4. Stay on company about health and fitness board.

5. Keep positive about no weight loss and muscle gain!!!

Member Since: 2/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 35,124

My Goals:
My short term goal is to get a good start to my weight loss, and get back under 300lbs.

Mid range goal is to form good eating and fitness habits. while moving under 250lbs.

Long term to maintain all above, while staying under 205lbs.

My Program:
At the moment I'm reading a lot and testing my body with how it reacts to different groups of food.

Also walking on treadmill 6 or 7 days a week. Trying to add time and speed.

3 times a week I do some muscle building .

Personal Information:
MY name is Doug and I live in Missouri. I work in a factory that builds axles for trucks.

Other Information:
I love gardening. This year I'm trying to grow some herbs also.

I love to play poker also. Play with a group of guys every week.

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