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200 pounds lost.

What a concept

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Trust me, once exercise is a habit you will no longer think of it as anything but what you WANT to do, It will not be sugary treats or greasy burgers that consume your thoughts, you will instead crave a rapid heart rate and beading sweat, the burn that comes with a good workout will be the "treat" that drives your every second of the day and before you know it healthy living will happen right before your eyes, astounded and impressed with yourself victory will be yours.

12 months has brought me 165 pounds less and I have relearned how to fuel my body. Jan 1st 2008 a 534 pound man decided that enough was enough and a year later He was 165 pounds lighter, I still have a lot of work to do and I think 2009 will be the year that I hit my goal of weighing 275 pounds. care to come along for the ride?

A milestone was reached on 09/12/08, I have lost 152 total pounds in just 8.5 months on my own with nothing but discipline, determination and drive. I am within 7 pounds of having less than 100 pounds left to lose to hit my goal of 275 pounds.

Century mark number two reached on July 25th 2008, 400 lbs and counting that's 134 total pounds lost!

If I let you, you would make me destroy myself. in order to survive you, I must first survive myself. I Can sink no further, and I cannot forgive you. there's no choice but to confront you, to engage you, to
Erase you. Ive gone to great lengths to expand my threshold of pain. I will use my mistakes against You. there is no other choice. shameless now. nameless now. nothing now. no one now. but my
Soul must be iron cause my fear is naked. I'm naked and fearless, and my fear is naked...

42.88% total weight loss or 229 pounds in 29months, and that ain't nothing to shake a stick at when you start out above 500 pounds!

The keep on keepin on ain't stopping any time soon You'd have an easier time stopping a freight train than me at this point. so stay tuned kids and remember Keep your hands and feet in this ride at all times.

I will not attempt to dazzle you with words or tell you that I am an expert at anything, the only thing that I will do is be as real as a punch to the face, what you see is what you get, nothing more, nothing less. Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality, the other, a matter of time. I have achieved things in the past few months that I did not think were possible. and they have changed my life for the better.

I have come from a father worried about the longevity of his life to someone that knows He will be successful in dropping the weight that has figuratively as well as literally held him back in recent years. I work out daily and watch what I eat. I also find myself wondering how could I be sticking to this as easily as I am right now, and yet found it so hard in the past, either way I am very pleased with My results so far.

Sometimes ya gotta take a look in the mirror and give an honest assessment to see that there's a problem. I did that a while ago and decided that its time to take control of a situation that can only get worse, so I did. fear stared me in the face and told me that that it is high noon and time to make a decision.

If ever you think that I can be of some kind of help to you just ask.

So basically

I am early 30's father and husband that has way too much too lose and Death is NOT an option....

Dec 2007 534 pounds
Start weight Jan 2008 512 lbs
Current weight 305 lbs
Goal weight 275 lbs
percentage lost 42.88%


"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -Thomas Jefferson-

"What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it" -Alexander Graham Bell-

"When you watch tv then you have to get up and move your body, that's called ekersize"
-My 3 year old Daughter-

"The average is the borderline that keeps mere men in their place. Those who step over the line are heroes by the very act. Go"
-Henry Rollins-

Member Since: 1/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,440

My Goals:
I have lost more than 200 pounds since Jan 2008, I still have some to go and I am trying to hit 265 pounds as soon as possible.

My Program:
*Bike rides as often as possible
*I walk as much as I can a typical walk for exercise is between 2 and 3 miles
*interval running
*will add the gym to the summer plan as needed

*I go to the gym 4-6 times per week where I do 40-60 minutes of cardio every trip and 3 days per week 40 minutes of weight lifting on top of the cardio.

*stay positive

I am eating anywhere between 1700 and 1900 calories on average I am on a 1700 cal per day program for the most part upping them on my weight lifting days

Living life to the fullest is the way I want to spend my time and this is how I plan on accomplishing that.

I am recording my intake among other things on a blog that I started here
Please visit, the support is greatly appreciated.

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the bottom line for me is that Death is not an option. so here we are

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  • v MADZOE
    Thanks very much for responding about the Green tea question! I really like this Arizona, but will branch out and brew some up myself this weekend.

    thanks again. as always look forward to your blogs. really appreaciate the humor and honesty that goes into them.
    1970 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    I have read that tires can make a big difference. Perhaps I'll have to snatch back that CycleOps fluid trainer from my son after all...just collecting dust in his!

    1970 days ago
  • v MADZOE
    So I've read your blogs for awhile and you mention quite often about drinking green tea.

    I was wondering to you buy pre-made green tea? If so what brand and kind?

    Or do you make your own from tea bags? If so do you sweeten and with what?

    I tried the diet arizona green tea last night in the gallon jug. I really like it but don't love that it has artifical sweetener, but don't want to drink my calories either. So I'm trying to fine tune.

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
    1972 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Gotta do what works, for sure! Me? I tend to UNDER-weigh-in and pay the price. Trying to stick with weeklies. I think that'll be the ticket for me.

    1978 days ago
  • v SCZKCZ
    Thanks for adding me as well. I read your blog post from today, really enjoyed it. Keep up the great work!
    1983 days ago
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