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March 2013: 314 pounds, down 79 pounds

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Broke the 100 pound loss mark!

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February 1, 2016 at 357 pounds on the left, May 12 2016 at 283 pounds on the right.

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Here is where we all say how we want to feel better, look great for the beach, fit into that wedding dress, etc. But let's be blunt for a moment: I am in my late 40's and started this journey close to 400 pounds. If I don't lose weight soon, I am not going to live to see 50. That's what it's about this time. If you are younger, beat this now before the stakes get this high.

I am a deskbound computer programmer who makes online sports games for a living. In my spare time I am active in community theatre (when I can get a role, not many for men this age and size) and I am part of an improv comedy troupe that performs once a month (at least fat is funny!).

I am fighting sleep apnea, high blood pressure and diabetes, plus atrial fibrillation which makes exercise difficult. If I had lost this weight 7-8 years ago I wouldn't have any of these.

Member Since: 1/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 68,667

My Goals:
- Keep fasting blood sugar under 110
- Wean myself off diabetic meds
- 352 lbs achieved 8-29-2012
- 330 lbs achieved 10-28-2012
- 300 lbs achieved 8-15-2013
- 330 pounds re-achieved (after a setback to 357) 2-16-2016
- 300 lbs re-achieved 4-5-2016
- Medium term goal: 250 by 1-15-2017
- Long term goal: 193 or so by 12/31/2017, representing 200 pounds lost and about half of my body weight.

My Program:
Walking 3-4 miles a day 5 times a week, cutting out sugars and starches, increasing fiber, putting half as much food on my plate, and stop late-night snacking. Right now I am targeting 1200-1400 calories a day.

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From Augusta, GA.

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