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This is Patriot Rock in Iowa. I plan to re-visit and do the same pic as a skinnier me.


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Not sure what happened in my life after losing 60 lbs. and getting away from participating on Spark People but I FINALLY made the decision to do something to help myself make a positive comeback. After gaining back everything I lost and more, here I am. RE-Starting at 350 pounds July 2015. I'm back to stay - I'm back for me - back for my family - and ready to succeed TOTALLY!

In 2007 I wrote this...................
At 334 lbs. I'm twice the man I used to be. Let's see what we can do about that. NO!............... I will do something about that!!!
The right motivation is the key.

Member Since: 1/28/2007

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My Goals:
My goal is to reach 220 pounds IN NO PARTICULAR TIME FRAME. So far from July 1st to Sept 5, 2015 I have lost 35 pounds. ..........................................

I started this weight loss and health journey on July 1st, 2015 at 350 life sapping pounds.
My 1st Short Term Goal was to break the 319 pounds mark. Did that on Aug. 29th. BEEN HERE AND DONE THIS!!!THAT means I have LESS THAN 100 pounds to go.



To be at 299 pounds by Oct. 6th, 2015. That will be my 50 pound loss mark.

(I will be adding another short term goal as soon!)

Although my ultimate goal is 220, I told my wife if I decide to go on and reach 200 pounds I would reward myself with a new Harley.
WELL............ THAT was my original goal met reward. Since I've written that I think my new reward will be to jump out of an airplane. I've always t

My Program:
My weight loss so far has just consisted of being more concious of what I eat and better portion sizes. Along with working out on my treadmill and Gazelle which I enjoy. I had knee surgery twice and this has been low impact on the knees. Also part of my weight loss program is to drink AT LEAST 8 glasses of water a day and lay off the soda (plain or diet) and any alcohol except for an occassional glass of vino. LEARNING HOW to decline food is a real effort. I try not to eat emotional food, celebratory food, food just because it's "time" to eat. I try just to eat only when I get hungry. REFUSE to eat food for "comfort". I now consume less pizza, less beer, less chocolate, and definately less "fast food". NO..... I don't want it "Supersized" I DID THAT TO MYSELF ALREADY. NOW I WILL "UNDO" IT!

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GO BUCKS!!!!!!

GO TRIBE!!!!!!!!!


I enjoy my old 1941 Chevy coupe, my motorcycle, wood working and my own free time. Which I don't get enough of.

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Favorite Books I've read recently.
"Stop Digging Your Grave With a Knife and Fork" by Gov. Mike Huckabee of Ark.
I read this one several times and highlighted items the second time I read it. Great advice in this book. I WILL RE-READ it again! I guess you could say it's kind of my weight loss bible.

I also enjoy some TV shows other than sports and they are American Ninja Warrior. Mostly because I watch these people do the obstacle courses and wish I could be able to do that stuff again. Sometimes I watch Extreme Weight Loss but find that show a little too sensationalizing. I feel good for the people who lose the weight though and only aspire to do what most of them have done to reverse their obesity. I'm working hard on it.

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    You've been missed! Hope all is going well in your life.
    880 days ago
    Hey John! Hope you're doing well - be sure to check in once in a while and let us know how you're doing! Have a great week!
    888 days ago

    Congrats on the 546 pound weight loss...NOT. Typo, I assume, but if you only used one of those numbers, the 5, 4 or 6, you are doing AWESOME. I didn't have internet when I went to my parent's home in California for Christmas, and I found, after I freaked out, that it was kind of nice. A vacation from everything!!

    I am looking forward to your once in a while awesome blogs, and your continued success this year. You will hit the mark this year, be able to wear your Marine Uniform, and it must feel mighty good to be seeing that goal on the horizon.

    Happy New Year, and best wishes for an awesome 2016. I'll be rooting for you!!

    Spark on.

    896 days ago
    Happy New Year, John! I hope 2016 brings you lots of joy and happiness!
    900 days ago
    Have a very Merry Christmas, John! Blessings of the season to you!
    908 days ago
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