August- Sweating @ 350

Me and my 3 1/2 year old on the river. The Reason I'm doing this!!!

March 2 2009, Day 1 P90-285 lbs with Personal Trainer Christopher


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I started In August @ 350 and was preparing to have bypass surgery to lose the weight. My insurance co required I have 6 months of medical weight supervision and since then I have lost 75 lbs. One of my best friends died during surgery in November and that was my wake up call. Why risk my life under the knife when I could just control my diet and excercise.I have canceled the surgery and decided to do it thru a healthy lifestyle. Never been much of a blogger but I hope to follow my success here to motivate others.

P90 Starting Stats - 3/2/2009
Weight: 285
Hips: 46.5"
Neck: 20"
Chest: 52"
Waist: 53"
Right Bicep: 18.5"
Left Bicep: 18.5"
Right Thigh: 27"
Left Thigh: 27 "
Body Fat % - 38

Weight Goals
March 31 - 275...............................Actual - 272
April 30 (My 45th B-Day) - 265...........Actual - 266
May 31 - 255
End of P90

June 30 - 245
July 31 - 235
August 31 - 225
Sept 30 - 215

Exercise Plan
P90 March 2 - May 30
P90 Master (5-6) June
P90x Lean -July 1 - Sept 30
P90x Classic - Oct 1 - Dec 31

I also add in spinning,road bike, walking or other cardio dvd's to get in 2 hours per day

Special Thanks:
Dr. Cleek and Danielle Carlton @ Carolina Weight Management and Wellness Center, Charlotte. I went there for bypass surgery and they helped me get my diet and act together.

Dr Robert Bowen III, Mecklenburg Medical Group - Our family physician who is awesome and restored my faith in not all Drs live for the HMO. He would even call me at home and stop by Hospital(w/o charge) during my wife's illness. He is the one that keep gently pushing to have surgery or do anything other than give up

Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,495

My Goals:
My goals are to reach 215 -225 and be able to keep up with my 4 year

Lose 10 lbs a month

Motivate My Mom and In-laws to be healthier

Be there to support my wife during her complete memory loss(see 1st blog)

My Program:
I am a former SPIN instructor/personal trainer so I have just started spinning at home again and will be starting the P90 program March 1

Wii Fit since Xmas

FitTv on Demand(Time Warner Cable)

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Former football player,powerlifter,Spin instructor,personal trainer

Owner of the "Worlds Worst Knees"

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Love to Disc Golf

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  • v BALDIR
    Your dedication inspires me! Keep up the great work. I will be starting the P90 program soon!
    3010 days ago
  • v WILDANGEL454
    Six months and you lost another 40 plus pounds!!! Look at you go!
    I have not been active on spark but just popped on. I have been just
    "maintaining" my 40 pounds from earlier this year. With friends like you on here I might just have to get up and get busy!

    Kudos...what an inspiration to your son and trainer. He must be so proud :)
    3167 days ago
  • v JIJJI1313
    Hey... Love the pics!!! Good luck on all your goals.... ;)
    3316 days ago
  • v MR._PL
    I'm one week into the Power90 program myself, keep up the good work!
    3333 days ago
  • v BALDIR
    Awesome news about the Bowflex dumbells! How are you enjoying them? I thought Bowflex was an infomercial deal, but I ended up buying a Bowflex Xtreme 2 on craigslist for $500 and it turns out I get just as sore as when I use free weights (the key is that you have to use the machine... which many do not)!

    I can't wait to see your progress!
    3339 days ago
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