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September 10, 2010. 16 months with SparkPeople. 156 pounds GONE!!

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It is now a year and 5 months since I found SparkPeople on May 10, 2009). I have changed my weight loss goals 3 times, learned to eat right, purchased exercise equipment, and countless size changes in clothes. I am more excited about my journey than ever, and am at the point where I can't wait for the next person to ask me what I have done to myself! This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.
With only a small amount left to lose, I can safely expect to reach my goal of losing 170 pounds and reaching a weight of 150 by Christmas of 2010!!!
I have my Christmas present/reward ready to order!!! That will mean that I will have a new Trek Navigator bike ready to ride in the spring!!!!!!
I don't plan to make drastic changes in my lifestyle when I reach my goals. I have become almost addicted to exercise, so I know that will continue. As for my eating habits - I will continue to experiment with new recipes and eat healthy. I never want to go back to where I was for so many years.

Member Since: 5/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 116,381

My Goals:
I have changed my weight loss goals 3 times since I started on SparkPeople. I think now I might have a final goal in sight. I plan to lose 170 pounds by Christmas of 2010. That will put me at 150 pounds.
Some of my other goals have been met: Reduced medications from 6 to 1. and upped my activity level drastically, with much more energy.

My Program:
I track everythng I eat every day and do some sort of physical activity at least 6 days a week. I strength train Monday through Saturday (alternate days for different muacle groups - never the same ones 2 days in a row). My cardio work is riding a recumbent bike 70 - 90 minutes every day.

Personal Information:
My name is Gregg and I live in Devils Lake, ND.
My hobbies are target shooting, hunting and fishing. I also enjoy reading, going to musical plays, and (my real passion) experimenting in the kitchen, making up my own recipes.

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I must be blessed! I was recently told by an orthopedic surgeon the I need both knees replaced by he would not do it until I lost "a lot" of weight. When I went looking for help, I found all of you. I am just getting started, but I already can see that this may be the best thing that has ever happened to me.
(Update 11/22/09)
THIS PROGRAM REALLY WORKS!!!! For proof, just check my results!
(Update 05/23/10)
Had arthroscopic surgery on one knee 3 days ago and it feel great already. I may not need a replacement as soon as expected.

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  • v MILMOM2000NEW
    Hey there my friend! I know I've been gone a while but surgery? What surgery? Keeping you in prayer and hoping you are alright! I'm back and not going anywhere! I NEED my Spark Friends! Can't do this without ya!

    Blessings to you,
    Nikki LYnn
    1690 days ago
  • v JULIA_211
    Thinking of you and praying that your knee surgery goes as planned! May you have a speedy recovery and I know that you will feel as good as new and ready to continue on your healthy journey! emoticon emoticon
    1690 days ago
    Hey, what's cooking? How you doing??? Hope your still living healthy!!! emoticon
    1701 days ago
    I am really not sure if it is an Escher print? I did a google search hoping to find the answer. Very interesting.
    1761 days ago
  • v JULIA_211
    Thank you very much, Gregg, for your support! I am glad to say that I was able to get back on track yesterday. I hope you have a great day, friend! emoticon
    1789 days ago
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