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London, summer 2007 - 130 kg

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1 June, 2010 - 107 kg... looking good with my new hair cut!

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I hated hearing the doctor tell me that I was morbidly obese. But I never did anything about it except feel sorry for myself.

From one day to the next, I decided I wanted to join the US Army. To do that, I had to go from 286 pounds (130 kg) to 135 pounds (61 kg). While the time it would take to do it frustrated me, I jumped in with both feet. I was going to do it. I'd never encountered anything that I really couldn't do before. I learned about nutrition, fitness and all sorts of other useful things.

In October I found something out that severely limited my chances of being accepted into the armed forces. However, in those four months, I turned my life around. I've lost 20 kg. While I've slipped a bit qua nutrition as I don't have that huge goal to work towards anymore, I certainly haven't reverted to all of my old habits.

The drive to lose this weight is there. I've learned so much that I couldn't possibly completely let myself go anymore. I'm not perfect and I never will be. But I will weigh a healthy weight and be able to do all the things that I want to do when I'm done. And this is going to stay with me for the rest of my life.

Member Since: 10/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10,558

My Goals:
Start weight: 286 lbs/130 kg
June 2010: 220 lbs/100 kg

Things I'm going to do:
- Hike the Grand Canyon
- Learn to kite surf
- Learn to sail
- Run a 5K
- Learn to belly dance
- Wear a bikini

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Personal Information:
I'm originally from NH, USA but moved to the Netherlands when I was 13. I'm now an IT consultant with a specialty in information architecture.

Other Information:
Do not interfere in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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    Welcome to the Spark Power! I am one of the team leader and we are so excited that you decided to join us. We are here to keep everyone motivated. So welcome aboard the team!

    If you haven’t already come and introduced yourself to the team please do. This is a great way to get to know the other team member and we also get to know you as well.
    If there is any questions or concerns please let me know or one of the other leaders.

    Everyone one tease’s me about my dance I do if someone does well so if you see it you know that I have gotten excited! So I am sure excited you’re a part of the team.

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    (. ;.•.♥ Wiggly Dance ♥.•*¨)
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    I am looking forward to getting to know you better, hope to see you in the posts!


    3651 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon to Spark Power team. We are happy to have you with us.

    Good luck on your healthy weight loss journey !
    3651 days ago
    Welcome to spark power we are glad to have you. We all here are on a new journey in our lives that will change those bad habits that we have had for many of years into new GOOD habits. I look forward to seeing more of you on the boards. I urge you to introduce your self on the team thread so everyone can get to know you. Good luck in your new journey with spark power.


    3651 days ago
    Hey there!!! Welcome to the c25k team! :) How are you doing?

    3651 days ago
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