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Hi my name is bill. I'm 58 and live in Madison WI with my wife. I have a 27 year old daughter. Last December I weighed 299ish and could barely put my socks or shoes on--and other stuff. I went on a diet on my own and lost 25 pounds. Then started seeing a nutritionist. She told me about sparkpeople. Two months after she told me about it, June 20, I joined. I have lost about 16 pounds more since being on sparkpeople. i love to exercise and used to play sports and was one of the first joggers starting in 1976. I quit exercising in the mid 90's and gained a lot (and i mean a lot) of weight. Since March, I joined a health club and my exercise minutes have been going up since then. I am getting back into my joy in exercise. the endorphins are kicking in. Nevertheless, I had lost momentum by overeating--which killed any caloric advantage I had from exercise. In the last couple of days, I have joined a challenge team on one of my teams and discovered the chicago cubs team. Since then i have felt more energized by the program. I am sending emails and responding to stuff that team members write. feeling good about things today. One day at a time. thank you god.

Member Since: 6/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 17,240

My Goals:
1. weigh 192 by 5/24/09 (I weighed 299 on 12/15/07 and 264 when I entered sparkpeople6/21
2. sleep better/longer/be more awake during day
3. feel better about how I look
4. Lower my blood pressure and be more healthy
5. Become honest and open about what and how much I eat (stop sneak eating)

My Program:
1.Not eat after going to bed at least 5 days a week.
2. Go to the gym and exercise for at least a half hour 5 days per week.
3. Put all my eating into the spark program on nutrition
4. blog daily

Personal Information:
Bill R
born 9/1/1950
elementary school librarian
married for 31 years
daughter 26 years old
Weighed 119 at 27 years old and felt like I was fat
Weighed 299 Dec. 2007 and could hardly bend down to put my shoes or socks on
Weighed 264 when started this program

Other Information:
Books I have read in June: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Traveler, Short History of the Dead
Down load podcasts of Coast to Coast Am. love the show
Member of AA
Love playing fantasy baseball

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  • v KNUTE4477
    Hey Bill! Been away as the things fell apart on here....but hey, we are getting the band back together...hope you come along. Mike
    2943 days ago
  • v KNUTE4477
    Hey Bill....still on here? I have been off and on....hope to hear from you...Mike
    3092 days ago
  • v CUBS07
    Hi Bill, haven't seen any of your blogs lately and I wondered how you were. Its that time of year and a lot of our "teammates" (including myself) have come back. I hope all is well with you.
    3311 days ago
  • v KNUTE4477
    Hi Bill.... Finally getting it back to you. Sounds like we have been busy. I have been at my parents with my sister since her mastectomy on August 24. Internet access has been spotty, and we have lost power several times. I'm going home either tomorrow afternoon after my Dads appointment, or Wednesday morning since my mother in law has a 6 hour appointment/test early Wednesday.
    School starts Thursday. Eating has been poor with no routine, and exercise non-existent...ready to get back going again. I'll be solidly back on Spark by the weekend hopefully. I'm ready for a routine!!
    My fantasy baseball team snuck into the playoffs!! You?

    looking forward to getting back to all my routine...hopefully you have progressed with no help from me! Talk more soon. Mike
    3429 days ago
    Haven't heard from you in awhile. Hope all is well with you.
    3588 days ago
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