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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

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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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    3129 days ago
    I can see you are getting stronger every day! That is good!
    Blessings, Linda
    3135 days ago
    I'm glad to see you're hanging in there. Keep taking it one day at a time. Just like our weight loss. I have been focusing on the calories which is the best thing I could have done. The pounds are just melting off. I made it to the 250's this week...hopefully it lasts. Thanks for the encouragement!

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    3138 days ago
    Hi, I saw one of your comments on another member's page which led me to read yours and a few of your recent blogs. I just wanted to say that it takes a strong person to withstand the many things you've gone thru of late and for that, you should feel... encouraged, or at least satisfied with yourself. It takes a strong spirit to soldier on and an open mind to want to grow in the face of adversity and trials. And to that end, I feel confident (despite not knowing you) that you will prevail in your continued efforts to improve yourself, physically & emotionally.

    All the best,

    3139 days ago
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