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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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  • v BRAVEONE92
    Bill, I am happy to know that you are feeling some better. I know from experience that it takes "Time" for healing of all wounds. You will find in time, you will feel much better. You were a wonderful friend to Jim. I am sure he loved you very much. God bless.
    3166 days ago
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    3166 days ago
    Oh, Bill, it blesses me that you received my words with an open heart. I know God led me to share those words with you. You would do no honor to the memory of Jim or his son and DEFINITE dishonor to your own life by allowing an emotion as destructive as guilt to own even one tiny bit of who you are. I am so proud of you for seeing through the fog of pain to that truth. I applaud you!!!


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