At my heaviest of 335 lbs. in October 2009.

Me (still have 135 pounds to go) Wife, Comedian & Actor Kevin Pollak, oldest Daughter & her Fiancé

My Wife, Comedian Tammy Pescatelli and me telling Tammy a funny Italian Grandmother story


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Welcome to all who come here. I am an emotional eater who can go off on binges. I am working to control that by remembering that one day at a time is all I can do. I am evaluating my feelings that cause me to want to eat. Asking "Why do you want to eat?” I try to remember to acknowledge that I do not want to eat because I am hungry. I am on a journey to change my behavior. I must deal with the reason(s) and the emotion(s) because they will still be there if I eat or do not eat.

As an emotional eater, I know the comfort I have gotten when eating to relieve stress, pain or sorrow. I had also gotten into the habit of overeating to celebrate a good event in my life. The key is to take it one day at a time. If I fall off the wagon today, I must get up, dust myself off and get back on the road to success. All I can do is take it one day at a time. The past is yesterday and cannot be changed. The future is tomorrow and can only be affected by what is done today.

Sometimes I have to reset the counter to Day 1. The key is to reset the counter. Over time I will have to reset the counter less and less. Before I know it I will have achieved a lifestyle change.

Member Since: 6/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,651

My Goals:
I must lose weight; get into a thinner, healthier shape. I want to be a better me.

My Program:
Eating right and exercising more.

Tracking what I do.

Not giving up.

Personal Information:
I am from Maryland, have traveled quite a bit across the U.S.A. and the world. I live in Maryland because there is no place like home. I enjoy living near Annapolis. I like the colonial, historical and cultural aspects of Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. If you cannot find something to do that you enjoy around here, the only reason is that you are not trying. However, when I retire I am moving to the west coast of Florida or the Florida Keys or the U.S. Virgin Islands or some other place warm all year because I want to live in warm weather not far from the water and after all home is where the heart is.

I like to read. I enjoy all sports and love the water. My favorite teams are the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, A.C. Milan and the University of Maryland’s Womens' and Men’s Basketball teams. I tend to think outside box. Instead of asking "Why", I seem to always ask "Why not".

Other Information:
My family consists of: my Wife, Oldest Daughter, Son, Youngest Daughter and 3 dogs (2 female mixed breed Labs and a female mixed breed terrier) . I love them all, however not always in the order listed.

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  • v FROSTY99
    In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
    Roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
    Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
    King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
    And simply walked around it.. Many loudly blamed the
    King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
    Anything about getting the stone out of the way.

    Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
    Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
    peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
    stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
    and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
    peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
    a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
    been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
    from the King indicating that the gold was for the
    person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
    peasant learned what many of us never understand!

    Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
    our condition.

    Do not let obstacles keep you from what you want to achieve!


    1751 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless Ameerica & your July 4th! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1751 days ago
  • v KAYATLANTA2010
    Have a wonderful 4th! emoticon emoticon
    1751 days ago
    Marty , where did you disappear again? emoticon
    1752 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    Fourth of July
    What a fun day!
    we all have to say.
    The best July 4th ever.
    From fireworks to picnic lunch,
    we sure did do a bunch.
    The memories we'll have forever.
    Spending time with family and friends,
    with whom the fun never ends.
    We celebrated the U.S.A today.
    ~Author: Heather Law Howe~
    Have a Happy, Healthy & safe 4th of July!

    1752 days ago
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