At one year plus on Sparkpeople.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I joined SP on January 5th last year. I was 284 pounds at that time. I am now 260 but have gotten as low as 253, with my goal being 240. Although my "ideal" weight is supposed to be around 185! That I feel is unrealistic, I'm a big boned farm boy from Iowa. I grew up baling hay, pushing hogs and scooping "stuff". This made me the person I am today and shaped my body into what it is. I haven't been 185 since probably my freshman year in high school. I graduated at 220 and I think that that maybe that would be my "ideal" weight. Basic training trimmed me down a bit but never got me under 205. So when I do my BMI I have to shrug it off, because according to that measurement I will always be obese.

Sparkpeople has helped me tremendously, when I track my food and exercise I see results. When I don't I bounce back up in weight. Being on SP has gotten me into running, which as long as my legs can carry me I will run.

This year has been a good year, the weight losses have been great. The gains this year were even better. Especially gaining my beautiful wife Sarah.
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    Josh, you've done an emoticon job so far and I know that you will continue to do great. Especially, with your beautiful wife Sarah!! You know what they say, "behind every successful man is a wonderful wife"! Or something like that!! LOL!!
    2820 days ago
    Awwwwww *blush* I'm lucky to have you too, babe. You've done great and I know will continue to. You keep me going.
    2821 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Josh emoticon on your success .. you're a great inspiration!
    And even more emoticon is having that new bride ;o)
    2821 days ago
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