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Strange name? well this is where I have been forging the new me so I felt it was fitting.
My name is Michael. Back in the middle of december 05 I weighed in at a whopping 293, a coworker made acomment in front of others about how I looked 10 monthes pregnant. That was the start. I stumbled on this site January 7 2006 and what a blessing it hs been. I have made some great friends, and have learned, no learned isn't the right word. I've always known proper nutrition, and excercise I just never followed them. I was very into bodybuilding in my late teens and early 20's. weighed around 160-170. then life happend. marraige, kids, responsibilty, and I got lazy. The food tracker and the support have ben the keys to my ongoing weight loss.

I am 38 years old and plan on being in the best shape of my life before I reach 39.
Well It's 2008 Time for a bit of an update. I was down to 211 and feeling great and again I GOT LAZY! That is my biggest problem not paying atention to the pants getting tighter, staying away from what I know works.
01/03/06 - 283.5
04/07/08 - 280.5
04/14/08 - 275.5
04/21/08 - 273
Well Made it back to 290 unfortunatly. but at least I'm back on the right track

09/01/08 - 277.5
09/08/08 - 279
09/15/08 - 278
09/22/08- 278
11/24/08 -283
12/01/08 -292
12/08/08 -284
12/15/08 -279.5
12/22/08 -282
12/29/08 -278.5
01/05/09 - 279
01/12/09 - 267

Ok so last year was a bit of a rollar coaster ride. At least I finished on a positive not and am looking forward to starting the new one well. my goal for the year is 100lb loss. that will avg to less than 2lbs per week. right now I am avg 3lbs per week but I know that will slow. I am going to continue mondays as my official weigh in day just because it seems to make me behave more on the weekend.

I am almost unchanged in 3 years. I have been with SP since 1/7/06 and am about the same as I was. I am tired of loseing and gaining it back. I am taking the advice of a friend and am done "loseing weight" it implies I will find it. I am changing my lifestyle I see many people talking about Body for Life, I'm not going that route but I am going to create my body for life.
Since Thanksgiving I have I have done well, I actually came through Christmas and continued to lose. Right now I feel incredibly motivated. I wish I could bottle this feeling. I have updated my goals and trying to become more active on the teams I'm on here. The teams here really help but I tend to over extend and join to many so am trying to stay with a few and commit to them.
I also have tried to start running again. Right now I am to heavy and out of shape to truely run but am working on endurance slowly to avoid injury. I just entered my first (of many) Race for early February.
I'm not sure if this is good or bad but....I see blogs from people all the time saying they have lot a lot of weight but still think of themselves as fat. I have the opposite problem which I think partially hinders me obtaining my true Body for Life. I have become to comfortable in this skin, I dont "see" myself as fat until I see myself in a mirror. I am realising I avoided mirrors for a long time now. I am putting them up and making a point to look in them to see myself as the restof the world does. I am not not the young, tight body builder I was but I will be......see you here next year.!

very excited. my weight isnt moving well but I really feel good. Runnung my first road race on Sunday, The johnnycake Jog. A 5 miler.

07/17/09 264.6
07/20/09 263.6

Member Since: 1/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,211

My Goals:
1. Get BF% to 19-23%
2. 200 lbs
3. Join Army reserve
4. 1/2 Marathon
5. Marathon

1. Weekly Blog
2. 10% WL- 261
3. frostbite 5K
4. Rite Aid 10K

My Program:
1. Control binge eating Track weight
2. Track cal deficit
3. Track what I eat to be aware
4. Weight training 3-4 days / week

5. Most important when I fall get back up

Personal Information:
I am 40,
I have had a weight problem all my life except from 18-23ish as I was in the military and then lived at the gym but then life happened. I recently hit my all time high 293 and because of multiple reasons the light finally went off and I am going to do this.

In 2006 I was down to 211 and I've let it creep back. wont happen again.

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  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to Gastric Bypass Sparklers! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!


    3475 days ago
    congrates on your loss
    3787 days ago
  • v KOSTA2
    Come on back to the Lake County Losers! Stop by! Give us your hints, your successes, your failures... lets all do this together!

    We have new threads to just pop in and out of but keep the team energized!

    miss you!

    4509 days ago
    Good Morning,

    I am just dropping by to say hello and I am thinking about my Lake County teammates with the weather like it has been.

    You are a strong person and can and WILL make it. You continue to STRIVE for the STARS.

    Take care and hugs,
    4520 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2009 11:30:40 AM
    Hi Michael - Just checking in! I need some friendly competition and a little nudge here and there, where are you? emoticon
    4529 days ago
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