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6/21/16 10:49 A

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Welcome to the team! I hope you really enjoy SparkPeople. I added you as a friend!

"When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer, 'Just Breathe.' "
_Yoko Ono
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6/6/16 12:06 P

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Hi all,

I'm on my phone so I won't go on too long, but I'm Josh and this isn't my first go round on here. My weight has been a crazy ride for my entire life. It started in high school, when I would gain weight unabated through the summer, then get in shape during football and lose most of the weight during wrestling.

This worked pretty well when I was 16, but once high school ended and there was no more sports to lose the weight it just kept piling on. By the time I was in my late twenties I was over 400 pounds.

In 2012 I changed my ways 100%. I started watching every calorie, agonized over missed workouts, and in general just obsessed. It worked really well for a long time. In a year I had lost 160 pounds, run a half-marathon and thought I had it all figured out.

But I wasn't really on track. I had no margin for error, so when things in my personal life weren't great, everything fell apart. I got locked into a vicious cycle and now I'm heavier than I've ever been. I'm not stuck in the same self-hating place that I used to be - I'm happy with the person that I am. But I want to lose weight for the right reasons. I want to be more comfortable. I want my joints to feel better. And I want to put more emphasis on leading a healthier lifestyle than losing a particular amount of weight. I don't need to be "skinny" or "sexy" or any other value judgment based on weight. I just want to be a happy person like I am now, just less heavy.

So that's it! Add me as a friend if you like, I'm always up for supporting and being supported, and I have so many dad jokes. Later!

Josh! From Oregon!


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