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Despite a nagging injury, untold piles of work, and the typical garden-variety assortment of 30-something fatherhood stressors, I plan to lose 50 pounds in a safe, manageable and sustainable way over time, and with your help.

As a former Division 1 scholarship athlete, I find my current condition (slightly obese, if there is such a thing) to be entirely unacceptable and totally incongruent with the lifestyle I once enjoyed and wish to pursue again, long-term. I have tried a few over-the-counter remedies in a vain effort to do something about this, but have since learned that this is about lifestyle, not quick fixes. Hence, here I am on the Spark People site, as this appears to be healthy and filled with folks with suggestions and similar goals.

As for the "half the man" motto, I plan to do half of a lot of things, namely eating, in order to accomplish my sub-200 goal. For instance, I have found that drinking half the coffee leads me to drink twice the water, and hence, consume roughly half the food, as I am more sated when properly hydrated. There are many other halfs, but you get the idea.

I hope to learn from you. Let's do this!


Member Since: 12/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 4,554

My Goals:
Looking to lose and keep off 50 pounds in a healthy manner

My Program:
My program entails the following: swimming 2-3 mornings a week; living the "half the man" motto behind the plate; being honest with myself and the habits that I am working to change.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Hackensack, NJ, a stone's throw from the GWB; currently residing in Bridgewater, NJ (Central Jersey).

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  • v TWESTEN1
    Dropping by to say hello. Hope that everything is going okay and you're doing better :)
    2504 days ago
  • v TWESTEN1
    Thanks for the workout music tips - I am pretty much into all different genres of music... except for real heavy and my daughter's screamo (escape the fate, day to remember etc).

    I never thought of using classical! What a concept... so today on my free time I'm going to explore some Russian composers and see what I can find. I'm very excited about that - Thank you!
    2522 days ago
  • v TWESTEN1
    You were the first one to make me laugh this morning - thank you for that! The Fitbit is another activity tracker - it logs your steps, calories burned, sleep process and other stuff. I've found I do more moving when I physically see what effort I'm putting into it. No need to google now :)

    And thanks for commenting on my blog - positive attitude is everything! You seem to have one yourself & it makes life and our challenges that much easier. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    2533 days ago
    Just wanted to say HI and hope all is well with you and yours
    2536 days ago
    Hey there FFUSCO!

    You left a comment on my blog a couple days ago. Hope you don't mind that I added you as a SparkFriend since it seems like we have a few things in common. I just graduated from college but I am looking to work in schools (right now I work teaching private music lessons to kids out of music studios). So I'm still probably building up my immune system to germs! My gym is slightly less accessible (it's in my apartment building used only by tenants) but I'm willing to bet I got sick from something one of my students had *sigh*

    Anyways, nice to meet you!
    2543 days ago
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