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For my old friends, and anyone new who finds my sparkpage,

I am now 55 I started on SP in 2009, and used it religioiusly until I fell off the wagon, soon after I found another site I liked and haven't been around much.

Not much has changed, I have gained back all but 15 of the 53 pounds I lost starting in 2011. But I never stopped trying, I've kept my jogging going, but let my food get out of control.

I live and work in China. And during the winter, I routinely watch Biggest Loser and think, I should do that.

A couple years ago, I started on SP, lost 30# (needed to lose 100#) and kept it off for more than a year, but never got back on track.

In Dec 2011, my kids challenge me to do a family Biggest Loser contest with them... that got me fired up and in year I was down below 300# for the first time in five years. But now, I'm back at 334#.

I am working to get myself to 220# before my 55th birthday which will occur in July 2015.

I have big goals for this year, I want to run the Great Wall 1/2 marathon, a 10k this summer, and break 30:00 on a 5k some time this year. Just want to break 30:00.

I now weigh (1-7-2014) 344.5# , and it's time to get working again.

Member Since: 1/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,635

My Goals:
Weight Goal 220#
Waist = 38"
Chest = 44"

* 5K goal = 24:00
* 10k goal = 50:00
* Do a triathlon
* Hike Paris Peak
* Run to the "Y"
* Bench 285#
* Squat 300#
* Play 18 w/o back ache
* Climb the Great Wall without a seizure

My Program:
I started walking.. then a little WOGGING... in Jan my mile was 18:39... today (8-15-12) it's 13:33...

I also have taken up swimming... though the past few weeks have been frustrating because of summer in China.

GYM - I need to get back into lifting, I am happier, stronger, and feel better.

Sit-ups and crunches

Personal Information:
Married 28 years

4 kids - 26,24,22,20

I'm gonna be a grandpa in Dec 2013...

I have a mini-schnauzer named Ranger, couldn't live without a dog.

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    Good to see you still making positive progress! Keep chuggin' along...slow and steady wins the race. Talk to ya soon, my friend! Take care and God Bless. Rick emoticon
    4125 days ago
    Hey guy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    Thanks for the comment and from what I've read on your page it sounds like you're doing something right. The weight loss is awesome. You're almost down to my weight! Keep rockin' it!
    4157 days ago
    hey PHATA thanksss so much for the comment to my blog!! i needed that soo much I dont want to get bored with my eating habits because its a lifestyle so with your advice i can change my style up alot!!! thank you so much!!
    4161 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2009 1:29:25 AM
    Hey there! Good to hear from ya! I see you are still having success! I'm leveled off at 1-3 pounds a week. I have started jogging as part of my workout. OH my... I am actually loving it. Definitely a plateau buster. Gettin together for the salmon steak sounds like a great idea! I'll be checkin' in with ya and seeing your progress! See ya at the finish line! Take care and God Bless! Rick emoticon
    4161 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/8/2009 8:24:56 PM
    Hello there. Haven't seen ya around for a while. Hope all is well with you. Just wanted to say "hi". emoticon
    4185 days ago
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