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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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