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I'm tired of being uncomfortable on planes. OK, let's rephrase that...I'm tired of being squished into plane seats...let's face it, thin or not they're not really comfortable.

Member Since: 5/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 19,669

My Goals:
I'm aiming to sit on planes comfortably (ok, as possible)...sounds silly but I travel a lot for work and there's nothing that reminds me of my size like getting on a plane. So that's the driving goal - no squished hips, no seatbelt extensions, no fearful looks from those I sit next to. A secondary goal is to buy clothes in normal sizes...I hate buying "executive cut" suits. I want shirts that don't have an X (or 2 or 3) on the tag. Finally, I'd like one day to be able to be comfortable at a beach or pool. I never take my shirt off in public, and I'd like to not be so self conscious about that.

My Program:
Tracking what I eat has been a huge success for me thus far - it takes the negativity of dieting and changes it to a personal challenge. The formula is pretty simple: eat less, move more. I did it once before and gained most of what I lost back. Time to fix it and sustain it.

Personal Information:
I'm a husband, a dad of a grown daughter, a paramedic and an executive in the emergency management world. My days are long, the stress level can be high and I can't imagine doing anything else. My world went from knife and gun club to policy and politics over the past 20 years. I like doing innovative things - demolish old ways of thinking and build new, better systems, processes and ways of thinking. Now I'm applying that work approach to myself. For fun I take pictures. Photography has become my creative outlet and will one day be my third career.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just stopping by to do a happy dance with you for being in the top five fot team fitness minutes this week! I applaud your determination and commitment to YOU! Stay strong during the holidays and keep up the great work! Ruthie emoticon
    3078 days ago
  • v DALID414
    Thanks for commenting on my calories burned blog. I'll check out FitBit.
    3131 days ago
  • v PATTERD707
    Yes, I live near Annadel too.

    In fact, my father-in-law was one of the first two paramedics in Santa Rosa, under Dr. Macdonald, which is funny because I did some business with Reach a couple years back (good people there).

    Nice to make a stronger connection on SP.
    3164 days ago
  • v JESPAH
    I've been working in social media for a while (before it was called social media, and before there were actual jobs in it). Definitely looking forward to reading The Victorian Internet. Thank you for commenting on my blog! :)
    3166 days ago
  • v NEELOJ
    Welcome to shutterbugs….
    Hi!! So glad you joined us in our Shuttlebug team!
    We have so much fun on this team. We love to share our photos with each other and to comment on them.

    Just for fun we post weekly photo assignments. You are invited to participate in this with us if you are interested.

    Please check in the General Discussion section for the Photo Assignments.
    Each assignment has complete directions in the very first post of the assignment which will be on page one, scroll to the bottom of the page.
    You are welcome to add pictures to any of the assignments.
    Or just add a comment to pictures other team members have shared.

    If you have any questions be sure and ask, either on a team or you are welcome to email me.
    I will be looking forward to seeing your photos!!

    3209 days ago
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