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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.

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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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    Thanks for the friend add. I love your practical goals. You can do this! If there is anything I can help you with, please let me know.
    3211 days ago
    Welcome to Living Healthy w/Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet. Glad you're here!
    3211 days ago
    Thank you for the add! I noticed your comment about plane seats, I sometimes forget to mention it as just one more situation that helped me finally make my changes, but I remember having a hell of a time fitting into them, walking down the aisle and the way people would look at me. I hated it. That, and the inability to ride some roller coasters, of all things.

    Good luck with your journey! You've got the right attitude! Be accountable, plan, visualize your goals, and you WILL continue to be successful!
    3211 days ago
    Would you be able to attend a team gathering if it were closer to you? We would like some ideas on how we can meet some of our team members and make it convenient to everyone. Where would a good location be for you?
    3933 days ago
    Hi and thanks ... Good luck to you ,I know what your saying about seating . I go out to eat and always ask for table instead of booth ...but with the weight lost... booth is ok now ,small step but in right direction.Good luck man
    3989 days ago
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