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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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    emoticon Howdy and welcome to the 40 & Fabulous Team!

    3997 days ago
    Welcome to the Nor-Cal Sparkers team. You must be from around the Santa Rosa area. I can remember visiting my grandmother in Santa Rosa and Sonoma when I was growing up, I love that area. Actually I love all of California but mostly Northern California. emoticon
    3998 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople! This really is a place that will help you change your life. As you know, diets don't work. Change is hard work, and it is a lifelong journey. You will find a lot of support here between message boards, articles, exercises, and teams. Glad you're using the nutrition tracker. I use that as a compass to guide me through the day. Be sure to use the exercise tracker, too. Enjoy your journey here!

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    3999 days ago
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