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I lost a lot of weight about 5 years ago. I did it on my own then and learned a lot. I find this structure has helped me better understand what I am doing. My inital goal was 50 more pounds by March 1 of 2013. I reached that goal on Nov 13, 2012. My new goal is 90lbs by March 1, 2013. That is a bit aggressive, but I need a tough goal. I have a wild dream to hit the 100lb goal, but I want to be realistic and let my body tell me if I should lose the extra 10 after I hit 90.

Member Since: 7/24/2012

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My Goals:
I want to be healthy and active. I know to do that I need to lose weight and work out regularly.

I set my initial goal at 225. A 60 pound loss. That is about where I got last time after a 75 pound loss. (Reached on 11/13).

What is scary about that is that according to the BMI calculator I will still be at the high end of the overweight category.

This time I plan to fight past that and then maintain. My new goal is 195. That would still make me over weight according to the BMI, but I want to see if my body will take more of a loss at that poiint.

For the Fall 5% Challenge:
Exercise: I will walk each day with my dogs at least 10 minutes. I will do strength training 3-4 times a week. Primarily using Kettlebells. I will also bike 2-3 times a week. I hit the 5% weight loss in 5 weeks and I am going to try to hist 10% before the 8 weeks is up.

Diet: I will continue to simply eat healthy and say within the recommended guidelings for

My Program:
I enjoy good food. I have a 22 year old son who lives with who is a young chef. We talk food all of the time. He is working 2 jobs and rarely cooks. I am going to cook healthily and yet make flavorful food that he will enjoy. Extreme programs do not work for me. I cannot give up wheat or carbs. I cannot fast.

I am working on a list of low calorie favorites that I can go to easily that we both enjoy. I am working hard on portion control. I want to eat 4 moderate meals a day and drink a lot of water.

I am attending 4 kettlebells classes a week. On most days I ride my bike 12 miles round trip for the class. I also referee ice hockey 6-12 times a week. On top of that I walk my dogs daily 20-40 minutes at a fairly fast pace.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Kalamazoo Michigan. After graduate school I took my first job in Chicago and moved to the ares in 1979. I have been a systems analyst/developer for my entire career. My two passions are books and ice hockey. I currently do not play, officiate regularly. I am hoping that my conditioning will allow me to return to the ice as a player.

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    Steve, thanks for sharing Pavel's strength training routine. I have his DVD but not the book. Anyway, I'll be joining you with that ladder program. I really need it!

    2582 days ago
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    Great ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing them with me! Have a great day!
    2584 days ago
    Thank you for reading and adding thoughtful comments to my blog. Sadly,
    corporations are motivated not by ethics, but by profits only. The managers are
    rewarded only when more dollars fall to the bottom line.

    Our health is our individual responsibility, but it is an uphill battle when
    such forces are arrayed to trap us in a lifetime of bad food choices leading
    to poor health, which in turn drives up health care costs while feeding
    the profits of the medical industry.

    It is only through education, we can find the motivation to take
    back our own health and food choices.

    Congratulations on your successes. emoticon You have made
    amazing progress toward your goals. Awesome!
    2597 days ago
    Hi there, Thank you for visiting my blog " Need some help on my foods"" and your great advice. I am trying not freak out of frustration and taking my time to leaning more about foods everyday. Thanks for the support. I hope you are doing great on your KB work out. I love my KB too. . Take care. ***Hugs*** Mickey

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    2618 days ago
    Man your picture progress is great! I know you have to be proud of how far you've come.
    2621 days ago
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