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How did I get that big? My Heaviest (370 lbs).


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I started this journey in the early Spring of '09, but got sidetracked. I lost a little more than 50 pounds on the first try but put all of that and more back on during my hiatus from SparkPeople. NEVER AGAIN! I am back for good! I have updated my goals on the right to what I have ahead of me. The past is the past.

I have a lot of weight to lose, but I have more to lose if I don't. I have a wonderful family (beautiful wife and two fantastic boys). They are the reason that I'm taking on this mountain of a task.

Ultimately my goal is to lose around 200 lbs from my highest weight of 375 and end around a healthy 170, but I'm going to take it in small pieces and enjoy all the milestones along the way. I know I can do it. I know I have to do it. I lost my mother to diabetes when I was 13. I will not leave my family the same way when there is something that I can do about it.

So how did I get to be 370+lbs? I really don't know. I never saw it happening to myself. I know what caused it. Lack of activity and serious food addictions. I just don't remember moving up in weight or pant size, it just happened. Then you wake up one morning and look in the mirror and realize what you've done to yourself.

NO MORE! I am not going to allow myself to be Fat Dad anymore, I am going to be Fit Dad.

I am going to focus more on logging my thoughts in my blog so I can look back and see where I've been. The Journey will certainly have lessons for me.

Member Since: 2/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,421

My Goals:
2/1/14 - 360
3/1/14 - 350
4/1/14 - 340
More Goals when these have been reached.

My Program:
Eat between 1750 - 1850 calories per day!

Starting with lots of walks.

Personal Information:
I am a 42 year old Software Architect from North East Ohio.

I am married to a beautiful woman (Rhonda) and have two great boys (Josh and Seth).

I am also a worship leader at my church. I play keyboard and bass guitar. My wife plays the drums. We really have fun rocking out!

My wife and I also lead a children's ministry at our church. I love working with kids and wish I had more energy to keep up with them.

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    Thanks for stopping by! Hope your own journey is easier this time around... have a wonderful week!
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    Thanks for your comment about my visiting toddler. Glenn
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