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WHERE TO BEGIN?

On June 26, 2009 I was just "the average fat guy" walking into work. The next thing I know, I am riding in the back of an ambulance headed to a trama center hospital with a massive Pulminary Embolism.

HOW DID I GET HERE?

At this point I am not sure. This web site sure seems like a "chick" thing...not enough testosterone for me but..... OK, Kid #2 suggested I use this site for tracking calories and workouts.... She is a work out monster......no need for her to use this website....Who said I wanted to lose weight? The doctor never said I had to lose weight. Well maybe he suggested it once or twice..... I guess I was a little pissed off when I saw the physical description of me in the hospital...."Middle Aged" and "Obese". That hurt! I never thought of myself as Middle aged.... fat..... but not 'Middle Aged'

THE GOOD NEWS?

I fooled the doctors and actually lived to walk Kid #2 down the aisle one week after I went into the hospital.....The kid was threatening to call off the wedding....the heck with that; I had already spent a boat load...Luckily I got a pass from the doctors the day before the wedding...

WHAT NOW?

Well as long as I am here I might as well lose some weight.....


Member Since: 7/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,205

My Goals:
Short term: Be under 200 pounds by Xmas 2009.

190 lbs. by Feb. 1st.

178 by March 15th.

Long Term: Live!


My Program:
Stop going out with the 'boys' for lunch. I gained 40 lbs. in 4 years.

Walk 6 days/week until the doctor OK's me to work out at the gym.

Burn more calories than I consume.



Personal Information:
1 wife.

3 kids.

SoCal born & raised.

Live 15 minutes from the beach (Malibu)


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  • v ELYMWX
    Thanks! Life's been busy, so I'm only right now getting 'round to thanking everyone for their comments from the last couple weeks.

    At this point, I think I'm done on upgrading the bike I have. Pedals, fenders, lights, and a new seat and post is enough, and now I'm set for fall/winter commuting in the rain. Probably not in the snow - I think I'll draw the line there. It's not all in vain, however, because by doing these upgrades now I can keep on cycling so that when I do get a new bike (and send this one over to the island) I'll have a better idea of what I want. As for my wife's bike, I think she's serious about Tri'ing, so she's probably going to get a true road bike, which will let her still do some of the paved trails, and then if she wants to do the unpaved trails as well we'll pick up a used hybrid/comfort bike off craigslist.

    As for the Golden Arches, it's usually when I'm walking at lunchtime and I'm doing some other errands that take me the opposite direction than what I normally go, so it's what's convenient. That being said, I truly do like a Quarter Pounder every now and then...
    3490 days ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    Thinking of you and sending you some beautiful Florida sunshine to you and yours! emoticon Have an awesome weekend...we just booked some tickets to the "Goo-Goo Dolls" one of the Josher's all time fav bands...who says we're old foggies..we can rock out with the kids ANY TIME! emoticon Gosh...I hope the concert doesn't keep us out too far past our bedtime..hee..hee emoticon emoticon
    3491 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2011 1:05:58 PM
  • v LINTPICKER
    thanks for the encouragement on my blog!
    3497 days ago
  • v FLORIDASUN
    Thanks a BUNCH for the goodie...it's actually one of my favorite ones! And...one goodie deserves another...so check your goodie feed. emoticon
    3498 days ago
  • v REANKANESMOM
    yea that machine scares me a bit LOL.

    3498 days ago
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