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Mr. Durden - Jason

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Wow... it's been almost eight years since I wrote this....it's been a wild ride. Let's see if we can get going again.

"I came across an old friend from High School who I hadn't talked to in twenty years and when he asked me what was the one thing I would change about my life if I could... My response was, " My Weight." He made the offer to help me and I accepted. Thank you Jason!

His philosophy is, "It's about making the right choices, not losing weight. Make the right choices and the weight loss will come easily." He also asked me, " How tough are you really and how much can you take?" I took that as a challenge and here I am! "

And yes..... HERE I AM 100 lbs. less of me! Some people have a baby in nine months... I added 15 years to my life and lost half of myself in the same time! Both worthy causes in my book but I will take 15 years over a baby anytime!

This has been an incredible journey for me and I have learned a lifetime of information and knowledge on this new path. I have found direction, and drive, and motivation and inspiration among the pages and people here at spark.

I have learned for the first time in my life that this journey is a lifetime commitment and not just a diet. There going to be ups and downs on both the journey AND the scale. (at one point I was down 135lbs) I learned you don't have to be perfect but you don't EVER give up. Every small step in the right direction is still a victory no matter how small the step. They all get you further down the road! If I can do this - SO CAN YOU!

It has become my mission and my goal to help as many others out there like myself see that there is another way of life out there waiting for you to experience. There is a place out there where you can feel good about yourself again, a place where support and motivation comes from the heart of those that care and not from those that judge.

If I can help just one person experience what Jason and Spark have given me... then this journey is worth every drop of sweat and every tear that was shed!

I encourage you to come and take a look at our team PROJECT MAYHEM. If you haven't guessed it by now the Team was inspired by the book "Fight Club". It's sick and twisted little book but has a ton of wisdom in it if you look at it the right way.

One of my favorite quotes from the book and my own personal mantra that keeps me in line is " We are defined by the choices we make." Tyler Durden.

Like that quote, my life is based on those choices and so is our team. This team is not like any others you will find on Spark... and I guarantee that if you find one... you will probably find out that they were started by one of my monkeys along the way. (Space monkey is a FC reference - read the book! LOL )

This team is about 100% effort - not about 100% completion. I have members on this team that are 128 lbs... and I have members that are 428lbs. Don't let this team intimidate you. It is a WONDERFUL source of support and encouragement... I will warn you though - There are no excuses and no whining allowed.

Everyone of my Space Monkeys are a king and queen in their own way. They are strong! They are kind! They are supportive! They are strong willed! They are MONKEYS! This team is about making the right choices and accountability. If you give 100% then we will get along fine!

I look forward to every day now with new enthusiasam! I can't wait to meet you!

Member Since: 7/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,146

My Goals:
There is no greater motivator than one's children. My goal is to simply live a longer, healthier life that will enable me to care for my children in the best way possible.

My Program:
I am doing a daily food journal and sharing it with someone who makes me accountable for what I eat.

I made small daily changes in my diet that cut out bad habits and introduced new and healthy ones.

I work out daily for the first time in my life and I look forward to finding new ways to incorporate physical activity into my day instead of avoiding it now.

I have asked for the encouragement and support of my family.

Personal Information:
I am 40 years old and have been overweight for the last 13 years.

I am also an emotional eater on a grand scale! (no pun intended! lol )

I have finally broken free of the "auto pilot" syndrome and am finally learning how to take care of myself and really LIVE my life for a change.

Other Information:
"You give but little when you give of your possesions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." - Kahlil Gibran

"We are defined by the choices we make." Tyler Durden

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