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I am a 33 year old with 183 pounds to loose. This is my 3rd time on SparkPeople in an attempt to loose the weight. Loosing a 183 pounds seems scary and impossible to me; therefore I am focusing on the short time mile stone which is to get me under 300 lbs.

I have always been big for all my life. For all my adult life I have been over 300 pounds and I swore to myself that I would never go over 400. Then 2 weeks ago I suffered a back injury which caused me to go to the doctor. I hadn't been in a few years so they had me get on the scale and I was honestly embarrassed with what it said. I wasn't 400 lbs but I was way to close to it.

I have also been noticing that my size is really affecting me being able to play with my daughter. She is now 3 and becoming more active and is having a hard time why daddy can't do certain things with her.

I am doing this change for me. I need to be healthier and lighter. She is my motivation and daily reminder that I need to be around to be able to take care of her and I can't do that very well at almost 400 lbs.

Here is my reward list for when I get under certain weights:

380: See the movie Pixels with wife (Goal accomplished 8/12/15)
370: Blu-ray player for the garage
360: SkullCandy Wireless Headphones
350: $50 Itunes Gift Card
340: See a movie with the wife
330: GameCube
320: New Cologne - Aqua Di Gio or Chrome
310: See a movie with wife
300: New clothing (if possible maybe new laptop)

Feel free to ask any questions you like I am a open person.

Member Since: 8/5/2015

Fitness Minutes: 11,719

My Goals:
My goals are simple I want to lose weight. I have 183 lbs to lose in total but my first major mile stone is I want to get under 300 lbs and that is what I am focusing on right now.

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Personal Information:
I have been happily married now for 9 years and I have a 3 year old daughter

Other Information:
I really enjoy computers, video games, bowling, and cooking.

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    Haven't weighed in since the 20th, i think...didn't want to weigh in last week, as i don't think I had a very good, maybe this week I'll have a better about you?

    yes, I can relate to how it feels about hitting my calorie goal, but still feeling like I didn't do a good job. But, when the results show up on the scale, I'm like "Wow, I actually did do a good job." Self-doubt sucks!
    1776 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/1/2015 5:34:14 PM
    zebra cakes and pumpkin heads? I don't know what those are, and I'm not sure I want to know. They sound delicious! ha

    Congrats on keeping away from the pizza....that's such a tough delicious binge food of mine.

    How's your weekend going?
    1786 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. My weigh ins are on Sunday, but I don't know if moving the weigh in would make a difference for me. I don't deprive myself of anything I like to eat either, I just need to figure out how to limit those portions. For example, I'll order a pizza to my house and eat the whole thing. But, usually when I order a pizza, I think "Yea, I'm gonna eat the whole thing." I need to change that behavior. I need to check in with someone who understands and tell them "I want to eat a whole pizza right now!!" Usually that's enough to turn around and not eat it. If i really want pizza, I should maybe just go out somewhere and buy a single'll accomplish a few'll kill the craving, it'll get me a bit of exercise going to get it, and I'll get some Vitamin D from the sunshine (if it's daytime of course.) Now I'm thinking if I'm really having a desire to binge out, I should WALK to get a single serving of my binge food. Hmm, these are all ideas, I suppose and talking about them is much different than putting them into action. I guess I'll just keep moving forward and see how it goes. Even sometimes, when I decided to order a pizza, I think "I'll just have two slices and put the rest in the freezer." But, that isn't good for me either, cuz an hour or two later, I'm taking it out of the freezer and heating it up. I think I should just add pizza and delivery french fries to my list of foods that I do not keep in my house...I don't keep chips, candy, soda, cookies or any of that in my why would I order a pizza and keep that stored somewhere, when I know how tempting it is for me? Ah hah, work in progress.

    And yes, I also find it hard to re-regulate the day after a binge. Sometimes I'd keep binging for days, weeks, months. But, its nice to look back and think, "Well, I'm only binging one day, not several days, weeks or months." Looks like progress to me. Eliminating all binge days would be best. Sometimes I can stop a binge dead in its tracks. I feel stressed, I eat a ton of candy, and then I"m like, "Whoaaa, if i don't stop and tell someone right now what I'm doing, this is going to turn into a 3000 calorie binge in the next 2 hours."

    Anyway, now I'm rambling on...ha...spark on! :)
    1787 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2015 2:30:16 PM
    Happy Thursday! Awesome to hear, keep coming back!

    1788 days ago
    Welcome to spark! Best wishes to you! How's the journey going today?
    1789 days ago