STEVENRIGNEY

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All things are difficult before they are easy. Never, never quit!

Life slowed down for me as a husband, and father to be. I had gained 30 pounds in 2 years with life just being very busy.

Since January 1st 2007, my weight has been moving in the right direction. with lots of love and support from my wife, I'm getting closer to my goals. I'm on pace to reach my target weight in May, then I'll have to reassess my goals.

Becoming vegetarian has not been nearly as hard as I thought it would. I am still tempted by commercials of burgers and pizza, but forcing myself to stay with the vegetarian lifestyle has been huge in helping me keep calories down. The key is that we didn't jump in and go cold turkey. We slowly started removing meat from our diets and bought some Vegetarian cookbooks. I had to know I would have enough staple recipes that I liked and could fall back on in the new diet. 6 weeks have gone by now and we are both doing great with it.

-------- July 28, 2008 --------
What a difference a year makes. Last year I reached my goal of running a marathon then promptly fell off of every bit of exercise I had scheduled. I got fat over the winter, and ballooned back to my starting weight (230). It wasn't until March 08, that I finally started to get myself back under control. Now I'm working again to get back to where I had already been last year, and then beyond that to my maintenance goal. I am planning on taking it slow and just continuing to improve.

-------- August 10, 2009 --------
My weight has gone up for too long. I'm working hard to get it under control again, and not to let it get out of control.


Member Since: 12/31/2006

Fitness Minutes: 6,120

My Goals:
Run 5 miles straight. (Complete)
Finish a marathon (Complete)

Do 100 pushups straight.

Do 10 pull-ups.

190 Pounds.


My Program:
1. Eat moderately healthy food.
2. Cardio exercise 3-5times a week
3. Lift weights 1-2 times a week.

I tend to get most of my cardio from running.



Personal Information:
You want to know about me ask, I'm very honest.


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Happines is having a goal... success is achieving it.


Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have.


I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. -- Henry Ford.




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  • v LADY_DONKEY
    WWDD = What Would Donkey Do -- am I right??

    ROFL!!!! Thanks!
    4017 days ago
  • v CONFUSEDBIRD
    Oh cool! Thank you very much for sending me that!

    It's funny how there is no animals on this freecycle. The freecyle in Carbondale has nothing but dogs and cats.
    4040 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2009 11:15:10 PM
  • v RACING4ME
    Hey Steven,
    The Canadian health care system is generally pretty good. The problem is with specialized testing. Unless you are in HUGE trauma, it can take over a year to get an MRI. CT scans usually take 6-8 weeks, and I am at 9.5. Truth be told though, the fault with my pain now lies solely with me. I feel a bit better, then buck the system. Running two 17.5k runs back-to-back while injured is not exactly the method of getting back to it. My RMT loaned me an inversion table that gave me HUGE relief, enough that I thought I was good to go. Guess not.

    OH yeah, we also have the option of paying for the MRI - thus my begging with my extended health care plan...if we do that, it can happen within hours or days.

    Anyhow, thanks for being concerned...I hope that we can virtually train together for another event!

    Cheers,
    Trish
    4061 days ago
  • v SAYARD
    It was great to meet you the other day, hopefully we can all meet up again sometime and laugh some more :).
    4363 days ago
  • v SAYARD
    Thanks for the hello. I'm kind of shy on the message boards, completely the opposite of me in person, but I'll always be reading along :).
    4375 days ago
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