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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 GBOOMER
    I appreciate your comment on my blog today. My difficulty in "chilling out" is that everything I've done well at work in the past has always been at least in part fueled by anxiety. I have to relearn how to do things without that component. Thus, my project for the year!

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    4263 days ago
  • v ELYMWX
    Well done; I'm a couple months behind you, but gaining fast emoticon
    4265 days ago
  • v GAZELK
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I read your page and I agree that this site seems like it needs more guys, but we're out there. Looks like you're doing well since your ambulance ride, so keep up the good work.

    Hey, at least football is right around the corner. I'm a Vikes fan, but I've always like the Chargers as well. I'm psyched!
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    4265 days ago
  • v CALIFARTIST
    Congrats on your fitness minute achievement!
    4269 days ago
  • v GBOOMER
    I was just over the line into obese territory when I started last year. Now I have a healthy BMI. I think that if I can do it, just about anyone else can too.

    Thanks for becoming sparkbuddies!
    4273 days ago
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