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NorthWoodsLee

55 years old
Male
Laurence, KS
"I'm going to do this!"

About Me:

Dad
Married to a great woman
Father of six (four boys, 2 beautiful girls from India)
Kansas Jayhawk fan

Why I want to get in shape

I'm tired of being too fat to sit in a restaurant booth, of being humiliated and embarrassed every day by my appearance, and of embarrassing my wife and kids. I don't want to be on diabetic and hypertension medicine any longer. And once I reach my goal weight and keep it off, I want to do whatever I can to help others to lose weight and to defeat the lie that many doctors, obese people, and others believe that only 2% of people can lose weight permanently. That false belief, I'm convinced, stops many from trying and contributes to doctors' almost universal practice of simply prescribing medication without focusing on truly helping their patients lose weight.

Heaviest Weight: ~335 (early 2000s)
Starting Weight: 306 (5/14/2012)
Interim weight (IW): 253 (8/15/2012)
IW: 245.6 (10/3/2012)
IW: 239.2 (10/19/2012)
IW: 228.2 (11/189/2012)
IW: 224.0 (11/26/2012)
IW: 217 (12/16/2012)
IW: 211.6 (12/23/2012)
IW: 205.2 (1/6/2013) - 100 pounds lost!
IW: 207.8 (2/21/2013)
IW: 250 (approx. 1/6/2014)
IW: 247.8 (1/13/2014)
Current: 238 .0 (2/8/2014)

Start date: 5/14/2012
50 lbs. lost: approx. 8/14/2012
75+ lbs. lost: 11/19/2012
100 lbs. lost: 1/6/2013 (before slipping back to 250+ in 2013)
GW: 175 to 185 (depending on amount of lean mass)

My Inspirations

  • For myself - I want to feel good about myself.
  • My daughters have gained weight and I need to set a good example.
  • I want to be in top physical shape for the first time since before 8th grade.

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  • Is my measuring spoon correct?

    Thu 01/09/14 08:31PM No need to be scared or avoid peanut butter altogether. But weighing carefully can at least help you make choices with eyes wide open....

  • Is my measuring spoon correct?

    Thu 01/09/14 07:05PM Peanut butter is so calorie dense that using a measuring spoon and hoping you've packed it right likely will lead to you being substantia...

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