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February 4, 2011 7:31 PM
You look great! Keep up your good work, it's worth it!! Thank you for sharing your success!
February 4, 2011 7:31 PM
You look great.Thanks for sharing!!
February 4, 2011 7:39 PM
INCREDIBLE!!! thank you for sharing. Keeps me pumped about continuing on. :)
February 4, 2011 8:23 PM
Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!! wtg.
February 4, 2011 9:14 PM
A friend sent me a messge on how did I do it and this is what I wrote her, and I thought I should share it on here!

This time last year I started a running program called "my first 10k" it was a 13 week program and I didn't follow it completely and as a result I didn't finish it. In the spring I started the program again and got to week 9 again then got derailed again. But by that time I had managed to drop about 25 pounds from watching what I was eating, taking in more fruits and vegetables, and drinking a lot of water. I had quit drinking coke during all this and we stopped going out for lunches and suppers and tried to cook all our own meals as healthy as we knew how. After summer holidays I came back to work and was ready to start the running program again but a coworker talked me into trying "insanity" and we were all hooked! This is also when I started MFP, that I just downloaded onto my iphone cause it was a free app, took me a couple weeks to get the hang of it but now I am hooked with it! I also got my wife doing it too so I couldn't slack off at home and the weight loss came fast, I think I dropped 10 pounds in a month! I also started playing hockey again in the fall and that kept me on the ice for two games a week, and I immediatly noticed the difference with my power in my legs, so I did not want to stop! By xmas I was 202 and I took two weeks off the gym and just relaxed and I continued to log with MFP. After the new year I thought I would try running again and I was shocked that my body just responded to it so well, I am currently not on a running program but I am able to run 3 miles before I get tired, some days 4, 5, even 6 miles! I think this was all because of "insanity" cause the interval training keeps you moving for the 40 minutes that you do it.

I mix up my days now and have a workout mix I love.

3 long runs a week, and 3 training intervals a week with weights

My runs are 3 - 6 miles

My interval training consists of:

15 min rowing
15 min elliptical
30 min weights, mostly arms, chest, or back, no legs as they are getting enough already
15 min cycling
15 min run

I walk after both the runs and the intervals as a cool down.

But also I made little changes in my life, when I golf I don't use a power cart anymore :( and I walk my dogs more :) and I read tons of labels when I shop, I make sure there is always fresh fruit at home, I take a multi vitamin and I take omega 3,6,9's and I increased my amount of brans, oats, whole grains etc... Lots and lots of water!

I wish you luck on your journey and I am glad we are friends, I got your back, you can do it!!!
February 4, 2011 9:19 PM
definitely seeing the abs!!! great work!!!
February 4, 2011 9:22 PM
frigging awesome
thank you for sharing i love those!!!
February 4, 2011 10:20 PM
Great job man! It is changes like yours and the ladies you referenced on here earlier in the thread that make me believe that it canbe done and motivate me to want to keep going so that I can see and enjoy my success in the future.
February 5, 2011 12:26 AM
Great job, man! I can hardly wait til I crack under 200lbs
February 5, 2011 3:08 AM
FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing.bigsmile
February 5, 2011 3:12 AM
WOW!! You look fantastic, its really inspiring for someone who is just starting out to see what is possible
February 5, 2011 4:49 AM
Well done , you look fantastic. You have showed me it can be done.
February 5, 2011 5:35 AM
WOW!! flowerforyou You look amazing!! And you look 15+ years younger!! You should be so incredibly proud of yourself!! wink
February 5, 2011 5:40 AM
you look about twenty years younger!


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