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Hi fellow sparkers! I'm a 41 year old computer technician living in Sedalia, MO. After a small health scare and our desire to have kids, I finally got serious about solving the weight problem I have carried with me for 20 years.
*Update, June 2007: I have reached my goal weight and am now in maintenance mode. Total weight lost: about 120 lbs!
*Update, January 2010: I put some weight back. I won't make excuses. I screwed up, but am serious again. I must be a positive influence for my son by leading a healthy life.
So, today I am at 234 lbs, and will get down to a doctor-mandated 210 by October, 2010.
* Update, January 2011. A year later, I'm still in the mid to upper 230s. My goal is to get back to 190-200 lbs, and stay there. I realized that I couldn't take Sparkpeople off my list of daily tasks. It is essential for me to stay honest!
* Update, March, 2015. I have quickly learned that I need to keep active on Sparkpeople, and that graduate school and fatherhood make it extremely difficult to keep up. Currently at about 260, and realized that enough is enough. I have worked too hard to go back to where I was before. Onward and upward!

Member Since: 9/14/2006

Fitness Minutes: 6,002

My Goals:
After losing nearly 120 pounds, I put about 45 back, so I need to get motivated again! For those who see this, the tools available here at Sparkpeople are essential in losing and keeping off the weight.

My Program:
To lose the weight, I completely overhauled my diet/exercise regimen. First, I actually exercised. Secondly, I eliminated bad foods from my diet completely or limited myself to extremely small servings. I counted every calorie and every bit of fat/saturated fat, protein, fiber, and cholesterol that passed my lips.

Personal Information:
Originally from the St. Louis area (Go Cardinals!) and now living in Warrensburg, Missouri. I work at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and am married to Kelly, who is also here on SparkPeople.

Other Information:
I am a movie and music fanatic. These preferences are many and varied and there are just too many to list here, though my favorite musical group is the Beatles.

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  • v JSKIPPY11
    I just found you on the Mo page. I work in Sedalia, It is nice to see you have succeeded with your goal!
    4602 days ago
    A great team member and friend to have is a:

    Motivator – someone good at picking you up when you fall down and re-energizing you

    Positive Thinker – someone good at always looking at the bright side

    Goal Guardian – someone good at keeping you focused on your goal and on track

    Exercise Buddy – someone good at making workout time fun and social

    Listener – someone good at being an outlet when you need to vent or talk about problems

    Informer – someone good at circulating health and fitness info, ideas and opportunities

    The Bizarre One – someone good at finding fun, interesting and crazy ways to stay active
    4945 days ago
    wow your story is so inspiring, I truly hope you are able to stay the course and keep all those healthy lessons you have learned!
    4959 days ago
  • v IAMTHIN72
    Thank you for your comment. And, wow you and your wife look great! As you know when the weight comes off, it becomes easier to move around. The energy that surges through your body just for making those small changes in the beginning, eventually leads to a daily active lifestyle. Which, I never thought I would say I love to do now. And, Yes GO CARDS!!!! :)
    5013 days ago
  • v TAMERBAMER2001
    Just stopping in to see how you and your wife are doing.... I hope all is great with you all. Pop into ~Celebrate 100 lbs gone Club~. We would love to hear from you.... ~Tammy~
    5027 days ago
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