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jcvwest1 11-05-2012 01:19 AM

Day 1 of Lifestyle change
Well today I was looking thru some old things and found a picture of me from my 20's. My son who is 11yo shouted where is this man? I was much smaller and almost had no belly then. I am 46yo 5'10" and 228lbs. I am planning on going with a group of dive buddies to Bonaire next year in June 2013. I would really like to have myself down to 170lbs before I go. So this is day 1 of my journey for which I know there will be ups and downs. The last time I did it I I got down to 208lbs and fell of the wagon. I need to find my inner military man and make him kick my butt everyday to stay on track.:D

canary52 11-05-2012 09:02 AM

Or maybe to find an outer "military" man on this site to help you! Good luck! You can do it.

Ellaspop 11-05-2012 10:41 AM

GO FOR IT!!! You can do me I finally stopped talking and started doing...but for me it takes 3 weeks to be come a habit...and 3 weeks to break carry on!

jcvwest1 11-05-2012 02:54 PM

Thanks for your messages and the one thing I do know is NO ONE can do this BUT me. I am looking forward to a smaller me and more energy as you always hear others who have lost considerable weight say they gain. Maybe my knees will also be happy with me and stop sounding like popcorn popping when I walk up stairs at night.

I also have a Polar FT7 heart rate monitor. I spent 1 hour on the treadmill yesterday and burned 810 calories. I would like try make it a goal to burn 1000 calories each time I go to the gym. I know this is a high bar to set, but I know I have done it before.

Weight : I am going to weigh myself everyday and at the same time frames.

greenglobetips 12-04-2012 10:32 PM

Goodluck For it..Its still not too late to get those muscles you got..

01gt4.6 12-05-2012 03:41 AM

Stick with it and stay focused. Make sure you set your weight goal and log your weight so you can track your progress. If you have any questions, just ask. BTW, depending on your muscle mass, I was probably about your build in my before pic (I'm only 5'8" on a good day)

jcvwest1 12-06-2012 04:36 AM

Yeh I have some before Day 1 pics and like most guys I carry it around the waste. I have been keeping track of my weight usually around the same time of day,(morning) and wear the same clothing. It has been 1 month and I have lost about 12lbs. I use the Polar FT7 Heart Rate monitor and I try to go to the gym everyday. I have set a goal of burning 1000 calories each time I go. spent 2 hours doing the machines and 1 hour of it on the treadmill. I use the dynamic heart rate with an upper HR of 155 and Lower HR of 124.

I will have to take some 30 day pics tomorrow and see about posting them here.

I see your pics and I would hope to get to that point. I was not even that slim and trim when I was a teenager. I will get there.

rpmcduff 12-06-2012 03:24 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your success to this point. Looking forward to the 30 day progress pics.

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