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Big change in my life after composing the stuff below. Recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (late 2009). Quite painful to even walk now, but I'm not giving up. The crazy stuff may be gone, however I'm gonna do everything physically possible exercise wise.

Previously was quite active in biking (540 mile solo ride from San Francisco to San Diego was my longest), but don't like riding in the street much anymore so I normally ride only 10 or 15 miles at a time now.

Running - lost track of the number of marathons run (including Boston twice), done 115 3/4 miles on a 1/4 mile track in 24 hours, ran about five 50 mile trail runs and completed the Western States 100 mile trail run.

Hiked to the top of Mount Whitney and back in one day.

Ahhh, but that stuff was a while ago.

Took care of my aging mother for the past five years, and now she has passed away I'm on a mission to lose 20 pounds and get back into shape.

My plan is to walk to anyplace I need to go if it's three miles or under one way and I don't have to be presentable or carry any huge items. Anything between three and five miles it will be on my mountain bike.

Strength training will be from the SparkPeople selections, plus working out one to three times a week at the gym.

Don't think I'll ever see a 30" waist again, but I'm gonna try!

Anybody have any suggestions on how I can improve my plan, simply let me know.


Member Since: 12/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,613

My Goals:
Lose 22 3/4 pounds! Oh yeah, that will get me to 3 pounds under my high school weight.

This was my goal in 2007 and was made.

Well I'm back with the same 22 3/4 pounds again, and they're gonna disappear real soon. [; )]

Oops, made the goal above, but I'm back AGAIN! Now I have 28 3/4 pounds to lose. Looks like I really need to check weight on a regular basis. New start 19Sept2010.

My Program:
30 minutes of cardio minimum a day. Run a minimum of 10 miles a week at a 9:59 per mile or less (canceled). Gym 1 to 3 times a week to do a weight workout and some cardio on the Life Fitness Cycle (plus 15 minutes minimum in the sauna). Walk or run anyplace I need to go under 3 miles one way(canceled - hurts too much). Bike anyplace I need to go 3 to 5 miles one way(canceled). Use exercycle at home on occasion. Hike whenever I get a chance in Mission Trails Regional Park(canceled). Follow the SparkPeople calorie range and % of carbos, protein and fat. weigh and measure myself once a week - yada yada yada

Personal Information:
Originally from Illinois, but have lived in San Diego since I was seven years old.

Other Information:
Favorite non-exercising hobby is fishing - all kinds!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I like to Geocache also. Check out Geocache.com if you don't know what it is.

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    Welcome to ultra runners Carl, looks like you should fit in well. I joined sparkpeople in october of 2006, great site!
    4416 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Jack LaLanne is 93 yo and in wonderful health. He works out two hours ever morning of his life. Do a SEARCH for him on-line and read some of his interviews as he has lived what he taught, which is why I respect him so much. You can do this for many years to come and SPARKPEOPLE makes it fun and rewarding because we all respect health here.
    4420 days ago
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