See this image larger
Rudolph Run 5k - December 2011 - 230 lbs

See this image larger
Gratuitous before/after - November 2011

See this image larger
This is the picture that reignited the spark... Early spring day 2011 - 257lbs

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Happy Face
go to goodies page

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with GOINGBACKTO180
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

My name is Rich. I'm a 32 year old guy trying to rediscover the elusive 180lbs that I left 10 years ago. Years of graduate school stress (and subsequent libations) coupled with 3 years in the office cube farm (full of temptation) left me at an all-time high weight of 257 lbs. I've decided that now is the time I have to dig my heels in to change my life.

I moved to Portland, OR in July, 2011, via Atlanta, GA. Portland has been good to me thus far in terms of living a healthier lifestyle. So far, I've lost almost 30lbs since February 2011. I still have a long way to go until I reach my goal, but I'm proud of the progress I've made thus far.

I'm still looking to connecting with some Portland Sparkers! I hope that sharing my story and being a point of support in this great network might help someone else on their journey.

Member Since: 3/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,422

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to get back to 180lbs by the end of summer 2012 by losing 1.5lbs per week. I started this journey in February, 2011 at 257lbs. Here's are my goals and milestones:

250 lbs - 4/5/2011
240 lbs - 9/4/2011
230 lbs - 10/22/2011
220 lbs
210 lbs
200 lbs
190 lbs
180 lbs

Complete a 5k - 3/2010
Run a 5k non-stop - 12/2011
Mile run in under 12 - 12/2011
Mile run in under 10
Run a 10k
Run a half marathon

My Program:
Giving up my worst offenders - Fried foods and pastries.

Eating a balanced diet and using the SparkPeople food tracker to log.

Making time to cook.

Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from the South but now live in Portland, OR where I work for a tech firm.

Other Information:
"Those who look outside themselves dream... those who look within themselves awaken" -Carl Jung

"Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility. Around me is boundless opportunity. Why should I fear?" - Stella Stuart

Read More About GOINGBACKTO180 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 2)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 230.8 
Login to Leave Comment
    Hey Rich! The Rock'n'Roll Half in Portland is coming up fast! May 19 will be here before you know it. I thought I'd drop off the team discussion thread url in case you wanted to join in on the fun.
    2980 days ago
  • v TWOSWEET504
    Heyyy honey...Just stopping in to check on you!!! Miss you much I hope you are doing well and know that im still rooting for you.

    Kisses& Hugs
    3174 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comments on my SparkPage! I have really been struggling to get (and stay) back on track, so those words of encouragement are SO meaningful!

    How are you these days? From the looks of your page you are making great progress and really thriving in Portland! You look great, and I hope you feel that way too! emoticon
    3330 days ago
    Great job on the weight loss already. Looking great!! Keep it up.
    3336 days ago
  • v TWOSWEET504
    Heyyyyyy My SparkBuddy...WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!? Cant wait to read your next blog...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK & IF YOU FELL OFF IM HERE TO HELP YOU BACK UP...Kisses!!
    3357 days ago
Member Comments (59):  123Next >Last >>