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1/23/12 12:56 A

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Hi, Tony! emoticon Good to hear from you, it's great that you have taken that first step towards better health. This is a great website, I find myself spending much of my day on it and getting lots of great ideas and figuring out how to put them into practice! The good thing is, we all have progress to be made, so we can all relate. It's about establishing good habits over time, learning from our mistakes and setbacks, celebrating all successes, no matter how small. You're already heading in the right direction by making changes! emoticon

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1/22/12 10:18 P

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Hi, my name is Tony, and though I've known about this site for a couple years, I am now finally checking it out. Today I got on the scale to see how much weight I'd gained (something I've been putting off for months) and was surprised to see that the figure I maintained in my head was about 60 lbs. I work in an IT department, so I'm not exactly getting a workout at work, and I spend a significant amount of time in my off hours playing video games online.

I've tried some crazy things in the past, in order to lose weight, including binging and purging, pills, all those crazy things that you tell yourself "So what if its supposedly dangerous, it won't ever hurt me'.

I see people out and having fun with their lives, and it depresses me to no end that I have allowed myself to slde so far out of control. I've no woman in my life, a couple friends, and luckily for me, a VERY good family.

This past fall I sort of fell in love with biking. I had never done it before, and I got really into it, losing 20-30 lbs before it got too cold, and I moved into my 'winter hibernation' sorta phase...putting that 20-30 lbs back on, and an additional 30 on top of that. I look forward to the spring, and getting back out there, but at the moment, frankly, I'm worried that I am too heavy for my bike. When my mother died, I got her treadmill and I think it is a good one, with the whole incline thing and all of that, but I am also wary of using it as I think I maybe too heavy for it.

As far as good things I do, thanks to my time in the military in the late 90s, I always drink plenty of water. I'm not sure how much you really are supposed to now, it seems to change all the time, but I drink maybe a gallon, to a gallon and a that good? Also, I managed to quit smoking, and that was 3 years ago now.

I know I have it in me to change everything, and honestly, the thought of writing this message and 'introducing myself' to everyone is a little unnerving...but its time to change things in my life, so I might as well try different things.

I hope I haven't been talking too much for this 'introduce yourself'' thing, and as I've not even read any other posts yet, I hope I am not just making an ass of myself.

So.....hi, I'm Tony

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