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London, summer 2007 - 130 kg

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1 June, 2010 - 107 kg... looking good with my new hair cut!

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I hated hearing the doctor tell me that I was morbidly obese. But I never did anything about it except feel sorry for myself.

From one day to the next, I decided I wanted to join the US Army. To do that, I had to go from 286 pounds (130 kg) to 135 pounds (61 kg). While the time it would take to do it frustrated me, I jumped in with both feet. I was going to do it. I'd never encountered anything that I really couldn't do before. I learned about nutrition, fitness and all sorts of other useful things.

In October I found something out that severely limited my chances of being accepted into the armed forces. However, in those four months, I turned my life around. I've lost 20 kg. While I've slipped a bit qua nutrition as I don't have that huge goal to work towards anymore, I certainly haven't reverted to all of my old habits.

The drive to lose this weight is there. I've learned so much that I couldn't possibly completely let myself go anymore. I'm not perfect and I never will be. But I will weigh a healthy weight and be able to do all the things that I want to do when I'm done. And this is going to stay with me for the rest of my life.

Member Since: 10/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10,558

My Goals:
Start weight: 286 lbs/130 kg
June 2010: 220 lbs/100 kg

Things I'm going to do:
- Hike the Grand Canyon
- Learn to kite surf
- Learn to sail
- Run a 5K
- Learn to belly dance
- Wear a bikini

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Personal Information:
I'm originally from NH, USA but moved to the Netherlands when I was 13. I'm now an IT consultant with a specialty in information architecture.

Other Information:
Do not interfere in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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    Thank you for the comment on my blog
    3093 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog and photos. I so totally agree - it always seems short. That's why I saturate myself in it now. When that cold Nov. wind blows the last vestiges of color into oblivion, I don't want to wonder why I wasn't out enjoying fall.

    I hope you are getting to enjoy a beautiful fall, too.

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    3096 days ago
    It’s been more than a year since you read my blog entry, “Beauty Comes in All Shapes and Sizes, Not Just Size 5”…I hope that the last year has brought you happiness and success in life. But above all, I hope that you have remembered how beautiful you are!
    3149 days ago
    Why worry about tomorrow
    and the rising of the sun?
    Don't anguish over past mistakes
    that can not be undone.

    Why waste life's precious moments
    on things that bruise the heart,
    when today is ours to fashion
    into a work of art?

    Today comes but once, my friend.
    It never will return,
    so use it wisely while you can.
    There is a lesson you may learn.

    Let history record the past,
    and tomorrow come what may.
    Be content to do your best
    with what you have today!

    ~ Anonymous ~


    3284 days ago
    Haven't seen you in a while - how are things?
    3304 days ago
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