|Start Weight:||(02 Jan 13) 185.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(05 Aug 13) 169.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||165.0 lb|
following: Modified Paleo Diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week
BAJennings is a thirty-something husband and father who wants to have the physical energy to play with his three kids and keep up with life in general. He enjoys music, guitar, programming, astronomy, reading science fiction books, writing poetry and short stories, and selling or buying things on E-bay. He is an avid proponent of reducing consumption and waste through recycling and alternative methods of energy production.
About 8 years ago BAJennings weighed over 205 lbs, at a height of 5' 9" he realized something must be done to improve his health. He suffered from asthma, which was exacerbated by his weight. His wife joined Weight Watchers so they began eating lower calorie, higher fiber foods. He lost 40 lbs. during his first year of better eating, and has kept most of the weight off. He has even run in two 5k runs, and plans to participate in more running events.
He works as a Senior Software Developer for a small ISV (Independent Software Vendor) where he sits A LOT! One of his biggest challenges is to limit the number of snacks and goodies he eats. His co-workers bring in goodies and snacks throughout the week, so the temptation to eat is always present.
This past year he and his a family reduced their grocery and spending budget by using Franklin Covey's Menu and Shopping planner (available in the Franklin Covey software). It saved his family about $200 per month in groceries alone, without coupons. Now, in in the habit of shopping in this way, he is interested in improving other aspects of his life.
With five mouths to feed, two dogs in the house, and full time jobs, he and his wife are constantly on the go. Housework, homework, bills, and general household maintenance require most of their time. He rarely has time to run on the treadmill or lift weights. Making time for exercise is another high-priority item on his "to do" list. But first, he wants to lose 10 lbs of fat in order to fit in his pants again.