Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
181.6 lb
Lost so far: 40.7 lb

Current Weight
222.3 lb
Performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
172.0 lb
Still to go: 50.3 lb
I am a 42 year old professional managing an electrical panelboard assembly shop. In 2000, I weighed 215 lbs (heaviest of my life) and decided to do something about it. I joined WW and lost 48lbs over a 10 month span and maintained it for six years. Our family relocated to a different Canadian province in 2002 and my wife and I started a family in 2006. Understandably, my focus shifted from me to them and the weight slowly crept back up. In January 2010, I was up to 208lbs and made the decision to focus more on myself without compromising my family commitments. It was not easy to find time to exercise, so I just watched portion size and made better food choices. Since January 2010 I have gotten back down to 182lbs with little or no consistent exercise regimen. Now that the kids are older I am starting to find more time for myself and I am starting to focus on consistent exercise to complement my eating habits. My goal is to lose another 10-12 lbs before Christmas.

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Things worth doing are seldom easy. I gave up cigarettes 12 years ago and I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself in the long term. Once you get past the withdrawl, you will be glad you made that lifestyle choice. You can do it!
posted 27 Apr 2012, 10:35
New to FS and needing Friend! :)
Hi folks. I just sent a buddy request to those of you that expressed an interest. Feel free to add me to your buddies.
posted 27 Apr 2012, 10:06
Regognizing progress
For me...it was when I went through some older dress shirts in my closet and discovered that the neck size on those shirts was too big. I actually looked like that guy with the top hat in the "Don't worry, be Happy" music video.
posted 27 Apr 2012, 07:50
Food Haiku
I like to move it
move it. I like to move it
move it. I like to...
posted 25 Apr 2012, 07:06
Setting a new goal
go to "My fatsecret", then go to "My Diet" and I believe it is option "d:"
posted 20 Apr 2012, 11:21
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26 April 2013

Well we just got back from the Caribbean. In the eight week leadup to our vacation, I was diligent with the types of food I was eating but not so diligent ...
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30 April 2012

Just spent the last two days reshingling a friend's roof. I am really sore, but I didn't have to worry about getting in enough exercise as his roof is ...
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Weight-Loss for Busy Professionals
A group for professionals who struggle with balancing weight-loss with careers. Support, tips & friendships are encouraged.

Getting Healthy in Ontario Canada!
Do you live in Ontario? Let's support each other and make some new friends along the way!!

Krazy Canucks
Anyone Canadian who wants to join the Canuck team.

40's with under 10 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with up to 10 pounds to lose.

Now Run!
This group is for people who loves to run and who have goals and motivation to share with the others.

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