tommy_77

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from Regina, Saskatchewan (YMCA Regina)

"Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret."

I Ran 100 Miles! I Biked 100 Miles! I Walked 100 Miles! I Lost 35 Lbs! I Lost 20 Lbs! I Burned 50K Calories! I Did 1,000 Pushups! I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Burned 5,000 Calories!
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    Plateaued...

    Still hovering around the 215-219 range, and have been for over 2 months. Still exercising regularly... but I think its partly to do with all the bbq's, birthday parties... movies ect. Just keep working at it. Vacation starts this Friday. Going to be away from the gym for awhile... heading out camping... so its going to be tougher to eat healthier. On the plus side, I have the chance to run and bike a lot more in the great outdoors!

    Posted over 3 years ago by tommy_77

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    Strive for progress instead of perfection

    Nice quote I read today.

    Posted over 3 years ago by tommy_77

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    Biked to Work

    So another one of my mini-personal goals was to try and bike to work at least once this summer. I did it for the first time yesterday!! It went pretty good and took me about 18 minutes!! I made it home in about the same amount of time. The traiffc was a little heavier on the way home, but still made it home safely. It was actually pretty fun. Its a gym day today, but have plans in the evening to go to dinner and a movie with the wife and kids since it is the last day of school for them. Since I will be skipping the gym, I took the bike to work again today. Made it to work in 16 minutes!

    Posted over 3 years ago by tommy_77

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    Trialthon

    So I participated in a triathlon this past Saturday. It wasn't an official race or anything but a couple of co-workers wanted to try one out and do it for them selves. So they worked on a little course to do this. It was a 500meter swim 20km bike ride and 5 km run. The swimming was a bit of a disaster, we did laps in the local pool here. Took a long time but not bad considering I had never swam laps in my life. Sure i've been to the pool and can get from point A to Point B swimming, but never any sort of distance or timed swimming. The bike ride was much better. Did the 20km in an hour. Would have been a bit faster but ended up on part of a public road and was caught up in a bit of traffic. The 5km run was good right after the ride as well. I did start to feel it in the legs alot about 2/3rds of the way into the 5km run, but I kept going and finished the 5km in about 27 and a half minutes.

    Posted over 3 years ago by tommy_77

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    Yay

    Haven't posted in awhile, but I am feeling really good these days. I am below 220lbs and feeling great. I did my 5krun last week and I am extremely proud that I finished in under the goal time of 30 minutes that I set out for myself. I have another 5k planned for this weekend. Looking forward to that and hopefully beat my time of 27mins 54 seconds. Although really just fishing is such a huge milestone for me. Next up 8ish more pounds to be down to my 210lbs goal. From there, where do I do... mostly just focus losing more body fat and building muscle.

    Posted over 3 years ago by tommy_77

About Me

When I finally decided to make this change in my life I knew I weighed over 300lbs. It was always in the back of my mind to start exercising and losing weight, and its always something I would 'get around to'. A number of small things this year helped get me started. Having a hard time finding clothes that fit me, getting winded going up and down the stairs at work. and air travel, I am always uncomfortable in those small airplane seats. This was far more evident in how uncomfortable I was flying to Miami in Jan 2010 and even more so when I flew to Las Vegas in July 2010. The trip back from Vegas was quite bad especially when boarding the airplane in Vegas without any air conditioning. We sat on the tarmac for 15 minutes while they were getting the plan ready and had no air conditioning for what seemed like an eternity. Another small thing was being at Canada's wonderland in July 2010. I have never really like thrill rides but was there and willing to try, at least the ones I thought I could fit on. I avoided anything that I thought would have any chance of turning me away. That worked fine for a time, until I went on this one coaster. I was able to fit in (barely) on my first ride and liked that ride enough to try it a second time. My second time back 10 minutes later I didn't fit. I have to get off the ride, pick up my shoes and take the 'walk of shame' I waited for my family who were on the ride. It was a pretty humiliating moment and I did not let on that it bothered me. I finally made the decision to make the change in my life when my kids when back to school in September and stopped needing to go to daycare before and after school I made the commitment that I would start to go the gym on a regular basis 3 times a week after work. That means going directly to the gym right after work and not even stopping at home. I got a family YMCA membership in September and asked a friend of mine to be my gym partner. The first week was very painful, sore all over my body (but in a good way). My first weigh in day I stepped on the scale and was shocked to find out that my weight had crept up to 310lbs. This was a another moment of realization of how big I had gotten. I did not let this bother me and I was not going to let it stop me from achieving my goal. The other change I wanted to make was with my diet. I didn't really want to diet, so what I did instead was to be really aware of what I was eating, how much I was eating and when I was eating and cut out the bad eating habits. I wanted to be disciplined and ensure that I was always eating breakfast every day, and not eating anything after I ate supper. I eliminated all sweet sugary drinks and cut out snacking. I would allow myself a cheat day every 10 days, and didn't beat myself up if I cheated a bit here and there. My goal when I started was to be 270lbs by Christmas 2010, and to be down to around 230lbs by September 2011 one year after starting the life change.

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Sex: Male

Age: 36

Weight: 224 lbs

Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)

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(I want to decrease by 14 lbs)

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