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This is me at 558 pounds. Down 183 pounds from my high of 741 pounds. Only 328 pounds to go.

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This is me at my high weight of 741 pounds.

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This is me at my lowest weight as an adult. I was 203 pounds.

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My Lifestyle changes/programs are;

Modified versions of The Maker's Diet and Atkins along with increased exercising.

My high weight was 741 pounds and my current weight is 555.

I have struggled with my weight (Yo-Yo'd) as far back as I can remember. I was a very big kid, in kindergarten at age 5, I was already 5'2" and tipped the scales at a WHOPPING 102#.

By the time I was in 9th grade I was 6'1" and over 350+ pounds. My weight Yo-Yo'd as I was in Football, Wrestling and Track. Since I have been 18 years old my lowest weight was 203# while in the U.S. Navy, however, my weight ballooned back up to 315# by the time my 4-year hitch was up. Since that time I have yo-yo'd several times.

Since the Navy, my high weight was 741# and my current weight is 555#. I am a emotional and bored eater. I love to workout in a pool, and when my weight gets to within their weight capacity/ limits on a total-gym, with weight machines, bikes and treadmills I'll add those to my exercise plans. So at this point and at this weight its very difficult but it has to be done. And so the journey begins...

Member Since: 3/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,760

My Goals:
My high weight was 741# and I'd like to get to a goal weight of 220#. I will do this by:
Learning how to prepare and eat Healthier Meals

Exercising 3-5 times per week and daily from a minimum of 30 mins to as much as 2-6 hours if I'm swimming, jogging or biking longer distances.

Learning, Help and support from my family, friends and others I haven't met yet.

Helping others to achieve their goals to lose weight and become healthier.

Continue PAYING IT FORWARD Everyday
*** Little Goals to Achieve:

To get off couch without rocking to do it!

Able to fit better in my truck & without gasping for breath.

Not have to worry about chairs with arms & whether I'll fit or being sturdy enough to hold my weight.

walking a mile w/o ankles and/or knees cracking & without gasping for breath.

Liking my images in photographs.

Feeling good wearing clothes that fit comfortably.

My Program:
My Lifestyle changes/programs are;

Modified versions of The Maker's Diet and Atkins along with increased exercising.

Pool, Resistance Bands and Walking. I will do this until my weight comes down to the point where I can fit on varies exercise equipment, such as a total gym, bikes, treadmills, Rowing, and Ellipticals.

Personal Information:
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Garden of Life has put a few videos of me on YouTube. This is a small video of a little bit of what I do in a pool for exercise(s), I hope this helps anyone who is trying to lose weight along with me.

Other Information:
Here is a link of some of the books I like and have read or am in the process of reading.

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  • v PURPLE180
    Hey Dean! I just ran across your page. I would like to say emoticon to are so right there are a ton of resources on here to go through. I have found so much support and encouragement on this site, it is great. I just want to stop by and emoticon CHEER emoticon you on. I know that emoticon ! If you need anything please feel free to stop by my page and I will be more than happy to help you out.
    Have a wonderful weekend. :-)
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    3696 days ago
  • v HDHAWK
    emoticon Dean! There is a lot to learn here. Take your time looking around. The pool workouts sound great. All the best to you!
    3696 days ago
  • v MIZZLE2105
    emoticon to spark. You have come to the best place for encouragement, support and accountability. I wish you the best on your weight-loss endeavors emoticon
    3701 days ago
  • v LBRYSON26
    Welcome you are at the right place to begin your life style change, Spark people are great the support you will find here is great, make sure you use your nutrition page it has helped me through. I wish you the bast of luck along the way!!!!!

    3701 days ago
  • v LILBEC01
    Welcome my Friend!!

    I was always the big person I'm my classes as well, was always the biggest in high school and even university... emoticon
    lots of help on this site, alto of very nice people willing to help and lots of great advice.
    Glad your with us!!!! emoticon

    3701 days ago
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