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Team Name: Weightloss for Men
Members: 62
Location: 77568


Profile: 50lbs + to lose

Last posted: Friday, January 24, 2014, 1:39 PM

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2010 was a year of ups and downs, mostly up in the weight category. Now 2011 is a new year and I'm making decisions to lose the weight and improve my health. I joined PT in August 08 shortly after turning 40. I turned 41 in summer of 09 and was in the best condition in both weight and fitness level in at least 12 years, that takes me back to when I was 29! I've been married for 19 years and have 4 children (17, 15, 8 and 3) and I want to be around for the next 40 years for my wife, children and grandchildren. I had a surge in fitness in 06-07 and completed a sprint triathlon in the spring of 07, lost some momentum and broke my ankle in the summer and lost ALL momentum. 2008 was not a good year but 2009 was a new year for a new me... I'm loving life, losing weight and fitting into smaller clothes!

I am a 30 year old male that needs motivation to not only lose the weight, but keep it off.

Well I was a Medic in the 82nd Airborne...deployed for 15 months...came back...and got kicked out because I got too fat...So Im kind of doing this as a self-redemption project as well...but anyway, Ill be going to school in the fall, starting my path to English Teacher, then teaching in Japan for a year, only to come back and pick school back up. When I start school (again) for my PhD I would like to become a History Professor.

a guy in his late 20s

I am 57 and have a 17 year old daughter. Moved to this area to be able to spend more time with my child

53 years old, male, engaged to a marathoner.

I am an expert dieter and an expert at screwing up my diet. I bounce between 210 lbs & 230 lbs better than most people on earth, and I am tired of it. I want to join the National Guard and serve the soldiers of our country as a chaplain, but, in order to do that, I must weigh 195 lbs. It's time to get serious; it's time to get support. Like I said above, I know my body; I know what I need to do to lose weight. My trouble is after sticking to my diet for a length of time, I fall off and it's hard for me to get back on. That's where I am right now. I have lost 15lbs so far this year, but I haven't lost any weight for a couple of months.

I just made 26 and it's time to get my life in order starting with my weight.

I am 50 years old and married to a lovely wife of twelve years.

51 year old, Male, 3 kids, Married to a wonderful woman. Long Term Weight Issues. Growing increasing over '06, '07 and first half of '08....became a health problem, High Blood pressure, cholesterol and gout. Feeling MUCH better now after losing 70 lbs in 2nd half of 08.. Need to maintain and improve by making life style changes permanent. It is true, while losing very tough, maintaining is harder as it is long term...

I am 42 year old male. Married for 16 yrs with 3 kids. Have been overweight since I was 4 yrs old. Started a weight loss journey in 2002 when my weight topped out at 236lbs (I'm 5'5"). Now hovering around 180 (was down at 166 for about 18 months). Want to get fit which for me is about 155lbs.

15 year old I'm desperate need of help. Major problems started when my mum and dad split up. Lost a shed load of weight, but put it all back on. Need to lose about 60 pounds now for me to be happy

well im bueno im 28 im a veteran of the air force after 6 years my eating habits kick ass but when it comes to exercise im not motivated at all . im beginning my transistion out the force and im going to be a stay at home dad while my wife works and i need a good head start. update: Its been almost a year since ive been out of the air force. this summer i began running and we also bought a bowflex. After it began getting cold we bought a treadmill which i can game on my xbox while walking for an hour +

I'm a 53 year-old married man.

I used to love to workout and exercise, but have very little time. I wake up between 4:30 and 5:00 AM everyday, walk the dog for about 15 minutes, then get ready for work with the hope of being out the door before or at 6:00 AM. After work, I'm home between 4-5 PM and immediately there's work to do between the dog, helping to/preparing - dinner, feed the kids, get the kids washed up and bathed, putting them to bed. All in all, everything is done by 9 on a good day. Then, just exhausted I want to shower and sleep or just relax watching some TV. It's difficult to take time off at lunch to workout, but I'm trying to get a 15-20 minute walk in whenever possible, Current weight: 204 bs

Forty-something man living in the US' mid-west. Married with young children.

I have worked from home since starting a business years ago. This has been a challenge for my health since I now get much less physical activity during the day.

I am a married stay at home mom.

I started working to lose weight because if a health scare but now I just want to do it to be healthier, sexier & better looking. And not spend a fortune trying to buy clothes.

Formerly very active and competitive in running, bicycling, and skating, however due to injury, more work hours being the father of 3 kids, my workouts are probably 10-20% of what they once were. I used to increase my workouts to burn off any unwanted weight, but due to injury, that is no longer possible (and of course, I'll be turning 40 this year, so I'm sure my metabolism isn't what it used to be). I need to learn correct eating habits that can stick with me for the rest of my life.

45 year old married insurance adjuster in Seattle area.

I'm a 30 year old male. I am a control systems engineer working in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I live in the heart of downtown in the city with my cat and dog.

I'm a twenty-something male with a beer belly made from peanut butter and cookies. Straight up.

Due to a combination of work stress, graduate school and emotional eating I foudn myself hoovering at an all time high of 215lbs 4 years ago. 15 yrs ago I weighted 145 lbs, which is within the expected range for a 5'7 male. Although I am sure I keep on gaining weight, I didn't came near a scale too afraid of facing the truth. Last year and a half unfortunatly found myself with some extra time due to lay offs and put my mind into losing weight. I worked out, watched my diet and lost 35 lbs. Since then I have gained and lost some more weight, got a bit tired of the constant watching what I ate and going to the gym, and now need to get back on track.

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I'm a 22 year old male about to graduate from North Carolina State University. I've been heavy all my life but really started putting on the weight my junior year in high school. I've tried a couple diets in the past but mainly for the wrong reasons and I went to the extreme and gave up after a couple weeks. A couple weeks ago I stepped on the dreaded scale and weighed 297 lbs. Only 3 away from 300. That is when I decided to change. I didn't want to hit that number. I've been dieting and exercising for a while now and it feels good. For the first time I am dieting for me. Not for my parents, not for my friends, not for a girl I like, but for me. It is because of this I hope that I can stay motivated and reach my goal.

I promised my wife before our child was born that the baby would not even know me as a fat dad. That was 5 years ago. Now, my daughter can speak and guess who she compares me to??? Winnie the Pooh. Time to change.

I've always been heavy set, and I come from a family of heavy men. I want to change that, but my problem is that I always find myself snacking during the day.

I am a 24 year old male living near Seattle, WA. I am 5'11", as of 5/12/10 my weight is 237 lbs. I would like to get to 180 lbs, and see how I feel from there.

Im 15 years old and Im from Los Angeles california. Im 5"2 and 147 pounds. I pretty much like anything social. Forums, myspace, going out, you name it. I love talking to people. Sometimes I scare people away though, I dont have very good manners at all. I have a bad sailor mouth and Im trying to quit but its not working out.

I am 53 years old and weigh 270 pounds. I want to loose 90 pounds. I started really putting on the pounds about eleven years ago and it’s been a steady increase since then. So here I am at a stage where I should be enjoying my new freedom. My son is on his own and the dog died two years ago. Now I need to get in better shape. So I look forward to playing an active roll in working together toward our goals.

I'm 30 years old, been married for 8 years and my wife and I have 4 little girls. I was 170 pounds and fit before the wedding, reached 245 after a few years, and now I'm at 230 and trying to get back down.

I am a all of nothing kind of a guy. The positive is I put a 110% into all I do and get obsessive about getting to my goal. The con is if I screw up, I will go a 110% and go down in flames. I haven't learned the blance and have decided to accept it. I am focused on the positive and taking one step at a time.

I am a 28 year old man who has always been big. I played many sports including football, wrestling and rugby, and being big and fit was just how I considered myself. In 2007 I lost 100 pounds and kept most of it off for several years, but in the past year and a half I have put it all back on, and if anything feel more fat and less fit then I ever did.

I'm 56 years old married male and work a stressfull job. need to drop weight and find ways to deal with stress.

I am a 45 year old professional, husband & father. I weighed 178 (1989), 209 (1993) and have since reached 250. I can gain/lose 10-20 in a month and frequently fluctuate between 230 and 240. I tend to over-analyze. In every aspect of my life I am a sprinter not a marathoner. I can work on a project for 16 hours straight, two or three days in a row but then I won't go back to it for months. I have a wealth of knowledge and coach/support others well but I can't seem to do the same for myself. I know that there is only a 1% difference between when things are working for me and when they are not but I cannot tap into that 1% with any regularity.

I am 40 years old, recently divorced and sort of have 2 boys ... that means when I married my ex, she had 2 boys and I consider them mine now too. I have almost always had a weight problem, but in 1993 I was at my peak shape and I would like to get back to it or close to it. After getting married I started a work at home business which was all computer work. For the last 8 years I've been getting worse and worse and only recently feel that I've gotten a bit of control on it again. I don't know my current weight, but suspect it is about 340 ... I am going to be under 280 by Christmas and under 200 by the following Christmas. I'm 6' 2" broad of shoulder, and feel my ideal is at 190. I've joined this group because I am 40 and I think that's a tough decade. I believe that a united group of supportive individuals can tackle any problem ... more elequantly said, "United we stand, divided we fall." I can do this alone. But why? When others face similar goals and problems why not fight together? So that's why I'm here!

I am a 30 yr. old male who is just tired of being overweight. I'm 5'8 and weigh 290 and I'm getting more serious about my own health. My dad was overweight, had diabetes and high blood pressure and I don't want to be a repeat of that.

48 years old, Married, with 4 kids - I have a trach due to severe sleep apnea. I have lost 100 lbs over the past 10 years but need to get to a healthy weight before my health is irreparably damaged.

I'm a British academic living in the US. In my late 30s. Lost 60lbs this year and fitter than ever but have relapsed a bit over the summer. Getting back on track now.

I'm a 26 year old male working in consulting in Washington, D.C. I've always been overweight, and after a health scare in 2010, I got serious about losing weight. After a good four months, I put it all back on in the course of a year. And did the same thing the year after. I think I'm finally ready to commit for the long haul.

I am 58 and married to my beautiful wife (who is healthy) and have two wonderful daughters with whom I would like to see grow up.

im daniel. im 21 years old. my friends call me a country kid. grew up on grandmas sweets and now that im older i can see it wasnt good for the biggest sibling out of my brothers and sisters and my lil sister just had a baby she wants to work out with me. my lil brother on the other hand is fit as he can be. he coaches little league football, has a wife and kid, a full time electrician job and he plays professional arena football with a traveling team. i guess im trying to say i think my weight is stopping me from becoming more of the successful older brother with a family of his own.

Happily married father of SIX!!!

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