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  1. I've also done C25K in past, good program IMHO. Also encourage don't be afraid to repeat portions of it. The only way to fail it is to stop - repeating parts of it is another way of progressing slowly, but still progressing. Good luck!
  2. Wow! I read all that and think..... you're definitely tackling a lot. I feel overwhelmed just reading it. And if reading it is overwhelming, I'm wondering if part of your "squirrelness" (which I DEEPLY relate to) is partly due to trying to make too many changes at once. Am beginning a respawn myself, and in reading the recommended "first challenge goals" I was struck by how small they are. This reminded me of one of Steve's earlier posts where he talked about making sure your goals were small and doable, and then building them slowly. I want to make sure I'm doing that as well, otherwis
  3. Sddragontat, Sounds like you've got some built-in challenges with your dietary issues - makes it harder. Sounds like the person who knows you best also supports you seeing a nutritionist. I get that sounds like a splurge, but sounds like your partner supports spending your shared resources on your health. I hope you do that sometime. Don't know what's going on with you, but I hear one thing real strong. There's long periods you succeed in meeting your exercise goals, then long periods you don't. I'd really encourage you to monitor the differences in your head and y
  4. Thanks for the encouragement, guys, greatly appreciate it. Did briefly fall off the wagon, but go back on and riding. Mostly have been absent b/c too crazy busy. Work, kids, activities, etc. But overall making it through OK. Week one report: Goal 1 - Food log daily: Logged 7/7 days re food log, although some days had partial estimates. I've gone from using a small notebook I'd tuck in my pocket to using MyFitnessPal app, but find if I force myself to log every food precisely I bog down and start avoiding doing it. So I log all my regular food and some of the now-and-then foods I e
  5. Awesome goals, Eric. And I live your "adapt and overcome" when when traffic derailed your original plan. Great job! ðŸ‘
  6. Great story, Pat. Sounds like you have thoroughly crossed over from the dark carb side to the NF side of the Force. Congratulations on your perseverance and your progress!
  7. Felt like coming to a familiar place to read your intro's - I'm also 50, married 27 years, father to two teens (18, 15), and trying to address fitness in middle age. Doing well occupationally and in many other ways, but always struggled with health and fitness due to emotional eating. Found NF just two years ago, plunged in and had great success. Went from 308 to 241 in five months, made great fitness gains, moved from initial bodyweight exercises where I maxed out at 7 pushups initially, to beginning Olympic lifting and making great gains in Starting Strength and then mad cow lifting progr
  8. Sounds like negatives are key for you - great idea. I'd bought some bands during my last NF period to do assisted pullups, but found them awkward to use. Negatives sound easier, and sounds like you find them pretty effective in making noticeable progress. Trying to think where they might fit into my workout plan. Maybe a little down the road - I'll put them in my workout notebook for a future challenge.....
  9. Holy welcomes, Batman! Super gratified to check in and see your friendly messages! Was out of town for four days and out of touch, so hadn't checked in. Awesome to see you're still here, CM! Last time I had checked in with you was about 18 months ago when you were working hard on balancing macros - I remember reading and being impressed by your dedication. Thanks for the welcome, Wildross - I know you've been around for a long time and I remember seeing your posts way back when. And thanks for the greeting, Doc - I'm looking forward to checking in on your thread and connecting. Great q
  10. Hey, neighbor! Down in Dover, just south of Canton. Welcome to the rebellion!
  11. Hello - right now this is a placeholder, trying to get myself moving again for a respawn. Had some very good success with habit changes when I first came on board two years ago, then hit a number of life challenges and regressed significantly. Looking to respawn - will return and expand this into a challenge start. Currently 5'11" and 306 pounds. Joined NF originally in April 2013 at 308 lbs, did really well in changing behaviors, started working out, made small changes in behavior and diet and escalated these well over time into significant improvements. From mid-April to Sept I lost ov
  12. Re-spawning warrior looking for raiding party to join. Ok with swords, but prefer battle-axes for proper berzerking. Still room in the longboat for one more?
  13. Good job backing up and tackling the fitness thing with a different activity. How many times have we all done that in a video game? Try this... death. Try that.... slaughtered. Try different strategy.... dismembered. Come back later after leveling up and getting the sword of whacking.... and kill the boss monster. Sounds like you're back on track and doing well. And don't give up lifting hope - who knows how your knees will be in a year or two. Good luck!
  14. Hey, what Savilanth said! And he said it well. You talk about your lifestyle changes as things you've already done - if so, you're doing great so far. Small change, maintain....small change, maintain.... over and over. That leads to success. Good luck!
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