I turn forty in January 2014. During my 30's, I had twins, ran 2 half-marathons, lots of 5K's and one 10K. I went back to work full time two years ago and dropped the ball on everything - eating right, exercising - everything. Now, two years later, nearing 40, I weigh more than I ever have in my life, get out of breath from a simple hill, and want to get my life back on track before 40 hits.
I am a professional living in Greater Vancouver, BC. I am 5' 0" (152 cm) and small framed, so my RMR is very low and I burn far fewer calories in exercise. I might mention here that the bit of brain which controls appetite strongly believes that I am a 6'8" lumberjack.
Other important tidbits about me:
- I stay in groups in which we mutually support each other.
- I am a skeptic, which means I am completely open to new ideas and suggestions with evidence (see below "what I need help with" section).
You can read my log: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/start-now-sa.asp
I = icandoit276.
But I summarize my totals here anyway.
50+ year old married male profesional with 2 kids on the LEFT Coast of USA
What works for me:
1. Daily logging of cals and exc
2. Low fat meals
3. Commenting on PEERTrainer
4. Planning the food I eat
5. Beck-style awareness
6. Hypertrophy of my resistance muscle
7. Keeping goals in mind: health, longevity, good looks and good shape, staying around for wife and kids, avoiding stroke, heart attack, cancer
I work in a busy office. I am trying to leave the office lifestyle and start my own business from my home.