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OKCPirate

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OKCPirate last won the day on July 19 2016

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About OKCPirate

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  • Birthday 01/01/1936

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    Chicago
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    Il

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Nearly everyone I know makes the resolution, this is the year I lose weight. Well, 2014 I had some moments of clarity that made me realize I needed to get my weight under control or I would end up with serious health issues down the line. If you want to know all the details, please email me privately, but the bottom line is I'm down 80 pounds this year. I am wearing the same sized clothes that I wore my final year of college, and hope to lose 20 more in 2015 and be back at my high school weight.

This is honestly the best I have felt since I was in my 20's. I can finally run again, and I really enjoy working out 6 days a week. This is really exciting because there are so many things that I keep discovering that I can now do, but didn't realize were problems:

> My ladder to the attic didn't creak when I got the Christmas lights down
> I realized I mindlessly hopped up on three foot stoop, not tried to get my balance and carefully step up, I just jumped up on the thing
> I don't have to plan and loosen up my hamstrings to cut my toenails
> I went to my daughter's concert at the high school and realized - I didn't have to worry about my pants pocket getting caught on an arm rail. Heck there was actually room in the chair.
> I don't grunt when I get up.
> There is a noticeable absence of little pains in my knees and joints.
> I can use the tray on an airplane without moving my belly.

There is a host of more private revelations that I am not willing to share on Facebook, but this has been a great journey. No more CPAP, no more blood pressure medicine, no more shopping in the big and tall section. I have more energy than I have in years and I am ready for 2015 with a vengeance. Hopefully this will give hope to others who have had the same struggle. I hope everyone has a great year.

 

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