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    Shock's Big Adventure

    First off, let me say I am NOT doing this to get attention, or to get any "atta boy" comments or anything like that. I am doing this to make a change in my life. I consider you all some of the best friends I have, and I need your help and support.

    My weight has been up and down all my life, but mostly up, at least in my adult years. And, as a result, I have diabetes, which in turn allows me to look forward to such fun things as heart disease, kidney disease, possibly blindness, stroke, and who knows what else. Anyway, I have decided that enough is enough. I am tired of feeling like crap all the time, and I have decided to do something about it. I have a membership to Gold's Gym in town (free plug for them), and my wife has been generous enough to allow me to purchase 12 sessions with a personal trainer. I started last week, and I have already noticed a drop in my blood sugar levels - they have regularly been below 100 for the past week (those of you with diabetes know whereof I speak - that's good).

    So, where you guys come in is I need encouragement, motivation. I am notorious for going for a few days, then letting a week go by, then starting again. This time it's different - I have to keep this up if I want to see my 70's and 80's. I also wanted to post honest pictures of myself starting out, so when I get to the end of my goal, I can see where I've been.

    My goal is to lose 100 lbs. by the Super Bowl. With your help, I can do it!!!! Thanks in advance for all your encouragement and motivation! I will check in here weekly, and occasionally post pics of my progress.

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    Re: Shock's Big Adventure



    I know your e-mail, so I'll bug you everyday.

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    Re: Shock's Big Adventure

    Atta boy...for having the courage to confront this shock.

    I know all too well about diabetes.
    My dad died 10 years ago last March at the young age of 47 of a heart attack due to being a diabetic.

    Losing weight is not an easy thing, it takes a helluva lot of heart and strength.
    I am no Mr. Fitness but I have dropped weight and done a ton of research.
    There are a ton of sites out there for you to use.
    I go to a body building forum and ask questions.
    You get a lot of great insight and answers.
    There are a ton of little tips that are very helpful.
    All I do is consume less calories, eat something healthy and small every 3 hours, do not eat after 6 pm, and you MUST drink a buttload of water.
    At night when your stomach starts to ache, eat a spoonful of reduced fat peanut butter.
    It kills the ache and slowly feeds your muscles while you sleep.

    Good luck my friend, keep us posted!

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    I'm here for support Shock. You can do it if you put your mind to it & don't give up.

    Remember, progress, not perfection.

    What weight did you start at & where are you now?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    I'll still give you the 'atta boy'

    Try not to look too sad in the pictures though. lol j.p.

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    Re: Shock's Big Adventure

    "singersp" wrote:
    I'm here for support Shock. You can do it if you put your mind to it & don't give up.

    Remember, progress, not perfection.

    What weight did you start at & where are you now?
    Well, I'm about 370 right now - as you can see, most of it around the middle. That'll be the hardest place to lose.
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    The more weight you lose the longer your penis will look when you look down.

    Now that's motivation!

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    I am happy for your commitment and good luck!!

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    "shockzilla" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    I'm here for support Shock. You can do it if you put your mind to it & don't give up.

    Remember, progress, not perfection.

    What weight did you start at & where are you now?
    Well, I'm about 370 right now - as you can see, most of it around the middle. That'll be the hardest place to lose.
    I would have guessed less than that.

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    You do this & keep doing it & I'll quit smoking...................again.

    Deal?

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