So yeah I did this before…down to 325 Down from 390 lbs to 325 lbs in 2008

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Back in 2008, I was enrolled in a medically supervised weightloss program in Toronto at www.weightcare.ca. It was a great experience with Dr. David Macklin and his staff.  Over the course of 6 months, I did everything right including exercising and preparing (a little) for a Try-a-Tri Triathlon I wanted to do.

On Sept. 6, 2008 I headed to Wasaga Beach with my wife and about ten work colleagues and friends to give it a go. I came in 2nd last but wow was I proud of myself. (Check the bottom of the link…. :))

http://www.chiptimeresults.com/_raceresults/2008/msWasagaGITCly.htm

The Try-a-Tri was a 400m swim, followed by a 10km bike and a 2.5km run, it was hard and took me an hour but I finished!!!

The really interesting part of this was that this experience was the beginning of the end for me.  I had set out to run a triathlon and in my mind this fit the bill.  After this I slowly gained back weight until the launch of this project at 417.5lbs.  I will be talking more about this in later posts and videos.

 

 

Two Days Before Launch Nervous, excited and eating too much

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When you are about to something that is bigger than yourself, that you have waited your whole life to do, there is a level of anticipation, fear and excitement.

I have lost 50-65 pounds three times in my life: in 2008, 2001 and 1998. A few other times I put in some effort and lost 15-30 pounds.  I have always been a little afraid of weight loss programs, either because they are scams or because they restrict me in some way.  I have worked with a physician for two of the larger weight losses and I am ready to begin that side of the journey again.

This time I plan on using my 36 years of experience to my advantage.  Right now, I know that external forces are very motivational for me.  That’s where I will start.

 

Definition of Extrinsic Motivation: Taking action in order to obtain an outcome.  In the longer term, I do truly hope that I can exercise and eat well because I enjoy it, but it will take a while to get there.

And here’s a video about Extrinsic Motivation in Psychology. Enjoy.