I Changed My ActiveRain Profile Picture Today

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

As I detailed in my last post, I am attempting to lose roughly 40 pounds of excess weight over the next few months.  I was simply tired of feeling sluggish and out of shape, and I had watched a season of "Biggest Loser: Couples".  I figured if the guy who weighed 526 pounds could run, so could I.  :)

At any rate, in an effort to keep my photo current, I decided to switch it out tonight.  I am roughly at the mid-way point for my weight loss, having dropped almost 20 pounds so far.  Mainly, I am feeling stronger, thinner, and healthier, which is what matters.  I probably won't switch it again until I meet or exceed my goal.

I have placed both photos below for comparison purposes.  I decided to stick with the "thumbs up" pose.

Thanks to those of you who have commented on my previous post, and also to those who have emailed privately to encourage me.  I appreciate the support and accountability more than you know. 

Thanks for reading!

 

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Sonja Patterson
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Congratulations on the positive changes you're making!! We all could stand to eat healthier, right?! :) 

Jul 05, 2010 05:51 PM #49
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Robin Scott
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Jason, looking good! I use the Biggest Loser as inspiration too. I've lost 13 pounds but I'm stuck and trying to get over that plateau.

Jul 06, 2010 01:52 AM #50
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Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
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Hats off to you, Jason! My battle is at the opposite end of the spectrum but I too am making progress. Frankly, my program is quite enjoyable, unlike yours.

Jul 06, 2010 05:48 AM #51
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Jason Crouch
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Irene - What makes you think my program isn't enjoyable?  Just curious -

 

Also, today's weight: 228.8  :)

Jul 06, 2010 12:56 PM #52
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William James Walton Sr.
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Jason, I need to do the same thing. Started today, it feels good to get back into an exercise routine and watching what I eat. The photo's great - better lighting!

Maybe I should start journaling my progress toward my weight loss goals...it seems to be motivational, hm?

Jul 06, 2010 01:40 PM #53
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William - That's awesome!  It is definitely motivational, especially knowing how many people are aware that I'm trying to lose weight.  :)

Jul 06, 2010 02:29 PM #54
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William - That's awesome!  It is definitely motivational, especially knowing how many people are aware that I'm trying to lose weight.  :)

Jul 06, 2010 02:29 PM #55
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Thumbs Up to You Jason,

Your new pix looks bueno'...keep up the great work!

Jul 06, 2010 04:23 PM #56
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Wow, very impressive.  I do think first stepis having a goal and writing it down.  Even better to share it w/ others publicly.  I did this a few years ago when I wanted to lose 10 pounds.  I exceeded my target date and then went for another 6 pounds.  I looked the best I had in my whole life.  For various reasons, mainly job related, I've now gained some of that back and I've been telling myself that soon I need to reimplement this.  I have to make sure I'm in the right mindset and I'm not quite there yet, but I will be.

Jul 06, 2010 11:43 PM #57
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Well, Jason, I sure hope it IS enjoyable but I've almost never heard folks call it that. Rewarding, yes. In any case, the interim steps are worth the benefits you're already reaping! 

Jul 07, 2010 02:59 AM #58
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Jason, I know how difficult it is to lose weight.  You're doing a great job, keep it up.  Love the before and after pic.

Jul 07, 2010 05:46 AM #59
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Yes I noticed great picture ... can You imagine we are half through 2010, I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July holiday have a fab...u..lous week

Jul 07, 2010 08:54 AM #60
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Debbie Walsh
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Congrats on the weight loss.  It is such a hard thing to do and I commend you for being able to stick to it and start to acheive your desired results.  The new picture looks great!

Jul 08, 2010 12:56 PM #61
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Andrew J. Lenza
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Looking svelte. Dude at the gym is a fitness trainer. He recommends 100 squats, situps and push-ups twice a day. Takes about 10-15 minutes. The squats are the best. Pure body weight.

Jul 09, 2010 07:19 AM #62
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Andrew -  Thanks, dude!   I've actually been using a couple of iPhone apps to track the situps and pushups.  Today, I did 151 pushups and just over 200 pushups.  I amazed myself, frankly.  On day one, I did exactly FOUR pushups.  :)  I need to add squats into the mix.

Jul 09, 2010 05:16 PM #63
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Ann Allen Hoover
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Looking good!  I am getting bigger and really need to get motivated to do what you are doing!

Jul 18, 2010 02:54 PM #64
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Thanks Ann!  Go for it!  More than half the battle was making a firm decision to lose the weight.  I dropped seven more pounds since that picture was taken.  I'm thinking of revising my goal a bit.  I think I can lose more than I realized.  :) 

Jul 18, 2010 03:54 PM #65
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Okay, do you mind flying back to Charlotte and taking that weight back that you left on MY doorstep?!  I'm going in the other direction for some strange, old-lady-reason!  It's driving me NUTS!

Congrats on the weight loss, Jason--looking great!  Keep up the good work!

 

Jul 21, 2010 11:51 AM #66
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I couldn't help but notice the slimmer and trimmer picture of you!  You're looking awesome.  Keep it up and don't backslide, and you'll be the envy of all your friends!

Jul 26, 2010 04:54 PM #67
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Jason, I like it! Very subtle...

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