First and foremost!
Hello and welcome to those who drop by! Feedback (and constructive criticism) is always welcome and always appreciated! After all, we all start off as newbies at some point.
Where to begin?
A little about me:
My name is Ryan, i'm 23 and live in a town just east of Traverse City, Michigan. I work for an internet service provider doing tech support, wireless internet installations, web design and accounts receivable. (See: Everything) In January 2003, for my New Years Resolution, I decided that it was time for a change. I was tipping the scales at 350 and at just 21, it was a much needed change for probably my survival. Between January '03 and January '04 I went from 350 to 260, lost my gall bladder (didn't realize rapid weight loss would do that; hmm, weird) and learned a lot about myself.
Between January '04 and '05 I went from 260 to 240. I started the year off half-way decent and dropped down to 230 by February; sadly I regained weight and clocked back in at 237 by mid-May. I kicked back into diet mode and as of today (8/1/05, my birthday!) i'm sitting at 222.
Today, for my 23rd birthday, my roommate and I met up with one of our other good friends and started routines at a local gym to hopefully keep us on the right track. I've been following WBB for roughly a year now and I keep learning stuff every time I visit the board. After being motivated by countless stories on the board, I would like to try and make it a point to keep this journal updated so that I can accurately track my progress and continue to keep myself motivated to live a healthier lifestyle!