Dom Dumais Posted January 1, 2016 Share Posted January 1, 2016 Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand and Happy New Year! Hi. I'm new here, but I'm an old hand with this type of forum, I've been running IP.Board forums since about 2009, and started on an Invision Free forum in 2004. I'm an avid martial artist, and have been studying martial arts off and on since I was 6 years old. Currently, I'm studying JKS Shotokan Karate here in Bangkok. I also practice yoga, and have done a teacher training course for teaching yoga. I try to cycle everyday, but sometimes I miss out on it for one reason or another. I'm an English and math teacher here in Bangkok, and I teach Prathom 1 (1st Graders) and Prathom 2 (2nd Graders). I also teach practical self-defense and yoga from time to time here in Bangkok. About 5 years ago, while my wife and I were living in Chiang Mai, my weight went up to around 260 lbs (118kg). I remember when my wife and I were visiting my family in the States, she took a picture of me at my families farm in northern Minnesota, and I remember thinking that I had gained a lot of weight, so I should hold my stomach in so it doesn't look so bad. Later, when I saw the picture, I was shocked that my stomach was still sticking out quite far , and decided I needed to do something about it. I made a goal of getting down to 200 lbs (90.7 kg), but I wasn't in any rush to get there. I wanted to do it in a healthy way, and when I got there, I got there. To do this, I modified slightly my diet, and got back in to yoga and started practicing mixed martial arts (MMA), and I also practiced Tai Chi. Last year, when I wrote my blog post about losing weight (and quitting smoking) I was down to 200.8 lbs (91 kg). Throughout this past year, I dropped down to around 190 lbs (86 kg), because of studying karate, and I felt great. Near the end of the year, I did get a bit lazy, and I have gone back up to 200 lbs (90.7 kg) as of yesterday morning, which is OK. I'm not concerned. My wife did the Whole 30 last year, and she asked me to do it with her, and I have had some stomach issues, I decided to give it a go with her. Well, that's about all for now. I'll post here and there, and anybody is more than welcome to ask me any questions. I look forward to meeting you all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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