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UGHHH!!! Got on the scale today. 320 pounds!

That means all of the weight I lost two years ago, has decided to 'mysteriously' reappear.

There is no mystery, however.

After my bike crash, I 'let go' of all my great lifestyle changes.

No more exercise (not motivated). No more 'healthy food choices' (again, "who cares" - I was just happy to be alive).

It certainly was not surprising, then, that all the weight came 'crashing ...
UGHHH!!! Got on the scale today. 320 pounds!

That means all of the weight I lost two years ago, has decided to 'mysteriously' reappear.

There is no mystery, however.

After my bike crash, I 'let go' of all my great lifestyle changes.

No more exercise (not motivated). No more 'healthy food choices' (again, "who cares" - I was just happy to be alive).

It certainly was not surprising, then, that all the weight came 'crashing back'.

Then I got sick in Colorado, just last week.

The doctor gave me a big scare once again. He told me that my blood pressure was at 'stroke level' - and that while he was going to give me some BP meds to control it, that I HAD to do something about it. So I am.

I know what I need to do - and I have done it - I just need to 'dig a little deeper' and get back do it. So I am on a road to loosing 80 pounds again - by January 30, 2017 - that's 1 to 2 pounds a week.

I have done it before - I know I can do it again.

I'm baaaack.! Onward!
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Member Since: 10/4/2006

SparkPoints: 36,889

Fitness Minutes: 55,779

My Goals:
- Lose 80 more pounds on the way to losing more than 100 pounds in order to live a much more healthy lifestyle again.



My Program:
I hope to walk, swim, and hopefully return to cycling and a little weight training. But it was my passion for cycling that helped me shed 80 pounds, and I am going to try to return to what works.

I have learned that becoming healthy (and losing weight) is a holistic process of nutrition, hydration, exercise and sleep.

Personal Information:
I live in Seoul, South Korea and work with a IT contractor for the US military. I'm not very comfortable with revealing to much personal information, so if you want to chat, you'll have to send me a spark-mail.

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I believe that learning to love yourself, love others, develop meaningful relationships, and laughing alot are the most important things in life.

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SIGLED
3/24/2016 2:52:40 PM

Hang in there Dave! The loss is worth it.

I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes in January. The upside according to the Dr. is that I can control this with diet, exercise and medication. So far I have come down from 296 to 238 in weight. My blood sugar has come down from 500 in January to 140 presently. I have until May 9th to get it down to normal. And I exercise at the YMCA 4-5 times a week.

I feel so much better. Rather than feeling old and tired. I now feel my age and full of energy.

A word to the wise: watch you carbs and keep them low not your calories. Your calories will follow the low if you keep you carbs low.

Dennis



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SIGLED
3/24/2016 2:51:26 PM

Hang in there Dave! The loss is worth it.

I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes in January. The upside according to the Dr. is that I can control this with diet, exercise and medication. So far I have come down from 296 to 238 in weight. My blood sugar has come down from 500 in January to 140 presently. I have until May 9th to get it down to normal. And I exercise at the YMCA 4-5 times a week.

I feel so much better. Rather than feeling old and tired. I now feel my age and full of energy.

A word to the wise: watch you carbs and keep them low not your calories. Your calories will follow the low if you keep you carbs low.

Dennis



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LINDAMARIEZ1
4/5/2015 9:45:06 PM

Hope your Easter was a grand one!

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ANDYINBC
4/5/2015 11:59:02 AM

Happy Easter ...too hard not to get excited about such a great day. emoticon

Wishing you only the greatest of everything. Hope this spring is the time to reach those goals, get closer or to start again. emoticon

Watch out because I am back and ready to run, walk, cycle and do whatever it takes to meet my goals. What about you?

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PARALEGAL59
7/21/2014 9:23:36 PM

I just came back a week ago after a one-year absence, so I know how hard it is to get that train moving again. But it feels so good to be back in control! Good for you - glad you are back at it!



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