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We control how we respond to life. You choose to appreciate what you have and sail forward or you focus on what is behind and drown. I am a realist who has decided that for the rest of my journey, I am going to enjoy all the humor life has to offer. Because the world has gone nuts. I believe positive people bring a little sanity into this CRAZY world. And the only antidote for the madness, is to have some good laughs along the way.

Got a wake up call when I hit a high ...
We control how we respond to life. You choose to appreciate what you have and sail forward or you focus on what is behind and drown. I am a realist who has decided that for the rest of my journey, I am going to enjoy all the humor life has to offer. Because the world has gone nuts. I believe positive people bring a little sanity into this CRAZY world. And the only antidote for the madness, is to have some good laughs along the way.

Got a wake up call when I hit a high of 285 in Nov 2007. OMG! Years of DENIAL suddenly caught up. I panicked, went on an ultra strict diet, immediately took off 35 pounds, and stopped being scared. Things went back to ‘normal’ and I had false sense of security. …… I stayed there for a 2 years.

The reality is that I remained OBESE and the danger is very much, STILL THERE lurking quietly. So the intelligent part of me knows that this is not acceptable. I need to change my lifestyle and my attitude towards myself. Staying where I am is not an option.

Balance is everything. Spark keeps me honest. The nutrition journal keeps me real. And you could not ask for a more supportive community of people.

Over the last 3 years I've struggled to lose and hit long plateaus that would have previously seen me quit trying. With the help of my Spark friends I managed to hang in there. Having a slower metabolism didn't help, but I tried to stay the course. I went with the traditional balanced diet and ate around 1200-1300 cal/a day, but I saw my progress stall and stop. I went to eating lots more veggies with beans and brown/parboiled rice..but the progress was still painfully slow. I finally decided to try low-carb...NO STARCHES/NO SUGAR...and it's working again. I eat more non-starchy veggies than ever, and I am loving it. When something stops working ... don't just stay with the same old strategy....use common sense. Do a little research and find what works for you.

I’m keeping it REAL. This isn't a drag race; It's a journey to good health. It's all about learning how to LIVE RIGHT. My ultimate goal is obvious, the normal weight range. But I'm also setting small doable goals with a timetable, along the way. I've got to go down to 210 just to be considered OVERWEIGHT. So I'm setting milestone goals and taking it one step at a time.

This is MY 'change of life'.
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Member Since: 11/4/2009

SparkPoints: 37,219

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My Goals:
get to normal weight, ingrain a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy life in the present, get back in shape, and make as many friends as I can. Target Milestone for Winter ...lose 12 lbs.

My Program:
whole foods aiming for 7 servings of veggies and fruit, low carb,
low salt, and limited processed foods. Daily goals = 1200-1500 cals, exercise plan-- SparkPeople Videos, Dancing, and Total Gym Strength Train

Personal Information:
single, sexygenarian,
Height 5'11" (minus .5")
Oh Great...now even more to lose.
Always struggled with weight. Escaped from New York City. Need a GPS to help me find my mind. Looking for the 'perfect' man, someone who doesn't have a criminal record, doesn't talk to people who aren't there, and isn't on drugs, or make others want to take drugs while with him.

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We Live In A Crazy World Where Life Doesn’t Make Sense Half The Time. Humor Is A Coping Mechanism And Seeing The Glass Half Full Is A Choice. Remember ... We are the stuff stars are made of. Hope We Can Share A Smile.

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AMARANTHAQ
4/12/2014 10:40:49 AM

Hello, loved a Maxine link you posted in the café recently lol. So true.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have an awesome weekend!



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LADYBUG546
4/11/2014 8:54:03 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and cheers to sunny weekend



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MORTICIAADDAMS
4/10/2014 2:04:19 PM

You are certainly one of those people who can carry off the flaming red- haired look or the hairless arms/legs or even the alternative - the Sasquatch look. Love you too!! emoticon



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4/10/2014 8:43:28 AM

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A Dozen Things To Do Today

*Remember that some of the world's nicest joys
are its most special people,
and that you are definitely one of them!
*Take care of that special person!
*Enjoy the ride.
*When the world is too busy, slow it down.
*Climb one rung higher on the ladder to your stars emoticon
*Imagine what the view will look like when you get where you're going.
*Stay in touch with your inner voice; it always speaks the truth!
*When you've been working too hard, give your batteries time to recharge.
*Remember that you are someone who is thought of with
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*Keep a smile on that wonderful face of yours! emoticon
*Have a great day!
*And be HAPPY!
~~~~~~by Collin McCarty

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4/10/2014 7:59:06 AM

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Just stopping bu to thank you for the caring support you graciously share. The comment you placed on my page gave me the "SPARK" to keep me pushing onward! Thanks for the goodie too. I have a ways until I reach my "finish line" but I'm only one pound away from my next goal!

Now go out there in the world today.....and make it your masterpiece!

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