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BILL60 Posts: 526,163
6/6/13 8:48 A

Welcome to SP. The ride is rough, but getting there is the key.

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PATTIE441 Posts: 45,286
6/6/13 1:25 A

Hi Red! Welcome! We are so glad you are here! I know you are going through a lot of challenges, but there is a lot of support here, and I know you can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon Here is a link to a Spark Team that I think will be helpful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/4/13 2:44 P

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6/4/13 2:35 P

Hi, I am Red Hoffman and I believe I developed a weight problem the minute I left the active military in 1989. I gained probably 100 lbs over the next year/year and a half. Depression played a factor. Being diagnosed with a heart condition played a factor. My love of eating good food played the biggest factor of all. BUT, the bottom line is, I am in control of what happens. I was recently taken to the hospital by ambulance for dizziness, inability to stand and powerful headaches. My blood sugars were between 350 and 450...and it caused me to spend 5 long says in the hospital. Five days to think...and to get motivated. Upon my discharge, I quit smoking...cold turkey, and began to devise a plan to lose weight and get my glucose under control. Joining this site will be a big aspect of that. Keeping track of not only what I have eaten, but also, getting ideas on what I SHOULD be eating (suggestions) will keep me focused. Send me a message if anyone would like to know more....or if they can keep my motivation going. Thanks and good luck everyone.
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