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I play the Bagpipes (not as often as I should), that's me at an Air Show in England in 1999.





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OK . . . Let's try this AGAIN, and ONCE AGAIN ! ! ! 6/2/2014

IF YOU LOOK AT THESE COLORFUL CIRCLES PERIPHERALLY (sp) THEY APPEAR TO MOVE, IF YOU LOOK AT THEM DIRECTLY THEY STOP MOVING . . . THE MIND IS A STRANGE AND WONDERFUL THING ISN'T IT?

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -- Vince Lombardi

"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can ...
IF YOU LOOK AT THESE COLORFUL CIRCLES PERIPHERALLY (sp) THEY APPEAR TO MOVE, IF YOU LOOK AT THEM DIRECTLY THEY STOP MOVING . . . THE MIND IS A STRANGE AND WONDERFUL THING ISN'T IT?

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -- Vince Lombardi

"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."
- Vince Lombardi

"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
-Wayne Gretzky

It seems as though I've be chasing the elusive WEIGHT LOSS MONKEY my entire life. The monkey on my back is food; I DO LOVE FOOD! As such, these two monkeys often battled it out and usually the SPICEY LITTLE FOOD MONKEY won out over the WEIGHT LOSS MONKEY( my weaker desire to lose weight). However, the WEIGHT LOSS MONKEY has become stronger than the SPICEY LITTLE FOOD MONKEY and I have lost weight and I traveling down the road to better health!!!

Do I miss the SPICEY LITTLE FOOD MONKEY? I'd be lying if I said I didn't. As stated, I love food. I love cooking food, I love creating food, I love smelling food, I love the taste and texture of food, I love eating food . . . but I realize now that sometimes I was eating just to feed the monkey and not eating for the right reasons . . . SP has changed all of that and has helped me put the SPICEY LITTLE FOOD MONKEY back in his cage where I can let him out [on a leash] when I want, not when he wants. My point is, it's all about CONTROL, MODERATION, and being CONSISTENT in your daily food intake, more QUALITY less QUANTITY. Just call me the SPICEY LITTLE FOOD MONKEY WHISPERER!!!

My older brother used to refer to me as B.F.M. (Big Fat Man), but looking back, I wasn't an obese child, I was just heavier than him, the string bean that he WAS . . . he's battling his own weight monkeys now.

I retired from the Coast Guard as a CWO3 with 25+ years in 2004. Towards the end of my career I ended up on the weight program (aka, "Fat Boy" program) which essentially led to my retiring. I missed being promoted to CWO4 because I couldn't lose the required weight. I realize now that I used it as a reason to retire.

So, here I am, retired from the CG, an 80% disabled vet, age 54, 50 - 60 pounds overweight and looking to change my life in many ways . . . health, finance, relationships.

I look forward to being a member of the Spark People community and helping others to do a smack down on their Spicey Little Food Monkeys for many years to come!!!
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Member Since: 7/1/2010

SparkPoints: 12,255

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My Goals:
To lose 50 pounds so that I'm healthier, happier, and can enjoy life to its fullest!

To be debt free within 7 years. I would like to REALLY retire before it's too late!

Lastly, I would like to write a song that actually gets played on the radio; whether I or someone else sings it is not important . . . to check out a few of my songs go here . . . http://www.songspace.com/ScottDonham

My Program:
SparkPeople.com everyday.

Getting cardio exercise everyday.

Tracking every scrap of food that I consume and making better choices of what goes in my mouth!

Personal Information:
Having been in the Coast Guard for 25+ years I feel as though I'm from everywhere . . . I was born in Atlanta, GA and moved to Nashville, TN as a teenager. I joined the Coast Guard two months after graduating from High School.

The Coast Guard was a natural fit since I had been around boats and water my entire life. Additionally, my Grandfather was in the Coast Guard during WWII.

Other Information:
Love to read . . . Love music . . . Play the guitar, bagpipes, and play around with the mandolin, banjo, drums, and bass . . . I do love creating music, it's very relaxing . . . I enjoy taking photos too . . . btw, I am an 80% service connected disabled veteran with 25 1/2 years on active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard.

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CITRUSLOSER
3/12/2012 10:36:28 AM

i am north of the tampabay area..i live in citrus county. i love this state. so i see that ur back to finish what u started. me too! i gained like 5lbs over the weekend. kickin myself for that!

WE CAN DO THIS!!



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CITRUSLOSER
1/16/2012 10:49:43 AM

hi there..i did a search for people in my area! and i found you! i hope that things are going well with ur journey and i am here to offer any help that i can. i am on a quest to be a new me too!



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TABBYARTS
5/31/2011 3:32:15 PM

HEY! saw that you crossed 4500 fitness miles.
I was thinking of you this week because I met the gal who is leader of the Spark Pipers Group, LadyIrish.
But I also wanted to wish you a Happy Memorial Day.
Thank you for your SERVICE!

(Brie is all kinds of excited!) It turns out that an internet friend of hers that she had been talking to for two years, turns out to be one of her field commanders when she served in NAM! It doesn't faze him that she is now female. (long story) And her brother just retired from the Army for the THIRD TIME! (Wasn't he surprised that his brother was actually his SISTER!) Her brother will visit this summer, the other guy will visit next year.
Ain't that amazing?!?!?!



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