DANIELF70   1,820
SparkPoints
1,000-2,499 SparkPoints
 
 
My Birthday - January 2009





Christmas 2008





On Stage March 2009



I have 5 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
SGWM seeking the healthy me!

When I first moved to Chicago about 15 years ago, I weighed over 300 pounds. In my suburban life, I was COMPLETELY sedentary...never walked anywhere, drove the car to visit friends who lived three blocks away! Living in a big city changed my life. I had to walk ... and found that I enjoyed it! My weight dropped down to the 250's, still heavy but not like I used to be!

On my 41st birthday - January 4, 2011 - I saw a doctor who told me that the Type 2 Diabetes that I'd never ...
When I first moved to Chicago about 15 years ago, I weighed over 300 pounds. In my suburban life, I was COMPLETELY sedentary...never walked anywhere, drove the car to visit friends who lived three blocks away! Living in a big city changed my life. I had to walk ... and found that I enjoyed it! My weight dropped down to the 250's, still heavy but not like I used to be!

On my 41st birthday - January 4, 2011 - I saw a doctor who told me that the Type 2 Diabetes that I'd never really done anything about was having a severely negative effect on my body and that I needed to change my lifestyle to avoid serious health issues. My A1C (a lab test that tells you what your average blood glucose levels are over an approximately three month period) was more than three times what is healthy, feeling in almost all of my toes is gone (something that apparently cannot be reversed), and there was some indication that it was starting to affect my kidney function. My weight that day was 242 lbs.

I was adequately freaked out. I've done soooo many of the "diet" plans in the past, including SparkPeople, with some limited success. This time, I am determined to NOT commit to a diet, but a permanent change to the way I live my life.

-----

3/9/11 - Today I stepped on the scale and weighed 217.8. My scale and my doctor's scale differ by a bit, but I will now be using this scale as my tracker. Either way, I am down more than 20 lbs in a little over two months. In all fairness, some of this is thanks to drugs I'm taking for the diabetes, but I've made drastic changes and improvements too. My carb intake has radically changed. Sugar just isn't a part of my diet anymore and my goal has been less than 50 grams of carbs per meal (my doctor has said that the goal should be 45-60).

My short-term goal - weigh less than 200 lbs by June 25th. In just over 100 days, I WILL weigh less than what I did at my high school graduation 23 years ago when I attend this year's Gay Pride Parade!!!
Read More About DANIELF70 (Updated March 9)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 217.8 
 
246
232
218
204
190


 
Interact with DANIELF70

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 1/11/2008

SparkPoints: 1,820

Fitness Minutes: 1,085

My Goals:
I will weigh less than 200 lbs by 6/25/11!

I will increase my activity minutes every week!

I will lower my blood pressure!

I will say "I used to be a Type 2 diabetic"!

I will feel and look better!

My Program:
Carb-conscious and calorie-conscious meals.

Personal Information:
Gay
Single
41
Chicagoan
Actor
Director



Profile Image





 
 



Congratulations
From:
Gay Men Sparkin...

Carnation
From:
GARAGO

Bicycle
From:
ELLEMAC7

Dark Chocolate
From:
BEAN213

Welcome Banner
From:
JAEMI_D

Workout Clothes
From:
JPRAHL




Member Comments:
AMROZI
3/11/2011 1:46:44 PM

emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
SEASONS_CHANGE
3/11/2011 9:43:00 AM

Congratulations on being in the Gay Men Sparking team's spotlight and for being well on your way in reaching your goal weight.

Enjoy the weekend!

Kelly

emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
ELLEMAC7
3/6/2011 2:36:47 PM

Wow have you seen GERRY_ROSSO's profile? Wow, inspiration.



Report Inappropriate Comment
ELLEMAC7
3/1/2011 3:31:20 PM

How's your week going, my favorite Amazing Disappearing Man?



Report Inappropriate Comment
ELLEMAC7
2/25/2011 8:10:19 PM

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2011/02/25/f
unny-pictures-hello-my-troop-is-selling/





Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (56 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page