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Time to get Re-Sparked

I have been Sparking now for just over 4 years now. I was sick and tired of being so overweight I couldn't enjoy life.

About two years ago, I had some life events happen which caused me to leave this site. First was a horrible bike crash that kept me off my bike for about 16 weeks. Then the next 5 months were spent finishing up my dissertation and getting my Ph.D. After that, I have to admit, I got pretty lazy about all my exercise and nutrition.

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I have been Sparking now for just over 4 years now. I was sick and tired of being so overweight I couldn't enjoy life.

About two years ago, I had some life events happen which caused me to leave this site. First was a horrible bike crash that kept me off my bike for about 16 weeks. Then the next 5 months were spent finishing up my dissertation and getting my Ph.D. After that, I have to admit, I got pretty lazy about all my exercise and nutrition.

The predictable results were that I gained back most (not all) of what I had worked so hard to get off. That's the bad news. But I am not going to 'beat myself up' for it - I am just going to get back on the horse, so to speak, and re-focus on all those great habits that got me fit in the first place.

I started my refocus efforts with a '60 for 60' bike ride with some friends - 60 miles for my 60th birthday. It was a great way to spend my 60th birthday - and a great way for me to get 're-sparked'

This is 'I have taken my life back' part 4 - I'm excited, but I'm also taking it one day at a time - I know how to do this!

Onward!

Dr Dave

UPDATE: Another year and ANOTHER horrible bike crash - this one will lay me up for at least 3 months! Maybe it's time to try a safer form of exercise:-).
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Member Since: 10/4/2006

SparkPoints: 36,812

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My Goals:
- Lose 40 more pounds on the way to losing more than 100 pounds in order to live a much more healthy lifestyle again.



My Program:
It's back to the bike - of course! I hope to supplement my riding with some swimming, and some weight training. But it was my passion for cycling that helped me shed 80 pounds, and I am going to return to what works.

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

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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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JANEMITCHELL12
2/19/2013 10:58:02 AM

My daughter also had a bike crash (actually hit by a pick up truck) It takes a lot longer than you think to recover! And she finds the not exercising cause of pain a real bummer.
But she is slowly ramping up too. Good for you. emoticon

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CHAOTICMOM4
2/19/2013 10:35:47 AM

Congrats on being Spark MOD!



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MY_YEAR_OF_ME
2/19/2013 10:27:29 AM

Congrats on a) being motivator of the day (b) getting back on track and (c) getting your dissertion in and done....huge accomplishments! emoticon



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DAVEWDB
12/9/2012 11:17:06 AM

Hi Dave, Glad to see you've recovered from your crash and are back on track. I also slipped into some bad habits over the past 6 months but am refocusing on healthy eating and exercise.



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JUDYAMK
10/9/2012 8:50:56 AM

I enjoyed the photos of Korea. I love the history of places, so now I have another place to explore on the net.Take Care
Judy



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