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Because of a change in jobs I've created a new sparkpage under the name davewdb. This account was through my last employer and I can't change the password and some features are blocked.

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Hello All,

In 2007 I hit my highest weight at 238 lbs and then in December of 2007 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At that time I started watching my weight very carefully and by the time of my surgery (successful!) in April I was down to 214 lbs but by September of 2009 I was back up to 232.

In April of 2010 I refocused on my health and got much more engaged with SparkPeople. At that time my weight was 229 and since then I've been losing 1 1/2- 2 lbs per week and my by August my weight was under 207 lbs.

What's turned things around is a focus on being healthy and strong rather than being thin. I'm eating much healthier food and hiking and going to Bikram Yoga on a regular basis.

Last summer I set a goal of hiking all 48 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire by the Summer of 2011 and this has really kept me focused. These climbs provide great feedback on my progress... I can definitely feel the difference as my weight goes down and as I get stronger.

As of May 1 2011 I've completed 20.



Member Since: 3/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,875

My Goals:

To hike the 4000 footers in New Hampshire by 2011

Completed 23 of 48

5/15/10 - Cannon
5/16/10 - Tom, Field and Willey
5/23/2010 - Osceola, East Osceola
5/30/2010 - Kinsman and North Kinsman
6/19/2910- Pierce and Eisehhower
6/26/2010 - Jackson
7/18/2010 - North Hancock and South Hancock
7/31/2010 - Lincoln and Franconia
8/14/2010 - Mount Adams and Mount Madison
9/11/2010 - Mount Moosilauke
4/30/2011 - Middle Tripyramid and North TriPyramid
7/10/2011 - Mount Carrigan
7/17/2011 - Mount Monroe and Mount Washington



My Program:
Eat good food

Go to Yoga 4 days per week

Walk, Bike, Kayak and have fun!



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  • v DEBBIEDAY
    emoticon emoticon Hi I just joined the Appalachian Trails team and am visiting other team members! Would love to have you pop in there and post to the chat thread or the new discussions concerning Appalachian Trails -books we've read and/ or the Trail Journals site.... Do you have 'SPRINGER feveer and wish you were on the trail? Come start your own virtual Thru-hike and post your progress!!!

    1650 days ago
  • v SPFINNH
    Impressuve story. Best of luck wit the other 28 climbs.
    1918 days ago
  • v BARBIETEC
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I was really inspired reading your story!

    Take care!
    1923 days ago
  • v JUSTMOLLY13
    just popping in to say hi, and see how your doing?
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    ¸.ˇ´¸.ˇ*´¨) ¸.ˇ*¨)
    (¸.ˇ´ (¸.ˇ´HUGS!! and Happy Tuesday!!

    1963 days ago
  • v OUTDOORSDC
    You're welcome! And let me know when the Norway trip plans start to come together. I wasn't there for very long, but I definitely have a few good recommendations.
    1978 days ago
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