Me and My Lovely Wife
Our Little Angels
My name is Don, I am a husband and father of two. I am most proud of my family, as they are my life. I have been on a very slow rollercoaster where weight is concerned all my life. As a kid I was a scrawny skinny rail of a kid, in high school my weight shot up, and topped out at about 315. A drastic diet and dogged dedication took me down to 180. Over the years, I have once again crept up over 300 lbs. I blame this totally on my wife for being such an incredible cook! It had nothing to do with my love for carbs, and lack of control. Of course I guess she didnt cook all those fast food meals.... :)
Anyway, She introduced me to Spark People, and has been putting her cooking tallents to use on much healthier meals, and the eats have been wonderful. She also passes along much of the information she gathers from the boards, and articles to me. We are on our way now. Both having successful starts, and encouraging, and driving each other along the way.
To live better, to get healthier, to stop getting so frustrated when I have to buy clothes. To be able to enjoy life with my young and very active kids. To do more with my beautiful wife. To have more freedom to do what we want to do. To not wear out the furniture quite so quickly.
Based on South Beach, paying attention to and avoiding bad carbs and bad fats. Taking in the Spark recommended calorie/fat/carb/protine intake. Strength training, cardio, and being more active.
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Hey Don! Thanks for adding me as a friend. You look like my husband, whose name is Dan, incidentally. Now if only I can get him on here... Well I know that is up to him, I can't pressure him.
Nice to meet you, and good luck with your goals! Talk to you again...
3251 days ago
Just wanted to stop in and say hello! I'm glad I found you. Seems you and K are doing great! Keep up the good work and I'll see you around!
3312 days ago
Hi, I'm Terri and I'm on a mission. Not the normal, ordinary, SPARK mission...but a mission to help my MP3 LOVERS UNITE team grow and to get some guys to join! As of now, we are a team of 47 with only two guys! (Update: 54 with 8 guys!) They don't mind being the only guys...but I thought I would try to even things up a little bit, while recruiting new members.
If you like music, whether you have an MP3 player or not, we'd love to have you! We're all working toward the same (but different!!) goals ... a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE and for many of us...music makes the journey so much easier and a LOT more fun!
Keep on SParkin'... You're WORTH IT!
3566 days ago
You need to update your ticker, sweety! You're doing so well - I just know we're both going to do great the next few months! Keep up the good work and hang in there through the rough times - especially when those nasty co-workers of yours tempt you with food. You can do it! :)
3693 days ago
Thanks for the welcome man. Your wife is very lucky that she is on this journey with you...my fiancé eats garbage, well at least he's trying to do better!
3706 days ago