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Formerly Obese

I lost 115 lbs and turned my health around at 30. Resolved diabetes, hypertension and fatty liver. I've kept my weight off for over 11 years. My wife lost 55 at the same time and has also maintained.

We made a radical lifestyle change to a low-glycemic/low-insulinemic diet and slowly phased in daily exercise. Mostly hiking.

It's my ambition to find a way to help others prevail over obesity and related illnesses. I want to show that it can be done. And that you ...
I lost 115 lbs and turned my health around at 30. Resolved diabetes, hypertension and fatty liver. I've kept my weight off for over 11 years. My wife lost 55 at the same time and has also maintained.

We made a radical lifestyle change to a low-glycemic/low-insulinemic diet and slowly phased in daily exercise. Mostly hiking.

It's my ambition to find a way to help others prevail over obesity and related illnesses. I want to show that it can be done. And that you can truly enjoy life doing it.

I'm happy to share my experiences with anyone.

I'm also very interested in talking with other long-term maintainers. I know my path is not the only way to make it work. I'd like to know what we have in common and how we differ.
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Member Since: 2/15/2013

My Goals:
To consistently act in the best interest of my health.

To show others that it's possible to lose a lot of weight and keep it off forever. And in doing so vastly reduce the odds of metabolic disease.

My Program:
Low-glycemic/low-insulinemic diet. A big emphasis on satiety. Daily exercise. Mostly hiking and biking along with body-weight exercise and stretching.

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Member Comments:
WESTCOASTKID
6/21/2013 9:38:46 PM

WOW!! TWELVE years! That is a major accomplishment! Huge congratulations to you on your incredible maintenance success, and best wishes for much continued success!!



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CELIAMINER
6/19/2013 11:32:12 AM

We need a better way to keep notifications on top. Here's a belated
emoticon on your maintenance TWELVE-year Sparkversary!



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MAREE1953
6/18/2013 8:55:18 PM

Congratulations on your 12th weight loss anniversary! That's amazing! The greatest wealth is good health, and I wish you a rich supply!



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SANDICANE
6/18/2013 7:42:09 PM

12 years! 12 years!!! You lost 115 lbs and have maintained it for 12 years!!! There isn't a medal big enough for your accomplishment!!!

Way to go!!!

Cheers,
Sandi



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JOHN__
6/16/2013 1:17:03 PM

Thanks Tina, and everyone! It's really hard to believe it's been that long!



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