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I'm looking to get healthier and live long enough to enjoy my family and retirement. Say hi to me, I love meeting new people!
I'm looking to get healthier and live long enough to enjoy my family and retirement. Say hi to me, I love meeting new people!



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 current weight: 171.0 

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Member Since: 9/7/2010

SparkPoints: 2,005

Fitness Minutes: 922

My Goals:
I really dream of one day retiring to a cabin in the woods. I'm hoping that this helps me get there!

My Program:
Right now I'm just focusing on improving my diet. I don't have a lot of time for exercise, and I really need to get a stationary bike or something to make it work.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Des Moines, but I live in Urbandale now. I've lived various places around central Iowa and central Florida. I'm married, have two kids and a dog, and I work full time and try to finish my degree at night.

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Member Comments:
9/9/2010 1:26:03 PM

Welcome to Sparkpeople! Good luck with your journey!!

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9/7/2010 8:47:25 AM

Welcome to SparkPeople Josh. I am so glad that you found us. There is a lot of information here and the best tools to help you reach your goals.

I have been on SparkPeople since April 2009 and I have lost over 20 pounds and I have kept it off with the help of this website! I track my food every day (good and bad) and I track my exercise. You can check out my SparkPage and see my fitness and food tracking. I put it all out there for everyone to see – the good, the bad and the ugly. It helps keep me honest! Are there days when I eat stuff that I know I shouldn’t – of course. This is a life long journey, one with many paths to take. I just have to keep making the right choices and when I don’t, I get back on the right path and don’t look back.

The encouragement and motivation I get from my Spark friends is amazing. They are always there to help me through tough times and bring a smile to my face. I have found that if I post something that is bothering me, within an hour someone will respond back and make sure everything is alright and offer encouragement.

One of the best things that you can do for yourself is to find a few good teams that you will check in with every day. When you are looking at teams that you might be interested in, check how old the posts are. If you find that no one has posted to it for a few weeks then I would suggest you keep looking. You need daily support and interaction with other team members. I invite you to check out the posts on Spin Me A Yarn, which I am the team leader of to see if it is something that interests you. It is a small team and I try to keep it fun and interesting.

Being new, I would suggest that you use Your Spark Points (click on View SparkPoints) as a map to the site. It is a good way to see what is new and a great tool for any situation.


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