LARSIL   40,913
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My beautiful wife and me, about four years ago. Soon to celebrate our 28th anniversary.

Here's the "BEFORE" picture - my birthday, about five years ago -- note the watermelon instead of a cake! The kids are now all teenagers and I'm about 140 lbs less than this picture!

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Larry - A Winner Even While I'm Losing!

I've lost close to 140 lbs. by gastric bypass surgery - and using "SparkPeople" to continue the job and reach my goals!
I've lost close to 140 lbs. by gastric bypass surgery - and using "SparkPeople" to continue the job and reach my goals!



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 current weight: 210.4 

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Member Since: 12/30/2009

My Goals:
1. An ATTAINABLE weight of 200 lbs. or less by Christmas 2013!

2. Learning how to BUDGET and live within our means!

3. Living in God's outrageously generous blessings!

My Program:
Limiting carbohydrates and sweets, enjoying protein, veggies and fruit, and making an effort to enjoy healthy exercise in the course of my busy day!

Personal Information:
57 years old, former language teacher (French and Russian); semi-retired. Twin daughters now in college, teenage son next one out of the nest; Deb and I will be getting HEALTHY so we can face the challenges of our "golden years" together!

Other Information:
Christian of Jewish heritage, enjoys good literature -- have you seen the movie "UP"??? How about "Toy Story 3"? I'll admit it -- I cried!!
Will recommend any books by C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien!!!

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7/16/2013 11:11:49 AM

So encouraging! Thank you very much!

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7/15/2013 5:30:20 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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7/8/2013 7:55:13 AM

Thank you for your comment on my blog..."only" 9 pounds?? Well, that's a different perspective for sure! I'm glad you are back, and hope you will blog. I love hearing what you have to say. You know what they say about starting over: "It's NOT OVER UNTIL WE WIN!" emoticon

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11/16/2012 9:12:06 AM

thanks so much

love your post on my blog Nov 9th blog!!!


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11/8/2012 2:50:03 PM

Hi Larry,
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I hope your brother is OK. My friends just got power Tuesday night (in the Raritan Bay area of NJ). About 8 of our parishes took a direct hit. Many other had 4 or 5 feet of water in the basements of church buildings or the undercroft of the church itself. We're still digging out in many places. We were very lucky where Dad and I live. They think the eye of the storm went right over us.
We're keeping everyone in our prayers. The church agencies have sprung into action with all the rest of the volunteers. People always come through in an emergency. Like you said, things can be replaced.
Good to see you on. Blessings to you and yours!

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