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Hi,

I'm a 41 y.o. guy living in Golden Valley (Minneapolis), MN. Now, 40-ish doesn't seem nearly as old as it used to. :-)

I am a very active person with MS. I would like to lose some weight, however my goal is focus on health and being active and staying in the workforce rather than obsessing over numbers. It is neither trite nor cliche to be grateful every day for the ability to be active, go to work, get to the gym, and hang out with friends.

I ...
Hi,

I'm a 41 y.o. guy living in Golden Valley (Minneapolis), MN. Now, 40-ish doesn't seem nearly as old as it used to. :-)

I am a very active person with MS. I would like to lose some weight, however my goal is focus on health and being active and staying in the workforce rather than obsessing over numbers. It is neither trite nor cliche to be grateful every day for the ability to be active, go to work, get to the gym, and hang out with friends.

I have a great deal of weight to lose (I'd like to lose at least 45 lbs), but I am realistic - working with neurologist, physical therapist, GP - know that I need to focus on remaining active and managing my MS. I am very lucky to be able to be as active as I am.

Recently I took a new job and have greatly changed my eating habits during the day. I now prepare a lunch and take it with me to work. I have over 5 months of taking my lunch to work pretty much every day. I am going to start meeting friends downtown for lunch once a week to get out of my office, at least when the weather is good. The down side is that the eating choices I have to make will be more challenging, however the walk (or bus) is about a mile each way.

The latest news is that I've joined the Lifetime 90 Day Fitness Challenge at the gym (Lifetime). I did a metabolic assesment, and got my special fitness # as well. I bought a heart rate monitor, and have been using it. I really love tracking my workouts this way. If you use the polarpersonaltrainer.com website, let me know and we can be friends on there. I'm looking into being able to share my workouts via Endomondo, and have already sync'd my Fitbit to SparkPeeps.

I'm excited about the 90 Day Challenge as well, because I've started to work with a personal trainer again. Between the metabolic workouts and getting my weight lifting tweaked, I'm hoping to make some real progress. This is stepping out of my comfort zones in a lot of ways. The first workout my trainer wanted me to do was in the pool, and it was great. It really has been good to inject new life into my workouts and excited about going to the gym again.

For other fun, I enjoy reading, writing, pottery (making it), French, movies, being with friends, and WoW.
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Member Since: 2/29/2012

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My Goals:
Complete 90 Day Fitness Challenge at Lifetime.
Lose 45 lbs overall.

My Program:
Metabolic workout with lifting weights.
Diet Goals: Taking my luch to work; tracking my eating in an online tool.

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I work in Information Technology.

I have two cats, Mina and Sophie.

I really do read a lot.

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I get so much inspiration from all of the stories on here. Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories and who they are.

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ELYMWX
3/2/2012 10:03:15 PM

Thanks for the friend add, and welcome to SP. I've added you right back!



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ELYMWX
3/2/2012 10:03:15 PM

Thanks for the friend add, and welcome to SP. I've added you right back!



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3/2/2012 9:10:50 PM

Welcome to the GLBT Network! We are so glad to have you here with the community and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

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SOUTHSHOREGUY
3/2/2012 5:00:48 PM

Hi, and welcome to the team. I see that you unfortunately have MS. Someone in my family has MS and is having a really difficult time dealing with it.

I am going to add you as a SparkFriend. May I ask that you do the same?

I wish you the very best luck.
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3/1/2012 9:39:58 PM

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Welcome, Welcome, to the Team
Youíve joined SP to realize a dream
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So, letís get up and do a little dance
Do a little jigÖ donít you quit!
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Letís put on some shoes and go for a walk
A spark friend is hereÖ if you just need to talk
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So, I stopped by to spread a little spark
Show a little sunshine
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Weíre all here for motivation, encouragement, and support
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So glad you have decided to join us! Good Luck on your journey! I wish you the best as you adopt a healthy new lifestyle! WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!

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