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I'm a 43 year old dad of two young adult children and married to Hot4Fitness (Deanna).

I have been running for five years, but cannot seem to drop my weight. Deanna has encouraged me to start counting what I eat and what I do, so here it goes!
I'm a 43 year old dad of two young adult children and married to Hot4Fitness (Deanna).

I have been running for five years, but cannot seem to drop my weight. Deanna has encouraged me to start counting what I eat and what I do, so here it goes!



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 current weight: 265.0 

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Member Since: 3/18/2011

SparkPoints: 3,150

Fitness Minutes: 13,002

My Goals:
To lose 30 lbs.
To run a 2 hour half marathon.
To run a 52 minute 10k
Become healthier
Make better food choices
Buy a whole new wardrobe!

My Program:
Run, Run, Run and Run
And eat less.

Personal Information:
From: Lincoln, NE
Married to Hot4Fitness
Daughter is Ame (married to Sean)
Son is Nathan - in Bible College
Three Shiba Inu's (what was I thinking??)
Work way to much
Play too little

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Member Comments:
4/23/2011 10:59:42 PM

.*♥*.. *♥* .*♥*..
Happy Easter! Allelujah!
Jesus Christ, He lives!
Serve Him to receive salvation;
Eternal life he gives!

Easter Prayers: On this Easter Sunday,
we offer praise and thanksgiving
to the one who is the beginning and the end,
the Author of Life. He is risen indeed!
God's Blessings
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....\ '-.((__*'/.........C('')('') Happy Easter!!
emoticon Vicki

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4/12/2011 7:49:31 PM

I heard it was your birthday. (from AMENELSON)

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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4/5/2011 6:57:26 PM

Hi Dad! You need to change your status!

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3/20/2011 7:05:48 AM

emoticon to Sparks Deanna told us you joined hope you join the NE team also and come to the chat room we are here to help where we can just have to ask
Welcome aboard
Vicki from the NE team

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3/19/2011 11:56:24 PM

emoticon Greetings and emoticon

Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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