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RYANDEJONGHE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Last year was my third attempt at SparkPeople and I think it went really well. I lost nearly 40 pounds, ran my first 5k in nearly 20 years, and felt wonderful. Then came February. For some unknown reason, I died. I went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest in front of my whole family. Thanks to the grace of God, I was saved. My survival chances were less than 6%. All the right people were there and after being shocked 72 time in the ER, I'm alive today.
Thanks to SparkPeople, I was healthy going into that situation. My blood pressure was nice and low, blood levels normal, and my heart was clean as a whistle. Something electrical caused the Cardiac Arrest and to this day, doctors have no idea what caused it.
Anyhow...a few hospital visits later and after having a few shirts cut off of me from the paramedics, I think I'm getting closer to where I was. My weight has come back, but my spirit has strengthened. I know what life and death are about and I would like to prolong the previous as much as I'm allowed.
There are so many wonderful people here and I am fortunate to have built a great many friendships through SparkPeople. I'm looking forward to building more friendships and achieving more of those goals with all of my friends.
Lose the weight, have fun, and be around for my family and friends.
Track my food and follow the Spark program; use the Xbox Kinect to have fun and exercise. I also enjoy playing with my kids and taking walks with the family.
I'm from West Haven, CT and live with my wife, two kids, and pets. I write about the OnLive video game service, I lead the Xbox Kinect Fitness group here, and I admin video game tournaments at Fragged Nation. Contact me at:
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