RYANDEJONGHE
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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.


Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,686

My Goals:
Lose the weight, have fun, and be around for my family and friends.


My Program:
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.



Personal Information:
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:
about.me/ryandejonghe


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  • v K1TT3N
    Hope all is well with you and yours in the New Year!
    1604 days ago
  • v YAGERMONSTER
    Hey Ryan, I think this my 7th or 8th post about this, but I think anyone reading your page should know....

    We're going to kick off the New Year with a BANG!

    Stay tuned for an announcement on THREE (3) contests starting this week--all with prizes. One of the contests will be for all users around the globe. The other two are for U.S. only.

    Before I can type up all the rules, I'll give you the opportunity for your first entry: spread the word! Go out and tell someone else in this group about the contest. Post on their blog, post on their wall, or send them a Sparkmail. You can get up to five (5) entries for this, for each person you let know, but if you want to spread the word more, feel free!

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    1606 days ago
  • v K1TT3N
    Hope your Christmas was good and Hope you have a wonderful new year
    1611 days ago
  • v SNOWANGELDIVA
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Merry Christmas, to you & yours! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    1616 days ago
  • v KINSBAILE
    I wanted to thank you for being the leader for the Kinect team!

    I am not active too much on the team but I hope that you know I appreciate your hard work and effort.

    Happy Holidays!
    1621 days ago
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