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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.

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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.
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Member Since: 8/10/2009

SparkPoints: 14,896

Fitness Minutes: 12,907

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.

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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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DIANN111
11/22/2011 8:47:31 PM

Thank you for you kind comments!




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ABRANNEWME2014
11/22/2011 1:39:59 PM

Thank you Ryan....did you get your package yet

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PHATDIVABBW
11/15/2011 1:41:47 PM

I came here to look for my fire! I've lost it! emoticon



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VENISEW1
11/6/2011 1:35:09 PM

emoticon for the sparkgoodie & support. I really appreciate the encouragement!



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ACCT1908
10/25/2011 9:38:50 AM

Great review on DC2! Now I'm at work all excited. Hope I can make it through the day without catching a cold *ahew* emoticon



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