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2010 Sunset Looks like Myakka State Park in FL My 5th Painting

Taken about 2008 I was a little heavier here.

Front yard view to left to mtn


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At one time I weighed 288 lbs. I might have weighed more but was afraid to admit it to even myself. I did have the thought of reaching the Goal of 300 lbs! (Only because I was so close, and I thought it kind of a funny thing to do.) I could not even carry the 288 lbs so, I had to lose. About four times, in the past 30 years, I have gone down to 203 lbs, but I have not gone under 200 lbs.

I started to lose again, two months before joining Sparks, and I weighed 250 lbs, and I started Sparks at 232 lbs.

I started to lose again, because I am Officially labeled, and am a Diabetic now since 2003, and probably like most, was Diabetic many years before that.

In 2010 - 2014, I was Out Of Control! My sugar numbers were going over 200 most every night. When my morning fasting number hit 224..that was the day I said, "No more!" said it again when another year it hit 238 in the morning. I didn't feel good, but didn't feel that bad either. During these years my weight went as high again as 232. Same old up and down.

If I want to live, and in one piece, I Have to Change! I am going down once again, once again I am going to try and do good every day.

I Can't wait any longer! (Again)
I want to live Well for the remainder of my years.
I don't want to be FAT any longer.
I want to be a Diabetic in Total Control.
I want to LIVE, and with all the pieces I have now.
I Don't take any medicines, and I don't/won't ever start.
I am Fired up and Determined to do something Now!
.....Yes Again... but Again ... I AM TRYING REAL HARD!

288.00 Highest Weight in my Life (That I admit)
232.00 Spark Start Weight July 26, 2008
224.50 January 1, 2009
225.00 April 2010
237.25 Jan 1 2011 Whoops!!!!
226.25 April 2011 BACK ON TRACK!
210.00 April 2014 Again, back on track...

199.00 Next Goal - Need to Reach a little at a time.
138.00 Ultimate Goal Weight to work towards

Member Since: 7/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 13,830

My Goals:
I want to see the scales go down Every week.

I want to become a Diabetic in TOTAL Control

.. my waist under 34"
.. my A1C under 7
.. my Cholestrol -200
.. my HDL over 40
.. my LDL under 130

I want 1 hour of exercise/walk/work etc movement incorporated into my day for Life.

I never want to take Medicines.

I want to find the good in life and relax and enjoy, and stay away from all the negativity.

I want to always be able to take care of myself.

I want others to also succeed.

My Program:
First I am getting my sugars under control.

I eat to obtain good sugar levels.

Next, I need to find a way to then eat for the sugar and also to lose.

I want to add more exercise.

I try to stretch and move each day.

I am also trying to enrich my mind with reading, and attending events.

I also hope I can help motivate others to improve their lives.

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I love to read.
I like to watch movies.
I like nature.
I like to learn new things.
I like to help people, community, World.

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    Slimmer, .I hope and pray that the college reactivates your art site ASAP!
    It must be so stressful for you. Please keep us posted!.
    106 days ago
    Hi Slimmer, I hope you had a good birthday! Did you see that 9 team members sent you BD wishes? I want to make sure you noticed that.
    Good luck with your bad smell problem!
    109 days ago
    Hi Slimmer, About your TV stations - Do you have AT&T, Comcast or Windstream? And do you have Standard cable or Digital?

    190 days ago
    Hi Slimmer,

    Thank you so much for your supportive comments about Melvin. I think "closure" won't come until I get back to CT and then feel the big "void" in my life, since I used to spend many hours a week with him. Then I can move on.

    Take care,
    207 days ago
    Hi Slimmer, Have you ever heard of the "Ketogenic Diet"?

    If you have and feel like commenting on it, I'll watch Gen Chat for your reply. No need to reply just to me.

    If you haven't heard of it, check it out sometime. It sounds just like the eating plan that you're using.

    I over heard some guys at the gym talking about it.

    Take care,
    293 days ago
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