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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 admitted that 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 it hurt so, I had to lose. About four times, in the past 30 years, I have gone down to 200.5 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. 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.

In 2018 start my sugar is WAYYYYYYY out of control and I am determined to get under 200 pounds!

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...
213.50 January 1, 2018

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, Is that filter you're talking about called a HEPA filter?
    123 days ago
    About the bus stations - The "roughest" ones were near the border, like El Paso. We made the mistake of being on a "local" bus, instead of an "express" and I swear it stopped in every boony town all the way to CA, which is why it took so long. If you ever have the option of being on an express bus, instead of local, you might want to try it.
    Without any stops, our trip WOULD have been 47 hours and 3260 miles.

    295 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/30/2017 4:16:42 PM
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    u are doing great, soon shopping will be an adventure and a joy..
    I do talk a lot, but its from knowledge of myself or with others,,
    Have enough info, I could write a book and be 129 lbs (like the doc wants)
    keep on , keeping on,,,,,,, this was a mantra given to me yrs ago and I thought , what a good thought to have on a wallet card on a little wall thingy..--but I did neither, but I do pass the words on,
    Today, I filed bags of clothes for S,Army, mostly new, still with tags----they were purchased ummm around 10 yrs ago==
    They were all toooooo small, better to share ....
    Yes, I learned the hard way, take the lbs off and keep moving , as a little is better than nothing at all,,
    Like yourself, I am back trying to keep walking and enjoying life.
    Like I mentioned, I love to chat and I listen , emoticon

    310 days ago
    I am in such awe of your artistic talents and think it is awesome you have gone back to college..... I just joined slimming seniors and I look forward to getting to know you better!...
    526 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,
    750 days ago
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