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I have always been a big guy. Last time I was under 200 lbs was when I was 15. By 2001 I had climbed to 285.

It was then I started to set some goals. By 2007 I was down to 223. However over the last 1 1/2 years I had gain back 22 lbs.

Thats when I come accross the sparks page. I thought I would give it a try.

So far I have been very impressed with this website. Its well organized, and seems to have everything I need to motivate myself to continue losing weight.

But more important, these is one of the first web pages that I have seen where the creators are more concerned about the people who use it, than about making money from their patrons.


Bill Murphy

Member Since: 7/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,059

My Goals:
Get below 200 lbs by Jan 1, 2010.

If you read my introduction, its been a long time since I was under 200.

My Program:
My primary program to train myself to eat right so that I can lose weight healthily.

As I progress I plan to get more into exercise and yoga to help strengthen my back and body

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Canada, I feel that I have been blessed to be in one of the most bueatiful countries in the world.

I like to travel and love other peoples and cultures, but I will always return to the Maple Leaf.

Other Information:
The little black fellow up in the top corner is shadow. He is my buddy and helps me to lose weight by putting a leash in my hand and getting be out to walk.

But he can't understand why I don't water the trees like he does.

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  • v LINDA!
    Thank you for the comment on my blog!
    3047 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog - yes, as consumers I feel we need to speak with our mouths AND our wallets... the additives are getting out of control. I love reading books about the changes in our food in just the past 20 years or so. Well, I love being informed but hate the actual facts. I can understand why so many of us struggle with weight and other health problems.

    By the way - love your spark page headline, lol!! Made me laugh 1st thing this AM
    3054 days ago
  • v SUPREME5
    hi bill;
    was good to see you in the huddle today if you have any questions of input let us know slso if you have any ideas we sure could use tmem
    may i add you as a friend
    3062 days ago
    Hi Bill, If you go the Recycle Teens team page, there's a thread to post your weight for last week. GOOD LUCK!
    3074 days ago
    Thanks for the encouraging words that you left on my Sparkpage on the 10th. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner but I have been out of town.

    Yes, I do believe in Jesus Christ. Not only is He my Lord and Savior, He is my best friend. He has done great things for me. . . all of which I do not deserve. If I have been an encouragement to you it truly is only because of His life in me.

    May God bless you on your journey on Sparks and may you find encouragement through so many others who have great testimonies to share.

    In Jesus name,
    3078 days ago
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