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12/30/11 1:15 P

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Debbie, Great job with the loss. I did not realize you had such a fall and scare . I got really sick last year and that motivated me to lose weight. I might not be able to control the bug that got me, but I certainly can control the weight and the food I take in to pump up my immune system.

John, You will get so much out being on Spark People. I will say it again. Ten minutes daily searching the SP website helps keep healthy living in the front of your brain. Hang in there.



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12/30/11 12:54 P

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Welcome John
It's so good to have you with us here.

Depression can make weight loss difficult. Hang in there. You can do it.

I was a clinical Binge eater. It's classified as a serious eatin disorder like anorexic and Bulimia.
I ahve lost 80 pounds with SP. I started at 255 lbs after a Diabetic Blackout and a tumble down a flight of wooden uncarpeted stairs to a cold concrete basement floor. I was lucky to escape with only spread ribs and bad bruises. (after binging) I also ahd a Gastric Lap band surgery in March.
My Sleep Apnea went away
I have cut down on my blood pressure meds and dropped diabetes meds (I'm only on 1 oral pill now)
Exercise helps with depression. You will find this out on your own.

I hope you enjoy the tools that AP has to offer.



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12/30/11 2:02 A

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Welcome to the team and to Spark People. I am from NW Oregon and am a retired teacher also with apnea. You have made a good start with your program. Just keep checking in every day and you will soon reach your goals.



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12/30/11 12:57 A

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Hi, I'm John. I grew up (more or less emoticon ) in Aurora, attended college in Eugene, then lived in Albany, North Albany, and now Corvallis. I'm married to a wonderful woman and we have two grown (again, more or less) children.

I work in the information technology sector, and I have not done a good job of taking care of my body over the years. I suffer from depression, sleep apnea, and hypertension...all three of which are related to my fitness level, or the lack thereof.

So here I am on SparkPeople. Tomorrow will be the end of my second week tracking everything I eat and exercising more than I ever have. Only two weeks--and I feel fantastic. I have a long way to go yet, but I'm off to a good start.

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