I started Spark People after going to the Dr. about a gout attack and finding out I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and was the heaviest of my life.
As I come to my one year anniversary of Sparks I will always remember 2011 as the year I took my life back. I lost 35 pounds and put on a ton of muscle. I weigh less than I did when I was in the Army and can bench press more. But most of all, my blood work is good, I have huge amounts of energy and stamina, and I feel young again. I may be 50 but I haven't felt this alive in decades!
I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke