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I began experiencing weight gain in 2007 when I developed medication-related, chronic pancreatitis. Between pain & nausea medications and going on disability, I continued to gain weight. In Feb. of 2012, I quit smoking and gained an additional 30 lbs.

Finally, I recognized that I may be disabled, but I'm not dead and decided to live as healthy a life as I can.

So here I am. Feel free to add me as a Spark Friend, and I will add you in return.


Member Since: 5/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 14,283

My Goals:
Long Term:
·Walk Daily and stick to a strength training program weekly.
·Stay within my calorie limit
·Live an overall healthy lifestyle.
·Run a Half Marathon.

Mid-Range Goals:
·Run a 5k.
·Spark Other People.

Short Term:
·Do the entire 28 Day Bootcamp DVD at least once.
·Begin Running.
·Run 3x/Wk Regularly.


My Program:
·Walk at least 1 Hr a day at roughly 16 Min/Mile 6x a week.

·Do the recommended strength training offered here 3x a week.

·Watch what I eat and stock my kitchen with healthy choices.

·Reward myself for reaching milestones.



Personal Information:
My name is John. I grew up in Yuma, AZ, though I've lived in various places in California and eventually went to college in Chicago, IL. I moved to Tucson, AZ in 1989 where I still reside.

As a gay man who grew up in a time and place where that was not remotely acceptable, I know what it's like to be disenfranchised. I've used that experience to volunteer with gay organizations, HIV non-profits, and currently, with a homeless organization which I'm still with. It keeps me balanced.


Other Information:
It's not the perfect but the imperfect that is in need of our love. - Oscar Wilde




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  • v AFARLEY22
    Hi John!! Thanks for adding me as a friend. emoticon

    It's funny that you mention Halsted/Belmont because everyone will be there this weekend for Gay Pride. I can understand why you would miss the area because it's good times at every visit.

    However, I'm sure you don't miss Chicago in the winter. lol
    3009 days ago
  • v DRMISHE
    Hi John,

    I hope you had a great day! I had a very nice anniversary weekend. Thanks so much for the well wishes. emoticon
    3010 days ago
  • v MAMAWALMART
    Thanks for the support. Sometimes we just need to vent.
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend
    Keep Smiling
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    Karen
    3036 days ago
  • v MAMAWALMART
    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment on my blog. Glad I was able to make you smile. Congratulations on quitting smoking. I know that is a hard step to take, still need to make that step myself.
    Continued success on your journey.
    Keep Smiling
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    Karen
    3038 days ago