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Thanks for taking the time to look at my site and get to know me a little better. My name is Michael. I'm 40, Married to a beautiful wife and I have 2 kids; boy and a girl. This is my THIRD time on Spark. I have yo-yo'd back and fourth for five years or so with my weight. Its always been very easy for me to get comfortable and lose my motivation; and its always discouraging to see all of your progress in weight loss slip away.
The first time I started on Spark, it was to simply lose weight and to look nicer.
The second time I started(2010/2011), my Dr told me I was prediabetic (my sugar was 175 or so). Through diet and weight loss I was able to get this down in normal ranges. I soon got comfortable and had it in my head that my sugar was under control and that I was "fixed"
Around April of 2012 I found myself at my heaviest. I had a day where I couldnt get enough to drink and as soon as I drank it, I was running to the bathroom to pee. It was a cycle of this for 3 days. My vison had become slightly blurry and my feet started to tingle. I checked my sugar for the first time in a year or so and it was at 308. I was scared for my life. I know i should have went to the Dr, but I did not want to be on medication. I promised myself that I would try to get it down and if it didnt....THEN I would go. It is now 214. STILL High, but im getting better. I promise myself that if it does not continue to lower, then I will go to the Dr.
This time on Spark I have the drive to Win and the Will to Live. I want to be around for my wife and kids. I want to keep my vision and not lose my limbs. I'm trying to gain control before Im on medications UPDATE 7/26: my fasting blood sugar is now 124 and I have lost 30 pounds. I have educated myself about blood sugar and the GI diet and I'm finding staples that I can eat that are healthy and yummy.

Member Since: 8/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,492

My Goals:
I started out at 326. My goal is to be 200 pounds and then go to about 180. I want to be able to take my kids to a water park and not be embarassed. I would like to shop for clothes at any store I choose. I want to be be able to go to a theme park and ride the rides with my kids rather than do the "walk of shame"

My Program:
I am not on a specific diet. I am eating every 3 hours to keep my blood sugar level. I am focused on eating foods that have a low Glycemic Index level.(read about it) Mostly keeping it unprocessed, except for occasional bread and sugar free pudding. Keeping carbonated beverages away focusing on water.

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I'm happily married and a father of two beautiful children and we live in Tennessee.

Other Information:
I love to grill and cook and would one day like to publish a manly man's diet cook book. I love spicy food. I also like playing cards and camping. would love to be in shape so I could bike and hike.

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    Hey there, how is it going? Have you been watching any of the Kinect videos? It is looking pretty sweet.

    How's life otherwise? Getting some activity in?
    2792 days ago
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    Spark friend!

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    LIFE is like an echo..............

    YOUR choices always come back to YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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    May you make healthy choices today so you are one step closer to a successful journey to your ultimate goal!

    Please "copy and paste" this message and pass it along to at least 5 of your Spark friends for a little mid-week motivation! Perhaps your post will help them continue leading a healthy lifestyle. Your words of encouragement and support could motivate them to keep fit through exercise and nutritious food choices!!!!!

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    2814 days ago
    thank you for the support and encouragement on my spark page!!! i can definitly use it!!! and am also here to give it!!! have a long journey ahead and can always use a push along the way!

    2815 days ago
    WAY TO GO! emoticon
    2816 days ago
    Wohoo!!!!!!!!! W2g!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2816 days ago
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