GEWALKER

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This is my baby girl, Zoey.



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When I started here, I was angry and disgusted with myself. A week after I started, I found myself in the hospital learning that I had spent the last year or so about one moderately firm poke in the wrong spot away from either death or massive open surgery and long-term hospitalization. The end result is that I'm not being slowly poisoned any more and the future looks brighter than it has in ages.

Makes a fellow pause, y'know? Now I know some things about myself that I didn't know before. About where my mental, emotional and physical limits are. Any lack of clarity about my priorities has been evaporated. I care about my family, my self, and our mutual happiness first, and everything else a distant second.

I'm still fat, but looking around here, it's clear that fat can be overcome. I'm going to stay positive, stay active, and keep collecting data--I WILL reach my goals--and if I can help anyone else reach theirs, that's gravy!


Member Since: 5/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 279

My Goals:
I'm a realist. I know that with my height, my frame and my genes, I'm never going to be slim. it's not in the cards. But I am going to be fit, healthy, and not obese. I am the only person responsible for and, therefore, the only person with authority to change my life.


My Program:
I am tracking what I eat, every day, every meal, every snack.



I am exercising regularly, gym 3 times a week, and as much additional activity as I can manage every day.



I want to be able to run a mile, to bike to work, to exercise my dog. I can and will accomplish these things.



Personal Information:
Hometown:

Charleston, SC



Place of residence:

Herndon, VA



Profession:

Attack Nerd



Marital status:

Very Married



Twitter:

@gewalker



WWW:

http://gewalker.blogspot.com


Other Information:
I am an omnivorous reader, an inconsistent writer, and a thoroughly untalented musician.

I like to play games of all sorts.

I have a deep appreciation for good engineering, innovative design, and fearless artistry.

I believe that the accumulation of material is neither it's own reward, nor a means to any kind of purposeful end.

I believe in my own freedom, that it originates in me and cannot be taken away from me regardless of my situation or condition. It was born with and dies with me and no one else can possess it unless I allow it.

I believe the same thing about you.

I believe that we have an overriding responsibility to use that freedom wisely, humanely, and, above all, kindly.

I believe that is not too much to ask of ourselves and our fellows.




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  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here!

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    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

    Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

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    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. Right now there is a 'special offer' on Amazon to get it in electronic format for just $1.99 - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this generous offer - so check it out!!!

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    If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    3653 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Hey awesome new friend. I hope your day is fabulous. Rock it!

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    3653 days ago
  • v CYGNOIR
    I am so glad you are here. Let's nag each other to be healthier! emoticon
    3673 days ago
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