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So in december of 96 I had the lap band sergury. Thats the one when a band, wrapped around your stomach, reduces it to the size of an orange. (and yes, I'm completely over simplifying that) I've lost alot of weight, I mean alot of weight. I've lost more than most of the people I've run into on this site have weighed at their heaviest. But I'm still a big guy and the bands effectiveness decreases the smaller I get. Most people who have this surgery only loose 30-35 percent of their wieght. I've already lost 45 percent. I'm exercising twice as much and eating less than I ate when I first had the sergury, but the weight is coming off slower. I've hit a plateau. I'm only about 60 pounds from getting my skin surgery, which would just about put me at my gaol weight. I've joined spark people in hopes that it will help me overtake this final hurtle and move on to my new life. I'll take all the help I can get and am glad to help anyone who needs it.
Who am I? I'm unusual. Some people would be offended by that term, not me. When I think of the word "unusual" I think, not what you expect, not a stereotype, extraordinary. I'm Neo in the Matrix and I wont be a slave to the machines. I'm a big black guy who only likes to drink "girly drinks", who line dances twice a month, and plays tennis and lots of video games, and reads comic books and watches anime. I'm obsessed with Joss Whedon t.v. shows. I'm a jacksonville Jaguars season ticket owner and fan. I like every type of music (with the exception of techno) I listen to everyone from Kanye West to John Mayer, to Linkin Park to Vanessa Carlton to Coldplay to the dixie chicks to Lupe Fiasco and more. And when I listen to music, I listen to it loud. I'm that guy that pulls up next to you at the street light and drowns out your radio. I believe that music should not just be heard, but it should litterally be felt. It should rattle your chest and warm your heart. I'm self concious and flawed and nerdy and honest and REAL. But enough about me, tell me about yourself.

Member Since: 10/3/2008

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My Goals:
My goal is to loose 60 moore pounds and have my skin surgery before my next birthday.

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In addition to my lapband surgery, I'm cutting down on the carbs and exercising alot.

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Born and raised in Jacksonville fl. Home of the Jaguars.

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Favorite things:
Shows: Firefly, The sheild, Dexter, Weeds, Angel, DS9. the Boondocks
Videogames: Final Fantasy, Rockband, Gears of War, Halo, Rachet and Clank, Bioshock and Portal.
Music: All except Techno
Books: Y the last man, the walking dead, daredevil.
Movies: the Matrix, 12 Angry Men, Black Snake Moan, The Dark Kniht.
Random: Christmas, mash potatoes, robots.

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    Can I just say how much I enjoyed reading your page! You are definitely inspirational! (I pride myself on how unusual I actually am!). Thanks for the inspiration and motivation.
    3382 days ago
    you are inspirational, motivational, and let's face it completely awesome.

    i hope you can complete your goal ^_^ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3437 days ago
  • v RACHXO
    You are beyond inspirational!!! emoticon
    3443 days ago
    Hi Dude! I saw your profile on an email sent out to Florida users of Sparkpeople and I just had to see what bold person can wear greenish/blue hair so fashionably. Also, I was also curious about the lapband. A friend of mine had it a couple years ago and lost about 30lbs, but I think he's regained that so it was interesting how you're not just relying on the procedure and have incorporated other things into your lifestyle.

    Continued good luck to you.

    By the way, I live in Orlando -- just moved here from Maryland and READY to go back.

    Happy Holidays!
    3464 days ago
  • v ALOMAR
    Message me your XBL tag and I'll try to add it this weekend. :)
    Anyway, Merry Christmas n' stuff emoticon Take care!
    3464 days ago
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