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December 2014. 250 lbs.

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I started this chapter in early May, 2016. I started off with huge changes that produced AMAZING results very quickly. Then the wheels fell off in early July. I'm bipolar and I fell into deep depression for several weeks. I regained most of the weight I had lost. I started smoking again, eating poorly and not exercising.

I've rebooted things since then and now I am focusing on very small goals. I have daily to-do lists. One is a minimalist list for days when I'm not doing well, and another is for when things are good enough.

This is my third, and final, time using SP. I say final because I don't intend to stop using it this time! When I reach my goal weight, I intend to stay here to maintain it, set and reach new goals, and encourage others along their fitness journey.

I have a very sedentary life. Right now I'm unemployed and spend a lot of time doing nothing. When I am working, I'm an IT professional and spend my days sitting at a desk.

Starting weight: 250 pounds (5/3/16)
Starting A1C: 8.6 (4/21/16)
Starting total cholesterol: 205 (4/21/16)
Starting LDL: 110 (4/21/16)
Starting HDL: 25 (4/21/16)
Starting triglycerides: 350 (4/21/16)

I TERMINATED a two-pack/day smoking addiction on 3/15/2016!
I RESTARTED a just under one-pack/day smoking addiction on 7/20/2016!

Member Since: 1/19/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,833

My Goals:
Reduce my A1C below 7.0 and get off of the diabetes meds I'm on.
Reduce weight to 190-200 pounds.
Reduce my triglycerides to less than 150.

My Program:
Being active in the SP community. This has given me great inspiration and motivation. Thanks to all of my SparkFriends!

Personal Information:
Name: William
Location: Grove City, Ohio (Suburb of Columbus)
Occupation: IT Systems Administrator
Pets: Lots of fish in my 55 gallon freshwater aquarium
Favorite pet: German Shepherd Dog. I'm just not allowed to have a dog in the apartment I live in right now.

Other Information:
Highest weight
July 2011: 280 pounds

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