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My biggest obstacle in my weight loss journey will be that there is no lock on our refridgerator door. Hi, I'm Ken! Been married to the same woman for nearly 30 years. We have a son and a daughter and I have a daughter from a previous marriage through which I have four wonderful grandchildren. My wife is "Sweetindy500", here on SparkPeople and I am very proud of all the progress she has made so far.

My short term goal is to be under 250 lbs. by our daughter's wedding on June 14, 2008.

I played a lot of basketball in my youth, hence my page title. 195 lbs. was not my playing weight, but it will be my long term goal.

I am a severe Type II diabetic. I found out in 1971, but chose not to do anything about it for 15 years. It took a toll on my body. I have diabetic retinopathy in both eyes, but it has cost me my sight in my right eye and my left eye is getting pretty bad. I've had 19 eye surgeries so far. I also have arterial blockages in both legs and feet and numbness in my extremities. I have difficulty walking and I use a cane. Linda is also disabled, but we take good care of each other.

If you want to know more, just ask.

Member Since: 12/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,670

My Goals:
Short term goal: get under 250 lbs. by June 14, 2008 - our daughter's wedding.

Long term goal: 195 lbs. by June 21, 2009 - our son's 30th birthday.

Because of diabetes, keep carbs low. Drink 8 cups of water a day. Start walking!

My Program:
Low carb diet.
8 cups of water per day.
Use tracking tools on SP.
Use support here and at home.

Personal Information:
Will be 60 years old 1/2/08. Life long residence of Indianapolis, Indiana. One wife, three children, four grandchildren.
Enjoy NFL, NBA, IRL and NASCAR racing, Bowling.

Other Information:
My wife is Sweetindy500.

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  • v NAN71486
    Hi: Just wanted to say that your wife is fantastic. She posted with your idenity today so I sent you a valentine to pick at her. Hope you don't mind! I have a warped sense of humor! LOL

    4768 days ago
    Welcome to SP and the 50+ Mens team!
    4806 days ago
  • v KATT1971
    Welcome aboard I love your first line on your page here. So did my husband. Good luck on your journey you've just finished that first hard step.
    4815 days ago
    Welcome Ken, to Spark!!! Wish you the best in your weightloss journey!! Linda has been such an inspiration to all of us - I am sure she has been to you also :^)

    Come join a challenge or two, and post when you want - Sparkfriends are the best !
    4815 days ago
  • v WENDYSUE72
    Welcome to Sparkpeople.
    If you ever need a challenge--I'm the one to contact. I have made Linda do all kinds of crazy tasks to lose weight. :) Well... not real crazy...just kinda wacky some times.
    If you have any questions or need support or We love to help out a fellow Sparker.

    Best wishes on your journey to a healthier you!

    4815 days ago
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