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I got to a point in my life where my weight and eating habits had to change. I had far too much stress and I was not handling my frequent bouts of depression as well as I use to. My weight had balloooned to 205 pounds and I was suffering from high blood pressure. My diet consisted of high calorie food and there was little or no daily exercise. I was a mess and knew I had to change or face the consequences.
One day my wife and I decided to make some dramatic changes in our life. Our first change was the removal of the stress. We were restaurant owners and we left that life behind by moving to another quieter country. Next change we made was our diet but we needed help. That was when I found the spark people site and it allowed us to make overnight diet changes. We discovered how to substitute our poor nutrition foods with foods that were high in the nutrients we needed.
The next thing that happened was that we set exercise goals and started a daily cardio and strength program. We are now up to between 90 and 100 minutes of daily exercise. I weight myself once a week and have lost over 25 pounds. My goal is to lose 50 pounds by the first week of May.
I have to say that the Spark People site is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. It provides all necessary information to make the changes that are needed to improve your life.

Member Since: 11/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 29,025

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Run 2.5 Miles by the first of Feb2010 - MET!!
Walk /Run a half Marathon by mid March - Done
Run 10Km - Done

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    1180 days ago
  • v PUTER98
    Thanks Son... I'm happy to help cuz it helps me too.
    1224 days ago
  • v SUKOTO
    Welcome back to SparkPeople. I'm super excited to get back into shape and I'm glad I can do it with your support again. We got this!
    1224 days ago
  • v SUKOTO
    Don't even talk to me about this Wednesday. Have you seen our weather forcast??? Low of -32!!! It's time to move somewhere warm.
    3486 days ago
  • v SUKOTO
    Are you guys keeping warm? We got a dump of snow overnight and it's -16. Winter is back in Calgary.
    3486 days ago
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