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12/06/10 - 269 pounds and sporting the Cancer-boy look.

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My dog: Brutus the Beagle, he thinks all this weight stuff is just stupid, LOL

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UPDATE: I have finished chemo and am cancer free! I now have 20 pounds to lose that I gained during my chemo treatments, thanks to steroids. I have lost 6 of those pounds so far as I write this. My hair is also coming back and I'm feeling much better!

EDIT: Yes that's right, I now have cancer. I was diagnosed 2 months ago. My prognosis is very good for recovery but suddenly weight loss is pretty much at the bottom of my importance scale. I'm going through chemo (check out my new bald picture) and hopefully will beat this thing soon. I joked with my doctor maybe I could finally lose the rest of my weight on chemo but he was so serious about not trying to lose weight during chemo. So I took him at his word and gained back 15 pounds!

So go check out my new Lex Luthor pic and root for me to fight this fight as well (ok better LOL) as I did my weight loss battle!!

Hello, my name is Shaun and i'm an Ohio State and Dallas Cowboys fanatic. I'm 40 years old and currently living in Columbus, Ohio. I have lost over 60 pounds since I found Sparkpeople with about 30 pounds or so more to go. Since I have started Sparkpeople I have eliminated my pre-diabetes status, got off my blood pressure medicine and cut my cholesterol from 240 to 160 among other positive changes in my health.

I'm told I'm an intellectual, a deep thinker, a polarizing figure and many other names at times unfit to print (LOL!). I sincerely dislike phonies, most liberals, the close minded and small people. No, not short or little people but rather people who are timid, unsure of themselves and afraid to voice their opinions for fear of offending. I'm a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) which is simliar to Weight Watchers but much better (check them out at and I'd strongly recommend you reach out to your local chapter as they have been a great inspiration to me!

I am always eager to hear other's viewpoints and always open to change my own but I never apologize for holding an unpopular opinion simply to "fit in". Speak your mind, believe in what you say and be willing to back it up is my motto. Visit the website for a fun laugh and to see where my headline came from. Oh and go Bucks, go Cowboys!

Member Since: 3/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,261

My Goals:
My primary goal is to now, having beat cancer, resume my fight to get to a healthy weight!

My Program:
I currently workout 3 to 4 times a week for about an hour a day. I do weighlifting and cardio both.

As for my diet, I am on the lifestyle change, not a specific "fad" diet as those DO NOT WORK. II stay below 1500 calories, eating fruit, vegetables and lean meats.

I do not disallow any foods either as I feel that is a recipe for disaster, however some foods I mostly avoid if I can.

Lastly, I'm an active member of TOPS ( and you should be too!

Personal Information:
I'm from Cambridge, Ohio, a small city in Southeastern Ohio. I lived in Columbus Ohio for about 5 years, then moved to Austin, Texas for close to 4 years. I then lived in Richmond, Virginia and work for a wireless company named Suncom. After I was laid off there I moved back to Columbus and now work for Verizon Wireless as a transport engineer.

BTW: Obama is the a terrible President.

Just FYI - I'm a conservative.

Other Information:
I have a very unique sense of humour. I'm interested in thinking "outside the box" in reality, & take special interest in paranormal and unexplained events. I am a fairly good artist as well as a fairly good writer, two talents I have not cultivated much since college. I attended Ohio U, not OSU (but living in Ohio it's all about the Bucks baby!)

Favorite all time TV shows:
The Shield
X-Files (of course!)
The Twilight Zone

Favorite current TV shows:
The Shield
The Office
The Sopranos

Favorite Movies:
Donnie Darko
The Crow
Die Hard
Saving Private Ryan
Menace II Society

Favorite Bands:
The Pink Floyd sound
Bruce Springsteen
Rage Against the Machine

Favorite Sports Teams:
Dallas Cowboys
Columbus Bluejackets

Favorite Books
Catcher in the Rye
Hostage to the Devil
The Threat

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    Hey there, old pal. I hope you are well. I am sorry to hear about the cancer but happy that last reported it is in remission or gone altogether. Good fortune going forward...
    2515 days ago
    emoticon I see you on the TOP 50 list for fitness minutes so far in June 2012. I enjoyed reading through your page and kept thinking "He would really get along with my hubby" ( emoticon OBama)
    and (intellectual)

    Nothing is more important than your Health Journey. How can we help? Come post on Spark Springfield discussion boards and meet us
    Joyce (leader about 3 months)
    3175 days ago
  • v PROUDMOM0507
    It seems you have conqured several health issues, and now you must beat cancer as well. I am so sorry you have to deal with such a thing, and you will be in my prayers. --- Have a wonderful day!
    3679 days ago
  • v JENJEN1004
    Hi! I just ran across your profile and read that you're dealing with cancer. I noticed that you haven't been on here in several months. I hope you're okay and that you're taking good care of yourself. I'll be sending you healing thoughts.
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    3682 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2011 9:54:09 AM
    Picked back up with Spark and hope to stay longer, looked at my page and goodness! Saw a note from you. And you are still here and doing great! While I... faded away from Spark and am fatter! Oh dear...

    keep up the good work!
    3819 days ago
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