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2/15/09 6:25 P

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emoticon again, Ron! I just introduced myself to you on your spark page, but wanted to acknowledge your post here too.

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By the way ... it's pretty frozen here in North By God Dakota too!

Edited by: TERRIEJO53 at: 2/15/2009 (18:26)
May you always have
Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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If you don't stand behind our troops,
please feel free to stand in front of them!


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2/15/09 6:03 P

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It sounds like you have your priorities in the right place.

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2/15/09 5:28 P

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Thanks Michelle & Amy for the kind words. Am very glad to be here & hope I can help spread the spark!

Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes

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2/15/09 5:21 P

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Welcome Rob! We're glad you're here! emoticon

If you'd gotten up when you first thought about it you'd be back by now ~ Nike


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2/15/09 5:16 P

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Welcome Rob! It sounds like you've already made great progress... congratulations! Keep up the good work and utilize all the tools on this site, it's pretty impressive.

Michelle

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2/15/09 4:47 P

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Hi all, saw the group & had to join. My name is Rob and I'm an Emergency Communication Specialist for the Maine Department of Public Safety. I work in Orono at the Troop E State Police Barracks. The comm center I work in is very cramped, 50 yr old building. We answer cellular 911 calls for 4 counties and dispatch Troopers, Game Wardens, Fire Marshals, Forestry & Marine Resources. We have 4 regional comm centers in the state & the one I work at is the only one left that does not do any fire/ems dispatching. We do utilize Medical Priorties for Emergency Medical Dispatch. That's work.

A little about me. I've been working here for 9+ years. Prior to that I worked in 2 separate mental health group homes & a delivery company before that. I have been involved in Fire/EMS since I was 14 years old. Currently certified as a Fire fighter 2, Provisional Fire Officer 1 & EMT-Intermediate. The fire dept I belong to is Municipal/Volunteer & I'm still a member. Have held positions from Jr. Fire fighter to Assistant Chief. Presently am a Fire fighter due to kids coming onto the scene and something having to give.

Was a smoker but quit smoking 11 years ago. emoticon

Unfortunately, shortly there after started working here & found something new to do with my hands in the form of eating. My weight went up & in 2001 I had my first round of Weight Watchers. I lost over 50 lbs then but managed to put it all back on. Fast forward to June 2008. While at work I get an email regarding a brand new program that the State is coming out with to help employees improve their fitness levels & loose weight. They call it ME FIRST & take applications. The program is taking a variety of people including current employees, retiree's & employee & spouses. My Wife & I apply & we both get accepted. The program includes weight watchers & time with a trainer at the gym nearby. We started that part of our journey in September. I weighed in at 274.4 lbs & was disgusted with how I had let myself go.

That was then, This is now! I'm presently at 221.8 lbs & have lost a total of 52.6 lbs! I feel incredible & am so glad that I've gotten the weight off.

My wife & I have 2 wonderful boys (5 y/o & 11 months) and that is my main reason for change. To extend my life expectancy & be more active for both of them & my wife!

Found sparkpeople in the end of January & have loved being on this site. I'm officially addicted & glad to be here!

Thanks again & hope to talk to ya soon!

Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes

~unknown

Rob


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