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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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  • v JPISME
    Wishing you a sparktastic day! emoticon emoticon
    1320 days ago
  • v ENGELKUH89
    Just realized I haven't noticed your name come up in a while so I wanted to check in. I hope things are going alright for you, my friend.
    1424 days ago
    emoticon Happy 4th of July! emoticon
    I hope you're doing well!
    1488 days ago
    Hi. If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around June. 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!

    Hugs, Linn
    1532 days ago
    Here's to Spark People...and you!
    1568 days ago
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