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Unusual circumstances brought me to this " Fork in the Road". Ive lived a healthy, active lifestyle. My " dual lifestyle" included 30 yrs as an engineer, and 45 yrs as a professional musician. Ive been on tour many times,raised 4 kids, and I always have a bicycle with me to explore new places and I used to race 20 yrs ago. All this and good nutrition has kept me active and young looking. (You'll see what I mean when I post my pix!) 6 yrs ago I was paralyzed in a horrible accifent. Years of therapy and determination and im 95% healthy and active again. I recently lost my family and kids in a crazy and totally unnecessary divorce. I now live alone and still have my older 2 kids and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I started binge eating 6 months ago and went from 135lbs to 168!! I decided I'd HAD ENOUGH. I felt awful and it got difficult to cycle or work out. I Googled "calorie counter" and it took me here to SPARKPEOPLE! I feel like all of the great people here are my NEW FAMILY! I just bought a scale today and I'm tracking EVERYTHING. Ive been SO MOTIVATED, and I've lost 4 lbs in the last 10 days. THANKS TO YOU ALL, I feel healthier, my energy level is way up, and my nutrition has improved 100%. I LOVE FEEDBACK, so feel free to comment. Bless you all for taking on the CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME. PEACE, SCOTT.

Member Since: 9/22/2012

Fitness Minutes: 18,943

My Goals:
My goals are: building strength, cycling, losing weight, healthy nutrition, tracking my goals, and making new friends through SPARKPEOPLE!

My Program:
Just bought a new scale which tracks my weight, body fat, hydration, body mass index, and bone mass. I'm cycling indoors and out. Pushups, situps and hand weights. I walk as much as possible and researching new recipes and low calorie, healthy nutrition.

Personal Information:
Hi! My name is Scott. I've lived in Washington, DC, Delaware, Richmond, Va, Boston, Mass., Rhode Island, and Rochester, NY. I will be 60 in 2 days but I'm told I look (and I feel ) like I'm late 40s! Contact me through SPARKPEOPLE anytime. I welcome you all. We share a very common goal!

Other Information:
I love cycling, I'm an accomplished musician. Went to Woodstock when I was 15! Love the ocean, Carribean, Atlantic, Fla. Keys, Bahamas. Needed some support for my weight, so I love SPARKPEOPLE.

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    You go CATMAN I just visited your page and you are amazing, I am inspired by your story. Good luck to you. emoticon
    2319 days ago
    Just stopping by to wish you a great week!
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    2333 days ago
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    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Person Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 People who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

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    2457 days ago
  • v KIMPY225
    Hi! Keep up the great work! I need to get back into exercising more! I have been so busy with work, school, and a new house! it is nice hearing from you!

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    2484 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on the Divorce Support team. I have been contemplating joining a gym, but for now am walking outdoors and doing pushups, situps and squats for strength training. There is an Anytime Fitness here as well as a YMCA. I have lost 20 pounds since moving away in November, and am pleased with where my weight is going. Just hard for me to intervene in the emotional eating at the time it is happening. Usually I realize what the trigger was the next day.
    2493 days ago
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