10,000-14,999 SparkPoints 12,254
See this image larger

See this image larger

See this image larger
My brothers and sisters

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
go to goodies page

Interact with DEE845
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I live in a historic area in downtown Indianapolis. It is a beautiful clean city with many things going on. Of course, the biggest is the Indianapolis Colts. The new Lucas Oil Colts stadium is massive and gorgeous.

I am very exciting about the Spark website. It is so filled with positive energy and encouragement. Most of my life, I weighed in normal range, but weight was always a big thing in my family of origin. When aunts and uncles would greet you, it usually started out with some comment about your weight – positive and negative. So I have always felt fat whether I weight 85, 110, 130, 150 or my present weight of 232.

In 1997, I walked in the Indianapolis 500 Mini-Marathon in the good time of 3 hours and 28 minutes (15 minute mile) and weighed around 160. I continue to walk daily after the race. I worked at UPS (the hub is 23 acres under roof so I got exercise there, too).

My weigh started to creep up when I took early retirement in 2001. I started to feel real funny when I walked, I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling this way. Tests that the Doctor ran came up with nothing, but my activity level decrease more and more. In 2004, a huge hemotoma (massive blood clot) was found in my uterus. The Doctor removed it. There was no explanation of what caused it, but since then I have not been feeling right. My energy level reached a point that I got tire getting out of the car and walking up to the door of my home. I went back to the Doctor because I thought I was having heart problems because it runs in my family. Instead, the tests showed that my iron count was so low that I needed blood transfusions. Somehow, I think all of this is related. The iron supplements did help raise my energy level and outlook on life, but I am still not up to par. In December, I went to a Functional Doctor because my energy levels are still main concern. I haven’t been successful exercising or healthy eating in recent years is because my energy level just fizzles. I believe that either I am deficient in some kind of vitamins/nutrients or have toxins in my body that are draining my energy. I am waiting the results of the blood tests. My Doctor says it may take 2 years to get me back to Functional level, but in the meantime I am going to lay the groundwork to be successful in creating a new vibrant ME!!!

I am finishing Month #2 on y Goal to Becoming a Vibrant Me! This is my second attempt at this. The first time I only had half the answer. Now I think I have the second part. I have been going to a Maximized Living Chirpractor for 2 months and there are noticably difference. I was carry an extra 30 pounds on one side of my body. I and down to 18 lbs difference. Overall my weigh has dropped 13 lbs and my shoulder used to be slanted or now about even. I can now sleep on my back. It is taking some time to get use to. Last Saturday, I start T3 exercises. My energy level is up. I am on my way....

Member Since: 1/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,877

My Goals:
Lose 90 lbs
Get more more active - maybe a century bike race

Short term goals - lose 4 lbs by 5/5.
Start swimming 2x week.
Continue to go to Functional Doctor.

My Program:
My plan is to get get healthy. I have ready not felt good for about 10 years.

08/11/14went ot see maximizing Living chiropractor for the 1st time on april 25, 2013. It has made a world of difference in my health

Personal Information:
I comes from a large family - 4 brothers and 4 sisters. They live all over the United States. 3 of my sisters are nurses, one is horse trainer for thorobreds. Two brothers retired from the military.

I have 2 grown children - girl and boy - 3 biological grandchildrens and 17 adopted grandchildrens. One who is 8 years, I have been helping raised him since he was a baby.

Achievements-been going to the Chiropractor almost 2 months 3xs a week.

Have changed my eating to more protein. Have lost 13 lbs.

I am beginning to feel some energy again. My skin color is more healthier. My attitude is more positive.

I am working straighter and feeling more alive.

JULY 2013 Goals
Lose 10 lbs
Exercise 2-3 times a week
Login daily
Track food
Attend 1 class

Other Information:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to DANCE in the rain.

Read More About DEE845 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated June 21)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 7.4 
Login to Leave Comment
Member Comments (404):  123Next >Last >>