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Real name is Mark. I'm a 67 YO male who lives in Dunedin, Florida. After a lifetime of poor eating and too much Pepsi Cola, I've come to the conclusion that this lifestyle is not sustainable and must change. I will no longer allow an abusive childhood and subsequent family issues define who I am for ONE MORE DAY. I owe it to my wife, daughter and granddaughter to become a better version of myself. It is for this reason that I decided to enter a protocol for Gastric Sleeve Surgery, realizing that it is just a TOOL and that I must still do the hard work of changing my view toward food and exercise. With the help of my family, team and all of you I know that I'll be successful. LET'S GET STARTED!

Member Since: 5/29/2020

Fitness Minutes: 7,452

My Goals:
Lose 180 pounds by my 70th Birthday in 2023
Increase Cardiovascular and overall fitness
Take advantage of beaches and overall Florida lifestyle opportunities in pursuit of my fitness goals
Fit into L or single XL clothing, down from my current 3XL sizing
Ditch the seatbelt extender when flying
Be comfortable in a regular size bathroom stall
Take a wave runner out into the Gulf and back bays
Resume bowling

My Program:
Use Spark People trackers daily
Visit support group pages daily
Start with walking 1.5 miles daily in .20 mile increments
During each walk, do 15 wall pushups
To maintain current weight, I need about 3900 calories a day. I want to be at 1600/day with an allowance for 1 2000 calorie day per week in order to lose 20-25 pounds prior to surgery.

Personal Information:
Born, raised and lived in Southern New Jersey before retiring to Florida in October of 2016.
Married 44 years with an adult daughter and 11 YO Granddaughter who live in NJ.
In a prior healthier life, played competitive ice hockey twice a week and was physically active

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Our group will only be as successful as we allow it to be. Frequent postings and communication with other members will benefit everyone. Let's learn from each others journey to wellness. Good Luck!

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    Happy Easter,
    Easter is the day that should lift our souls out of the ordinary, the commonplace, the material. It is the time to forget failures and disappointments and begin again with renewed faith and confidence.

    Hope the Easter Bunny hops right on over to your house and leaves lots of warm blessings with you.

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    73 days ago
    When you are clear about your values, standards, and needs, the opportunity to make a conscious choice in any given circumstance becomes clear.
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    Hope you are doing well.
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.

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    91 days ago
    Good Thursday morning!

    I hope today gives you a break from what weighs you down and helps you enjoy what frees you.
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    97 days ago
    Always good to hear from you my friend. Thanks for stopping to read my blog. I appreciate your comment and support. Glad you found it helpful.

    Have a great week. You are doing really well on your journey. Keep it up!
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