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Start of the Luminaria 5K, December 6, 2014 in Destin, FL

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Joanne and I at the end of the "Round the Lake" 5K, Marlborough, CT May 24, 2015

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UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Back in 2015 and 2016 after a long and great journey! Been a while since I updated my page or posted and there has been a lot of water under the bridge, but I have lost 64 pounds, have a whole new program and attitude and want to share my experiences and success here on SparkPeople, which I have been a member of for 8 years! Stay tuned!

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my corner of SparkPeople.com! Looking for THE ANSWER? (I am not a doctor nor do I play one on TV,) I am not a guru or self help icon; but this I do know: The only way to permanently lose and keep off weight is by changing your LIFESTYLE permanently (from inactive to active, start EXERCISING!) and to eat properly in moderation, healthfully and nutritionally.

Member Since: 10/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 118,225

My Goals:
To continue my exercise and healthy eating habits and lifestyle permanently (nearly 5 years and counting!) strive to live a healthy and happy life. It's the journey, not the event itself. Exercise, a variety of physical activities along with healthy food choices will extend and make my life better---happy and healthy.

Exercise and healthy low calorie eating, primarily vegetable protein and vegetables in order to reach a goal weight of 220-225 lbs by losing 40 more pounds and reduce my BMI (body mass index) to a lower, more healthy value.

Specific Goals 2016

1. Meditate every day
2. Continue my low carb program started 5/26/14.
3. Continue workout program - Daily 5 mile jog/runs (weather permitting.) With winter, add TurboFire; Gin Miller Step program; Zumba and treadmill.
4. Continue Weight and strength training 3 times per week using weights an Bands; increase when appropriate
5. Continue to measure all food.
6. Continue plan & prepare

My Program:
Walking, jogging 4-5 miles a day weather permitting, I also do Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire and Gin Miller's Step Reebok and DVDs. For strength training and resistance training along with 45-60 mins. of cardio intensity to raise my target heart rate to 125-135 beats per minute. Use of a heart rate monitor watch! (I use the Mio Alpha 2 HRM which is strapless and has Bluetooth BLE for use with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone!)

Personal Information:
Partner in Pixel-Pros.com a small business specializing in affordable digital image restoration, retouching and repair. www.pixel-pros.com. Opened June 2010. Please visit our web site!

Things I am interested in:
Photojournalism. digital photography, Adobe Photoshop, scuba diving, computers, live music, digital music, my black lab Marley. Also political activism environment, disarmament/peace, social justice and fighting the corruption and corporatization of politics.)
Jimmy Buffett music and live concerts.

Other Information:

"Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile."


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  • v SHERYE
    Hello PIR8DAVE, and welcome to the team 50+members, we are so glad that you decided to join us, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

    5006 days ago
    Hi, Dave! Welcome to the Shutterbugs team! We have a lot of fun with our weekly "assignments". Check out our flickr group site at http://www.flickr.com/groups/sparkshutterb
    5026 days ago
  • v JO*ANNE*IE

    Dave: I am proud of you more than you will ever know ... Thank you for sharing your personal journey because you are the real deal: you lost 85 lbs. because of sheer tenacity, dedication and commitment. You and I have walked this weight loss journey together for many years -- and while it has not always been an easy task, it has been the most important journey we have ever taken because you have to be committed to one's self. I wish you much continued success, healthy lifestyle and happiness. You remain my number one diet and exercise bud!!
    5028 days ago
    Welcome to SP and welcome to 50+, too! We need you around here for inspiration. 85 off and kept off is great, Dave.

    I lost 63 and kept it off for 3 years, but, but but,....anyway, it's back and SP is a great place to stay motivated. There are so many tools here and such wonderful people, too!

    5034 days ago
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