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I look like I got into the happy pills, but actually, it's just a good day!

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I got this bike on sale. It was half off!

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A little comparison... same shirt, a little bit smaller guy

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THENEWMICHAEL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Being healthy is not a short term project, but a life long commitment. It makes no difference whether you are trying to overcome leg cramps or cancer, whether you are trying to lose 5 pounds or 500, whether you are 21 or 81 - the length of the journey is the same - the rest of your life. It's a 'lifetime' thing.

You've got to learn to relax and enjoy the ride.

Member Since: 6/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,142

My Goals:
I healed myself of a handful of health issues including GERD, Intracranial Hypertension, high blood pressure, and a pre-diabetic condition by eating only real, organic, unprocessed food.

My goal is to get as healthy as I can be - and to stay that way.

I'm mastering the unicycle and I'm eventually going to be able to do a pull-up.

My Program:
Currently following Jeff Cavaliere's AthleanX

Personal Information:
In 2003 I was blind and in a wheel chair from Intracranial Hypertension (IH). My neurologist misdiagnosed the problem and I was given about 2 weeks to live.

I'm glad that neurologist was wrong!
It was quite a life lesson though.

I want to be as healthy as possible and keep it that way.

I live in Washington state with my gorgeous wife, two kids, Moose the dog, and Pretty Kitty the cat.

Other Information:

That weight ticker isn't going to change until you do.

Keep in mind that beating yourself up does not burn calories.

From John Bingham, No Need for Speed:

"Until we exorcise the memories that keep us from succeeding, there's no point in exercising the body. It isn't the added weight on our bodies that keeps us locked in inactivity, its the added weight on our spirits."

From Sean Croxton, The Dark Side of Fat Loss:

"We don't lose fat to get healthy, we have to get healthy to lose fat."

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    Hey! I saw on the huddle that you've already lost 6 pounds!!! CONGRATULATIONS! You're off to a wonderful start!
    4475 days ago
    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to say hello and check in on me. Today was MUCH better, in a number of ways, than yesterday.

    Hope you're doing well. Looks like you're getting settled here nicely, and are on your way to reaching that goal. Keep it up!
    4475 days ago
    Hey! How's your day going? No candy, huh? I don't know if I'm up for that! Till July 4th? Well, if you do it, I'll do it!!! Good luck to you!! emoticon
    4476 days ago
    To Sp Class of June 22. I am happy to see that you have found some teams that interest you. Take your time and hunt around and get comfortable with the site.. it's all here.. a wealth of information to help you lose weight, feel great and change your lifestyle for the better. Try to spend some time looking at other Sparkpages and be sure to leave them a comment.. you will find many tips and friends in the process. Learn to use the nutrition log.. it will make such a difference in your success here.
    Have a wonderful day, debbie

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    4477 days ago
    Welcome to SP Class of June 22-28, 2008. Good to have you with us! Check out the different threads/topics and post when you can. Feel free to ask questions or whatever. We are here to help. Drop by my page and check out the listed teams. I would love you have you join us. If I can be of any help, please, contact me.
    4478 days ago
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