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**Hi... my name is Ray (jukebox2) I'm 55 years old and was 330 pounds. I would like to get to 200 pounds. My arthritis and gout seem to have me in pain most of the time... well, I'm fighting back! I still want a new life, a leaner life, one of well being and fitness... they say it's not too late and I'm going to make it happen. I'll keep postings of my progress as things start happening... The progress is as follows!

**At 330 and miserable and tired, in pain all the time. I can't enjoy life this way.
**At 305 I join Sparkpeople and find a wonderful network of incredible people who inspire me and keep me motivated. I also enjoy the luxury of having a nutrition chart, a exercise plan, motivational programming and articles and more! Thanks to SPARKPEOPLE I'll be starting some courses in nutrition and exercise at the University... Thank you SPARK! When I reach my goal I'll stay on at SPARKPEOPLE as a consultant and trainer / motivator!
**At 293 now and enjoying the extra "spark"
**I hit 280 and losing and winning at the same time!
**274 and happy... more cardio seems to be the reason for the success along with the exercise and good eating!
**269 and getting more exercise! Nothing can stop me now!
** I am the co-leader of Losing and Playing Spark Team!
**264 Need new clothing and Uniforms for work!
**263 only 1 pound down this time
**257 And I like it too!
**255 My New picture was taken
**252 Losing Weight after gaining 9 pounds for Christmas... Back on Track!
**260 Setback with medication and Arthritis cost me some weight but I'm back on track now!

Member Since: 7/23/2007

My Goals:
Through a series of short term goals, with SPARKPEOPLE and the university, I plan to get to 200 pounds as soon as possible!
I want to become a personal trainer, Nutritionist and motivator when I hit my goal weight!

My Program:
Specialized diet more walking, swimming and more sleep. Tracking my nutrition , weight and sleep (Thank God for Spark People!!

Personal Information:
My Name is Ray and I'm from Calgary Alberta I started at 330 pounds. I joined SPARKPEOPLE at 330 pounds and I am working hard to get my life back. I love music, my family and especially my wife Sharon. I have 3 kids, Danielle, Kyle and Miranda (Love em' all)

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My wife and I just retired from the disc jockey business after 27 years! We enjoy music, animals, bbqing. We collect music and videos. I also collect recipes from anyone who would like to contribute! We also enjoy quiet time at home with the family!My Wife and I am now working in the Security Field


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    Ray, you have made a good start on your jouney. keep up the good works. you'll get that new life.
    4778 days ago

    A friend is someone who understands and
    someone you can trust.

    They will listen to you both night and day without ever making a fuss.
    A friend will stand by your side when you are right and sometimes when you are wrong.

    They will hold you up when you are weak and provide support to make you strong.
    A friend's love is unconditional and unique in every way.

    And when you have problems a true friend will kneel with you and pray.
    A friend will stand by your side through thick and thin.

    A friend once said to me that a friend is sent from God above and I believe this to be true.

    Because God has sent a friend to me and that friend to me is YOU.
    4778 days ago
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    Congrats on your weight loss. I am soo proud of you.
    Yeah my big problem is with soda. And just buying junkfood even if i don't want it.
    I am working on this.
    I appreciate your care and thank you for thinking of me.
    4784 days ago
    Hey Chef-Boy-r-Ray!
    Thanks for the comments on my blogs. You started out here at 305? I beat ya...307! I can remember when it freaked me out that I weighed over 200! That was many years/pounds ago. The years have also taken their toll on my health...beat ya again! I won't go into the gorry details.

    It looks like you have some really good reasons to get healthy there. And some very good opportunities to accomplish it. A year from now I expect to be leaving a comment on your page about how well we're both doing...but I'll be doing better, LOL!
    Blessings & Good Health,
    4789 days ago
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