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Eli - Imagination


POPEYETHETURTLE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Born in the first half of the last century, I have now been a member longer than some of the Spark coaches. That makes me an old-timer. I joined Spark in May of 2005, before the change to the current format.

What caused me to join was an attempt to lose weight brought on by a time of deep depression caused by PTSD.

I continue with Spark to help me focus on an important part of my life, and to continue to interact with all the quick and dedicated minds here at Spark People.

While here, I have become an advocate of "Humor is the Best Medicine" philosophy and on most days I will have a blog post that is either funny, sarcastic or very droll.

Everyone is invited for some unplanned core muscle building through laughter!

Member Since: 4/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 93,243

My Goals:
Long Range Goal = #170

My Program:
2012 & 2013 saw intermittent bouts with PTSD and Depression, but I did stay even during those two years. I am bound and determined to get back into the 100's this year.

Depression episodes were more than I expected in 2011. I put together a "Motivational Music" CD to help with down mornings. I did manage to keep off #5.5, which, I guess, is better than adding to my in January of 2011.

I WILL prove my Endo Wrong!

When I had polio as a child, they told me I'd never walk without a limp, either. I lettered in cross country, track and football - then went on to become an Army officer and combat vet.

Stubbornness can be a positive trait.

Personal Information:
I live in the Heart of America, Raytown, MO

Other Information:
Anyone who wants to reach me can SparkMail me here.

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  • v BECCABOO127
    I read about all your health issues after the new definition of old article, and just wanted to drop by and say you truly inspire me!

    I do the best I can with any chronic condition I have, and sometimes I struggle with it. You have re-energized my outlook! I thank you for that.

    Hope you don't mind I added you as a pal.
    886 days ago
  • v TREATL
    I didn't join the Dealing with Depression Spark Team until 2009, so I never had the opportunity to "meet" you. As a current member, I am concerned for your well-being. If you receive this message, would you please send a brief note so we can know if you are still alive. That would be a great Christmas present to our DwD members. Wishing you all the best---Lynne

    1178 days ago
    hope you are ok. emoticon
    1179 days ago
    just stopping by to say Hi and hope all is well with you.
    1631 days ago
    I love your Popeye picture! Did you see the movie with Robin Williams? That was really cute and funny. I especially like the part where he sings a lullaby for Sweetpea, the little baby.
    1827 days ago
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