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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 BARBBF
    Hope you are well. Have been MIA for many moths. Have just about forgotten how this thisg operates. Will the Republicans take over the Senate? Is this just wishfukl thinking..or is it possible?

    2054 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie. I appreciate the support!
    2201 days ago
  • v FRIDA11
    I read your presentation and wondered whether you have joined some laughter sessions.?
    It actually makes it easier to laugh when you are out of practice.
    2223 days ago
  • v CANICE
    I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
    If you're interested, go to this page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_

    It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list

    I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
    If you want to be on Turquoise, you need to add that beside your names
    Patty picks those who indicate a specific team to place first.

    I hope to see you there!

    2227 days ago
    I'm a leader on another team. I read your note to us.
    These things do not define you. They happened to you. And as with life, there's been so much more than that. It's great you find such service here for others reinforces your well being and health along the way. You ARE important to many people. You ARE doing very well.

    the P Tiger
    2238 days ago
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