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Hello, I'm now 71 and still seriously obese, despite having joined SparkPeople in December 2008. I was diagnosed with angina, had 2 stents fitted in 2 blocked coronary arteries exactly one week, almost to the minute, after 9-11.
It was overcast and raining outside St Thomas's Hospital in London, which is just across the river Thames from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. I remember wondering if or when terrorists might try to do to the UK what they had done to the USA.
I started life quite skinny, had peritonitis at a year old. Had my tonsils removed aged 4 and a half, and began to grow fatter! I looked like the Michelin Man by age 8. It didn't help that my parents had opened a sweet shop, and we lived there just a few yards from a fish and chip shop! Lost a lot of it in my late teens, stayed stable at about 170 pounds till age 30.
The trouble is, I love the taste of all my favourite foods, fries, roast potatoes, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, cookies. And I really hate the taste of good stuff like salads, all those chewy, unswallowable leaves, yuck!!
BUT, I have to change or die early, so not much choice there. So I am really pleased that Fate has led me to this SparkPeople site. Now I need to find some willpower to eat a bit less of everything!!
I actually found that salad isn't so bad to eat, once sprinkled with some Nando's medium peri peri sauce! I've been trying to eat a little less, snack a little less, and do a bit more moving about - a bit of gardening, parking at the far end of the supermarket carpark, evry little helps.

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    hi there WIZPOP - just seen your sparkpage - Dom here (Fitness4London) - how's your weight loss going? Hope you're having goog bank holiday. Are you in London too?
    3500 days ago
    Thanks for the support Jim, we appreciate it! We'll try to make this happen - even though we're a huge website, SparkPeople is still a really small company moving forward one step at a time. Hopefully we'll be able to build more of a presence in the UK soon!


    Chris (SparkGuy)
    3876 days ago
    emoticon for your comments on my photo page. Don't be so hard on yourself either. To me you look just fine and you have a cheerful smile.
    3947 days ago
    emoticon hello and welcome to "Outsmarting Temptation".
    You can do this! One day at a time!

    *To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe! *

    *When you believe in yourself the possibilities are endless... *

    ***Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
    1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.***

    3948 days ago

    Stopped by to say hi and leave you a
    4044 days ago
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