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OK, so I'm 74 and have Parkinson's disease. The last time I updated my page I was 68, and very athletic. Staying in top physical condition was not a challenge for me. I enjoyed cycling, trail running, weight lifting, etc. Then in June of 2015, shortly before I turned 69, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I can no longer do Spin classes, or run trail races. Running at all has become out of the question. Even walking has to be done with a walker and I can not go very far or very fast. This has changed my life completely. So I do what I can. I do not get discouraged or depressed, I just find other things to do. It's going to be a journey.

Member Since: 6/29/2003

Fitness Minutes: 125,289

My Goals:
I have three goals. #1 is to live a healthy lifestyle. That means eating smart, getting lots of exercise and work on getting more sleep. #2 is to slowly lose about 15 lbs, or at least redistribute some of it, as in remove it from the belly and put more of it into upper body muscle. #3 is to encourage, stimulate and motivate as many people as I can to follow my example, by being a good community member on SparkPeople, and by providing a good example to my friends and family.

My Program:
Eat less, move more. Be aware of the foods I eat and be careful to eat fewer calories than I burn. Stay on SparkPeople for the motivation and to hopefully motivate others.

Personal Information:
My name is Chuck, I am 74 and am actually in very good health. except for Parkinsons Disease. I have 6 children, 14 grand-children and four great-grandchildren. A few extra pounds have found there way on and I want to live to be 110, so, here we go!!!I I am retired and am trying to be a good house-husband to my also retired teacher wife while enjoying my several passions.

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My passions, besides my family which always comes first, are photography, writing, making t-shirts, and making wood crosses, clocks and boxes. I am also working very hard at starting a YouTube channel to encourage those who have Jesus Christ as an important part of their lives

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon MoD

    Hope all is well.
    488 days ago
    emoticon on being selected as the Spark Motivator of the Day!!! emoticon
    488 days ago
    Today's Featured Motivator! emoticon
    488 days ago
  • v NEELOJ
    Hi, This is JO from Shutterbugs Team.
    I notice you have not been active lately in our team and you are listed as a leader.
    Is this something you are still wanting to be active with?
    We are wanting to get more people to help out with the team and want to add some new leaders.
    If you are unable to answer this we will go ahead and drop you off the leader list. But feel free to let us know anytime if you want to be back on it!!
    Thanks and hope all if going well with you.
    1553 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon The Motivator of the Day.

    emoticon I see you had a birthday, so Happy belated Birthday. The Leo person is a leader and loves to be the center of attention. Leo has to take care of his spine and his heart as they are his weak area. Leo has few children but loves children and makes a great teacher. Leo makes a good actor, King, or salesman as he has great charm. Leo gets along with Sagittarius, Aries, Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
    2530 days ago
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