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Hello, my name is Harry.

Please, feel free to friend me, follow me, or email me. I will reply to any and everyone. I'm just like you, here to improve my health and fitness. I'm not perfect but I try real hard to make daily improvements in myself. I'm the kind of person who sees the glass as half full.

I'm 66 years old, survived a major heart attack, rattle snake bite, and countless other accidents.

I use a Polar Vantage M Heart Rate Monitor, Polar H10 chest strap, and the Android "Polar Flow" App to keep track of my heart rate during my workouts. I count my food calories using SPARKPeople.

I have discovered that my journey is not about weight loss.
My journey is about fat loss.

I am LOSING FAT with a modified Paleo diet, meaning NO ADDED SUGAR.

NO ADDED SUGAR means no NO ADDED SUGAR. No juices, no sodas, no sweeteners, and avoiding all foods in the center isles at the food stores. It means avoiding all processed foods. It means eating healthy fats, nuts, fruits, and veggies.

I exercise to build strength. As I grow stronger, I am adding muscle that adds weight.
Adding muscle is a good thing that helps to burn fat. As I become more fit, fat is replaced with muscle.

Therefore the real enemy is fat, NOT WEIGHT.

I love to draw cartoons, hang glide, hike, bike, motorcycle, and bird watch.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading my short bio.

Welcome to SPARKPeople and the never ending journey.

Member Since: 3/22/2017

Fitness Minutes: 30,972

My Goals:
43% to 52% Waist to Height Ratio (WHtR)

My Program:

Avoid added sugar.
Avoid corn syrup.
Avoid high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Avoid artificial sweeteners.

Eat a Paleo based Diet.
Drink only water or whole milk.
Gentle exercise.

I have found happiness by breaking my sugar addiction.

Personal Information:
Married with 2 sons, 3 cats, numerous rabbits, and other critters.

Other Information:
Professional Cartoonist - https://HarryMartinCartoons.com

My Community Journal:
*LOSING* the Spare Tire

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    Well I am back, and aggressively working on losing weight, so far 3 pounds, how can that be water weight if I'm drinking so much water?
    959 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    985 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Glad you made it through your heart attack as I read that HALF of all people who have a first one don't make it. I'm 68 and I fell last June and broke my femur, so I've been dealing with it all this time. Thankfully, I had dropped 36# before that and I'm at 149# now, so I've been able to keep that weight off all these months. I want to drop about 25# more.
    We just have to keep working on our health.
    1058 days ago
    I saw your gratitude for oxygen. Thanks for the emoticon
    1179 days ago
  • v I_ROBOT
    Thanks for the LUV! We all KEEP PUSHING!
    1221 days ago
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