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Last year was my third attempt at SparkPeople and I think it went really well. I lost nearly 40 pounds, ran my first 5k in nearly 20 years, and felt wonderful. Then came February. For some unknown reason, I died. I went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest in front of my whole family. Thanks to the grace of God, I was saved. My survival chances were less than 6%. All the right people were there and after being shocked 72 time in the ER, I'm alive today.

Thanks to SparkPeople, I was healthy going into that situation. My blood pressure was nice and low, blood levels normal, and my heart was clean as a whistle. Something electrical caused the Cardiac Arrest and to this day, doctors have no idea what caused it.

Anyhow...a few hospital visits later and after having a few shirts cut off of me from the paramedics, I think I'm getting closer to where I was. My weight has come back, but my spirit has strengthened. I know what life and death are about and I would like to prolong the previous as much as I'm allowed.

There are so many wonderful people here and I am fortunate to have built a great many friendships through SparkPeople. I'm looking forward to building more friendships and achieving more of those goals with all of my friends.

Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 22,294

My Goals:
Lose the weight, have fun, and be around for my family and friends.

My Program:
Track my food and follow the Spark program; use the Xbox Kinect to have fun and exercise. I also enjoy playing with my kids and taking walks with the family.

Personal Information:
I'm from West Haven, CT and live with my wife, two kids, and pets. I write about the OnLive video game service, I lead the Xbox Kinect Fitness group here, and I admin video game tournaments at Fragged Nation. Contact me at:

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    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my page! I actually haven't played my Kinect for a little while. I really need to get back into it. Maybe I will have to try Fruit Ninja.
    3321 days ago
    Hi, Ryan!
    Thanks for stopping by!! I played Zumba. I'm hoping to do some fun games this weekend. Gunstringer and possibly Kinectimals. My daughter has too much fun on that one and I wanna try!
    3324 days ago
    thanks for stopping by my page! I saw you are finally on my xbox friend list :) played a little DC this morning.. plan to play some KSP this afternoon after I pick up my son.. Have a great day!
    3325 days ago
  • v K1TT3N
    Thanks for stopping by my page... and Hello to you as well .. and yes we are doing family game night on the kentic... and i beat a challenge score of your on fruit ninja last week and was so excited that we get to plat challenges against others instead of just who is on our xbox .

    3326 days ago
  • v YROEHR

    Thanks for dropping by my page this morning. This week is my big surgery week so, Kinect is going to be set aside for about a week. I think I'm going to try some Fruit Ninja my second week post-op but, we'll see. This one's a life-changer and I'm going to have to listen to my body very carefully this time. Luckily, it's for the best in the long run.

    Have a great day!!!

    3326 days ago
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