from 1978 yearbookfrom July 2018
The Underwood Family, James, Nicole & Nicholas, Summer 2018 vacation picture
My wife & I Adopted our Son
Nicholas playing with his emergency vehicles, the years go by too fast! CLICK ABOVE
2016 marks my 20th year with Coca Cola I repair the fountain andthe Freestyle equipment.Click the picture to see some of the equipment I repairweight issues nearly killed meEarly 2017 I was heading to a callin Corte Madera. Starting from home I began having Heart palpitationsby the time I reached Vallejo I decidedI needed to go to a hospital my blood pressure was off the charts and they had to bring it down slowlyto prevent me having a stroke.My cholesterol was high,and I had Diabetes. thankfully my heart was ok.To make a long story short I dropped sugar cold turkey and fasted for the first 2 monthsI lost 70 pounds in 8 months and I began to understand the root cause of my life long weight issues now that I wasn't eating all that crap .
the failure to maintain friends and lack of self-confidence, without the support healthy friendships provide, deprived my social growth.unable to develop socially resulted in depression
I then over compensated by eating unhealthy foods and consumed extreme amounts of high fructose beverages this all lead to years of obesity and eventually to diabetes
years of failed dieting was finally understood once I was aware of the route cause and ongoing issue that drove the depressionI was now able to dramatically change my habitsI have lost an entire person in body fat but most importantI continue to keep it off and have not gone back to my old waysUnderstanding the last leg driving the depressionhas giving me a tool to use to inspire positive resultsit's too deep to explain this part just accept that I figured it out and it works I have had dramatic results in all areasMy blood pressure is under control and readsnormal about 110/68 I lost 70 pounds in 8 months andI dropped my A1C from 11.5 to 6.0I went from extreme high bad cholesterolto almost no bad cholesterol and now have normal good cholesterolit's far better than expected and cannot be explained by treatment alonemy average blood glucose reading is now normalThis is how this startedI had normal friendship skills when I was a childin first grade I really liked a little Girl named TaraI would go over to her house and we would play togetherof course little boy's are not suppose to like little girl's so I tried to hide this but I had a senile grand mother suffering short term memory loss, she repeated everythingand asked me over and over again if I had a girlfriendI denied it and finally hid under her piano to escape the interrogationI stopped going to Tara's house and let the friendship die I was traumatized and could no longer develop nor maintain friends
I no longer participated in friendshipsThen for the next 15+
years without a network of friends I suffered the results that this void placedon my social growth and developmentespecially when relating to the opposite sex1989in 1989 I went to our class ten year reunion I was hoping to see someone whom I had fallen in love with from YVshe wasn't there, but we did speak by phone. my parents were in the next room and could hear meI was still immature and shy and without having privacy I couldn't communicate or vocalizeshe was responding to a letter I wrote after the reunion I found the courage to send it to her and included my parents phone numbershe explained why she couldn't be there she had a miscarriage I felt I should go to her but I was a coward and I didn't I should have been stronger, obviously I can't get her out of my head
This was a wake-up call my inability to communicate was directly related to my surroundingsthis had to changeI realized I must move from my parentsI grew up I worked a lot of over time, saved and bought a condo.With no one watching meI finally felt comfortable to dateI met Nicole, and after 2 years we marriedMy parents, siblings, grand children and my wife
but why did I still eat all that crap for another 28 years?
although I have a strong and happy marriagemy other desires had gone unfulfilledI didn't understand I was depressed but subconsciously food made me happy
CONFIDENTIAL AREAthis area is open to the womanwho called me after the reuniona pass code is needed to proceedthe code is your 8 digit birthday MMDDYEARCLICK HERE
Obviously I am nothing special, the world doesn't revolve around methis is not supposed to be a declaration of self importancein fact it's pathetic but necessary in order for me to move on
I know I should have gone to a Psychologist to figure all this crap outbut that's not how I do things, even as a child I always took things apart and rebuilt them I do that today for a living and I've done that with myselfI don't care if I embarrass myself if I have nothing to hide it makes me stronger so these are my flaws, I'm not perfect but now I can go forwardsend me scans of your Elementary class photos74 & 75 Oak Grove middle school Yearbook scansand any past reunion group photos of our class of '79especially scans of our sophomore class from the YVHS 1977 Yearbookwill be greatly appreciatedThank you all