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I am a 71 year old man terminally married to my wife, 72, for 49 years. We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. My wife is a retired teacher and I am a retired judge and lawyer. My hobbies are hiking, railroading, singing, amateur acting, and youth work. As I started my career in my hometown I was asked to get on the boards of clubs and service organizations and worked until serving as President when I could get off. Scouting, Boy and Girl, involved unit, District and Council work. As I hurried to serve my community my family began to need me to work with their interests which involved a little coaching and a lot of chauffeuring and watching games. By the time I hit 40 I had love handles and by the time I was 50 I was a River Buoy. My body was wearing out, knees needed replacing and old sports injuries were affecting my ability to enjoy life as I wanted to enjoy.
SP was recommended as a tool to take care of my life if I would use. I joined and looked at the site at least once a week. Finally I decided I would do better. Joined a couple teams and lost 150 pounds. My favorite team died out I had surgery that left me unable to exercise much but I did eat back 100 of those pounds I lost. I've now worn off 50 of those 100.

Member Since: 5/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 422,447

My Goals:
It is my goal to reach 250 pounds.

My Program:
Tracking everything I eat and drink and staying under 1900 calories a day. I plan to walk 2-4 miles a day 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in east Arkansas on "The River" and am blessed to have the delta and Crowley's Ridge which provide unlimited outdoor activity and sports. Also, we have a great history created over the years and have Civil War sites recreated as well as original sites preserved. We have one of the largest Blues Festivals in the world. Always something great happening.

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I always thought I would retire and my wife and I would hike and camp, sans Scouts, just the two of us, and I would write an article about the railroads in my home county. Physically we will have to work to be able to hike flat ground! I have a years worth of material gathered over 30 years to organize so I can write the article.

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    It's Motivational Monday, and the beginning of a new month . . .

    A - Amazing opportunities are coming into my life.
    P - Positivity is my daily mantra.
    R - Relish the moment.
    I - Infinite possibilities are available to me every day.
    L - Letting go of beliefs that no longer serve me lightens my load.

    A - All my challenges only make me stronger in character.
    F - Flexibility becomes my body.
    F - Fabulous things are happening to my body.
    I - I am blessed with abundance in all areas of my life.
    R - Rest and relaxation help keep my body in blance.
    M - My happiness increases day by day.
    T - Tranquility feeds my soul.
    I - I Am (insert your choice of word(s) here)
    O - Opportunity comes readily to me.
    N - Nothing will bother me today.
    S - Start each day with a positive affirmation.

    Here's to a good month for us all!
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    emoticon Welcome to the Cloverleafs team. Wishing you all the best with the 5% Challenge. You can do it!
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