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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: 409,056

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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    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
    4142 days ago
  • v no profile image CHOCMOM
    Hey - how are you? Are you getting ready for the 8 Week Battle?? I noticed you haven't posted a weigh-in page in the weigh-in forum. If you need help on how to do it, just holler, that's what I am here for.

    I know we have 2 other gentlemen in the battle, may have more. One more on the Red Team, which I think is the team you will be on and one on the Blue Team.

    Let's get ready to Rumble (and lose those pounds).

    4143 days ago
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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    I see that you are also in battle #5...see ya at the battle front my friend!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    4144 days ago
  • v LLTS01
    Thanks for your commetns on my blog. You are absolutely right, I have to stick to my guns.

    4144 days ago
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    Hiya!! ARE you ready? I'm sure you heard... emoticon
    The BATTLE is starting a whole week early! Thats right,Mark your calendar..August 3rd.
    Heres a few things that just might help you get started;
    emoticon Read the Team Rules and the Points System
    emoticon Set yourself some goals..Things you have wanted to accomplish for the longest time
    emoticon Plan your meals always be prepared for all situations
    emoticon Read Tanya’s Post “Your Battle Arsenal – How to get your battle on”
    emoticon Get to know your teammates..This is called a "Battle" for a reason..This journey is one of the hardest things we are faced with each,and everyday of our lives..So getting to know our teammates is real important.After all we are doing this together.Together we will make our goals a reality!
    emoticon Visualize yourself at the end of this Battle.Let NOTHING stand in your way.Bring out your inner WARRIOR!
    I wish YOU the absolute BEST! God Bless,Christina
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    4147 days ago
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