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Welcome. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. My biggest obstacle along this road is emotional eating.

I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 123,305

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily yoga and mindfulness
~ Loose 70 pounds

Spring 2016:
~ Emerald City Bike Ride
~ Seahawks 12K
~ Succeed in the Spring 5% Challenge (10 pounds)

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day in loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Tuesday, Thursday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking)
~ Rest - Friday
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans and daily journalling
~ 5:2 juicing challenge

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ lead and in
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Start living the life you want to live.

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

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    That was so nice of you to leave me the cocoa goodie - very nice to come home to!
    21 hours ago
    "Are you leaving YOUR nutrition to the reptilian part of your brain? " Guilty as charged and hanging my head in shame.
    2 days ago
    Hey Brian! MaryAnn gave up putting me in the corner. emoticon Diane tries to keep me in line since one trouble maker emoticon usually knows what another is thinking and planning. That led to a shock collar emoticon after my great escape.

    When Diane says she sticks out her tongue it is usually at me, emoticon then I do it back, and of course innocent me gets caught. emoticon

    For the past week, I lost about 5 pounds, then gained it back. I think it was a fluke of gravity. All in all I'm bouncing around under 190. My clothes are a little tiny bit looser. (with three birthday cakes in the past 3 weeks)

    emoticon My son and I went to Canada on Saturday. 15 hour drive round trip; for 3 hours in Montreal. UG! They let us back into the country. Strangely, they asked what nationality my last name was. I told him I married into it
    2 days ago
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    We often walk to the closest small supermarket (nearly a mile) but have my toddlers buggy (pushcahir? stroller?) to carry it all in.... she was at nursery and I went alone, rude awakening after 3 years of not carrying shopping!
    3 days ago
    TY Brian for letting me know what the "vines" are !! SO PURDY !! I am glad I was able to watch the video. Not sure how I could when some couldn't, but I am smiling because "I GOT TOO !"

    Hmmm MaryAnn has built a Naughty Corner for any leader who's just that,,, NAUTY !! Yeah i tend to get my FAIR SHARE AND THEN SOME standing in it. OH BUT, HAVE No fear. I learned in the first grade,, when in the corner ,,, turn around do something like make faces,, step 3 steps out of it,, back into it,,, play with my clothes so that I'd get a HUGE FIT of giggles,,, in those days we HAD to wear STUPID dresses ! So to turn around fast and make it SWIRL always was a GUARANTEED big laugh !! LOL I was quick enough and knew how to look so innocent that the teacher KNEW It was me, but could not prove it. THANKFULLY in the 7th grade when we were given papers for a DRESS CODE (public inner city school. I live outside of the actual city in a very nice area of Portland). IMMEDIATELY we got the word "WEAR JEANS TOMORROW !" I had to borrow a pair of my brothers. So suddenly they had all but, a very few girls from grades 7 to 9,,, in JEANS !! LOL IT WORKED !!! They could NOT suspend ALL of us so we were allowed jeans ! I NEVER Did tell my Mom for NO doubt she'd of NOT been impressed. LOL !! So MaryAnn can put me into the NAUTY corner ALL she wants,,, I'll only have MORE FUN. She of course is WELL aware of this. :)
    4 days ago
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